Healing can be from the Devil
sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh
about, seeking whom he may devour. 1 Peter 5:8.
The fallacies of Satan are now being multiplied, and those who swerve from
the path of truth will lose their bearings. Having nothing to which to anchor,
they will drift from one delusion to another, blown about by the winds of
strange doctrines. Satan has come down with great power. Many will be deceived
by his miracles.
I am instructed
to say that in the future great watchfulness will be needed. There is to be
among God's people no spiritual stupidity. Evil spirits are actively engaged
in seeking to control the minds of human beings. Men are binding up in bundles,
ready to be consumed by the fires of the last days. Those who discard Christ
and His righteousness will accept the sophistry that is flooding the world.
Christians are to be sober and vigilant, steadfastly resisting their adversary
the devil, who is going about as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
Men under the influence of evil spirits will work miracles. . . .
not be deceived. Wonderful scenes, with which Satan will be closely connected,
will soon take place. God's Word declares that Satan will work miracles. He
will make people sick, and then will suddenly remove from them his satanic
power. They will then be regarded as healed. These works of apparent healing
will bring Seventh-day Adventists to the test. . . .
through whom cures are performed, are disposed, on account of these manifestations,
to excuse their neglect of the law of God, and continue in disobedience, though
they have power to any and every extent, it does not follow that they have
the great power of God. On the contrary, it is the miracle-working power of
the great deceiver. He is a transgressor of the moral law, and employs every
device that he can master to blind men to its true character. We are warned
that in the last days he will work with signs and lying wonders. And he will
continue these wonders until the close of probation, that he may point to
them as evidence that he is an angel of light and not of darkness.