The teaching anointing is different from the
preaching anointing. It is more subdued, but it has a
definite flow to it. You will find that the teaching
anointing carries revelation that causes the listener to see
plainly and clearly what the Spirit of God is saying to the
I am convinced in many circles today that instead
of teaching the simple gospel of the Word of God, men
are complicating the lives of God’s people. Instead of
teaching that brings one into freedom, they preach people
into bondage and tradition.
Paul wrote to the Galatian church and said, “O
foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you?” (Galatians
3:1). You see, the Judaisers were preaching circumcision
and trying to get the Galatian church back under the law.
Paul said to them, “Having begun in the Spirit, are ye
now made perfect by the flesh?” (Galatians 3:3).
Keep the Message Simple
We must keep the gospel simple to feed the flock
of God, not choke them. Even Psalm 23:2 says, “He
leadeth me beside the still waters.” A true shepherd will
not take his flock to drink in a fast-running brook.
Because of the position of the sheep’s nostrils, the sheep
would drown. The shepherd cuts a U shape in the bank of
the river and allows the water to run into it. The sheep
can drink from the still water.
So it is in the church. Whenever the Word of God
is taught with simplicity, then God’s people will be set
free and they will grow into maturity. There are some
things that we can be dogmatic on such as basic Bible
doctrines, the absolutes of God’s Word. But we cannot
and should not be dogmatic concerning the non-absolutes
of God’s Word.
In Africa, one of the animals that roams freely is
the giraffe. The giraffe is known for its long neck. It has
the ability to feed upon the leaves up high in the tall trees.
The smaller animals, such as the little deer, cannot reach
these tall trees and so have to eat on the ground.
Starving Sheep and Constipated Shepherds
Many ministers are feeding giraffes while the
little deer are starving because they do not have the
ability to reach the food. They do not even understand
what is being preached.
I am disturbed by the fact that many people do not
understand what is being preached from the pulpits of the
land. They will sit in their pews and think, I don’t know
what he’s talking about.
Then they observe others taking notes and they
think to themselves, Well, they understand what he’s
talking about. I know I don’t, but then I have always been
slow in understanding certain things. But they should
realize that the person taking notes didn’t know what he
was talking about either and was probably writing a note
to a friend. If the truth were known, the preacher doesn’t
know what he’s talking about himself.
Let’s get back to the simplicity of preaching the
gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ so that the sheep may be
fed. You know, God’s Word is so simple, you need an
idiot to help you misunderstand it.
There Is an Anointing to Heal
We have to understand that there is an anointing
to heal. The scripture says in Acts 10:38, “How God
anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and
power: who went about doing good, and healing all that
were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him,”
The anointing is the presence of God. We know
that in His presence is the fullness of joy and so in His
presence is healing divine. In His presence there is no