Matthew 15:14 –“When a blind man guides another blind man, both will fall in a pit.”
This is a well know proverb or saying that many quote, usually in reference to someone else. But what if the person speaking is the blind man who is guiding others?
The Partially Blind Jews
Romans 11:25 –“A partial blindness has happened to Israel until the full number of the Gentiles has come in.”
Paul clearly stated that the Jews are partially blind, and it has been well documented in history that a large percentage of the Jews have not yet recognized Yeshua as their Mashiach, their Messiah. Their blindness came as a result of the Jews of Yeshua’s time looking for a King (Melech [H4428]) Mashiach, rather than a Priestly (Kohen [H3548]) Mashiach who is also the Kinsman Redeemer (Ga’al [H1350]). They failed to see that THE Mashiach is both Melech and Kohen, from the order of Melchizedek [H4442] (Hebrews 5:6; 6:20, 7:1)! The percentage of partially blind Jews is growing smaller, however, as many are becoming Messianic Jews, or as some call themselves, Completed Jews.
The Partially Blind Christians
Revelation 3:7 –“Here is the message of Ha’Kodesh, the True One, the one who has the key of David, who, if he opens something, no one else can shut it, and if he closes something, no one else can open it.”
Many Christians have faired no better. They, too, are in partial blindness. They readily accept Yeshua as their savior, redeemer, and Lord, but their blindness comes from a lack of understanding that Yeshua is THE High Priest of Yahweh, THE Heavenly Kohen Ha’Gadol [H3548 H1419]. The Older Covenant Levitical priests, and especially Aaron, were patterned after the Heavenly Kohen Ha’Gadol, who is Yeshua. Yeshua can be seen throughout the Book of Revelation performing the duties of the Kohen Ha’Gadol and wearing the High Priestly garments (Revelation 1:13). Yeshua is the mediator between man and Yahweh (Romans 5:11, Hebrews 5:6; 6:20, 7:1 Compare these with descriptions of Aaron in Exodus 28 ,Exodus 29, Exodus 39, Leviticus 16, and Numbers 8).
This blindness of many Christians comes as a result of the unwillingness to fully comprehend the Jewishness of the Christian faith, a stance which I call an anti-Semitic stance. Won’t they be surprised when Yeshua shows up as THE High Priest (Kohen Ha’Gadol [H3548 H1419]) and Righteous King (Melech Tzaddiyk [H4428 H6662]). Won’t they be surprised when the Moedim are again celebrated during Yeshua’s millennial reign in memorial for what Yeshua accomplished in history.
Romans 11:25 – “Don’t be conceited so you won’t imagine you know more than you actually do.”
Many Jews are partially blinded when it comes to Yeshua’ Priestly role as their Ha’Mashiach. Sadly, many Christians are also partially blinded about Yeshua’s true nature as THE Kohen Ha’Gadol as their Ha’Mashiach. Both groups exhibit a deliberate failure to recognize the true Yeshua Ha’Mashiach. Neither group has the right to boast.
Prophecy as foretold by the Hebrew prophets continues to unfold in an escalating pattern. The stage is nearly completely set. The great and terrible Day of Yahweh, Joseph’s Trouble, hastens forth and will not delay. Time is short – Yeshua Ha’Mashiach is coming soon – get busy reaching the lost.