Read – Acts 14:8-15
Paul and Barnabas were ministering in Lystra and a man who had never walked was healed and the people wanted to worship Paul and Barnabas, saying they were gods. This only happened because they were carrying an apostolic anointing; otherwise that miracle would not have happened. The people of God must understand that there are two kinds of anointing upon a man of God namely, the anointing of your calling and the anointing of your relationship. The anointing of your calling will flow whenever you are teaching and preaching but you must not rate yourself by that. The anointing of your relationship is that which flows from your secret place in daily communion with the Lord.
The deception of the anointing of your calling is best expressed in the life of Samson. Even though Samson had just been with a harlot, he was still anointed enough to uproot the gate of a whole city. This never meant that Samson was right with God; in fact, a man of God may have backslidden, and miracles still continue to happen through his ministry because the love that God has for His people will make Him endure a backslidden man until He finds an alternative to replace him.
When God takes you to the wealthy place He has purposed for you, will you preserve your relationship with Him or will you fail like king Saul failed? Immediately David was anointed, even though Saul was still on the throne, the Bible says in 1 Samuel 16: 14 “But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul…” and even though he lived another 13 years, he lived as one that God had rejected. I pray that you will not fail God in your place of lifting in Jesus name.
PRAYER: Sweet Holy Spirit, I pray for a renewed fellowship and a revitalized fellowship life in Jesus’ name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Daniel 7:1-28, 1 John 1:1-10, Psalm 119:153-176, Proverbs 28:23-24
Source: Spirit Meat Daily Devotional