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SCRIPTURAL SMALL-MINDEDNESS (12)

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(…continues from part 11…)

12)          One thing Christians incessantly do is the eulogy of their G.O.s’, G.S.s’, Primates’ and Pastors’ ‘huge anointing’. They believe one anointing differs from others. Pastor Adeboye, for instance, is believed to carry an anointing much more powerful than so many men of God, hence, the monthly Holy Ghost Night is full of unexpected miraculous phenomenality. Inadvertently Adeboye is worshipped especially by some or many of his church members. I told Pastor S.O. about the fact that many members 0f The RCCG walk up to the seat of Pastor Adeboye, kneel to pray after each Church service; members queue up waiting for the turn of the rarest privilege to tap into the “most potent” anointing from the G.O. himself! Do you know what Pastor S.O.’s response to kneeling before Adeboye’s seat to pray was? “I have done so myself,” that was his response. Coming from a pastor, it should be quite easy to have church people to have been hoodwinked to view the likes of Adeboye, not only as the Lord’s Generals but people of immense veneration fit for deities. The unfortunate thing is that church people hardly are aware of this ecclesiastical phenomenology. The so called “Fathers in the Lord” do enjoy the fawning veneration dutifully rendered by anointing-hungry church people.

                           David being anointed as the next king of Israel.

                Anointing has its first mention in Exodus 29:21 “And thou shalt take of the blood that is upon the altar, and of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it upon Aaron, and upon his garments, and upon his sons, and upon the garments of his sons with him: and he shall be hallowed, and his garments, and his sons, and his sons’ garments with him.” The Hebraic ‘anointing’, mishchâh (meesh-khaw’), means: ‘ointment (used to consecrate by anointing) – it comes from mâshach (maw-shakh’) ‘to smear, anoint, spread a liquid – unction (the act); by implication a consecratory gift.’ The other word of interest is ‘hallowed’, qâdash (kaw-dash’): ‘to consecrate, sanctify, prepare, dedicate, be holy, be sanctified, be separate; to be set apart.’ We have in Leviticus 8:12 “And he poured of the anointing oil upon Aaron’s head, and anointed him, to sanctify him.” If you have ever heard of ‘the anointing breaks the yoke’ it comes from Isaiah 10:27 “And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.” John the Baptist said something in Matthew 3:11 “I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:” which is not different from being anointed.

Holy Spirit anointing abides in us.

                1John 2:27 “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.” We (all regenerated souls of Christianity) receive this anointing to set us apart unto the thrice holy Jehovah. In the Old Testamentary order the oil, emblematic of the Holy Spirit, is poured on the head of God’s ministers, both political and ecclesiastical office holders. From the Day of Pentecost, it was the very Spirit, the Third Member of the Godhead, Who was poured in consecration of the new species of mankind, the born again Christians. Did the Holy Spirit tear Himself into tiny fragments, each piece of Him in every Christian? That cannot be, He is not in any verse of Scripture fragmented in distribution. The wholeness of His Divinity is seated in every Christian, making each living entity of Christianity a bona fide carrier of God! Amen. No Christian has a greater percentage of the anointing than another, seeing that what constitutes our anointing is the indwelling of the Holy Ghost.

                Getting born again is a conscious effort on the part of an individual. Get born again. Say this sinner’s prayer.

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!” 

(…to be continued…)

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My name is H.O. Ojewale. I was born in 17th March, 1955, in the then Gold Coast, now Ghana, Greater Accra. My parents are Nigerians. I am married with three wonderful children.

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