Posts Tagged ‘anointing’

It is important to discern the difference between gifts, fruit, and anointing.  While the gifts are not rescinded (Rom.11:29), real fruit comes from abiding in the vine (John 15:4), and true anointing flows from the Head (1John2:20).  We must know them by their fruit (Matt.7:16)

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Do not be deceived.

A leader can look the part (1 Sam. 9:2),

have a calling (1 Sam. 9:16-17),

be anointed (1 Sam. 10:1),

have an established resume (1 Sam.13:1),

and still veer wildly off course (1 Sam. 13:13-14).

All it takes is fixing one’s eyes on the wrong thing.

Never forget that it is by their fruit that you shall know them (Matt. 7:15-17).


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