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  • Writer's pictureStaci Sweet

Cappin' Christians

Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists took it upon themselves to call the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, "We exorcise you by the Jesus whom Paul preaches." Also there were seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, who did so. And the evil spirit answered and said, "Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?" Then the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, overpowered them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded." - Acts 19:13-16

I must admit. I laughed when I read that the evil spirit whooped those men. I laughed because they, of all people, being sons of a chief priest, should have known better. But it should be noted that though I kee-kee'd, I wasn’t laughing because I enjoy watching others get beat. I snickeled because they shouldn’t have been messing with that man. But I digress. But as I thought about what happened, God revealed something less comical. He showed me that the man was able to overpower them because he was empowered by demons who'd given him supernatural strength. When I saw that, I then realized why Hollywood’s depiction and the world’s perception of Christians is so weak.