Excerpt from a blogpost I shared two years ago today…
Bind up the testimony; seal the teaching among my disciples. I will wait for the LORD, who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob, and I will hope in him. Behold, I and the children whom the LORD has given me are signs and portents in Israel from the LORD of hosts, who dwells on Mount Zion. And when they say to you, “Inquire of the mediums and the necromancers who chirp and mutter,” should not a people inquire of their God? Should they inquire of the dead on behalf of the living? (Isaiah 8:16-19 ESV).
God tells Isaiah to write the Prophecy given him on a scroll and seal it for future use. The Prophecy has an enduring Message of warning and consolation for not only those who heard it at the time of its utterance but for the First and Second Advents of Christ and all the time in between as well.Isaiah prophetically addresses those in Judah who were attempting to contact dead loved ones for beyond the grave communication. He warns them that what they are really contacting is demon spirits masking themselves as their departed loved ones. The Child of God is to have no fellowship with things of this nature or witchcraft in any form, as the world of evil spirits is most certainly real and dangerous.
To the teaching and to the testimony! If they will not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn. They will pass through the land, greatly distressed and hungry. And when they are hungry, they will be enraged and will speak contemptuously against their king and their God, and turn their faces upward. And they will look to the earth, but behold, distress and darkness, the gloom of anguish. And they will be thrust into thick darkness (Isaiah 8:20-22 ESV).
The Command of the LORD given through the Prophet Isaiah is that the Word of God must be the criteria for all Truth and Doctrine. False doctrine is the work of demon spirits and brings people into a place of darkness and confusion.
Source: The Zeal of the LORD