MORNINGTIME 4006by Benjamin Munsell on May 9, 2022
Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them(selves) to call over them which had evil spirits the Name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you, (command you), by Jesus whom Paul preacheth (to come out of these possessed men). And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. And the evil spirit answered and said, JESUS I KNOW, AND PAUL I KNOW; BUT WHO ARE YE? And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them (7), and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the Name of the Lord Jesus was magnified. Acts 19:13-17. This story is about the godless unbelieving 7 sons of Sceva trying to copy the Apostle Paul and cast out a demon from a possessed man. It did not go well for those 7 false "priests" of God. It's interesting that these 7 sons of Sceva, who were unbelievers, lost, and on their way to Hell, were so phony and useless that even Satan didn't know them. Their daily lives and actions were so useless they were of no value to Satan himself. It's for sure they knew not Christ, except to think that they could use His Name and demons would flee. (As an illustration...) Try to imagine your whole life so wasted and useless that neither Jesus, the Christ, nor Satan and all his, know you. You have no name in the history books for doing anything for good, OR bad. (By default, Hell awaits you at death without Christ). But to go through all your life with no "name" ever recognized by the spiritual world, that's sad. SO STOP FLOATING THROUGH LIFE AS A NOBODY, REPENT OF YOUR SINS, BE SAVED, AND HAVE YOUR NAME WRITTEN IN THE LAMB'S BOOK OF LIFE. Get your picture plastered all over Hell's walls as one of Satan's "10 most wanted". Live for Christ with ALL of Heaven cheering you on. Finish the Race strong, Live for Christ, Praise His Name forever, and, Be Blessed.