Dynamo, the magician, who caused a stir in London earlier this week by appearing to levitate alongside a double-decker bus, was not, in fact, levitating. It was only an illusion. According to an investigation conducted on Australia’s news.com.au Facebook page, Dynamo’s “arm” was actually a steel prosthetic that was attached to the bus. A harness lifted Dynamo into his elevated position and his hand was tucked inside his cloth.
This stunt by the magician was sponsored by Pepsi Max.
Examiners saw that “His fingers don’t move in the clip and there are no people around when he hovers up and down the bus…In fact, at second glance the arm attached to the bus looks pretty phony.” Of course, Dynamo the magician, is not the first illusionist to pull off a levitation stunt using a fake arm.
Initially, when I saw this video, I believed it. It seemed so real. Later, I wondered if humans could pull such amazing tricks, what will the devil do to deceive the world?
The scriptures teach:
“They are the spirits of devils, working miracles.” Revelation 16:14. “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” Matthew 24:24.
Devils work incredibly convincing miracles (Revelation 13:13, 14). Satan and his angels will appear as angels of light (2 Corinthians 11:14) and, even more shocking, as Christ Himself (Matthew 24:23, 24). At the end of time, it would appear that Christ and His angles are leading in spiritual revival. It may seem so real that that only God’s elect will not be deceived. But what will be their spiritual guide against deception?
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Psalms 119:105
The Bible is the only test by which God’s faithful will be able unmask the devil’s lies. As the pilot relies fully on the compass and not on his own senses, likewise the believers must rely on God’s Word and not on what they see and hear.