“One day the evil spirit answered them, Jesus I know, and Paul I know about, but who are you?” Acts 19:15
Paul had been going around doing many miracles in the name of Jesus. Seven sons of a priest decided that they would try to do the same thing. They went to a person who was demon possessed and would attempt to cast out the demons using the name of Jesus. One of the spirits rebelled against them. The spirit knew Jesus, and knew about Paul, but did not know anything about these men. The demonic spirit then beat those men.
Very often as people see miracles being done by a believer they hear the words said, or see the actions done and believe that is the way to get a miracle. Although the miracle may have been done through the person using those words, those words had nothing to do with it.
God is the one who does all the healing and any other miracles. It is not the person or their words that did it.
Then a lot of believers will state “in the name of Jesus” in all of their prayers, expecting a miracle or an answer. These are just words, unless the heart is in alignment with Jesus and His desires.
The demonic world knows who Jesus is. They may also hear about believers who are truly sold out to Jesus and following Him.
If a believer is not following Jesus with all of his heart, the demonic world is going to ignore you. You will have no power or authority.
The world will look at you and see you for who you really are. You may claim to be a Christian, but is your life following your words? Are you living as Jesus would, or are you just going through the motions?
If the demons were to ask who you are, what could you say? Will they see Jesus in you?
You may never be asked this question by demons, but you have a good chance the world will ask it someday. What will your answer be? Who are you? Are you a follower of Jesus? Or someone just claiming to follow Jesus?
I pray today that you follow Jesus with all of your heart and life; that you will know Jesus more; that you will act in the desires of Jesus; that the world will know you are a follower of Jesus; and that Jesus will work through you to reach the lost.