This word is only used once in the Bible. Acts 19:13 refers to the act of the seven sons of Sceva. They came to a very bad end. The word used exorkistace means to bind by an oath or a spell, one who is a conjurer. A conjurer is one who conjures spirits or practices magic. This is an occult practice and should not be named among Christians.

Jesus delivered people from demonic forces by the power of God. His authoritative command sufficed. The same power of God's Word and God's Holy Spirit have been passed on through Jesus Christ to every believer.

Therefore, Christians should not engage in the foolish behavior of the Sons of Sceva; practicing in the occult act of exorcism. There is no need to play spiritual and psychological games with the enemy.

Cast out demons by the power and authority of Jesus Christ. To His name every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord of Lords and King of Kings.


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