PHAANEROO 114 – PART AND LOT
Act 8:14- 23 (KJV) Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John: Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost: (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.) Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost. And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money, Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost. But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money. Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God. Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee. For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity.
The Part and Lot
The word used for part in this scripture is the same word used in Luke 10:42 (KJV) when Jesus tells Martha that, ‘one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.’ In the Greek, it is meris meaning portion. The lot is the inheritance. The portion distinctively draws your lines of influence in the demonstration of the power of God and the ministration of the same. The inheritance defines the divine mandate upon your life and the course that you must follow. This means that the part is your inheritance and can only be understood when a man has understood his course. When a man has not understood the assignment of God upon his life, he cannot walk in course even if he has a portion.
The responsibility of the anointing
Many Christians are like Simon the sorcerer – they want to be fished for and don’t want to learn how to fish. They want to be prayed for but they don’t want to pray. However, the church ought to get to the place where each of us is able to fix their own issues. This is because if God has called you and I to produce results it’s the only way we can multiply
Many want the anointing but they do not necessarily want the responsibility that comes with it. All they want is the power, but that is how Simon was; that is what it means to buy the anointing. The gift of God cannot be bought, you must have your part and your lot in it. When you get your part and lot the anointing will come strongly upon you because it comes to men who have the responsibility of it!
The character of the anointing
The anointing is a person and is a submitted spirit when he leads. The principle of the spirit and the mind of God when it comes to leadership is service, in the same way that we see Jesus leading men by serving them. Thus, the more God anoints you, the more you ought to serve men.