NO CHARACTER, NO ABIDING ANOITING - PHILIPPIANS 2:5-9, JOHN 13:3-17

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We are in a time and an age in which people just think because churches are increasing daily and the number of Christians increasing so anybody can preach the gospel. Yes anybody who is born again can preach the gospel because that is the great commission, but not anybody is called into the five-fold ministry. For no man taketh this honour unto himself. Preaching is more than the performance of just one hour, it is an outflow of a life that is real, and the reality of this life is a function of the calling and your response to the calling. 

Great anointing on low character is what is responsible for the mediocrity in the body of Christ today. Men worry and are moved by how wide, God bothers about how deep. Shallow character will leak the anointing of God away in a man’s life. There is an anointing to run your life that God has given to you (1 John 2:27) but you need to build your character as a child of God to be able to maximize this anointing. The greater your character, the greater the charisma or the anointing you can carry. 

 

Don’t find yourself going after men with charm, poise and eloquence alone; go after men with depth, humility and brokenness because that is what God places His anointing on. You must know that the hallmark of intimacy with God is brokenness and not smartness. The gifts and calling of God are without repentance, but the presence of God is with repentance. A man can live in such a way that he becomes unfit to function in the gifts and calling. Who you are is more important than what you do. 

Prayer: Lord, I receive grace to develop godly character in the coming year, so that I can access the anointing needed for my destiny to show forth. I will not fail in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Bible in a year: Exodus 5:22-7:25, Matthew 18:21-19:12, Psalm 23:1-6, Proverbs 5:22-23