Keys to the Art of Following
1. Follow men of God through their “teachings” or their “doings”.
The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of ALL THAT JESUS BEGAN BOTH TO DO AND TEACH, (Act 1:1)
The teaching of a person and the things he does are equally important. To follow Jesus Christ you must follow both His teachings and the things He did. Each gospel contains the teachings of Christ as well as the stories of the things He did. The teachings of Christ are in red and the things He did are in black.
It is important to understand that these two aspects are very different but very important. There are many things Jesus Christ did not teach about. Indeed, there are many things He did without explaining what He was doing. That is why Theophilus was advised to learn from what Jesus did and taught.
2. Follow men of God by following their teachings.
It is important that you understand that some people are gifted to teach what they know. This results in some people having many teachings, codes, and ideas that they share. For instance Kenneth Hagin, a great prophet and healing minister, taught extensively about how he practiced the ministry and how he achieved great things for God. I have been able to learn many things about the ministry by gleaning from his teachings. There were other great prophets who lived and died in the same era but did not leave any teachings that would guide others into a similar ministry.
3. Follow men of God by following what they do.
I have found people who have done great things for the Lord but have left very little teachings about how they did what they did. For instance, Kathryn Khulman had a great miracle ministry that I admire and learn from. But I have not been able to learn how to enter the miracle ministry through any teachings of hers. However, studying the things Kathryn Khulman actually did has helped me greatly. Reading her biography over and over again has given me great insight into what she actually did in the healing ministry.
We must learn to follow men of God closely if we desire the anointing that is upon their lives! We must master the art of following!