After seeing Paul cast out demons in the name of Jesus, the seven sons of Sceva, who called themselves exorcists, tried to do the same. The demon, who did not recognize their authority, for they had none, lashed out at them and humiliated them. From their example, we see that

  • Before we attempt to do spiritual battle in the Lord’s name, we must know we are His
  • The Lord will use the example of those who are not His to further the Gospel

If we are to do spiritual battle, we must be sure that we put on the armor that God provides for us. Without it, we are prey for Satan and his followers.


Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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