By Greg Laurie
“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”
When there’s an emergency and a police officer arrives on the scene, sometimes he or she will call for backup.
We need to do the same thing in the spiritual battle. We need to call for backup, and that backup is the Lord himself.
We cannot overcome the Devil in our own strength. The Book of Acts records a time when some men identified as the sons of Sceva tried to cast out a demon. (By the way, the Bible never validates exorcists. It validates casting demons out of people, but there’s no real biblical office of an exorcist or the specific gifting of an exorcist.)