The Anointing and Decency & Order


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Month Theme: The Anointing

Topic: The Anointing and Decency & Order

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 14:30-40

Main Text:

1 Corinthians 14:40

40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

There is a way to do things and there is a way not to do things. There is a time to do things and there is a time not to do things. Maturity demands decency and order. Some people who seek to walk in the anointing, unconsciously associate the anointing with confusion. They make it sound as if being disciplined with time and being accountable are carnal. To such people disorderliness is proof of the presence of the Holy Ghost. The grounds for such unguarded attitudes is the scripture reference which says that where the spirit is there is liberty (2 Corinthians 3:17).

Liberty is not unregulated charisma. Liberty is productive freedom. Confusion is not of God. Everything in God’s house can be monitored, modified and modulated with God’s wisdom (1 Corinthians 14:33). Discretion must be applied in personal prophecies. The person receiving the prophecy should have a witness to the prophecy in his or her spirit. God is not the author of confusion. Things must be done decently and in order in God’s house.

The apostle Paul was particularly referring to prophecies and tongues speaking in 1 Corinthians 14. The Greek word for “decently”, ‘euschēmonōs’, means decorously and honestly. There must be no pretence or exaggeration in exercising spiritual gifts. Don’t manipulate the oil of the Holy Ghost. Let the Holy Ghost lead you. The word “order” in 1 Corinthians 14:40 is taken from the Greek word ‘taxis’ which means arrangement in fixed succession of rank and character. It means official dignity.

Prayer: Pray for the discipline and diligence to be decent and orderly in all you do.

Recommended Reading:

“The Structured Anointing” by Eastwood Anaba

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