Who is your counselor? If you say, ‘I don’t have a counselor’, that’s completely UNTRUE. You are already following a counsel of some kind.
So, let me back up for a minute; proud humans have a great tendency to do what’s right in our OWN eyes:
Deuteronomy 12:8 – “You shall not do at all what we are doing here today, every man doing whatever is right in his own eyes;
Judges 17:6 – In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did what was right in his own eyes.
Judges 21:25 – In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.
Proverbs 12:15 – The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a wise man is he who listens to counsel.
Proverbs 21:2 – Every man’s way is right in his own eyes, But the LORD weighs the hearts.
But, what is fascinating about this is we are actually FOLLOWING COUNSEL of one system or another already. It will either be Holy Counsel from ADONAI or common counsel from the world. Let’s look at the kind of HOLY COUNSEL that leads to LIFE.
Holy Counsel: Hb. ‘pele’ meaning ‘to perform a great work as an act of intervention’
Pele-Yoetz (Wonder of a Counselor)
(6) For a child is born to us,
a son is given to us;
dominion will rest on his shoulders,
and he will be given the name
Pele-Yo‘etz El Gibbor
[Wonder of a Counselor, Mighty God,
Father of Eternity, Prince of Peace],
6 (7) in order to extend the dominion
and perpetuate the peace
of the throne and kingdom of David,
to secure it and sustain it
through justice and righteousness
henceforth and forever.
The zeal of Adonai–Tzva’ot
will accomplish this. ~ Isaiah 9:5-6
I’ve been RECEIVING HOLY COUNSEL for so many years (necessity!!) that I’ve forgotten what it’s like to be without IT. I find myself surprised when I see that many professing believers are living day after precious day WITHOUT any Holy Counsel from the Ruach HaKodesh of any kind! We may share some the same core beliefs about Who Yeshua is, but not agree on the GRAVITY of actually ‘answering’ to and agreeing with His Holy Spirit…answering to and agreeing with His Truth.
Consider the young king Ahaziah:
2 Chronicles 22:3 – NAS – ‘He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab, for his mother was his counselor to do wickedly’
2 Chronicles 22:3 – BHS – גַּם־ה֣וּא הָלַ֔ךְ בְּדַרְכֵ֖י בֵּ֣ית אַחְאָ֑ב כִּ֥י אִמֹּ֛ו הָיְתָ֥ה יֹֽועַצְתֹּ֖ו לְהַרְשִֽׁיעַ׃
The house of Ahab was built upon wicked counsel and reaped chaos birthed out of deep darkness.
The Truth is when we aren’t RECEIVING HOLY COUNSEL from THE WONDER of a Counselor Himself; by default, we receive the common counsel this present world offers and walk in its ways. There’s no LIFE in that. You understand at least that much!
What happens with HOLY COUNSEL?
And when LIGHT comes forth, we see things as they truly are. We see what’s been hidden in the darkness. We see how many little ‘g’ gods we’ve set up to serve over a lifetime. Those little ‘g’ gods that keep us in darkness, bound, confused, insane, frustrated and worse. We SEE! We give them names, reject them and their nefarious ways and instead, choose to CHASE THE LIGHT OF HIS COUNSEL.
That’s G-d’s will and delight for each of us. To see!
What you have yet to name, you will not overcome by His Ruach. It’s quite simple. Choose to see. Walk in the Light you already have and His Ruach will reveal many other things to you. HE will first EXPOSE darkness, then HE will free you from it.
Receiving Holy Counsel (in case you’re confused) is ANSWERING to and AGREEING with HIS WORD.
We only have so many breaths. Whose counsel will you receive?
Proverbs 12:20 – NAS – Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, But counselors of peace have joy.
Proverbs 12:20 – BHS – מִ֭רְמָה בְּלֶב־חֹ֣רְשֵׁי רָ֑ע וּֽלְיֹעֲצֵ֖י שָׁלֹ֣ום שִׂמְחָֽה׃
Find a ‘counselor of peace’ who is walking with the Prince of Peace in His anointing. It’s along THAT PATH where joy will be yours!
When we do not let HOLY COUNSEL IN, we will never get out. Consider whom you’re answering to and in agreement with. Whose ‘system’ have you pledged allegiance to?
Circling back around to the name of the article ‘Do I need counsel?’, the answer is you need the BETTER, SUPERIOR, ETERNAL, FREEING, HOLY COUNSEL.
The Holy Spirit wills to PERFORM GREAT WORKS AS ACTS OF INTERVENTION IN YOUR LIFE, Follower! Know this Truth! And as often as you come into agreement with His Truth, It will free and keep freeing you.