“Woe to the rebellious children, says the Lord, that take counsel, but not of Me; and that cover with a covering, but not of My Spirit, that they may add sin to sin:
2 That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at My mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt!
3 Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion.” Isaiah 30:1-3.
“Spiritual Covering” by any other than the Spirit of God for any other is not a spiritual covering but spiritual and Scriptural ignorance. The teaching in the modern church of spiritual covering by man, preachers, teachers, etc. is not of God or from God. If it’s not from the Spirit of God it is from another spirit.
The Spirit of God (the Holy Spirit) covers the Believer Himself through the Word of God – which too many proclaimed Christians do not know for themselves. Going down to Egypt (the world) to inquire of the precepts of man and trusting in their statutes adds sin to sin.
“4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.
5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:1-4.
The profession which many proclaim but do not possess because of spiritual and Scriptural ignorance can be possessed. The peace of God which passes all understanding is available to those who seek the counsel of God…to those who are careful for nothing but in every thing by prayer and supplication make their requests known UNTO GOD…not man.
Jesus Christ made a way for God to be our God and for us to be His Children when He paid our sin debt on Calvary’s Cross. Jesus Christ made a way for us to have dominion over the sin that so easily besets us. Why then do we seek the counsel of man? Why do we follow the statutes of the world? Why don’t we deny our self effort, pick up the precepts of God and follow Jesus? He has made a way but many are too slothful to follow Him. Their itchy ears continue to seek the grandeur of the religious ceremonies which excites the flesh.
If we are indeed Children of God, why then do we follow the ways of the world to be free from the law of sin and death? If we could be free from the law of sin and death through the ways of the world (human psychology), why did Jesus have to go to Calvary’s Cross? It is understandable if the world believes these worldly precepts but for the Child of God to believe this garbage brings reproach to God.
-Donna Clark Warren.