“It is undeniable that there must have been some good reasons why the ancients persecuted unregulated mediums. Otherwise why, at the time of Moses and David and Samuel, should they have encouraged prophecy and divination, astrology and soothsaying, and maintained schools and colleges in which these natural gifts were strengthened and developed, while witches and those who divined by the spirit of Ob were put to death? Even at the time of Christ, the poor oppresses mediums were driven to the tombs and waste places without the city walls. Why this apparent gross injuatice? Why should banishment, persecution, and death be the portion of the physical mediums of those days, and whole communities of thaumaturgists—like the Essenes—be not merely tolerated but revered? It is because the ancients, unike ourselves, could ‘try’ the spirits and discern the difference between the good and the evil ones, the human and the elemental.” ~H. P. Blavatsky
It certainly is unfortunate that most people today cannot distinguish between those who commune with good spirits and those who are communicating with, and working for (usually unwittingly) demons or Satan. Members of some modern churches label all spiritual and psychic activities as Satanism, ignoring that fact that such biblical luminaries as Moses, David, and Jesus Himself frequently did the very things they would label as Satanism if someone else did them. The biggest problem, though, is really at the other end of the spectrum.
As various forms of spirituality grow in popularity, and spiritual schools pop up everywhere, many without a spiritual teacher who is truly inspired by God, there is a growing promotion of the belief that the negative doesn’t exist at all, it is just illusion, it is just personal opinion. Everything is good, they say, because everything originated with God. There is no evil, so anything anyone does is good. Manifesting a spirit is a good thing, even if it becomes obvious to thinking people that what this spirit is doing or encouraging is evil. Many such persons cannot distinguish between those who’s goal is to help us develop spiritually and awaken our souls, and those who want to help us gain material wealth or control over other people. This becomes clear when you join many of the “spiritual” groups that are on Facebook and Twitter. You will find nonsensical things being posted by, or on, such group pages as’ “Your soul doesn’t care what you do for a living.” While I understand the point they are trying to make, which is that a humble job is just as good as an important one from a spiritual point of view, the statement is simply not true. If you are a professional hitman, your soul does care. If you are making things that you know are killing innocent people, your soul does care. If you work as a mercenary your soul cares. In fact, if you do great evil such as murder, you soul may leave your body and return to heaven leaving you behind as a soulless zombie.
So how do we know real miracles from the satanic ones? The only sure way, is to become a fully enlightened person. In the meantime, you can get a good idea by asking a few simple questions. Are the miracle workers miracles designed to primarily help people in a materialistic way, such as helping them make money? If so, that is not a person following God, but one following Satan. Are the miracles or manifestations designed to help a person awaken and develop his soul? If so, that is a person working for God’s Divine Plan and should be followed. One general exception is with healing. Great spiritual, Godly, people will sometimes take pity on those suffering from illnesses, and do their best to heal them. Or they may recognize that a person has an important mission for God, but must be healed first. While such healing seems materialistic, it isn’t in the right circumstances. Of course, the phony healers who simply hypnotize people into believing they are healed are definitely of the satanic type.