THE STORY OF JESUS: Acts 16:16-24
“These men are servants of the Most High God, telling you the way to be saved.” (Acts 16:17)
Why would this spirit of prediction speak the truth like this?
Jesus had the same experience, where demons declared who He was (Mark 1:24).
Its not that spirits cannot lie, it is their native language (John 8:44).
My suspicion is that the spirits know how they can cause trouble.
In this case, by provoking Paul enough, he finally silences the spirit.
And provokes the owners, and the mob, into an uproar.
In my experience, Satan and his spirits do whatever they must to cause trouble.
“Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness.” (2 Corinthians 11:14-15)
The enemy wants to provoke me towards fear, anger, jealousy or despair.
To get me to react out of emotion, and make things worse by my response.
He has used people I love, people I trust, to somehow get me to react.
He is a schemer, which means we must daily put on the full armour of God…
“So that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” (Ephesians 6:11)
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, today again the enemy will try to cause trouble for me. Help me to stay aware and on guard, so, especially when I feel my emotions rising.