One day the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know about, but who are you?” Acts 19:15
Nearly every person is known for something by somebody. Some of the most common titles people are known by are: mom, dad, father, mother, employee, friend, neighbor, spouse, and co-worker. People like to be known by what they do.
Another way people can be known is by their character. This gives the true description of who they are. It will often determine how well they are at other things that they can do.
As some sons of Sceva were trying to cast some demons out of a man in the name of Paul and Jesus, the demons asked them a question. The demons said they knew Paul and Jesus, but wondered who they were and then beat the sons up.
It is easy for a person to claim to believe in Jesus. It is also easy for a person to attempt to do the work of God on his own. However, it is a different thing to truly believe in Jesus, work and walk in His power and abilities.
Some will claim to believe in Jesus, but have extreme doubts when they claim the promises of God. Others will claim to believe in Jesus, while at the same time living purposefully in open, rebellious sin against God.
Living in either of these two ways is not really living for God. It is living a lie and the demonic world knows it. The world is often able to see through the lies being portrayed and will question it.
When a person is truly believing in Jesus and striving to live according to God’s ways, the world and the demons will know who he really is. They will see the power of God working in and through him.
You may never have the opportunity to cast demons out of a person, but you will have opportunities to do the works of God. You will have an opportunity to be His witness in this world in many different ways.
As you speak God’s promises to others or for yourself, you may be asked, ‘who are you?’. Only you can answer that question.
Ask yourself that question today and find out who you are. Do you truly believe in and trust the words of God in your life? Do you truly strive to live a holy life for God? Who are you?
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will believe in God’s word and power; that you will do the works of God; that the world will know you as a child of God; and that the world will know you have the power of God working in and through you.