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Test 5 Hope of Israel Ministries BIBLE Correspondence Course 7

COUNTERFEITED MIRACLES! This need be miracles" (Revelation 13:13-14). This is THE
no surprise to the true Christian because Yeshua FALSE PROPHET -- the final leader of Satan’s
the Messiah forewarned that this would happen! religious movement who will even defy YEHO-
He said: “For there will appear FALSE Messiahs VAH God at His return.
and FALSE prophets performing GREAT But how are YOU going to KNOW what
MIRACLES -- AMAZING THINGS! -- so as to is counterfeit and what is the Truth?
FOOL even the chosen, if possible" (Matthew Will you be DECEIVED? We just read
24:24, JNT). The only ones who will not be THAT ALL THEM THAT DWELL ON THE
deceived by the great miracles that Satan the EARTH are going to be DECEIVED by these
Devil will perform through his false prophet will miracles.
be those whom YEHOVAH God is calling out of Or will you REMEMBER what you have
this world NOW -- the “very elect”! learned in the Correspondence Course, warning
Satan knows that he now has just a short you of these very things to come?
time before being deposed by the Messiah Yeshua the Messiah not only prophesied
(Revelation 12:12). Therefore he is hard at work through John in the book of Revelation that this
laying the groundwork for the greatest will come to pass, but He also left a record of just
deceptions and miracles that mankind has ever such a thing having happened in the past.
seen in order to deceive the whole world! Let’s In the first chapter of Job, we find Satan
read II Thessalonians 2:9-10 again in the talking to YEHOVAH God. YEHOVAH
Moffatt Translation: “... One whose arrival is brought up the subject of Job. He asked Satan if
due to Satan’s activity, with the full power, the he didn’t think that Job was quite a righteous
miracles and portents of falsehood, and with the man, and Satan answered YEHOVAH by saying
full deceitfulness of evil for those who are that he was not righteous for nothing, that
doomed to perish, since they refuse to love the YEHOVAH God has blessed him with
truth that would save them." everything. So YEHOVAH ALLOWED Satan
Such outstanding REAL miracles will be to take everything away from Job. Now let’s
performed through Satan’s agents that the whole notice exactly what happened.
world will reel and gasp in open-mouthed As Satan began to destroy all of the
wonder. These miracles would cause ANYONE things that Job possessed, he allowed one
to believe (except the very elect, Matthew servant to escape from each devastation that he
24:24). wrought. That servant would come and report to
The term “lying wonder” does not refer Job the horrible things that had happened.
to the fact that the wonder itself is a lie. The Now when one of these servants saw a
miracle is REAL ENOUGH, but the miracle great BALL OF FIRE COMING DOWN OUT
CAUSES THOSE WHO SEE IT TO BELIEVE OF HEAVEN and consuming the sheep, he
A LIE -- that is, the miracle causes them to AUTOMATICALLY ASSUMED that only
believe that the agent Satan the Devil uses is the YEHOVAH God could cause such a great
agent of YEHOVAH God! miracle and so his report to Job was, “The FIRE
YEHOVAH God Almighty specifically OF GOD is fallen from heaven, and hath burned
warns us about one particularly OUT- up the sheep, and the servants, and consumed
STANDING MIRACLE that Satan’s great false them; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee"
prophet will perform. “And he doeth GREAT (Job 1:16).
WONDERS, SO that he MAKETH FIRE Satan is the prince of the power of the air
COME DOWN FROM HEAVEN on the earth (Ephesians 2:2). He is still in the office of
in the sight of men, and DECEIVETH them that control over this world and its affairs insofar as
dwell on the earth BY THE MEANS of those YEHOVAH God allows him to exercise that
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