Can one really prophesied in the name of the Lord, cast out demons in his name and do wondrous works in his name, all these and more, and NOT be of god? Would god allow all these to be done in his name and yet the doer not be on god's side? Would god really channel his powers and gifts through someone who is not on his side? Why would god do such a deceitful thing?
This means that someone like Benny Hinn who performs all these "wondrous act" (slaying in the spirit, healing, prophesing etc) in the name of the Lord may yet be from the devil. Is this not absurd that god would channel his powers thought someone from the devil. If that were so, who is served by all these wondrous acts?
What this means for the rank and file believer is that considering all their works and dedication to serving god and doing his will, they may yet end up on the other side. How can one really know whether they are on god's side? Looks like you don't get to know until the end.
16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.