And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Barjesus (Acts 13:6 KJV) Paul and Barnabas encountered a sorcerer during their missionary journeys called Barjesus. Notice the words used to describe him: “ a certain sorcerer, a false prophet”. The words
And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live (Rev. 13:14
As we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners much gain by fortune-telling (Acts 16:16 ESV) Paul and Silas encountered an evil spirit in Philippi which is not only present today, but its activity is on the rise.