Apostle Grace Lubega
1 John 2:27 (KJV); But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
The anointing that works within a man is different from that which works outside a man.
Many Christians cannot tell this difference. They only read and interpret what happens on the outside. If a man demonstrates the power of God, it is enough for them to qualify him as anointed by God.
You must understand that the anointing which works on the outside functions primarily by the gift that God has given that man. It comes with power and influence because, like Proverbs 18:16 says, the gift makes room for you.
However, this kind of anointing is limiting and limited in the sense that a minister of the gospel can demonstrate the power of God but without His true presence. Something about the deep essence of God will always be missing in his acts of power. In fact, to a more mature and discerning person, he can be seen as a waster of the Spirit.
That anointing which works within comes not just with power but with true authority.
The man functioning by the anointing on the inside has been dealt with and taught by God and is not dependent on only his gift for God to move. He functions by a deep relationship and this relationship shapes the maturity and wisdom with which he uses the power of God.
FURTHER STUDY: Acts 8:9-25, Proverbs 18:16
GOLDEN NUGGET: The man functioning by the anointing on the inside has been dealt with and taught by God and is not dependent on only his gift for God to move. He functions by a deep relationship and this relationship shapes the maturity and wisdom with which He uses the power of God.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this word. Thank You for working inside me and teaching me the patterns of how to flow in the anointing that works from within. I yield to the power of Your Spirit to break and bend me to Your purposes, to teach me character and the ways of life, in Jesus’ name, Amen.