"There was a man sent from God, whose name was John…"
There’re people who say that God doesn’t send anybody; He only sends angels; no! John 1:6-7 says, “There was a man sent from God….” If He sent men in Bible days, He still does today, because He hasn’t changed.
When people pray for a revival in a city or for the salvation of souls, God doesn’t come down from heaven Himself to make it happen; He sends a man. Always, He anoints and sends a man when He needs to help men. To
save the world, He sent Jesus in the form of a man. When He wanted to bring joy to the city of Samaria, He sent Philip (Acts 8:5-8).
Hosea 12:13 says, “And by a prophet the LORD brought Israel out of Egypt, and by a prophet was he preserved.” Notice that He didn’t do it through angels; why through a prophet? The reason is that the anointing of God is primarily borne by man, who is made in the image and likeness of God. God anoints the man or woman that He sends to you, and expects you to recognize that anointing, because it’s for your benefit.
For example, the man of God or Pastor that God sends to you bears the anointing for your benefit. As the Pastor stands in that office and functions in it, that anointing will work through him, to bless you. It’s the Spirit’s calling on his life, but it’s the Spirit’s blessing for you. This is one reason you
must be a functional member of a Church where the Word of God is taught.
When you come into Christ, God sends you a man of God—one He has anointed to nurture you through His Word and provide you with pastoral guidance. Such a man is anointed to bring you God’s message that’ll guard your life against all odds. 2 Chronicles 20:20 says, “…Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.” Even if you were in trouble, the counsel (of God) from the man sent to you from God will get you out of that situation, and establish you on the right path.
PRAYER & DECLARATION
Thank you Father, for I have a willing and obedient heart that faithfully follows your instructions. Your Word is my life, and I’m continually guided and kept in the way of righteousness, through the power of your Word, in Jesus’ Name. Amen