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BLIND

LEADERS

BY J.P. TIMMONS

January 27, 2018

©2018 CCI PUBLISHING

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“Can the blind lead the blind?

Shall they not both fall into the

Ditch? The disciple is not above his

Master: but every one that is perfect

(fully trained) Shall be as his master.”

† Luke 6:39-40

 

 

If you study the ministry of Jesus carefully—i.e., you make a concerted effort for let’s say 3 months to take a period of time and read each of the gospels through every single day—the Holy Spirit will teach you some things. The Holy Spirit impressed me to do this just last week--read each gospel through once a day for a month. Even though I read the New Testament through each month and have since the early ‘90s I knew the Lord wanted to show me something new. And that is the incredible thing about the Bible. If you read it correctly, i.e., asking the Spirit to help you understand it, you should learn something every single time you read the Word. I can’t read the Word without getting revelation. Over the years the Spirit will teach you the truth and this is how we fulfill Romans 12:2 and 1 Corinthians 2:16.

I’m sure you’ve heard Christians say just like I have, “Brother Timmons, the Bible says that we have the mind of Christ.” I was preaching in a church back east one time and this topic came up as I was preaching on a Sunday morning. I replied, “Yes, the Bible says that. Paul wrote that in 1 Cor. 2:16. So why don’t you have the mind of Christ then—why don’t you have it?” And I was speaking to an entire congregation of about 300 people.

Now that’s an Eye of the Eagle question that you should meditate on if you don’t know the answer. If you have the mind of Christ then you know the answer. But I think it’s obvious to even the most casual Christian that most Christians don’t have the mind of Christ, do they? And why is that?

Well, there are a couple of reasons for this that we are going to look at today, but neither is without excuse. You won’t be able to bamboozle the Lord on the Judgment Day by saying, “Well, Jesus, I just didn’t know; I wasn’t taught correctly at my church so it’s not my fault. No, Jesus will say to you, “I gave you my Word, didn’t I? And I gave you my Spirit, didn’t I?” Remember what Jesus said and it should frighten you. He said that the Word would judge you “on the last day.” This should encourage you to spend more time in the Word.

Now the teaching for today focuses on Jesus’ words in Luke6 regarding “Blind leaders of the blind.” I was speaking with a pastor here in America about this a few days ago. And I reiterated something the Lord showed me 30 years ago: that even though we live under a “better covenant” based on “better promises” as Hebrews reminds us, man is still the same. Yes, we’re more advanced scientifically and yes, we’re more advanced (or at least you should be if you’re reading this article) spiritually. But man is the same—same sins, temptations, pride, laziness, etc., that plagued those we read about in the Bible.

And unless you want to stay that way you have to do something about it—you have to do it. Yes, the Lord has given you the Word and the Spirit to help you but He can’t make you get up at 5 a.m. to read the Bible, meditate and pray. We all have the same 24 hours each day to demonstrate that the things of God and the Kingdom of God is important to us. That’s why I wrote in MSDK that time—T---I---M---E demonstrates your priorities. If it’s important to you then you will make the time to do it.

Now Jesus the Word says “spoke a parable to them.” And we know that parables like dark speech are the language of the Holy Spirit. The words form a story or allegory as we see with Jesus’ words because He certainly had the religious rulers of His time on earth in mind when He spoke this parable—they were the crème de la crème of “blind leaders.” Many of them followed Him around and a few even got saved and became His disciples but most followed the false doctrines of men and became offended at Him.

About 5 years ago I was ministering at a church in Pennsylvania and the Lord gave me a message titled, “Spiritual Blindness.” Now spiritual blindness is terrible; frankly it’s worse than physical blindness because it can cause something that physical blindness does not—eternal death. Most of the Pharisees and “leaders” of Jesus’ time died and went to hell because they suffered from spiritual blindness. In several instances the Bible tells us that they knew Jesus “spoke this parable against them” yet they never seemed to learn the truth.

Yet I submit the same is true today. Many so called leaders of the Church are not chosen by God; they are chosen by men and women. And they are blind leaders of the blind. Eve and I have had many visions and dreams since the late ‘80s  about this false church system that Satan has erected.  After all, he doesn’t want you to know the truth. He doesn’t want you to go to Heaven and if you do go he doesn’t want you to have any rewards by doing God’s will for your life.

Now before I continue on I want to remind you—because it’s your responsibility to do something about it—of what the Lord spoke to us about destiny back in the late ‘90s. Every born-again believer has a two-fold destiny. A destiny in God and a destiny for God. If you never fulfill your destiny in God you won’t be able to fulfill your destiny for God. And it’s your destiny in God that requires the most time. For Moses it was 80 years; for David, Joseph and Jesus about 30.

Satan knows this scriptural principle so he fights any time you spend in prayer, meditation of the Word, fasting, etc., to help you fulfill your destiny in God. But you must make a quality decision that this is important. The Lord is not going to do it for you.

I never ever tell people what to do specifically unless I have a “thus saith the Lord.” I will just make suggestions based on past experiences that I know will help them. But I can’t make them do it; they have to do something. You will notice if you’ve not already when reading the Scriptures that most of God’s promises are conditional; God will do something if you do something. He normally always requires something of us and it normally involves faith. We see this throughout the gospels—“Your faith has made you whole.”

But it’s mentioned on our website about how the Lord gave me a night vision back in 1997 that was all in Dark Speech. I asked Him to interpret it because there’s no way I could understand it. I wrote the entire vision in Revelations from God, Volume 1.

From talking to the Lord about the vision and meditating on the various portions I was informed that there are basically 4 different wills or outcomes for our lives—four different paths, if you will, that we can take. Now in reality there are more than this since we can mix the wills up from time to time or we may add Satan’s will for our lives to the mix if we are rebellious and in sin for a time. But I’m talking about genuine, born-again believers who have a pure heart in this regard and want to live their lives for God.

The first “will” is your own. God created each of us as free moral beings. If you’ve read The High Calling of God (and if you have a ministry call on your life then I’d suggest you read it because it will help you) then you know that God actually limited Himself by covenant. Sure He’s omnipotent, omniscient, etc. but He cannot do anything He wants where a Christian is concerned because He limited Himself through covenant. So you have a free will. You can decide to walk away from Jesus and the Cross tomorrow. Jesus illustrated this in the parable of the Sower—a portion of the “seed” fell away. And whereas you might not fall away from the Lord—and I certainly pray that you never will—you can decide not to do certain things that He requires of us like tithe, forgive others, help the poor and weak, etc. So you have a free will and you can become a Christian be a school teacher or whatever you want to do and ignore God’s call to the mission field and you’ll still go to Heaven. But you won’t have fulfilled the purposes and plans for which you were created.

Next there are the three wills of God as mentioned in Romans. They are: 1) good, 2) acceptable, and 3) perfect.  And I believe these three also tie in with the parable of the Sower in Matthew 13:23—one produces 30 fold for the Kingdom of God, the next 60 fold and those in the perfect will of God produce a 100 fold return.

And isn’t it interesting that the Balaam Boys have taken this 100 fold return and implied that God promises you that if you will give to their “ministry.”

But what the Lord showed me in this night vision back in 1997 is that the average Christian only has a 25% chance of fulfilling God’s perfect will for their life. That’s not very good. How can you improve those odds? Well He showed me. It’s through the Word. He showed me a vision of Jesus and the Holy Spirit in a workshop making a human spirit. I could see them adding gifts, callings, etc. to a person. He said that His purposes and plans are sealed up in your spirit—your heart—when you are created but because you are the caretaker of your body, soul and spirit, it’s up to you to unlock these gifts and bring them forth. Of course the Lord and the Spirit will help you through Five-fold ministry teaching but it’s your responsibility. But He showed me that the Word of God is like a catalyst that causes the process to speed up. So the more time you spend in the Word—meditating the Word—the better you increase the odds that you will walk in the perfect will of God for your life.

Now this may sound complicated to you but it’s really not. One thing I have learned from the Lord Jesus and I’ve mentioned it often in my preaching. Every revelation He’s ever given me was both very profound but also very simple and easy to understand. And it was also confirmed in the Word, sometimes right away; sometimes years later.

I’ve mentioned before that in 2004 the Lord gave me a message for our church in Libby, Montana, titled “Unity at What Cost?” In that message I demonstrate from the Scriptures that it’s impossible to ever have unity in the Body of Christ without Five-fold ministry. Yet even after 30+ years of Ev and I preaching and teaching about Five-fold ministry most of the church world—probably 95%--still ignores the Lord’s ministry model given in Ephesians 4. Most churches operate through a board of elders, deacons and a “lead” or “senior” pastor. This refusal to accept the model the Lord Jesus not only left us—because we see it functioning in Acts even before Paul penned those inspired words in Ephesians 4—but also modeled for us Himself since the Lord Jesus stood in all five of these offices!

Yet sadly today most churches are a model of the blind leading the blind. They have shut out the Lord Jesus’ Holy Spirit and do not allow Him to take charge of the service. Most print in the service out in a bulletin so the Holy Spirit will know what to do! What nonsense! What hypocrisy! What arrogance! To tell the Lord what we are going to do in the service rather than allow the precious Holy Spirit to do what He wants to do to help and teach the people. That’s another reason why such services and churches are ripe for the Balaam Boys to ply their demonic wares.

Back in 1988 the Lord Jesus gave me a very anointed personal prophecy through a proven prophet. One of the things He said was, “I am going to take you a new way. Some are going to align and some are going to resign and those that resign leave ‘em behind.”

But of course I now realize that the “new way” He was speaking of back then is really an “old way” but it’s the true model of the Church that most have departed from because it’s more profitable financially and easier than to do it the Lord’s way with His model. In fact most ministries and churches, especially in the West, do not know how to face demonic backlash and don’t have a clue about spiritual warfare.  

For 3 ½ years back in the early part of this decade the Lord had us preaching here and in Canada various messages with the theme: “Come out of her, my people” from Revelation 18. If you are involved in one of the false churches you will be judged with that church. A friend of ours was an elder in such a church back then. While I was spending time with the Lord doing my spiritual checkup the Lord woke me up and said, “You go tell Will that I said if he continues on as an elder in that church he will be held accountable for the sins of that church.” I delivered the message to him and he said it was a confirmation to him so he resigned and stopped going there. But you can see that there can be consequences to your attending a church that is not in keeping with the Lord’s model for maturing the Body.

So let’s look at what His model is one more time and precisely what words are chosen: “And he gave some apostles, and some prophets; and some, evangelists; and some pastors and teachers; for the perfecting (or maturing) of the saints for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning and craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive: But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.”

Now I would certainly encourage you to read over these verses and meditate on them. I’ve given the KJV but you might also read the more literal translations like the NASB, the ESV or the Amplified.

But I want to call your attention to one important point in this text other than the 5 offices which each have different anointing. Remember, if just a pastor would do then Jesus wouldn’t have given 4 other offices with different anointing would He? And sadly today most who claim to be pastors do not have a pastoral anointing. But the facts is that it takes all 5 offices to mature and grow up the Body of Christ to be as Jesus said in Luke 6 “fully trained to look like their Teacher.”

But the one important fact I want to draw your attention to today from the text in Ephesians 4 is in v. 14, “every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming.” And that’s why I said that churches who don’t embrace and teach Five-fold ministry and don’t have various Five-fold ministers in training and others invited in to train those they are training, are susceptible to the Balaam Boys and their “trickery of men.”

I’ve preached for many years that all false religious systems have several things in common and we find them in Acts 2:42, “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine, and in fellowship, prayers and the breaking of bread.”

All false religious systems conform to 3 of these: prayers, fellowship and the breaking of bread. But only the Church of Jesus Christ teaches and practices (or at least we are supposed to if we count ourselves a genuine church) “the doctrine of the apostles.” So if your church is not teaching and practicing the doctrine of the apostles then perhaps you should pray about going someplace else where they do practice and teach this doctrine.

So we see that many in the Church today who are good people are being led by “the blind leaders” and they are sure to “fall into a ditch” because the Lord Jesus said so.

It’s our purpose at CCI ministry to help those Christians who are sincere fulfill God’s perfect will for their lives. Let us know how we can help you expand the Kingdom of God upon the earth. It’s been a sad fact that too many churches not only don’t teach Five-fold ministry and train up people in their gifts and callings is because they really aren’t interested in maturing the Body or bringing it into Unity as Ephesians 4 shows us.

Along these lines Ev and I will be bringing some special teaching on UTube to help you and will be organizing some special seminars in different areas to train and teach  on these things.

"Baruch atah, Adonai eloheinu”

Comments
James Johnson on 01-03-2018 at 9:36 AM
Bless you sir,I have analysed this your teaching on Christmas but how can we reconcile the word of God on the birth of our Lord Jesus as recorded," while shepards watch their flocks by night all seated round below, the Angel of the Lord came down and glory came...Luke 2:8, is it possible for Shepard's to keep watch over their flocks in a cold winter? Yes the birth of our Saviour needs to be celebrated but not on a pagan date fixed by pagans who once ruled the whole world for 500 years. Our God is a God of all season,let's keep on waiting for His coming which shall annihilate completely all the false festivals enunciated so far
James Johnson on 01-03-2018 at 9:09 AM
How do we reconcile the celebration of our Lord with this date of December if we consider Luke 2:8 very carefully with historical and biblical evidence,is it possible for Shepard's to sit under a cold winter their flocks
Roxanne Evans on 01-02-2018 at 3:46 AM
Thank you. This teaching on Christmas has set me free I this area. I figured, if you celebrate Christmas, then it cant be a taboo for us. So many Christians are no longer celebrating Christmas because of the teachings that are going around that it is pagan; that putting up a Christmas tree is idolatry.

Thank you!
Richard Barwick on 11-20-2017 at 9:39 PM
Blessed reminder of our Lord when He said if the foundation be destroyed what can the righteous do, many of us forget about our basic foundation, and try to build a new one built on faulty ground, waiting to crumble and wondered what happened, deception cannot be built on truth.
Stacey Vogel on 11-12-2017 at 10:49 PM
There is so much truth in this teaching. It totally fed my spirit. Thank you.
Kathy Kelley on 10-13-2017 at 9:55 AM
Praise God! Thank you Brother Timmons for the Word of Truth. Glory Be To God
Scott Carney on 10-05-2017 at 11:08 AM
Excellent as always...Arise... let Prophets come to the surface as such as time as this .
Evangelist baafi Boateng Richison on 09-15-2017 at 10:58 AM
jp timmons God almighty bless you cuz my life has been a a lot through your books in the name of Jesus Christ Amen
Ps Samuel Gbormenu on 07-11-2017 at 12:04 PM
Rev. JP Timmons . I am so grateful for this great insight given me. I want to say I am a Police Officer, and a Pastor in Ghana with a Jesus Generation Ministries. I was led by The Holy Spirit to buy your book Mysterious Secrets of The Dark Kingdom about two months ago and since then I have given out as many as 15 which I had given out to pastors and church leaders. In fact I have not regretted buying same at all . My area of operation is deliverance and this book has enhance my knowledge on the subject. I am preparing to go into full time ministry and seeking direction from The Lord to do so.
Esme Louw on 07-03-2017 at 10:07 AM
Agree with you and thank you for this teaching.
david tamah on 07-03-2017 at 8:00 AM
God bless you sir
Felicitas on 05-30-2017 at 4:00 PM
Thank you so much. The teachings and your book Mysterious Secrets of the dark kingdom helps a lot as we prepare for the soon return of Jesus. Jn 2v5. Let's read the bible as much as we can
Christopher Agwuncha on 04-19-2017 at 5:31 AM
An eye opener for believers.God bless you man of God.
james on 04-17-2017 at 12:45 AM
From this day I pray God Almighty to bring you to Milan Italy in our church.I don't want to exaggerate the inestimable value of your teachings,publications and materials,once again may you be anointed stronger and stronger in the mighty name of JESUS CHRIST,amen
david tamah on 04-04-2017 at 9:08 AM
God bless you, sir.
Barbara Nelson on 04-02-2017 at 5:40 PM
Thank God for the word you gave my brother...We need to hear this especially in the times we are in. Praise God
Michael Clement on 04-02-2017 at 3:41 PM
I'm blessed sir
Ezeka Gabriel on 03-08-2017 at 12:40 PM
Am alway blessed! Does not being ordained makes one calling ineffectual?
pastor kemsian josephh on 03-07-2017 at 4:01 AM
help send everyting that will revive me
oluseye adeola oluwole on 03-06-2017 at 12:49 PM
Very informative. I will work on it. I have a question for you timmons. I am working on getting another job in a brewery. It later occurred to me that the brewery makes both alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages. Does that not make me an enemy of God if I work there?
Stephanie Coetzee on 02-28-2017 at 5:00 AM
Precious teaching, how blessed are we to learn from you! We are living prayers, coming to see the truth of Ephesians 1 verse 18 ... how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints ... Be blessed!
Olumide Orisafeyijimi on 02-26-2017 at 11:29 PM
Thank God for the teaching gift and thank God for your testimonies and teaching ministry. It's almost calibrates your mind to comply with the word when you understand it. I'm gonna let the river of emotions flow even more in prayer And God help me to be a bit more repeated about prayer.

Question pls: Can continuous mean, setting a specific day of the week to prayer about an issue or it requires you prayer day after day over that issue...I recognise that the spirit of God can guide us in this matters on an individual basis (to avoid legalism) but what's your take Sir?

Also why do some prayers e.g. for healing happen almost immediately while others has to be long worn battle?

God bless Rev Timmons
Kathy Kelley on 02-26-2017 at 4:41 PM
Thank You Bro.T
I so enjoyed this and it was something I needed to hear at this moment and time. I am encouraged to not give up the good fight of Faith and to continue praying. God Bless
Rena TreviƱo on 02-14-2017 at 6:02 AM
Thank you for your teaching ! It rings true today in my area also.I thank God, He has been raising a select few who have been going into the churches to Pray these things down. May the Lord Abundantly Bless you !
Pastor Abraham Abiel on 01-25-2017 at 9:37 PM
May the good Lord bless and increase your ministry in Jesus name. You shall not fail God, may you remain rapturable in Jesus name.
james on 01-23-2017 at 2:03 AM
Your materials are highly anoited,I thank God for the Brother who reommended your book to me,I noticed a lot of positive changes in my life and ministry.What you you give out free of charge that some American pastors would place a cost on. My prayer is that God should anoint you more and more and increase His power on you,God bless you
Igwe Collinsmary on 11-18-2016 at 5:08 PM
Thanks bro Jp Timmons! You're indeed a blessing to me.
Joanna belmont on 07-23-2016 at 3:32 PM
Love the four 4 s. Matthew 4:4, Luke 4:4. Two 4s are 8. New beginnings. Regeneration. Meditate on The Word more!
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