Q. Did the slave girl in Acts 16 actually have the power to tell the future? And if she did where did she get this power, is this power available today?
16 It happened that as we were going to the place of prayer, a slave-girl having a spirit of divination met us, who was bringing her masters much profit by fortune-telling.
17 Following after Paul and us, she kept crying out, saying, “These men are bond-servants of the Most High God, who are proclaiming to you the way of salvation.”
18 She continued doing this for many days. But Paul was greatly annoyed, and turned and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her!” And it came out at that very moment.
19 But when her masters saw that their hope of profit was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the market place before the authorities,
20 and when they had brought them to the chief magistrates, they said, “These men are throwing our city into confusion, being Jews,
21 and are proclaiming customs which it is not lawful for us to accept or to observe, being Romans.”
22 The crowd rose up together against them, and the chief magistrates tore their robes off them and proceeded to order them to be beaten with rods.
23 When they had struck them with many blows, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to guard them securely;
24 and he, having received such a command, threw them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks.
Yes, this actually happened. These type of events surround the ministry of Christ as Satan unleashed all of the power at his disposal, and the superiority of Christ’s power was demonstrated by the miracles that he performed. Do these events happen today? I doubt it. If they do you can be certain who the divinator is working for. Remember, you may be able to make a deal with the Devil, but are you willing to pay the price? The price will be eternal separation from God.