Q. A well known and very respected minister once said in a sermon, “Satan often sends some good things into your life to get you walking in the direction he wants.” I know that Satan masquerades as an angel of light and not all miracles are from God. Can and does Satan answer our prayers?
A. It’s highly unlikely that Satan can either hear or answer our prayers. But as the minister said, he can be very deceptive. And one of his tricks is to make you think God is blessing you to lure you in to his trap. But if you look carefully, you’ll always find a clue (like the violation of a commandment) that it’s him not God. This is one of the lessons we gain from a study of the Temptation wilderness (Matt. 4:1-17).