One day the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know about, but who are you?” Acts 19:15
A Jewish chief priest named Sceva, had seven sons. They were going around trying to cast demons out of people in the name of Jesus that Paul preached about. At one point a demon responded to them about knowing Jesus and Paul, but had no idea who they were. Immediately afterwards, the man with the demonic spirit jumped them and severely beat them up.
In many parts of the world, people strongly believe in demonic forces, while in other parts, very few people believe in demonic forces. In places where they do not really believe in these types of forces, they often think of them as a game or a fantasy.
Yet, demonic forces are a reality in this life. Often they are not seen as demonic forces, but mental illnesses or other problems in the life of a person.
Those who think that demonic forces are just a game, can be in for a surprise, since they are real. The demons know who Jesus is. They have directly seen and been in battle with Him for thousands of years.
Believers who truly follow Jesus, will be seen and known by the demonic spirits. A strong believer in Jesus will make an impact in the spiritual realm of this world. Those who follow Jesus know the power that Jesus has available for them to use. It is not their own power or the power of another person, but the power of God in their life.
Every believer is to be clothed with Jesus Christ. When the demons see the believer, he will see Jesus Christ. Demons have to flee from the presence of Jesus Christ, because He is holy and righteous and has power over them.
You may not ever have to deal directly with a demonic spirit, but you will have to deal with people in this world who do not know Jesus. When they look at you, who do they see? Do they just see another person in this world? Or are you someone different, clothed with Jesus?
When you approach those who are of satan, do they see Jesus in you? Do they recognize you as a believer in Jesus, with the power of God? Or are you just another person claiming to know Jesus?
I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will walk and talk as Jesus did; that the world will see you as a follower of Jesus; and that the demonic world will tremble around you because you have Jesus at your side.