Although Satan’s powers to perform miracles are limited, he can perform miracles in order to deceive. This will occur during the Tribulation years as the Antichrist will deceive the world with powers, signs and wonders.
“During the tribulation, the Antichrist “will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie” (2 Thessalonians 2:9). These miracles are explicitly said to be empowered by Satan. Jesus warned that the end times will be characterized by the treachery of counterfeit prophets who “will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive” (Matthew 24:24).
The existence of demonic miracles is one reason why we must test all spirits: “Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world” (1 John 4:1). Any time we are in doubt, we are to make sure that what is being taught lines up with what Scripture says. If the miracle worker is teaching something contrary to God’s Word, then his miracles, no matter how convincing they seem, are a demonic delusion” source
A man in Brazil, known as a “Medium” shocked members of a police force with “paranormal” and very alarming and unexplained events began to happen as he was being interrogated.
This man has been accused of sexually abusing at least 300 women.
From the Dailymail.co.uk
‘Supernatural’ events terrify police while interrogating celebrity medium John of God over sexual abuse claims as computer ‘takes on life of its own’ and electrical appliances short circuit
- Spiritual healer Joao Teixeira de Faria, 76, has been accused of sexual abuse
- Around 300 other women have claimed Faria has sexually assaulted them
- Police questioning Faria said electrical items began to malfunction in the room
Detectives questioning a celebrity medium in Brazil, accused of sexually abusing more than 300 women, have reported spooky goings-on during their two hour interrogation.
Unexplained incidents ranging from a ‘bizarre’ computer crash to wiring on electrical appliances suddenly ‘short circuiting’ appears to suggest supernatural forces were at play during the interview.
The mysterious problems unnerved cops but didn’t deter them from collecting the testimony from faith healer, João Teixeira de Faria, who is known as João de Deus – John of God on Sunday night in Goiânia.
Joao Teixeira de Faria, better known as John of God, arrives at the Dom Inacio Loyola House in Abadiania, Brazil on Wednesday last week
Detective Karla Fernandes, responsible for coordinating the task force investigating the allegations, claimed that as the spiritual guru began to speak, strange things started to happen.
She said to Folha de Sao Paulo:
Suddenly the computer was being used to transcribe the suspects answers to the allegations seemed to have a life of its own, and the commands on the keyboard wouldn’t work.
‘When the clerk tried to enter the medium’s statement, the keys locked on a specific letter and ‘OOOOOOO’ was recorded continuously on the screen for a few seconds.’
Although this has never happened before, bemused agents put the incident down as a faulty computer.
Detectives questioning the spiritual healer (center) claim electronic equipment in the room started to malfunction.
But when the printer in the room began to print without receiving a command and a fridge blew up, their thoughts turned to paranormal interference.
Det Fernandes said: ‘It was hot in the interrogation room and I decided to turn on the air conditioning.
‘I plugged the lead into an extension shared with a mini-fridge and the electrical wiring suddenly exploded, burning out the fridge. Everyone in the room screamed with fright.’
According to the officer, the 76-year-old spiritual healer, who is accused of sexually molesting women during private consultations at his clinic, stayed silent.
She said: ‘Although these things happened and surprised us, they failed to interfere with our work. He (John of God) didn’t say a word.’
Investigators also believe that two unexplained incidents which occurred prior to Teixeira giving himself up on Sunday, could be linked to the occult.
A police clerk, who was meant to transcribe the faith healer’s testimony at the police station in the rural town of Annapolis, was run over in a car accident and broke his arm.
Investigators originally intended to question the suspect at this small outpost. But the unexpected incident meant the interview had to be transferred to Goiânia, the capital of the state of Goiás.
And last Friday as the press staked out John of God’s house in the city of Abadiânia, rumours began to circulate that ‘spirits’ had cursed the reporters, photographers and TV camera crew who had camped for nearly 24 hours waiting for the psychic healer to surrender after a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Hardened professionals admitted they started praying when a news agency photographer in the press pack suddenly fell ill and lost consciousness for a few minutes.
Many who were reluctant to admit the ‘episode’ was associated with John of God’s ‘mystic powers’, did concede that a paranormal association wasn’t so ‘far-fetched’.
Det Fernandes agreed the unexplained happenings cannot be ‘flippantly’ dismissed.
‘I accept that we are dealing with a situation that involves beliefs and mystic energies,’ she said adding she believes John of God has supernatural powers.
‘I’m spiritualist and a believer in the spirit world and the paranormal. Although I’m not afraid, I do have a healthy respect for the unknown.’
Teixeira has denied allegations that he sexually violated hundreds of women, including his own daughter, under the pretence of administering mystical treatments.
His lawyer claimed his client is being ‘persecuted’ and the complaints made by hundreds of women, with the number now topping some 500, are coming from ‘people who want to destroy him.’
The mystic has been detained in custody and on Monday as agents started the search of the faith healer’s premises, a court denied an appeal for bail.
The bombshell allegations have sent shock waves across the world.
John of God became famous for performing ‘miracle surgeries’ on hundreds of thousands of people from all over the globe. He has been practising since 1976 and is revered as a ‘powerful’ spiritual force. He has been interviewed by Oprah and has treated Bill Clinton.
Many followers have allegedly been cured of cancers, disabilities, psychological illnesses and numerous other ailments while attending his alternative treatment clinic in central west Brazil.
Faria’s followers wait for their turn to be attended, at his ‘healing center’ Casa de Dom Inacio de Loyola, in Abadiania, 120 km southwest of Brasilia –source
Brethren, I believe that because we are in the end of the end day, satan is no longer being subtle. He wants the world to know that he is real and powerful.
I once read that the devil likes to have people think of him two different ways:
- They believe he is a fable and pay him no mind
- They are deathly afraid of him
We as believers in the Lord Jesus Christ know that we are safe in the hand of God. We are born again from above and God’s protection is all around us.
Have you never trust in the finished work of Christ for your Salvation? He would say to you:
“In an acceptable time I have heard you,
And in the day of salvation I have helped you.”
Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2).
Do not put this off. No one is guaranteed another breath, let alone months or years. If you enter into eternity without Christ – you will spend your eternity in the pit of hell with satan and his demons.