Why is it that many Christian’s think they have to have a ‘spiritual covering’ in order to relate to Father? Is it necessary to have a spiritual covering other than father living in our hearts? It reminds me of a royal family, in order to talk to the ‘king’ the hierarchy of a nation, you must go through several other ‘leaders’ or people in order to get permission to talk to the ‘king’. Why does some think they can’t just go to God on their own without the ‘in between’ people. I think some elders and leaders in our local congregations forget that they too are just people who go through the same things as anyone else in the congregation. But some think they have to ‘cover’ our spiritual lives in order for us to be saved. Isn’t Fathers blood enough to ‘cover’ us for eternity? I think so.
I believe that I don’t need anyone ‘above’ me other than Father and his love! Father then becomes more real to me as I walk in an ongoing relationship with Him and what He is accomplishing in my own life. I am not saying that having mentors and others along side me to help me is a bad thing, but that doesn’t mean that in order to know what Father is doing in my life, I need someone else to cover me and make sure I am not missing the ‘mark’. Where did that idea come from in the first place? I can’t seem to find anything in the scriptures that says we have to have someone else to be our spiritual covering.
Here’s another thought! Are husbands supposed to be the wives ‘covering’? Does that mean they have authority over the wife and makes all the decisions in the family as the leader? Doesn’t this ‘covering’ seem to be the same thing about leaders in congregations and can be looked at in the same light as well? I know in my marriage my husband and I work together as a team and we make decisions together; he doesn't act as my authority, that I must ‘submit’ to him , but he is my helper and equal. Can the word 'submit' be looked at in a different light? I have always heard the term for submit meaning the same thing as ‘obey’. However, I think it may be misinterpreted…
Any thoughts about ‘Spiritual Coverings’?
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