Monday, November 23, 2020

Method of Channelling the Anointing - Prophetic Acts


Our God is in the business of innovation. He is very creative like the ways He channelled His anointing through the vessels He used.


The methods employed to channel the anointing in every ministry are different and creatively innovative. 


To heal a man of blindness, He employed the use the mud and saliva.


"After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. “Go,” he told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam” (this word means “Sent”). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing." (John 9:6, 7 NIV)


To defeat the giant Goliath who was armed to the teeth, He used a 17 years boy armed with a sling and five small stones.


David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.” As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground. So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him. (1 Samuel 17:45-50 NIV)


To deliver King Saul from being tormented by the evil spirit, the Lord used David to play the lyre.


Now the Spirit of the Lord had departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord tormented him. Saul’s attendants said to him, “See, an evil spirit from God is tormenting you. Let our lord command his servants here to search for someone who can play the lyre. He will play when the evil spirit from God comes on you, and you will feel better.” So Saul said to his attendants, “Find someone who plays well and bring him to me.” One of the servants answered, “I have seen a son of Jesse of Bethlehem who knows how to play the lyre. He is a brave man and a warrior. He speaks well and is a fine-looking man. And the Lord is with him.” (1 Samuel 16:14-18 NIV)


Whenever the spirit from God came on Saul, David would take up his lyre and play. Then relief would come to Saul; he would feel better, and the evil spirit would leave him. (1 Samuel 16:23 NIV)


The most important thing is that the anointing is genuine, it is from the Holy Spirit and the fruit of the ministry is good—Jesus is proclaimed and souls are saved, people are set free and healed, lives are touched and transformed, individuals are empowered and gifts are activated. 

With these good fruits, we will know for sure that the anointing on the man and the ministry is genuine. The genuineness of the anointing is of primary importance while the method is just secondary. No one should be stumbled by the methods employed. 


While we are not to copy the method employed by another ministry, we must also recognize the unique way God has instructed us to channel the anointing from our own ministry. Every one of us should be able to humble ourselves to acknowledge that the Lord has all the freedom to choose to manifest and channel His anointing in whatever way He wills and pleases. He is Lord! Not us.


God is doing many things in the last days. Prophetic Pioneer Bill Hamon wrote in his book, "Personally, I never want to be found resisting or fighting any new thing that God is doing within His church."


AOF Global


Nov 23, 2020


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