he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the
earth in the sight of men. Rev. 13:13.
As the people of God approach the perils of the last days, Satan holds earnest
consultation with his angels as to the most successful plan of overthrowing
their faith. He sees that the popular churches are already lulled to sleep
by his deceptive power. By pleasing sophistry and lying wonders he can continue
to hold them under his control. Therefore he directs his angels to lay their
snares especially for those who are looking for the second advent of Christ
and endeavoring to keep all the commandments of God.
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.
come in to deceive if possible the very elect. He claims to be Christ, and
he is coming in, pretending to be the great medical missionary. He will cause
fire to come down from heaven in the sight of men to prove that he is God.
It is the
lying wonders of the devil that will take the world captive, and he will cause
fire to come down from heaven in the sight of men. He is to work miracles;
and this wonderful, miracle-working power is to sweep in the whole world.
be tempted to receive these wonders as from God. The sick will be healed before
us. Miracles will be performed in our sight. Are we prepared for the trial
which awaits us when the lying wonders of Satan shall be more fully exhibited?
Will not many souls be ensnared and taken? By departing from the plain precepts
and commandments of God, and giving heed to fables, the minds of many are
preparing to receive these lying wonders. We must all now seek to arm ourselves
for the contest in which we must soon engage. Faith in God's word, prayerfully
studied and practically applied, will be our shield from Satan's power and
will bring us off conquerors through the blood of Christ.