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Mar 13:22 for there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall shew signs and wonders, that they may lead astray, if possible, the elect.
Rev 13:14 And [the False Prophet] 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.
Rev 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
2Co 11:4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.
Originally posted by JesusisTruth
The reference about the false prophet miracle, firslt that comes from the KJV translation, a book which the original 1611 copy had pagan symbols all throuhgout it and 100s of errors.... this was because satan created the revolt...
The "test" of a true prophet has NOTHING to do with the miraculous!
It has everything to do with what words come out of his mouth.
...they stayed there for some time and spoke boldly, in reliance on the Lord, who testified to the message of His grace by granting that signs and wonders be performed through them...
In Lystra a man without strength in his feet, lame from birth, and who had never walked, sat and heard Paul speaking... Paul said in a loud voice "Stand up straight on your feet!" And he jumped up and started to walk around...
When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they raised their voices, saying in the Lycaonian language "The gods have come down to us in the form of men!"... The apostles Barnabus and Paul tore their robes when they heard this and rushed into the crowd, shouting: "Men! Why are you doing these things? We are men also, with the same nature as you, and we are proclaiming good news to you...
"...listen to these words: This Jesus the Nazarene was a man pointed out to you by God with miracles, wonders and signs that God did among you through Him, just as you yourselves know...
Again the Jews picked up stones to stone Him. Jesus replied, "I have shown you many good works from the Father. Which of these works are you stoning Me for?"
"We aren't stoning You for a good work," the Jews answered, "but for blasphemy, because You - being a man - make Yourself God."
Jesus answered them, "...because I said I am the Son of God? If I am not doing My Father's works, don't believe Me. But if I am doing them and you don't believe Me, believe the works. This way you will know and understand that the Father is in Me and I in the Father."
God worked miracles through and in the lives lives of many true prophets: Abraham, Moses, Elijah, Elishah, Daniel and his companions, etc., before Christ, and the apostles after Christ - not to mention the Son of God Himself! In the case of two of Christ's apostles, Paul and Barnabus, we are told:
2 and if the sign or wonder of which he has spoken takes place, and he says, "Let us follow other gods" (gods you have not known) "and let us worship them," 3 you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer. The LORD your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul. 4 It is the LORD your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him.
Originally posted by SirPaulMuaddib_2
In other words just because a person performs miracles you should not believe based on the miracle alone, you must check what he says. The miracles are a confirmation ONLY if the words he says are true, and he does not lead you away to false gods. (ie into false teachings etc...as well)
Who is the liar? It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ.
If, on the other hand, a miracle takes place and is used to point people to the Christ, praise God! Miracles are not done for the sake of miracles, but to bring glory to God and to open hearts to His Truth and His Salvation.
This, I believe, is how even the elect will be deceived (Matthew 24:24). John describes how we can recognize what is from the King in 1 John 2:22a:
Originally posted by SirPaulMuaddib_2
Take "speaking in tongues" millions believe in this.
The truth is, back in the days of the apostles IT WAS NEEDED.
They didn't have the ease and use of translators that we do now.
Today it is not needed.
2 For anyone who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God. Indeed, no one understands him; he utters mysteries with his spirit. ... 4 He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church. 5I would like every one of you to speak in tongues, but I would rather have you prophesy. He who prophesies is greater than one who speaks in tongues, unless he interprets, so that the church may be edified. 6Now, brothers, if I come to you and speak in tongues, what good will I be to you, unless I bring you some revelation or knowledge or prophecy or word of instruction?
Kenneth Copeland and Rodney Howard-Browne call for full time ministers to come forward so they can receive the anointing of drunkenness and holy laughter. This wild clip illustrates some of the most ridiculous examples of holy laughter we have seen. Also included are a few examples of spontaneous movements that resemble epilepsy.