“SEE! WE ARE ALL ANOINTED”
Some years back, I got information that one of the corp members in the church was admitted to the hospital. We left all we were doing to check up on the lady.
As we were approaching the door of the room where she was, someone said in excitement, “Thank God Pastor is here.” At that very moment, another corp member said, “See! You pray, joor. We are all anointed”.
Your attitude towards the anointed can hinder the flow of the anointing. There are times the anointed has a desire to be a blessing, but a poor attitude becomes a repellant.
Remember that the anointing upon the anointed is operated not by his own personal will but by the Spirit of God. Jesus could not do many miracles in his hometown because dishonour flowed.
At another time, he was teaching the Pharisees and teachers of the law. The anointing of God was there to heal (Luke 5:17). The only reason why the anointing to heal was there was because someone there needed to be healed. But you know what- none of those present at the meeting got any miracle.
However, there was someone who gate-crashed the meeting and got healed. His healing exposed the hearts of the Pharisees and teachers of the law. They thought in their heart, “Who is Jesus to exercise such authority?”. The Anointing is limited wherever it is taken for granted.
Beloved, the anointing upon those called is not about superiority and inferiority; it is simply about difference and function. We may all be anointed, but the scriptures emphasize the place of honour for those who function in the fivefold ministry:
And now, friends, we ask you to honor those leaders who work so hard for you, who have been given the responsibility of urging and guiding you along in your obedience. *Overwhelm them with appreciation and love!*
1 Thessalonians 5:12 – 13 MSG
And we urge you, brethren, to recognize those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to *esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake*.
I Thessalonians 5:12 – 13 NKJV
From today, esteem the called; highly; because of their work. Overwhelm them with love and appreciation.