Will Satan impersonate Christ coming in the clouds?

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About the end of time, Jesus said, “For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect” (Matthew 24:24).

Satan is a powerful angel who can impersonate an angel of light or any other human. “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” (2 Corinthians 11:13,14).

Satan is also able to create the illusion of miracles (Exodus Chapters 7, 8). But he cannot impersonate Christ coming in the clouds of heaven and replicate a worldwide event like the second coming. He can only impersonate Christ appearing around the world in different places, perform great miracles, and speak holy words. Therefore, the Bible warns “if they say to you, ‘Look, He is in the desert!’ do not go out; or ‘Look, He is in the inner rooms!’ do not believe it” (Matthew 24:26).

The Bible gives us 3 specific signs for Christ’s coming that Satan can never duplicate:

1- When Jesus comes back again, His feet will not touch the ground. The Bible says the righteous will be caught up to meet Him in the air “Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord” (1 Thessalonians 4:17).

2- Jesus’ second coming will be like lighting “For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of man be” (Matthew 24: 27 NKJV).

3-Every eye will see the coming of the Lord “Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen” (Revelation 1:7).

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