A teaching of the importance of a more balanced approach.
There are many voices out in the world today that can be portrayed as those who would provide guidance for others. Some of these are in the Christian camp while others are of a different persuasion.
Many believers seem to follow some who send out various prophecies about the days that we are living in. However, much of what is written down is questionable at best; and the sad thing is that most people don’t even question these things.
It’s almost as if once someone has becomes popular then their words are infallible and can’t be tested.
Those who speak or write in this manner, are surely like the blind leading the blind, and we know how we were warned about this through the words of Jesus.
“Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch,” Matthew 15:14.
Some who prophesy regularly offer pin-point prophecies that mention who the Antichrist is, spell-out the panorama of his origin, and propose how America’s fate will be locked-in for our future.
A study of the book of Daniel can aid many of us in our search for a more balanced understanding of these things, and yet, some of this is still veiled in mystery, and is unfolding in pieces as those days approach.
And yet I realize that much of what the LORD has given to me unfolds a future context of this scenario as well.
Many of us are gifted in prophesy, while some teach, and others proclaim God’s truth in a myriad of different ways. All are needed, and perhaps with more of a “coupled approach” to eschatology, can a more balanced understanding be given. And yet, many still walk with only one leg and not with both.
It has become quite popular in many Christian circles to announce that this person or that one is indeed, “the lawless one.“
And if some would question this then they may well be scolded and treated as an infidel. We still suffer for a lack of knowledge and that may well be our demise, or perhaps worst yet, it is a type of humility that is veiled in pride.
We all hold a piece of the panoramic puzzle of these last days. No one person can hold the entire landscape in their hands, and if they think that they can, then surely, the piece that they now hold will in time have its edges disfigured.
Below then, are a couple of messages that speak of this very thing of the blind leading the blind.
The Blind Leading the Blind
September 5, 2011
“He also told them this parable: ‘Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into a pit?'” Luke 6:39.
The spirit of the LORD showed me people who were walking forward and each one of them was tied to the one in front of them.
Each one of them could not see what was in front of them, and yet each one of them was tied to the one in front so that they could move forward. The scene ended with all of them falling to the ground.
“I tell you that many during this time are like the blind leading the blind.
I tell you My people, this is true of many in this hour. For many do not know where they are going. They walk blindly in the dark. They grope with their hands trying to find their way.
Where are those who would lead the way in this hour?
I have said in my word, ‘This is the way, walk ye in it.’ And yet many of you are blind to know how to walk forward in this hour. Your eyes have been blinded by the spirit of this age.
I say to get out of the cave that you have been living in lately. For there is daylight outside. My spirit will guide you in this hour if you would but put on my eyes, says the LORD; but your eyes are easily entertained by the things of this world.
Take off your blinders. Take off those things that have prevented you from seeing!
Are you blind to the injustice that is going on around you?
Are you blind to the needs of the widow?
Are you blind to the fatherless?
I tell you that the entire nation is blind. They need eyes to see. They need ears to hear. Thus would say the spirit of the LORD.”
The Blind Leading the Blind – Part 2
(This word is a continuation of the previous one “THE BLIND LEADING THE BLIND.” Except that this one is directed towards the leadership of many in churches today.)
“Woe to the shepherds who are destroying and scattering the sheep of my pasture!’ declares the LORD. Therefore this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says to the shepherds who tend my people: “Because you have scattered my flock and driven them away and have not bestowed care on them, I will bestow punishment on you for the evil you have done,’ declares the LORD,” Jeremiah 23:1-2.
“There are many blind guides in this world as well. There are many blind leaders.
There are those who ‘think’ they are showing the way, but I tell you that entire churches will fall into the ditch because of the blind leadership. For entire churches have gone the way of this blind leadership.
So, decide for yourselves this day who you would follow. Would you follow me or someone who thinks they know the way? For programs and popularity have replaced the need for my spirit in many of your churches.
I hold those who have chosen to lead my sheep down a different road other than the way that My Spirit would have led them; I demand their release of them!
For I have said, ‘Let not many of you be teachers.’ You propose your own way, says the LORD.
If you continue to lead my sheep down a different path other than the one that I have chosen for them then I will cut you off.
Choose to enter into fellowship with my spirit says the LORD. Then if you continue to do these things, and follow after my leading rather than your own, then I will restore you.”
To conclude, my hope is that we can all begin to arrive at a place of greater discernment and biblical understanding, particularly when giving and reading various prophecies.
It will only be when these things happen that we can begin to come unto the full measure of the stature of Christ.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?