SIGNS AND WONDERS – Part 2

The Bible teaches that the gifts of the Holy Spirit have not ceased.

The Bible also teaches us to beware of lying signs and wonders.

When I was involved in the Roman Catholic Charismatic Renewal I was exposed to lying signs and wonders. I heard of rosary beads turning to gold as a result of people visiting Marian Shrines, and I saw many “slain in the spirit.” These people who were “slain in the spirit” were not born again and had a strong devotion to Mary. They were also deeply steeped in all of Rome’s other very false doctrines. This included acceptance of what they believed to be Marian apparitions, which are really demonic impersonating spirits. When I was born again I realized that the supernatural phenomena I had experienced was from the devil, not from the Lord. Wow, what a shock!

Then I realized that false signs and wonders were not limited to Rome, but are present in the Protestant Church as well. Instead of gold rosaries we see gold teeth and gold dust in the Protestant Church. We also see “slain in the spirit” in the Protestant Church which, though widely accepted, is not a biblical practice. I think I would feel safer in a “dead church” where absolutely nothing is happening, than in a place where demonic supernatural phenomena is being exhibited. Folks the devil is real, and he is dangerous!

Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

2 Corinthians 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

2 Thessalonians 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

2 Timothy 3:8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. {reprobate: or, of no judgment}

Revelation 13:13-14 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, 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.

See also …

SIGNS AND WONDERS – Discerning Supernatural Occurrences

About Cathy

I am a born again Christian, saved in 1988 at the age of 38. My mother was born again in her old age, in her 80's. Her name is Giannina which means "God is gracious."
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2 Responses to SIGNS AND WONDERS – Part 2

  1. Cathy says:

    Well said …

    “All authentic gifts will glorify the Lord Jesus and line up with scripture.”

    We are living in very dangerous times.

  2. timbob says:

    Greetings. Never has it been more imperative to discern that which is taking place before us; even if it comes in christian-like packaging. Jesus told us of the true signs that would follow believers; all of which will lead to a deliverance (such as a healing) or a person being drawn closer to God. All authentic gifts will glorify the Lord Jesus and line up with scripture.

    The verse that you mention, Matthew 24:24 reveals the danger in simply following signs without regard to the scriptures. These are incredibly dangerous times in which many are not enduring sound doctrine but are looking for entertainment. Every true saint must draw increasingly close to the Lord, be atuned to the Holy Spirit, and hide his word in our hearts. Thanks for bringing attention to the need for discernment.

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