Can the devil predict the future?

Sep 22, 2016
337
770
93
52
Uk
Thankyou I’ve looked that verse up.
The prince of the air.
But I’ve also just realised that he can tell us “a” truth or two.
But he ain’t THE Truth.
I realise my dreams that came true was a truth or two.
But I wasn’t in Christ at the time.

Blessings to you x
 
  • Like
Reactions: bobinfaith

aha

Nov 18, 2011
1,439
393
83
Sorry for the semantics, but I think it is essential :)

Predict is to “say or estimate that (a specified thing) will happen in the future or will be a consequence of something.”

That is: estimate or more on a set of things that need to be present that will lead to an outcome or consequence.

Thus, a prediction can be 99 % sure or can be less. say 80% or even 50% chance.

Thus, Prediction is always 99% it can never be a 100%

Because if it is 100%, it is then I think it will be a Prophesy, a Revelation, Truth or a Vision of Future.

Can the enemy can Predict?

I can only surmise, yes I think so.

There are Bible verses that says the Enemy is a Deceiver (Rev 12:9) and I think the Enemy can set things to PREDICT and to claim it is a PROPHESY or a REVELATION.

I think only God can provide REVELATION of the Future, I google “only God knows the future” and here is a related verse: “For who knoweth what is good for man in this life, all the days of his vain life which he spendeth as a shadow? for who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?” (Ecclesiastes 6:12).

If Man can predict things, I think so also the Devil can. Can the enemy set things to appear something of a PREDICTION to appear as a PROPHESY or even a MIRACLE?

I think so.

That is only a opinion based on what I know, lest I found myself guilty of what St. Jude is saying” JUD 1:10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not”

that even the Angel Michael refused to slander the Devil but says

“JUD 1:9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.”
 
Last edited:

aha

Nov 18, 2011
1,439
393
83
on another topic, i think that what made Science appeal to people... Science can PREDICT based on repeatable experiment.

but, i think: it is only people who put 100% trust in it.

as far as the Science i know.: Science is humble enough to accept its limitations, that it can only predict, that there are things outside or beyond Science that it cannot explain that happens: such as MIRACLES.
 
Dec 19, 2014
5,898
2,507
113
New Zealand
www.literatelibrarian.com
science can use extrapolation but not quite the same as...prediction. There's plenty of jumping to conclusions in science. Theory of evolution anyone?
Because experiments have to be controlled, and life usually isn't lived in a science lab.

Aside from that, predictions can be wrong. Prediction isn't based on what does happen its only what COULD happen.

With God, when you are saved you kind of just KNOW you are saved. You have that peace. Even though most of the time you can't see it with your own eyes. It's called Blessed Assurance.
 

bobinfaith

Senior Moderator
Staff member
Senior Moderator
Just wondering what kind of powers he has.
I’ve in the past had a couple of dreams that came true, but this is before I was saved.
Scripture back ups as usual thanks x
Hello Via;

You're asking a great question and the response from Aha and Lanolin are good points.

Satan has limited, demonic powers and may appear to predict the future, and as Lanolin was saying, there are those who follow him (doom and gloom.)

The devil's seemingly predictions of the future are deceiving, instead only observations, deductions and equations that can lead to our justification of sinful temptation.

Predictions of the future, or prophecy when used in obedience to God - God's prophets (servants/messengers) were sent by Him as messengers to the people, therefore, the predictions of the future were/ are "spot on" since they were given by God Himself.

Think about it. If Satan were able to predict the future then he should be aware of his doom, that he is a defeated foe. In the end Jesus WINS. Yet Satan remains opposed to God. So as God continues to work in the lives of His children (us who follow Christ,) Satan continues to be at work to those who are "attracted to him" because they choose to remain dis-obedient.

Again, Satan has limited, demonic powers, but we have unlimited power to command Satan to flee!

James 4:7, 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Psalm 91:1, 1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

God is our protector for all who follow Him.

God bless us all and our families.
 
Jan 3, 2015
145
112
43
'Can the devil predict the future?'
No, because he is not eternal but a time bound creature, subject to occurrences...
However he has much experience and all that data makes for a pretty good indicator as to an outcome.

But the Lord being eternal is in control and makes the devil's every move work according to His plan.
Even the fall has a purpose.
 

bobinfaith

Senior Moderator
Staff member
Senior Moderator
'Can the devil predict the future?' No, because he is not eternal but a time bound creature, subject to occurrences...
However he has much experience and all that data makes for a pretty good indicator as to an outcome. But the Lord being eternal is in control and makes the devil's every move work according to His plan. Even the fall has a purpose.
Hello 2404;

Well said. Thank you for sharing.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Via dolarossa
Sep 3, 2009
12,195
4,727
113
Florida
Just wondering what kind of powers he has.
I’ve in the past had a couple of dreams that came true, but this is before I was saved.
Scripture back ups as usual thanks x
Good question. I think that answers to such question must come from the Scriptures themselves.

So then in Matthew 4:6 we see something very important...……...…..
"and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written---
“‘He will command his angels concerning you,’
and On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.’

So from that one verse what do we now know???? Satan knows the Bible; he quoted Scripture to Jesus Matthew Chapter 4 and also Luke 4.

Now if we just think about that for a moment we must come to the conclusion that Satan knows those future things which God has revealed through His prophets and His written Word.

Since Satan is a real thing and at one time was the highest of all angels in haven, ......he is smart, knowledgeable about history (he was there when it happened), and wise. He knows how to 'read' people, interpret body language, recognize fear, lust, etc. If humans can recognize historical trends, so can Satan and his demons.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Via dolarossa