Acts 19:14-15 Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this. One day, the evil spirit answered them, ‘JESUS I KNOW and I KNOW ABOUT PAUL, but WHO ARE YOU?
Yes…the question still goes out today. WHO ARE YOU? DO I KNOW YOUR ADDRESS? By reading this above scripture verse, I see a truth which may seem too simple to discern. But I thank God for His Spirit. In Acts 19, we read about Paul’s powerful ministry of the Word and healing for two years in the Province of Asia. In this two years, all the Jews and Greeks living there have become familiar with him. Many believed, others were healed while some with evil spirits were set free. And of course, some curious onlookers among them, the seven sons of Sceva, the Jewish chief priest got interested. Oh, they are not yet followers of THE WAY. But at the look of things…it doesn’t take hard work to invoke in the name of the Lord Jesus to bring relieve to one in need of deliverance…or so it might have seemed.
But that assumption could soon come to an end. One day, the evil spirits answered….. WHO ARE YOU? In other words...DO I KNOW YOUR ADDRESS? You might be surprised….but that is the question for you. Does the evil one know your address? It is one thing to be KNOWN BY GOD…and another for the devil to KNOW ABOUT YOU. In case, you don’t know, if you are a child of God….the devil has your address. Why….because every time you pray or praise God…his kingdom is routed. Every time you preach or speak a word of encouragement to someone in the Name of Jesus, his kingdom is shaken. The devil is more familiar with your address unlike the address of the lost. And as you might notice….even though these fine young men were the sons of a Jewish chief priest…that tells me that the devil has no time for the RELIGIOUS. He doesn’t even bother to know their address. How sad!
So…does he know your address? Are you shaking up his kingdom?
I leave you with this clear illustration from the Word for your further meditation.
JOB 1:6 One day th angels came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came with them. The Lord said to Satan, ‘WHERE HAVE YOU COME FROM?”
In other words, The Lord said to Satan, ‘IN WHOSE ADDRESS WHERE YOU AT THIS TIME ROUND?”