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Can the devil work miracles?




The answer is yes - and he can in fact perform the most amazing miracles. He can even dazzle humans with what he is able to accomplish. Sometimes his miracles seem so beneficial, that human rationale cannot perceive their fakeness.

But before you imagine that we are exaggerating, we should remind everyone that the devil is able to even transform himself into an angel of light, as mentioned by the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 11:14:  And do not wonder; for Satan himself transforms into an angel of light”.

His aim is always to mislead. His aim is never to be beneficial.  So, his miracles are far from true miracles.

In Mathew’s gospel we read that the antichrist will perform so many miracles that they will dazzle everyone and might even mislead the ones who have been careful in matters of faith all their lives.   “For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” (Matthew 24:24). He will even perform such a convincingly true resurrection that there will be no room for doubt. It will be the most impressive incident of deception worldwide.

We should be aware of the fact that a miracle is not always a suitable guide for showing us the truth. A miracle has the power to show us the right way, but it can also have the power to mislead us. We must be very careful.  Remember when the Pharaoh commanded Moses to perform miracles in front of him and his sorcerers were able to repeat them? Because of that repetition, the Pharaoh was not convinced that Moses was indeed an emissary from God. He merely imagined that Moses had the same evil powers as his sorcerers. His malice did not allow him to realize the difference, which was a very striking one.  Pharaoh’s sorcerers were not able to reverse their miracle and return things to their original state - something that Moses was able to do, after them. The sorcerers’ catastrophic actions left the situations irreparable.

God is the One who permits such miracles to take place, depending on the condition of the “hearts” of those to whom the miracles are addressed. Those who are responsible for being misguided by the devil because of their sinful life will be the recipients of “catastrophic miracles” and will never have the chance to reverse the results, unless they repent. 

If a miracle is a genuine one, there will be certain indisputable facts that discern it. It will have taken place in the name, and for the glory, of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, while its result will always be for the salvation of the believers and the growth of the Church. 

A genuine miracle is never one that is intended to satisfy a person’s curiosity or their appetite for entertainment... (is this proof enough for you, that the Ouija Board or any other, similar “games” are demonic?) They may seem realistic, but they lack any seriousness and edification.

The devil makes fun of us because he hates us.  So, are we seriously in need of a pseudo-miracle, or a genuine Miracle ?





      Translation by Hellene

Article published in English on: 15-11-2018.

Last update:  15-11-2018.