Anointing without direction will lead to destruction. The higher the anointing, the deeper the instructions needed. Today we don’t luck anointed people but directed and instructed people. Before the power from on High could come upon the disciples of Jesus, they had to seat under Him for a period of three and half years. There are lessons they had to learn before the anointing came upon their head. The Word became the base that anchors the anointing and make it to flourish. When the anointing comes upon a man and there is no Word enough to sustain it, it will leak out.
for my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water. – Jeremiah 2:13
It is important to anchor people in the truth of God’s Word before pouring oil on them. There many people that have destroyed their lives because the oil came before the Word. The Word creates a vessel that holds the oil together and guarantees its perpetuity. Our generation today is exited in tapping in grace working on men of God without understanding the depth of the calling of those men of God.
You come to know you truly walk with a man of God when you esteem their teachings and make them your lifestyle . The secrets is not in the miracles you see , the secret is in the message God has given that man of God. If you are not attracted to their teachings, you cannot attract their grace.
One night the Lord showed me in a vision where I encountered a renowned man of God from Africa. I saw the man of God came to our house dressed in suit. We welcomed him and he sat on the couch. Have never met this man of God face to face neither physically spoken to him. He seems very friendly and he felt at home in our house. Then he told us, me and my wife , seat down, I want to teach you something. I woke up in that encounter while that man of God was teaching us. I asked God , why are you showing me this man of God? What am I supposed to do with this? Then the Lord said , “You need to listen to him,”. To take time to listen to his teachings .
You can walk with a man of God and miss the grace at work in that man of God if you don’t take their teachings seriously. There are people from a far who can listen to the teachings of that man of God and begin to walk in the same grace working on that man of God without physically interacting with that man of God.
The Bible tells of an encounter of a man going around preaching the Kingdom and casting out demons in the name of Jesus yet he was not among the inner circle with Jesus. The disciples of Jesus complained to him to stop him but what they didn’t understand, the man heard the teachings of Jesus and put them into practice.
It is not just hearing the men of God but practicing what they teach and preach which will lead to manifestations of the Word.
The greatest desire of any true man of God are the people who esteem their teachings more than the favor, grace and miracles at work in them. If you miss direction, anointing will be useless and your life will be short lived.
John answered, “Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he does not follow with us.”But Jesus said to him, “Do not stop him, for the one who is not against you is for you.” – Luke 9:49-50
He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” – Matthew 17:5
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