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Job 2:3 Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil?

Job 38:1-3 Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said: “Who is this who darkens counsel By words without knowledge? Now prepare yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer Me.

There are many out there calling themselves as prophets. Some may be genuine. Genuine believers who have the gift of prophecy will not identify themselves as prophets. We should not go to a prophet even for a prayer if we do not know them. If we do not know them, then we may not know their fruits; if we do not know their fruits, then it is very difficult to discern them. They will make you fall steeply and your fall will be great spiritually. To come up after the fall involves tremendous spiritual battle and that will tire you in your walk, why unnecessarily go and invite that battle for yourselves. Stay away from them if you cannot discern.

What these false prophets and teachers will do? They will darken the counsel by words without knowledge. It may look when we hear it, as a good teaching or words of wisdom, but it will darken our thoughts to see the light of the Holy Spirit, which He has already set in our heart. If we look at the friends of Job who exchanged words that looks like words of wisdom, it had an underlying motive to attack Job and his character, which God certified it as good. When God certifies us as good through Jesus Christ His Son, who can attack our underlying grace? Only the adversary; he may attack us through our friends, parents, spiritual teachers or prophets.   What does he attack? He attacks our wisdom and understanding that had been gained by us through the fellowship of the Holy Spirit with the word of God. The adversary tries to darken it, so that we will be groping in the dark to draw the water from the deep well. He will always like us to be in dark for the counsel of the Lord, so that we may go astray from the will of God.  Let us know these viles of the enemy and resist him to do the will of God.