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 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.

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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.


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.


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.

Tom Lessing (Discerning the World)

Hi Liz,

How does one receive the Holy Spirit?

Kate Gladstone

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?


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


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.”


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


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.

Tom Lessing (Discerning the World)


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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