These enemies who oppose Christ in His name are clearly occultists. Some power is at work that is not of God. Christ is not describing mere trickery, though these men are not above that. Their signs and wonders are so impressive that even the elect are in danger of being deceived. Moreover, the “power” convinces these false prophets themselves, for they ask, seemingly surprised, “Lord, have we not…?” It is the display of such power that attracts revival seekers today.