Here’s an observation from a minister who has been around the block a few times. It’s still the anointing that destroys, annihilates, and crumbles the yokes of bondage. And, there is absolutely nothing that can take the place of the anointing.

In my years at Bible College in preparation for launching out into full time ministry, I can’t remember much being said about the anointing. Forgive me if I’m wrong, but I don’t remember classes at my denomination’s Bible College that taught about the origin, power, and purpose of the anointing. I did learn how to exegize and homoletize a sermon. I can tell you about the Historical books of the Old Testament and Synoptic Gospels of the New Testament. I know how to officiate weddings and funerals. But, I can’t remember any professor teaching about flowing in and demonstrating the anointing.

During the ensuing almost 35 years of full time children’s ministry, I have attended numerous children’s ministry conferences of every type and flavor. I’ve attended the free one day conferences and also the very pricy, elaborate, big-name conferences. But, again forgive me if I’m wrong, I’ve never or perhaps rarely heard any teaching about the anointing. I’ve heard phenomenal teachings about innovation, creativity, teaching styles, technology, techniques, and having the right tools. But, reality is reality. The fact is an elaborate, innovative, high-tech service will never set one child free from Satan’s chains.

anointingPlease understand that I’m not discounting or demeaning the teaching that I received at Bible College and continue to receive in these wonderful conferences. They are offering invaluable information and training. But, if we continue to major on the minors and minor on the major, we will continue to lose generation after generation. Our primary focus must be on the anointing.  Why? Because …

” …  and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.” Isaiah 10:27

Remember, it’s not by your eloquence or talent that God’s work is done. It’s not by might or by power. It is by His Spirit. Senior/Children’s/Youth Pastor, want the anointing more than you want your next breath. Sunday school teacher, don’t dare enter into your classroom without the anointing. Mid-week Bible club leader, flow in the anointing. It’s available to all … all who passionately pursue the Holy Spirit. Will you be one those people?