Apostle Grace Lubega
1 Chronicles 16: 21-22 (KJV); He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes, Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
Years ago, there was an individual the Lord never allowed me to lay hands on. Every time I tried, He specifically stopped me. For a while, I puzzled over this matter until the Lord told me that it was because she despised me.
You cannot receive from an anointing that you despise.
There is no greater evidence of despising a man than the fact that you gossip about them.
I have learnt that if you desire to receive from a minister of God, it is important that you avoid getting caught up in gossip and slander against them.
You cannot be part of a ministry, listen to a man or woman of God then return home and smear their character in all manner of ways. This is an ultimate case of biting the hand that feeds you.
The scripture calls people who do this, scorners. The Psalmist teaches us that there is a blessing that comes to a man who does not sit in the seat of scorners (Psalm 1:1).
What is this blessedness? It is the ability to receive from those that you need to receive from.
It does not matter how many sermons you listen to, if you indulge in discussion sessions about the character and worthiness of a man or woman of God, you can never be a partaker of the graces in which they operate.
FURTHER STUDY: Psalm 1:1, Proverbs 11:13
GOLDEN NUGGET: You cannot receive from an anointing that you despise. There is no greater evidence of despising a man than the fact that you gossip about them.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this Word. I honour those that you have appointed to feed me with the Word. I can never be found to gossip or slander because I respect the anointing. This wisdom causes me to grow and flourish in the house of the Lord, In Jesus’ name, Amen.