February 22, 2018
READ: Mark 6:1-6
But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.
Where the anointing is not honoured, it does not work. Many men of God walk around, having great gifts to impart. Unfortunately, the anointing on their lives is not imparted to anyone and the power of God seems to not to work the way it should. This is nothing strange. It happened in the life and ministry of Jesus. When He went to His hometown He was not honoured. Instead, He was despised, ridiculed, questioned, interrogated! He was accused. He was challenged. His background was investigated. His family history was dug up and His message was not even listened to.
Jesus was heavily anointed. He was so anointed that He could raise the dead, cleanse lepers, walk on the water, rebuke storms and speak great prophecies. But the anointing simply did not work in Nazareth where He was not honoured.
There is no anointed person who can function properly where he is not honoured. There is no group of people who will truly benefit from the anointed servant of God if they do not honour him. This is why some pastors seem to have a greater impact outside their own churches than within their own churches. This is because they are honoured, respected and received as very great people outside their home church circles.
This is also why the devil tries so hard to discredit servants of God. Satan is trying to take away their honour. He knows that the anointing of the man of God will not work where he is not honoured.