It seems more and more people try to discredit Jesus and remove him completely from their lives. But Satan they acknowledge. I even have heard of agnostics and non believers referring to demonic activity as
“luciferian energy.” Somehow People still know that evil spirits exist. They burn sage, practice seances, put water in the corners of their houses, lay salt at their doors, and all kinds of other methods all in hopes that they can take authority over these entities . They don’t deny the devil is real and even can recognize him at work. There is nothing new under the sun, people have been doing this since the days of Paul with the Jews and Greeks in Ephesus.
Acts chapter 19
13 Some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who were demon-possessed. They would say, “In the name of the Jesus whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out.” 14 Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this. 15 One day the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know about, but who are you?” 16 Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and overpowered them all. He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding. 17 When this became known to the Jews and Greeks living in Ephesus, they were all seized with fear, and the name of the Lord Jesus was held in high honor. 18 Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed what they had done. 19 A number who had practiced sorcery brought their scrolls together and burned them publicly. When they calculated the value of the scrolls, the total came to fifty thousand drachmas. 20 In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power.
There is only one name that makes demons flee and shudder . There is one name under which you can take authority over Satan. There is one name that is above every other name and that name is Jesus. His name is a strong tower. Run to it in times of trouble. To God be the glory!