These verses from Isaiah 30, really nail the trend of the emergent movement to adopt the Eastern mysticism (the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt).
And to "soften" the message (smooth things) of the Bible until it speaks no truth at all (prophesy deceits ... The Message, The New World Translation, etc ...).
It's just another amazing example, that for over 6,000 years ... we're (man) struggling with the same sinful nature that has been contrary to God from the beginning ... and the only redemption is through Jesus Christ.
1 Woe to the rebellious children, said 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 … 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 …
9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:
10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits.