The Practical Importance of Prophecy (John Cox, 1897)
Satan well knows that prophecy unmasks his doings and his doom, and that it enables those who heed it to read present things in its light, and so avoid the snares and pitfalls by which he stumbles unwary and worldly Christians.
He specially hates prophecy, and if he cannot succeed in hiding it from Christians he will, if possible, lead them, by means of false teachers, to accept his crafty and plausible perversions of God’s true revelations. ‘Beware of false prophets’ (Mtt. 7:15; 2 Pet. 2:1-3).