Can Satan Heal?

can satan healI’ve spent many a day praying about the answer to this question and this my dear readers, this IS THE ANSWER to the question that evades everyone so much.

Can Satan heal?

The answer is, absolutely, but in a very ‘counterfeit’ sort of way.  You see, Satan can cause sickness, and mankind is born into a sinful evil world.  What you see as being a miraculous healing by today’s false prophets is none other than Satan taking away the sickness / injury he had given the person in the first place.  Satan can not do any good, he is the father of LIES.

In the bible there is a story of a woman who walked bent over for 18 years.  It was a demonic spirit which caused this infirmity.  Jesus healed her and she walked upright.

Luke 13:11-13     11 And behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bent over and could in no way raise herself up.12 But when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him and said to her, “Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity.” 13 And He laid His hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.

But what about creative healings you ask, an arm with crushed bones starts to slowly fix itself and heal?

Job 2:4-6      4 So Satan answered the LORD and said, “Skin for skin! Yes, all that a man has he will give for his life. 5 But stretch out Your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will surely curse You to Your face!”  6 And the LORD said to Satan, “Behold, he is in your hand, but spare his life.”

Satan had full control over Job’s body and could do anything to him he wanted, except kill him.  We fail to comprehend the immense power Satan has and what he has control over.  Of course I am NOT saying that all illness is from Satan.  Never.  But in the case where people are healed by false teachers, Satan is the cause of the illness to start with.

So what has Satan to gain by taking away an illness from someone?  Because you can not see into the spiritual world, you do not know what else Satan has given you in EXCHANGE for you believing in him. Yes, by going to a false teacher you are believing in Satan to heal you.  One thing I do know is that the person who has received the counterfeit healing truly believes they were healed by God and ends up following after the false teacher and his doctrine of demons.  Satan now has this person’s soul in a firm grip.

Is it not a scary thought to think that Satan spends time planning how to deceive you?  If you are unsaved, without the protection of God, you are at his mercy.

1 Peter 5:8   8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

So how do you tell what is a genuine healing from God?

The first thing you do is you TEST the words they preach.  If they do not tie up with scripture, the man is a false teacher.  Sometimes faith healers like to preach as little as possible, and rather concentrate on their core business; counterfeit healing.  Understand too that the false teacher is deceived as he truly believes he is performing mighty healings.

Secondly, you look to see if any people are falling over backwards.  In the bible no one ever fell over.  If they did it, was willingly to WORSHIP God, NO supernatural power involved, and they always FELL FORWARDS (Genesis 17:3, 17, Matthew 26:39, I Corinthians 14:25).  When you see people falling backwards, know immediately that a false ‘holy spirit’ is at work.

Thirdly, regarding the healings themselves:

  • Jesus NEVER publicised His healings, nor had a healing ministry. He did not use it as an excuse to raise money either. In fact there were times he told those he healed to tell no one.  (Matthew 8:1-4, 9:27-31)
  • Jesus healed every kind of infirmity.  (Matthew 9:35)
  • Jesus He did not have special days for healing specific illnessess.  Nor any specific time periods when healings would take place.
  • Jesus NEVER performed a partial healing.  People where “made whole” instantly when Jesus healed.  Jesus NEVER told the person that it would take time for them to recover.  (Matthew 15:29-31; Mark 7:31-37)
  • Jesus NEVER failed to heal anyone in His attempt to heal a person.  He never had to make any embarassing explanations.
  • Jesus NEVER healed by faith alone, but by divine power.

Now the reason I wrote this little article, besides the fact that it answers that big question, is because I am writing an article or three on some false teachers who have strong occult powers and it appears they perform mighty miracles.   But these are not miracles, these are but mere Satanic illusions.

2 Corinthians 11:14   “14 And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.”

In fact the signs and wonders these men are performing are so surreal even I had to put my eyes balls back in their sockets and do a double take and triple take.  It made me realise how susceptible people are who do not know the Word of God well, who do not have a good relationship with Jesus Christ, that they will actually believe these things.  Because in the end times Satan will do GREAT signs and wonders through his false prophets:

Matthew 24:24   “24 For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” and

2 Thessalonians 2:9   “9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders”.

And when the anti-Christ is on the scene he will even call fire down from the sky.

Revelation 13:13   “13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.”

The number of false prophets creeping out of the woodwork is astronomical; the numbers range into the hundreds of thousands.  Many use hypnosis on their audience and the power of suggestion which is demonic never the less, but there are some who wield terrible occult power and once you land in their grasp it’s very difficult to escape.

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Deborah (Discerning the World)

Deborah Ellish is the author of the above article. Discerning the World is an internet Christian Ministry based in Johannesburg South Africa. Tom Lessing and Deborah Ellish both own Discerning the World. For more information see the About this Website page below the comments section.

108 Responses

  1. Dear Liz

    Please read: Gift of Speaking in Tongues, Prophecy and Healing

    And then please read: The Biblical Holy Spirit vs. The False Unholy Spirit of Fire you will see that speaking in tongues is common in many other religions including false christian churches.

    Do you have 100% proof that what you are speaking is from God and that you are not blaspheming Him?

  2. Liz says:

    The 100% proof is that what I and my brethrens have received is according to the scriptures, Holy Bible. I am not blaspheming my beloved Jesus Christ, my God. I share this so that you all know God do give what He promised to give.

  3. Dear Liz

    Proof is not based on experience, proof is based on what the BIBLE SAYS:

    I can prove 100% to you that what you are speaking is not from God. Did you read the article: Gift of Speaking in Tongues, Prophecy and Healing that contains 100% proof that the gift of tongues has ceased – because the bible says so.

  4. Liz says:

    Dear Deborah,
    I say “what I and my brethrens have received is according to the scriptures, Holy Bible.” which mean it is according to what bible say. You cannot just proof me wrong when you have not yet seen or hear how we pray. If you insist right away that what I have received is not from God without doing a real research first by coming to my church and witnessing with your own eyes… that is just not fair… though many false churches and false teachers outside, we still have to keep looking for his true church and receive the true Holy spirit, however I see no point to go on further on this with you. We are all for the love for God, seeking for the truth. I wish you well. God bless.

  5. Dear Liz

    No you are not seeking the truth otherwise you would READ what the BIBLE SAYS. Are you scared to read that article which will prove to you WITH SCRIPTURE that you are wrong? Let me bring the scripture to you then seeing that something demonic is holding you back for knowing the truth.

    1 Corinthians 13:8 “Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]. As for prophecy (the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), it will be fulfilled and pass away; as for tongues, they will be destroyed and cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away [it will lose its value and be superseded by truth].”

    Tongues has ceased and has been replaced with LOVE i.e, preaching the gospel TRUTH.

    I do not need to visit your church, I visit my Bible, God’s Word to us, and God tells you and me that tongues and prophecy (foretelling the future) has CEASED.

  6. Liz says:

    Dear Deborah,
    I have finish reading my bible and I repeatedly read my bible again and again. And I prayed that God help me understand his words.
    1 Corinthians 13:8 mention that prophecy and tongues will pass away is because when the end day comes (Jesus Christ second coming) , we will be with Christ therefore the prophecy, tongues and knowledge will vanish away.

    Romans 8:9 9 You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ.

    Acts 2:33 Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now SEE and HEAR.

    Ephesians 4:30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

    There are many false teachers out there and many evil spirit pretending to be holy spirit. But we cannot give up in seeking for the Lord and receive his true Holy Spirit because like what is told in Ephesians 4:30 Holy Spirit is the seal on us for the day of redemption. May God help us. Good bye.

  7. Hi Liz,

    How does one receive the Holy Spirit?

  8. Dear Liz

    You read your bible so much yet you don’t understand it.

    1 Corinthians 13:8 is not talking about the return of Jesus Christ.

    1 Corinthians 13:8-11; “8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. 9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. 11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

    that which is perfect” what does this mean?

    G5046 τέλειος teleios (te’-lei-os) adj.
    {(neuter as noun, with G3588) completeness; in various applications of labor, growth, mental and moral character, etc.}
    [from G5056]

    What needed to be completed Liz before tongues and prophecy (fortelling of the future) was no longer needed? Well for one thing we know that Jesus is not a “THAT”, He is a “HE” so we know this verse is not talking about Jesus Christ. So what could it be talking about. It’s the bible Liz, the bible needed to be completed, and as we can see from above during the time is was being penned by the hands of the Apostles it was in “various applications of labor”, the bible was “growing” as the Apostles received revelation from the Holy Spirit, and wrote pages, which turned into books which then later turned into a fully completed bible.

    The bible = Truth = The Word of God

    Jesus Christ = is Perfect, He did come, He finished His work on the cross and He is the Truth and the Word of God

    The imperfect, the incomplete = speaking in tongues, prophecy (new knowledge / foretelling the future) was done away with and replaced by LOVE.

    You quoted Acts 2:33 “Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.” Yes Liz, this was for the time when the Apostles walked the earth, the Apostles where the witnesses to Jesus Christ’s ministry on earth, and Jesus Christ gave each Apostle the Godly power to perform miraculous signs and wonders to establish the church after which these signs would be done away with, and they would be replaced by LOVE (preaching the gospel)

    If you really think that “that which is perfect” is Jesus Christ, then that means we have to wait for Jesus Christ to return before we can “…love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:31)

    Ephesians 4:30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

    What does grieving mean Liz? Please explain to me why you quoted this verse.

    Have you ever thought you are grieving the Holy Spirit because you do not know what you are saying and you could very well be blaspheming God?

    Do you believe that the evidence of salvation is speaking in tongues?

    Do you believe Catholics to be Christian?

    Seeing that I can’t go to your church to hear you speak in tongues, can you give us a link to a video where people at your church are speaking in tongues. I am interested to know what “the sound of running water like a fountain” in tongues sounds like.

    You keep saying True church. Jesus Christ’s TRUE church called THE BRIDE OF CHRIST can not be housed in a building, people who are truly born again are individuals all over the world, they do not belong to one specific church building with the title of TRUE in it, that’s just rediculous.

    Tell me Liz, True Jesus Church was established in 1917, are you willing to say that no one was saved before 1917 because this TRUE church didn’t exit before that?

  9. Dear Liz

    Because you view True Jesus Church to be the only TRUE church of Jesus Christ, I would have to say that this church is a cult. I found this information on TJC here:

  10. Kate Gladstone says:

    You state that Jesus never did a failed healing or a partial healing, but always got it right the first time, every time. How do you explain Mark 8:22-25, where Jesus had to heal the blind man twice because the blind man didn’t see everything right the first time?

  11. Dear Kate

    Jesus never makes a mistake!

    How about you do some bible study yourself. You tell me why Jesus did what He did. I’ll give you a hint; Jesus is using this specific miracle as a parable.

    It wasn’t a mistake, or a failed healing or a partial healing, so what happened there? If you don’t know after going to diligently seek the truth yourself, say so, and I will explain to you exactly what happened here.

    Mark 8:11-29 (KJV)
    11 And the Pharisees came forth, and began to question with him, seeking of him a sign from heaven, tempting him. 12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation. 13 And he left them, and entering into the ship again departed to the other side. 14 Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, neither had they in the ship with them more than one loaf. 15 And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod. 16 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have no bread. 17 And when Jesus knew it, he saith unto them, Why reason ye, because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither understand? have ye your heart yet hardened? 18 Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember? 19 When I brake the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? They say unto him, Twelve. 20 And when the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? And they said, Seven. 21 And he said unto them, How is it that ye do not understand? 22 And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him. 23 And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought. 24 And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking. 25 After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly. 26 And he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town. 27 And Jesus went out, and his disciples, into the towns of Caesarea Philippi: and by the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, Whom do men say that I am? 28 And they answered, John the Baptist: but some say, Elias; and others, One of the prophets. 29 And he saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Peter answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the Christ.

    I have highlighted important verses in the above passage for you 🙂

  12. John says:

    This miracle only appears in Mark, and is the only miracle that was not instantaneous; it happened gradually. Sight is a common metaphor in Scripture for understanding. The disciples should have seen the deaf man as a picture of themselves, unable to comprehend what Jesus said. This blind man also represented them in their inability to understand what Jesus showed them in verses 11-21. Jesus could and did make them (the disciples) whole, just as He healed this physically limited man. John

  13. John says:

    Oops, I mis-wrote and my editing time ran out before I could fix it. That last sentence should read “Jesus could, and did, make the man whole.”

  14. Thank you John! :thumbsup:

    This is the ONLY miracle that happened this way. No one can replicate it or use this example and say “well, Jesus also did a partial healing….therefore that explains away all the faith healers in the world today who lay hands on people and then tell you you will gradually get better…it takes time, just have faith.”

    If you fall for that one, then you are like the disciples in this passage. And Jesus would well say to you “How is it that ye do not understand?”

  15. Hmmmm me thinks I must make that editing time limit more? Wadda you say John? Yip? :nod:

  16. John says:

    The editing time is probably ok, I just got distracted by something. By the time I turned my attention back it had timed-out.

  17. Carol says:

    Aramaic Bible in Plain English – John 18:6 “And when Yeshua said to them, “I AM THE LIVING GOD”, they went BACKWARD and fell to the ground.” “The words “went backward” come from the Greek word aperchomai. In this case, the words depict the soldiers and temple police staggering and stumbling backward, as if some force has hit them and is pushing them backward. The word “fell” is the Greek word pipto, which means to fall. It was used often to depict a person who fell so hard, it appeared that he fell dead or fell like a corpse. The Jesus we serve is powerful! There is no force strong enough to resist His power. No sickness, financial turmoil, relational problems, political force — absolutely nothing has enough power to resist the supernatural power of Jesus Christ! When the Great “I AM” opens His mouth and speaks, every power that attempts to defy Him or His Word is pushed backward and shaken until it staggers, stumbles, and falls to the ground!” Referring to your quote, “When you see people falling backwards, know immediately that a false ‘holy spirit’ is at work.” This statement then is wrong. Jesus said,”And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.” Be very careful that you do not continue to blaspheme the Holy Spirit. “But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven . . .” You also quote, “. . . as for tongues, they will be destroyed and cease. . .” You say, “Tongues has ceased and has been replaced with LOVE” No – clearly this scripture (as quoted) does NOT say tongues has ceased – yet. Does NOT. These gifts will pass away at the end of the age when we no longer need them! As to the ‘love’ that you said supposedly replaces tongues . . . It may be there – however, I don’t think it’s coming through in your comments as you’d hoped – sadly.

  18. Carol.

    You should make very sure that it is not you who is blaspheming the Holy Spirit by attributing to Him that is clearly not of Him.

    For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. (2 Co 11:13-15)

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