Acts 19:15

[15]And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?

As a believer, your identification is critical; as a person, your identity cannot be hidden from spirits.

Demons or spirits existed before to the creation of mankind. They are an old spirit that knows things; they are also highly shrewd and quick to find unless God Himself hides a person's destiny or identity from them.

They know everyone, they know what you carry, and no matter what time of day they see you, they can weigh you and even know your spirit age or how well you have developed in the spirit realm.

If they will be defeated by your strength, they are well aware of it after they have considered their options, and if they can defeat you, they are also well aware of it.

Matthew 8:29

[29]And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?

The demons or legions within the insane man recognized Jesus. They cried "Jesus, Son of God," which should indicate that they are well acquainted with you. Your identity cannot be concealed from these ancient spirits or devils that have walked the world and discovered so much before us.

[They are also well aware of your earthly mission. They knew Jesus Christ would punish them one day, and that the day would come when these demons, including Satan, would be cast into the lake of fire, so they assumed that was the moment. But, while they pleaded Jesus Christ, He told them to run among the pigs, for He had come to save the insane man, not them.

What is your unique identity?

You must ask yourself this very important question. You have an identity no matter who you are; you may be a son or daughter of God, or you may be the son of Sceva who had no power since power as a child of God had not yet been provided to him to walk on scorpions and serpents. He hadn't yet received that authority, and he wasn't even saved, but he wanted to cast out demons after receiving an anointing from Paul through his handkerchief.

They do not fear your anointing, but rather appreciate your identify as a child of God; if you are not a child of God, they do not fear you. you already belong to them no matter how many times you have applied the anointing on yourself. 

You must have Jesus in your life in order to have the ability and authority to command demons.

We have individuals who have not yet become disciples, or even children of the Living God, yet they love to cast out demons or preach, but I want you to know that we are battling against rulers of this planet, principalities, wicked spirits, and all types of demons, not flesh and blood. You will only have the authority to order and chastise them when the blood of Jesus Christ has purchased you from the world.

Acts 19:11-19

[11]And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul:

[12]So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.

[13]Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth.

[14]And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so.

[15]And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?

[16]And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.

[17]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.

[18]And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds.

[19]Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.

Are you vagabond in the spirit or you are Christ's? 

This will show them that while you are Christ's, they will not try, but when you are a vagrant, they will mistreat you.

Know your identity now; it takes only Christ to defeat the world and its powers. A guy will stroll into a crisis if he does not have Christ. Understand that you must defeat those home demons in order to triumph; if you want to take territories as a man of God, you must be for Christ, and His anointing will now enable you overcome with ease. Don't look for the anointing if you don't know who He is. Know Him first, and then know Him much more, and other things will be added to you to aid in your ministry.

God bless you abundantly in Jesus' name. Amen

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