1 Chronicles 10-12; Acts 19

Acts 19: 13-17 Then some itinerant Jewish exorcists tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those with evil spirits, saying, “I adjure you by the Jesus whom Paul preaches.” When the seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish high priest, tried to do this, the evil spirit said to them in reply, “Jesus I recognize, Paul I know, but who are you?” The person with the evil spirit then sprang at them and subdued them all. He so overpowered them that they fled naked and wounded from that house. When this became known to all the Jews and Greeks who lived in Ephesus, fear fell upon them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was held in great esteem.

A couple of things to consider when thinking about this vivid anecdote: 1) don’t dabble in the occult; e.g. playing with a Ouija board – you can be playing with fire, maybe even committing mortal sin, and 2) don’t use the name of the Lord Jesus lightly!

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