A Thought for Today July 14, 2019

A Thought for Today July 14, 2019

“The Occult and Evil Spirits Are Not to Be Played With”
 
You mean evil spirits are roaming this earth.?
Indeed there are. Not only that, they are more powerful than we are.
Please read the following verses.
 
Acts 19:11-20
11 God did extraordinary miracles through Paul,
12 so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left them.
13 Some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who were demon-possessed. They would say, “In the name of Jesus, whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out.”
14 Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this.
15 [One day] the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and I know about Paul, but who are you?”
16 Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and overpowered them all. He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding.
17 When this became known to the Jews and Greeks living in Ephesus, they were all seized with fear, and the name of the Lord Jesus was held in high honor.
18 Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed their evil deeds.
19 A number who had practiced sorcery brought their scrolls together and burned them publicly. When they calculated the value of the scrolls, the total came to fifty thousand drachmas.
20 In this way, the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power.
 
Does it sound like these demons are for being friends with?
 
No indeed.
They might befriend you trying to win you over for their boss Satan.
 
Certainly, if demons pursue us, we invoke the name of the Lord to rebuke them.
 
However, we don’t want to put ourselves in positions where we are tempted to listen to Satans spirits over the Spirit of God.
 
You who have ears, let you listen. Amen

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