Stop Praying for An Anointing

From Jared Moore, 6 excellent questions to make you think twice before asking for a special anointing before preaching or teaching:

Many Evangelical pastors and teachers pray for an anointing before they teach or preach.  What are the implications of this prayer?  Here are six questions to help us discern.  Click “read more” to see their answers:

I. Does 1 John 2:20 teach that pastors are to pursue an extra anointing for preaching? …Read More…

II. Do preachers need an extra anointing in order to faithfully preach the word of God? …Read More…

III. Does God the Holy Spirit have any involvement in the interpretation process?…Read More…

IV. Does God’s Word need an extra empowerment from the Holy Spirit to accomplish what He set it out to do? …Read More…

V. Does praying for an anointing exalt the Pastor to the position of Priest, eliminating the priesthood of the believer? …Read More…

VI. Does praying for an anointing contradict our claim to the inerrancy of God’s Word? …Read More…

What do you think?

 

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