I poured out my heart to bless that congregation. I was properly received. The pastor himself introduced me as his mentor. He said a lot about God in me that caused the atmosphere to get charged with honour and high expectations. The result was a highly impactful and testimony-full ministration.

Friend, men of God are carriers of Grace. They are suppliers of answers and distributors of solutions. When God wants to change your life, He shortens the distance between you and His servant (2 Kings 4:8). Be careful when there is too much gap between you and your man of God. The difference between people is their connection with the anointing and the anointed.

“And she said unto her husband, Behold now, I perceive that this is an holy man of God, who passes by us continually” (2 Kings 4:9). Not too many people can perceive Grace when it walks across their paths. The mystery of the Kingdom is that most carriers of Grace would not look like it so you need some level of perception to recognize such (2 Corinthians 5:16). You need God to open your eyes to see beyond the physical.

“Is not this the carpenter…” (Mark 6:3). If you cannot handle the physical side of your man of God correctly, you cannot partake of his spiritual blessings. The humanity of a man of God is the test you have to pass in order to partake of his divinity. Most people would not have problem if someone they do not know is anointed; but they would if it’s someone they used to know; their sibling, childhood friend, husband, pastor etc (Mark 6:4).

“…Do you know that the LORD will take your master from you today…” (2 Kings 2:3)? You need to receive the person that God specifically sends to you as your man of God. Not everybody is sent to you, but you must never generalize the Grace that God sends to you specifically (Matthew 15:24, Luke 4:25-26). The sons of the prophet saw Elijah as Elisha’s man of God, not theirs, little wonder that they did not carry the double portion like Elisha (2 Kings 2:12).

Familiarity is a sin against the anointing that you must avoid like a plague. The more God brings you closer to an anointed man the more you need to pray that God should help you not to be familiar with him or what he carries. This is why most pastors bless outsiders more than their own congregation (Mark 6:1-6). Make up your mind to perceive, receive and honour your man of God correctly, and it shall be well with you.

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria