Originally Posted by moselle
Yes, Satan performs signs and wonders to deceive people. There's not a reason to find a demon behind every bush, but I don't rule out demonic activity when considering the Toronto Blessing and the like.
In Exodus 7-10, Pharoah's magicians are able to replicate some of the plagues the Lord sends upon Egypt.
23 “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it. 24 For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you beforehand.
9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Reformed Baptist Church
"I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies and of all the truth which You have shown Your servant" (Gen. 32:10)