David, are you, or are you not saying we need to leave the scriptures behind as part of our "growth"? Do you believe everything you personally "think" as being from the Lord? Have you ever "mis-heard", thinking you heard from Him but realize later you were mistaken? I have, and I personally believe that is common to man, and is part of the reason we have so much confusion. Another reason is, many have indeed "left the written Word" and lean to their own understanding, thinking their great spirituality has led them not just beyond what is written, but even against it.
There are 100 "men of God", saying "I've heard this from God", but are in effect, saying opposite/differing things. Do you/we believe them all, every word they utter? Or do we check it against not only the Spirit's leading in our hearts, but also against what the written Word says?
Please consider my questions direct, not obtuse, subtle accusations. Also, whatever you do believe about this is between you and the Lord. Thought I would ask and seek clarification. God leads us all, to serve His purposes.
Thanks, have a blessed day.