Spiritually Blind

 

Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch.” Matthew 15:14.

I could stop here and enough has been said…to the ones who are blessed to see; those who are spiritually discerned.  The most disturbing part of this scripture for me is “Let them alone.”  This scripture is written in red; it is the words of Jesus talking about the blind leading the blind.  This scripture is Him saying leave them alone and let them fall into the ditch.

The good news is, it is only the spiritually blind who are led into the ditch.  Therefore, believers have nothing to fear.  On the other hand, the bad news is the spiritually blind are just that, blind.  “Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say, ‘We see.’ Therefore your sin remains.” John 9:41.  In other words, if one is really ignorant, it is not a sin for they are blind.  However, once we are no longer ignorant but we choose to remain blind we are rejecting the Gospel of Jesus;  we are in rebellion with God.  As hard as it is to imagine, there are those who choose to remain in darkness.  There are evil ones who do not want the light to expose their deeds, they love the darkness. (John 3:19).  These are the ones who are worthy of eternal blindness.

As I watch the video of our government being led in prayer to allah, I see the blind leading the blind.  I see the darkness of the ditch before the fall as our nation’s leaders are being led to the slaughter by the enemy.  I hear Jesus saying “Let them alone.” Our God is a jealous God.  He is jealous of His blessings becoming a resource for His enemy.  An earthly mother or father would not like another man or woman convincing their child to call them mom or dad.  Our Heavenly Father does not like us giving honor, which is due to Him, to others.  One thing we must understand, our Lord Jesus was a sacrifice not a martyr.  Merriam Webster defines sacrifice as destruction of something for the sake of something else.  Jesus was sacrificed for the sake of you and me.  A martyr is defined as a person who sacrifices something of great value and especially life itself for the sake of principle.  Jesus didn’t sacrifice for a principle but for a people – all people, including the spiritually blind.

The spiritually blind who are not ignorant are all around us.  We see them at the store, we’re friends with them, sometimes we even sit next to them on Sunday mornings.  They think they are the rich and wealthy who need nothing but are blind to the fact they are really miserable and poor.  (Revelations 3:17)  Many of these are motivated by religion but sustained by self will; they try hard to maintain their do good attitude but without any peace inside.  Mere knowledge of Jesus counts one as not being ignorant.  Not accepting Jesus as our Saviour once knowledge of Him is given, counts one as not being ignorant but at enmity with God.  In other words, rejection by default.  They too are the blind being led into the slaughter…all the “good” people we love who are not believers.

These are the reasons we pray for God’s continued mercy as the blind are leading the blind into slaughter.  As His honor and His praise is given instead to His enemy, we are granted His mercy because His Son was our sacrifice.  Because Jesus paid in full for all of us, He gives us time to repent from our evil ways.  It is because of Jesus’ love for us, not because of us, that we are granted God’s mercy and grace.  Our separation from God because of man’s fall (not His) and His love for us is the reason He sent His Son as a sacrifice.  Often God is misrepresented as unmerciful.  It is His desire to save us from the enemy, not hand us over to satan.  Jesus’ sacrifice was and is God’s grace poured out on all, sinners and saints, in hopes to save us, not condemn us.

We pray for His mercy because many of the blind being led to the slaughter by all of these compromises are our children.  The enemy has infiltrated our schools.  Blindness has bred blindness and with each generation the darkness is becoming deeper and deeper.  We pray as the blind either fall on the cornerstone of mercy and become broken or the stone falls on them and they are crushed (Matthew 21:44).  I pray the message of the Gospel of Jesus makes it to the halls of the White House and to the homes of the lost and the Holy Spirit’s conviction unveils their eyes.

Dear Lord, thank you for leaving the 99 to come and get each of us who believe.  Dear God, I pray you send out laborers into Your harvest.  Dear God, have mercy on us all.

-Donna Warren

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