“For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty” (Revelation 16:14).TEXT — Revelation 16:13-21
A witch doctor in Africa, once boasted: “We are having increased patronage from pastors now. Many of them who are performing miracles here and there got powers from us. Once they pay us, we will go to their churches and bury some objects that will enable them to attract worshippers and perform miracles. We sometimes give them objects that will enable them to see into the future”. Whether true or not, what is clear is that Satan also performs miracles.
The passage, like many others in the book of Revelation, describes what will happen shortly to false miracle workers. During the great tribulation – after the rapture of the saints – the angels of God will be commanded to pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon such sinners on earth. After the sixth wrath is released, unclean spirits, which are spirits of the devils, will come out of the mouth of the dragon, the beast and the false prophet.
These will gather all their accomplices to wage war against Jesus Christ. They will perform miracles to deceive people. Great events such as earthquakes never seen before will take place, and islands and mountains will roll away. A great hail will fall upon men and women, forcing them to blaspheme God.
Unfortunately, people who will experience this great calamity are those who refuse to repent now, and turn to Jesus. Instead of seeking Jesus, they are the people who are currently running from pillar to post in search of miracles, signs and wonders. Many of them will fall into the hands of Satan’s disciples who are scattered the world over today. The false prophet, the dragon and the beast may not be here now, but their forerunners are already here. Be careful where you go to, in search of miracles.
Thought for the day
Only the spiritually vigilant will overcome satanic deception.
- in one year
- HOSEA 1 – 4