Respect The Anointing

Honor and The Anointing

2 Corinthians 5:16(NLT) - So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now!

He's just a man! He puts on his pants one leg at a time just like the rest of us. What makes him so special? I grew up with her. Now she's talking like she hears from God all the time? I hear from God too. What's the big deal with this anointing thing anyway? We all have the anointing. I don't honor men. I only honor God.

This is Part Five of our series on The Anointing. It's a continuation from Part Four - "What Does God's Voice Sound Like?". Many of us in The Church refer to The Anointing quite often but don't fully understand it. In this blog series we will search the scriptures for some clarity.

Mark 6:1-6(NLT) - Jesus left that part of the country and returned with his disciples to Nazareth, his hometown. The next Sabbath he began teaching in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed. They asked, “Where did he get all this wisdom and the power to perform such miracles?” Then they scoffed, “He’s just a carpenter, the son of Mary and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas, and Simon. And his sisters live right here among us.” They were deeply offended and refused to believe in him. Then Jesus told them, “A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own hometown and among his relatives and his own family.” And because of their unbelief, he couldn’t do any miracles among them except to place his hands on a few sick people and heal them. And he was amazed at their unbelief.

Respect The Anointing

Unbelief destroyed the power of The Anointing in the lives of the people to whom Jesus ministered in Mark 6:1-6. The Bible is clear. He could not do any miracles among them except healing a few sick people because of their unbelief. It didn't say He would not. He could not. They were too familiar. They were too disrespectful. They cut off the miracle working power of God in the flesh. So if that happened to Jesus where does that leave the rest of us?

The Anointing flows from the minister to the people being ministered to. If you've been following this series all week you will understand the responsibility of the minister to walk in The Anointing. However, even in the presence of a true anointing, a lack of honor in those receiving the ministry will negate its power.

2 Chronicles 20:20(KJV) - And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.

Respect The Anointing

I know it's a struggle to honor those whom God has anointed. Do you want to know why? Because we judge people according to the flesh. We size them up with our eyes and determine whether or not they deserve our respect. 2 Corinthians 5:16 is so clear. Do not evaluate people from a human point of view. You will get it all wrong. Judge by The Spirit.

Hence, if you are going to benefit from The Anointing you have to respect The Anointing. You don't have to get caught up in the person ministering. Put your focus on God. It's not about the person anyway. It's about The Anointing that's on the person as a result of the presence of The Holy Spirit. God will deliver by the power of His Holy Spirit.

Psalm 105:14-15(KJV) - He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes; Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.

That's all for today. Look out this evening for this weekend's teaching video.

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