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Matthew 15:12-14

Then His disciples came and said to Him, “Do You know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this saying?”

13 But He answered and said, “Every plant which My heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. 14 Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch.”


When Balaam rode in his donkey, the animal saw the Angel of the Lord and went in other direction escaping Balaam from death. The Angel of the Lord said “The donkey saw Me and turned aside from Me these three times. If she had not turned aside from Me, surely I would also have killed you by now, and let her live.”

In this incident donkey saved Balaam life. But if the donkey did not see the vision what would have happened? Balaam would be dead. Likewise in today’s world many are living by other believer’s visions and prophecy and counsel. Because of this, if the believer who is having a vision or word do not see or hear the real will of God, the receiver of the vision or word is also going to be dead. This is what Jesus our Lord mentioned as blind leading the blind. Many today enters into ministry by riding on other’s vision to even begin it. If anyone who begins a ministry based on someone else vision is likely to fail in the ministry. It does not mean we should not seek godly counsel, but rather you should not begin with it or if it is different from what you have received, then you should spend more time with the Lord to get clarity. You need to have your own calling and vision from God for your path. That way is set, before you only and not for the donkey. Like how a donkey is used as an instrument when our Lord entered into His sufferings, God will use fellow believers as an instrument in our path.

Since many false prophets and preachers are in Christendom today, it is best to get our own vision to begin the ministry by staying at the feet of the Lord. So do not ride on other’s vision or counsel but rather know your own path. If you are honest with the Lord, then your path will be approved by the saints of the Lord.