[quote=gnome]the Scriptures say that not all miracles are from God.
MATT 7:22 “Many will say to me in that day; Lord, Lord, have we prophesied in thy name, cast out devils in thy name, and done many miracles in thy name? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.”
so how do you discern the “miracles in thy name” which are not from God?
This is something that interests me as well. I believe we live in a day of many “lying wonders” as the Bible calls them. I don’t have all of the answers you are looking for, but I do know that the devil is able to work, what are called preturnatural “miracles”. These are not true miracles, but only appear to be.
For example, since the devil has a much higher intelligence than we do, he may know, for example, what plant cures cancer. He may be able to place this plant on a persons food, which cures them. To us, we may think a miracle occurred, but it was really not a true miracle. Also, the devil may be able to lift things, or move things. Since we do not see the devil doing this, it may appear to be miraculous.
What the devil is not able to do is create. He cannot create something out of nothing. He is supposed to be able to cause created things to change shape, or form, which may appear miraculous. For example, he may be able to make a statue appear to move, or speak, but he cannot create something out of nothing. If you remember, when Moses turned his staff into a snake, Pharoh’s magicians did the same.
All of the things occurring in Medjugorgi, for example, are only preturnatural “miracles”. Rome has stated that nothing supernatural is taking place their. A lot of “signs and wonders” may be occurring, but there are not true miracles (not supernatural), and thus all of the things taking place at Medjugori, could be done by the devil.
I believe a lot of “false signs and lying wonders” are taking place today and leading many astray, just like Jesus warned us about in Matthew 24…