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. This became known both to all Jews and Greeks dwelling in Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified. Acts 19:13-17
I believe in God.
I believe in demons.
I believe in spiritual darkness and spiritual warfare.
I have seen demons in action in those they possessed.
Many do not share my conviction about this and this is a problem with the church.
The church can no longer be passive about it. As much as we need to return to faith over handkerchiefs, we need to return to rebuking demonic activity in the name of Jesus.
It is real. They are real.
But greater is He that is in ME than he that is in the world! (1 John 4:4)