This is a major caution for every leader! What will promotion do to you? What will blessings do to you? The devil has changed his tactics so that instead of preventing the people of God from blessings and breakthroughs, he is now using those blessings and breakthroughs to defeat Christians.
In Acts 14:8-15, Paul and Barnabas were ministering in Lystra and a man who had never walked was healed and people wanted to worship them, saying they were gods. This only happened because they were carrying an Apostolic anointing; otherwise that miracle would not have happened. Every leader must understand that there are two kinds of anointing upon a man of God- the anointing of your calling and the anointing of your relationship.
The anointing of your calling will flow whenever you are in your leadership office but you must not rate yourself by that. The anointing of your relationship is that which flows from your secret place in daily communion with the Lord.
The deception of the anointing of your calling is best expressed in the life of Samson. Even though Samson had just been with a harlot, he was still anointed enough to uproot the gate of a whole city. This never meant that Samson was right with God; in fact, a man of God may have backslidden and miracles still continue to happen through his ministry because the love that God has for His people will make Him endure a backslidden man until He finds an alternative to replace him.
When God takes you to the wealthy place He has purposed for you, will you preserve your relationship with Him or will you fail like King Saul?
PRAYER: Lord, help me to handle properly promotion and blessings in the kingdom.I receive grace to preserve my intimacy with You in Jesus’ name. Amen.
BIBLE IN A YEAR: 2 Chronicles 8:11-10:19, Romans 8:9-25, Psalm 18:16-36, Proverbs 19:26