is plagued day by day with the threat of war, crime, and national ruin within his own country.It was Christ who created the Universe and all that is in them. John 1:1-3, 14; Ephesians 3:9; Hebrews 1:1,2. Jesus is the owner, and it's His right to judge what knowledge man can orcannot be trusted with. Saith the Lord: "The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: butthose things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do allthe words of this law." Deuteronomy 29:29. How were these secrets about the Earth's history revealed? Saith the Lord: "Surely theLord God will do nothing but he revealeth his secret unto His servants the prophets." Amos
3:7. For those things that were to be revealed to us, God chose people that he knew he couldtrust and would faithfully carry out His prescriptions. These people were called Prophets.They were to write down and record what was revealed to them by Visions and Dreams. Saith the Lord: "And he said, hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I theLord will make myself known unto him in a VISION and will speak unto him in a dream."Numbers 12:6. However, as there is a Mystery of Godliness (1.Timothy 3:16) so is there a Mystery ofIniquity (2.Thessalonians 2:7). And, as the Lord has His Prophets, so has the Devil. "For suchare false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. Andno marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no greatthing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works." 2.Corinthians 11:13-15. Now, one of the clear ways to test a prophet is found in Isaiah 8:20: "To the Law and to theTestimony if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is NO LIGHT INTHEM." If a man or woman claims to receive a vision or a dream from the Lord, butcontradict the teaching in the Law (Torah) which means the first five books of the Bible(Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy), or contradicts the teachings found inthe Testimony (the rest of the books of the Bible), it is because the Lord has not sent them.Another way the Lord has given His people to detect a true or false prophet is found inDeuteronomy 13:1-5: "If there arise among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee,saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them; thoushalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the Lord yourGod proveth you, to know whether ye love the Lord your God with all your heart and with allyour soul. Ye shall walk after the Lord your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments,and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him. And that prophet, or thatdreamer of dreams, shall be put to death, because he hath spoken to turn you away from theLord your God which brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of thehouse of bondage, to thrust thee out of the way which the Lord thy God commanded thee to towalk in. So shalt thou put the evil away from the midst of thee. "