Who Are You?

Just as God knows those who are His, the devil also know those who are God’s. He knows those who are on fire for God and those who are lukewarm.

“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!” Seven sons of Sceva, a leading priest, were doing this. But one time when they tried it, the evil spirit replied, “I know Jesus, and I know Paul, but who are you?”

Acts of the Apostles 19:13-15 NLT

The seven sons of Sceva were sons of a leading priest. I would liken them to those who grew up in church all their lives and are now used to how church people do things. Everything looks very familiar and over-familiarity makes them ignore the power of God.

They were going about trying to do what I believe they saw others did. However they didn’t know that they were exposing theirselves to attack from the enemy.

When we come out in public to talk about God, the devil sees us as targets because he knows that the likelihood of many people hearing us is high. Faith comes by hearing. So he would try to attack us and those around us to prevent us from doing what God has called us to do.

It’s very important we know this truth so we don’t take our secret place of prayer and devotion likely. If you come out unarmed, he is going to devour because he can easily pick you out from the crowd.

When we come out unaided, we are exposing ourselves and family to danger. You might think blogging isn’t that deep. However if you are using it as a platform to propagate the gospel and to be a witness for Christ, the devil isn’t going to be happy and smiling. Because he knows that every person saved as a result of your post means his kingdom is depopulated. I have noticed that there is always an attack with every convicting post I put up. As a result I try not to be caught off guard.

Where am i going with this?

If your goal of being on here is to preach Christ regardless of your method of doing so, please ensure you spend quality time in God’s presence. There is a great difference between a post that gives information and a post that gives revelation. I am not saying every post you make should have the name of God in it and if it does, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. You know the reason why you started blogging. So if you can relate to this post, this post is for you.

Don’t be that person who the devil doesn’t recognize as a child of God. His aim is to steal, kill and destroy. He is always seeking who to do these things to. Don’t take your spiritual life as a joke.

Please spend time with Him before spending time online. Let’s grow. Let’s make disciples for the kingdom of God!

23 thoughts on “Who Are You?

  1. This is a great and very encouraging post, Efua. I like when you said, “Everything looks very familiar and over-familiarity makes them ignore the power of God.”

    What I like about this is that even Christians who are familiar with the church can become “spiritually blind” by their familiarity that they miss the presence of God and the power of Him.

    I also like when you said, “Faith comes by hearing. So he would try to attack us and those around us to prevent us from doing what God has called us to do.” Because faith does come by hearing and Satan will try to attack our faith through people; so we have to first have a firm foundation in Christ and His Word.

    Great quote Efua:

    “If your goal of being on here is to preach Christ regardless of your method of doing so, please ensure you spend quality time in God’s presence. There is a great difference between a post that gives information and a post that gives revelation.”

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    1. Thanks Josh. I think it’s very important we know this. Being a lukewarm Christian won’t do us any good. And I feel it can be easy to slip into the trap of ‘I already know how to do this’. This trap makes us start doing things out of our own understanding instead of being spirit led

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  2. Amen, sis! I have found great encouragement in this post!!! Just yesterday I had an issue that dealt with blogging, and I’ve been working on giving God more time because He deserves it. I have so much doubt and “second thoughts” of “you shouldn’t say that, or comment that.” Things that are truthful and encouraging to others, yet in my mind, I question if people are going to misunderstand. God has shown me instead what He places on my heart has helped others. I need to focus more on Him. Thank you so much for sharing!

    I am going to post this on the community spotlight for Inside Cup 🙂 it will come out at the end of the month.

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    1. “ I need to focus more on Him.” Yes Sis! The fact that you are having doubts in this way, confirms you are on the right path. Remember devil’s trick? To make you doubt what God has said and is doing with and through you. Go away Satan! We don’t have time for you. We are going to continue to be bold and bring the truth that God has given us in love. Devil wants to make you feel guilty for nothing. He is a loser Sis!

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  4. This is a great Word! I agree; we have to fight the spiritual fight with diligence and confidence because the Word reminds us that we dont wrestle with flesh and blood but with princilalities, powers, rulers of darkness, spiritual hosts of wickedness, etc. We need to be fully prepped and prepared with the armor of God😊 on a daily basis. This is a great reminder for us to stay in the Word and prayer and be vigilant. Thanks for sharing!

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