13 A group of Jews was traveling from town to town casting out evil spirits. They tried to use the name of the Lord Jesus in their incantation, saying, “I command you in the name of Jesus, whom Paul preaches, to come out!” 14 Seven sons of Sceva, a leading priest, were doing this. 15 But one time when they tried it, the evil spirit replied, “I know Jesus, and I know Paul, but who are you?” 16 Then the man with the evil spirit leaped on them, overpowered them, and attacked them with such violence that they fled from the house, naked and battered.
17 The story of what happened spread quickly all through Ephesus, to Jews and Greeks alike. A solemn fear descended on the city, and the name of the Lord Jesus was greatly honored. 18 Many who became believers confessed their sinful practices. 19 A number of them who had been practicing sorcery brought their incantation books and burned them at a public bonfire. The value of the books was several million dollars. 20 So the message about the Lord spread widely and had a powerful effect.
Well now! There's some impersonators walking around out there. Are you an impersonator? An impostor? A poser as some say.
The enemy knows the difference. God's word above shows proof in verse 15. The enemy will chew up each of us posers and spit us out anytime one confronts him. It will take more than a poser to knock the enemy down.
Why do we hide behind the impostor mask? God knows our hearts and minds. He can see right through us just like the enemy can. We're not fooling anyone.
Pretending to be a Christ follower won't get anyone into Heaven.
If you wants to make it to Heaven for eternity you're going to have to stop impersonating and become the real deal. Walk the walk. Don't just talk the talk.
You can follow God's Simple Plan of Salvation to make it right and use the name of Jesus to call out evil spirits for real. Just click above and follow the link. Read through and talk it over with God. He'll make it all right. He loves each of us and wishes that none should perish.
In the same way, it is not my heavenly Father’s will that even one of these little ones should perish.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father God, I lift up the impostors to You and seek that they will be made right with You in Jesus name. Thank You Father God for showing a clear and truthful path to YOU. I pray that each one who comes here today seeking refuge in You that they find it. I pray for their salvation through the bought blood of Jesus. In Jesus' name, amen.