Today’s lesson living as a Christian cross culturally is about people skills and why they are at enemy with the anointing. Did I really say that? Yes!
The anointing is God’s calling on your life. You have been marked is what the bible calls it. When you are marked, it is like the FBI is following you. You can’t get rid of them….even if you try.
The anointing will break the yoke of bondage, call sinners to repentance, do signs and wonders, heal the sick, and even raise the dead. The anointing will make a way for you. It does every time. It has for me.
Anointed for People Skills
Here is the problem. Most ministries do not success because they are carry a strong anointing. They are successful because they have strong people skills.
In the spiritual realm, this is called a political spirit. To be blunt, having the ability to “win friends and influence people” does not mean you are anointed to heal the sick and raise the dead.
Joel Osteen is a guy alot of people like to pick on. He has mastered the political spirit of using people skills in ministry to a tee. He used people skills and the “law of attraction” to gather a huge following.
Am I saying that Joel has no anointing? Not at all. Am I saying he used people skills to get where he is, at least in part. Yes I am.
I also believe he is just receiving a harvest that his dad sown but that is a different discussion.
People Skills make or break missionaries
Having the people to move in a political spirit and built a gathering of people who not only love you but like you is critical in missions. I am not talking about locals here, either.
No missionary will remain on the field unless they are self-supporting (as I am), is the son of Bill Gates, or has people skills. I am mainly in the first group.
If you are in the last group, no matter how much you dislike it; you have to have a element of people skills to make it in ministry. I found out the hard way.