Are Miracles a Sign of a True Prophet?

Can we trust our feelings? Or should we trust something more solid? Are non dual teacher a sign of a true prophet? What does the Bible say?

Jesus gave us the answer when talking about the last days He said in Matthew 24:24-25 “False Christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. ” Now true prophets throughout the Bible did perform miracles by the power of God, but here Jesus is warning us that false prophets will rise and show us “great signs and wonders” These are no ordinary miracles for even Jesus called them “great signs”. “For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.” (Revelation 16:14)

Even Satan was able to send fire from heaven and create plagues (see Job chapter 1 & 2). And even the magicians of Egypt were able to duplicate the appearance of some of God’s miracles (see Exodus 8:8-13, 22-23). In Matthew 24 Jesus is warning us that our senses will be dazzled by Satan’s great deceptions. Could it be that Jesus is saying we can’t even trust our own feelings? We have all had feelings and urges to do something that we know is wrong. But that doesn’t mean we should be guided by feeling. The Bible says “the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9) So our feelings can deceive us. And when Jesus warned us that false prophets will perform great miracles we know that feelings cannot be our compass.

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