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Does Hell Know Your Name?

Daily Devotional
from Called to Conquer by Bishop Eddie Long
Friday, November 25

Does Hell Know Your Name?

Today’s Scripture Reading: Acts 19:13–16
Key Verse: Acts 19:15

The evil spirit answered and said, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?”

Does the devil know your name, or is he saying the same thing to you that the demons said to the seven sons of Sceva in the book of Acts: “I know Jesus and I know Paul, but who are you?”

You can go to church and do everything people like to do in your services—you can hear lofty sermons and take a bath in holy water, or you can jump, dance, holler, and speak in other tongues for hours. In the end, it all boils down to obedience or disobedience.

Are you living your life according to the Scriptures, or are you going your own way? What spirit rules your life? I guarantee you that all of the evil spirits in existence know and fear the Spirit of Jesus when they encounter Him. They knew Paul in the book of Acts because he was filled with the Spirit of Jesus. What are you full of?

The modern church is a joke in our society. The unsaved world views us as a bunch of overly pious hypocrites who say one thing and do another. When things get tough and the time comes to really cast out demons or heal the sick, we are powerless. The world is “going to hell in a handbasket” because we do not have the power to deal with anything. Evidently, we do not have enough of the Spirit of Jesus in us to get even a nod out of the devil and his bunch.

Is Jesus in you? Does hell know your name? Isn’t it about time for us to change that situation? Pray this prayer with me:

Today’s Prayer:

 Holy Father, I am tired of living a life of half-truths, religious pretense, and powerless phoniness. Lord Jesus, I have received You into my life as Lord and Savior, but somehow I went a different direction from Yours. I know it because there is not enough of You in my life to make an impact in my world. Holy Spirit, I yield to You and confess my hunger for the reality of Your presence and power every day. Father, possess me, transform me, and shoot me like an arrow into Your perfect will. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

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