We want the next drink of wine, but not last season’s wine. I’m talking about revelation here. We want to enter into a new level of revelation, but we get to a place where we start having problems, because some of us are Word people. We have lots of Word in us. We know the Word of God. We know the statues of the Lord. We’ve studied it back and forth, and some of us can read it without opening the Bible. But there is a danger. Jesus and the disciples were walking along when they saw a man in his thirties who had been blind from birth (John 9). The disciples asked Jesus, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” (John 9:2).
Jesus said, “Neither one of them.” That statement violates everything they knew. He said, “Neither one of them. It is for My glory that I’m doing this, and while there’s still light, I’ll be doing these things.” He healed this blind man, and it surpassed anything the disciples had been taught in the Word. They knew nothing about this aspect of the Word, which had to do with the glory realm beyond where they had ever been. This can be a huge danger for all of us. We sometimes try counseling, teaching, or attempting to make the blind man understand what a mess he is in, but it has nothing to do with that. Based on our old, methodical understanding, if someone were blind, deliverance ministers might try to deliver that person of generational iniquity or some sin he or she committed, as opposed to just saying, “ The reason she’s blind is for the glory of the Lord. Just get up!”
– Chuck Pierce