Confronting Evil Spirits
Scripture reading for May 8th: 1st Samuel 28-29, 1st Chronicles 9, Acts 19
Key Scriptures: Acts 19:16-20 “And the man in whom was the evil spirit leaped on them, mastered all of them and overpowered them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. And this became known to all the residents of Ephesus, both Jews and Greeks. And fear fell upon them all, and the Name of the Lord Jesus was extolled. Also many of those who were now believers came, confessing and divulging their practices. And a number of those who had practiced magic arts brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. And they counted the value of them and found it came to fifty thousand pieces of silver. So the Word of the Lord continued to increase and prevail mightily.”
The disciples of Jesus were performing many miracles of healing and deliverance from evil spirits in the Name of Jesus. Certain Jewish exorcists tried to use the same “formula” and suffered a great beating by the possessed man. This became widely known and brought conviction on many who brought their demonic materials to the apostles and they burned them up. The stronghold of demonic activity was brought down by the Word of God and the Name of Jesus.
Faith confession and prayer: Lord Jesus, thank You for Your Name and authority over evil spirits. Help me to walk in faith and power to see Your Word increase and prevail in this region and time. May I never seek help from evil spirits, but confront and overthrow them.
1st Samuel 28:7 “Then Saul said to his servants, “Seek out for me a woman who is a medium, that I may go to her and inquire of her.” And his servants said to him, “Behold, there is a medium at En-dor.””