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(1) ... Understanding the Lord's "Anointing"

November 15, 2017

It is important for us to understand "what exactly" is the Lord's anointing? Probably most Christians have not really given that question a great deal of thought.

It is common place for Christians to see an individual (especially those in Christian leadership positions) speaking or functioning in such a way, that they think to themselves "Wow, they are really Spiritual, they must really have a close walk with the Lord, because there is quite an anointing upon them!"

The "truth of the matter" is that the Lord's anointing upon an individual has nothing to do with how Spiritual that person is. The Lord's anointing upon an individual is just simply the Lord's Spirit "enabling an individual to function" in a Spiritual gifting that has been imparted to them by the Lord, or enabling them to function in a particular task that the Lord would have them to do.

An individual's gifting or "degree" of their anointing from the Lord, "does not reflect" that individual's Spiritual depth in their walk with the Lord. The simple fact is, that individual may have a close walk with the Lord, or that individual may be a carnal Christian.

What determines an individual's Spiritual depth in their relationship to the Lord is not their Spiritual gifting or anointing from the Lord, but that individual's "HEART MOTIVES." There are many Christians who are functioning in their Spiritual gifting under the mighty anointing of the Lord, who do not have "PROPER HEART MOTIVES," because they have been functioning  under their anointed Spiritual gifting with "SELF-SERVING MOTIVES," especially many who are in Christian leadership positions.

There will be many Christians who will stand before the Lord and not hear the Lord say to them "Well done, thou good and faithful servant."

 

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