In a recent column about the magician Dynamo and his levitation in London, I wrote that "some magicians engage in illusion." Certainly Christian illusionists would fit into this category, or "Christian magicians" as some of these illusionists refer to themselves. They are attempting to do what other Christians attempt to do through puppets, or art, or drama, or rap music. They are attempting to entertain people through illusions and tricks as they also present the Gospel message of salvation.
A "Christian illusionist" has a Spirit within him, just like a Christian businessman or a Christian teacher. A Christian is someone who is born again. The moment a person is born again through faith in Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit comes to dwell within that person. (see 1 Cor. 6:19) The Bible does not teach that every unbeliever is demon-possessed, but it does teach that every believer in Jesus is indwelt by the Holy Spirit.