Summary: Do they laugh or fear when they hear your name?
Do The Demons Know You?
People like to be associated with famous people because in some sense they feel they are famous. They like riding the coattails of people. I have been to meetings where someone of some stature was present and for a certain price you could have your picture taken with that person. I suppose the deal was that you could hang it on your wall and impress people that you know that famous lad/lassie and they know you.
I have never had my picture taken with anyone like that, but then most of my friends are in low places as the song goes. I have had the honor of shaking Lester Roloff’s hand and even have a letter that was one of the last he wrote before his death. However, he did not know me other than from the letter I wrote him and he may have remembered shaking my hand if I had the opportunity to do it again and reminded him of where we met, but most likely he would have remembered the place and the meeting but not really remembered meeting me for I was one of many that shook his hand that night.
There was a big hoopla during the last presidential campaign over whether or not Mr. Cheney had ever met Mr. Edwards. Cheney said that he had not and they have pictures to show that he had. If someone had asked Lester if he had ever met me before he might have said no even if we had been photographed. Just as I would not have left any lasting impression on Brother Roloff, Mr. Edwards did not leave any on the Vice-President so it was as if they had never met.
I have written letters to Presidents since LBJ and have received answers with their signature, but they did not know me at all. Most of those were form letters that were stamp signed rather than original signatures. The ones that look original may be legal forgeries allowed by delegation of that President. I voted for some of them, but I never received an invitation to the Inauguration nor to the White House for anything else. I know them a little but no one would interrupt the President to tell him that they got a letter from me that he just had to read.
It is not enough to just know something about a person or to have even rubbed elbows with someone. For them to know you there has to be something that impacted them about you or you had to have had some authority that they respected. The demons knew Jesus.
40 Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.
41 And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking them suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ. (KJV)
The demons had no trouble knowing who Jesus was for they had seen Him in Heaven and knew He was the second person of the Godhead. Indeed, their crying out that He was the Christ was just a prelude to the time when they and every knee would bow and profess the same thing. He rebuked them for He needed not their testimony of His divinity and mission.