Today, the last kind of visible leaders we would be looking at, are the anointed men of God. God has provided men that He anointed to lead His people. If you are not sure about what you have received, go to a visible leader; that is why God has set some in the church for the perfecting of the saints – Eph. 4:11.
Men that God chose as visible leaders are not who they are because of their age, gender or education, but because of the calling and the anointing on them. Jesus is the only person that stood as an Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher altogether. He carried an anointing without measure. When He was going, He called men and transferred a portion of Himself onto them. And whenever you go to them, you are going to Jesus in that portion.
Most Christians don’t take heed to visible leaders for confirmation or consultation. Anytime the disciples were confused about any matter, they went to Jesus and asked him questions, and He always answered their questions.
You will always find the explanation of God in the visible leader.
Samson began to fall when he licked the honey from the carcass of a lion and didn’t tell his parents. On the road of error, one of the first things that happen to people is that they refuse to tell the spiritual overseers in their lives. The devil tells them you are mature; you don’t have to tell anybody. Maturity in the kingdom is seen in continuous dependence on God, while in the world, maturity is seen in the increase in independence.
PRAYER: Holy Spirit, help me to identify and profit by every visible leader You have highlighted for my life in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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