What I’ve seen is, that when the hungry, the empty, the desperate man or woman see God in their midst, they want to cry out. They cry out from a raw, natural void in themselves that see that they can be filled with just a touch of the Master’s hand. They know that their blindness cannot be healed apart from a touch from God.
But there is two groups of people telling the two blind men not to cry out and to hold their peace.
1 The unbelieving, faithless and powerless. Those who see Jesus as a nice man, nothing more, nothing less. They say hold your peace, because they want to keep things the way they are.
2 The self-righteous religious. Those who have made themselves comfortable under the blanket of religion. This group also told the blind to hold their peace. After all such blatant outbreaks could disrupt our plans. Tell those blind men to shut up Jesus is here. Keep those kids outside, Jesus is here.
'When , Oh vain man, when will you seek me apart from man’s approval.'
We need to be careful in our thinking concerning our interpretation of (self-righteous religious). Not everyone who is part of a Christian denomination is self-righteous religious.
There are self-righteous religious in every church, denominational and non-denominational, but most people who attend church are not self-righteous. They are genuinely seeking fulfillment in Christ. Most church members are truly unaware of their denomination’s agenda.
The self-righteous religious are those who think they are better than others because of what they believe. They wield what God gave them as if they had earned it. They forgot they were saved by grace.
It’s not just the grumpy, grouchy, stagnant denominationalist that are self righteous. There are many free-spirited, even Pentecostal’s, who also take on this spirit of superiority.
Anyone who thinks themselves better than someone else, because they have something that someone else doesn’t have is full of pride and pride is the root of self-righteousness.
Excerpt from God thinking X - Deep Calls Unto Deep by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2012