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Anointed to Teach

26 Sep

In my last post, I started talking about the teacher’s anointing.  What’s the purpose of a teacher in the body of Christ?  I think the answer will surprise a lot of people.

There are many who think the reason we need teachers is so that we can learn what’s in the Bible.  Actually, it seems to me that this is what most teachers are trying to do.  They believe that it’s all about getting my knowledge of the Scripture into your brain.

I’m here to tell you that this is NOT what God is calling teachers to do in His kingdom.  Yes, we are to use the Scripture, but the purpose has to be according to God’s agenda.

For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the corrections of discipline are the way to life…
Proverbs 6:23

The calling of a teacher is to bring light.  Specifically, godly teaching shines a light on the way of life.  It shows how to get from where you are now, to where God wants you to be.

Scriptural teaching is never about knowledge and always about life.  You know that you’ve sat under an anointed teacher because you leave with an understanding of how to walk on a higher level with Christ.

As a matter of fact, if you look up the word “taught” in the New Testament, you’ll find out that it’s always about how to live.  They were taught how to walk as a new creature in Christ.  They were taught the walk of faith and how to love one another.

We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.
Colossians 1:28

This is the goal.  It’s the perfecting of the saints.  A teacher’s anointing brings with it a passion for the building up of the body of Christ.

As I look around the church of this generation, I see very few who operate in the teacher’s anointing.  That doesn’t mean that there are few called and anointed teachers.  The problem is that if the only examples you’ve seen are those who simply pass on Bible knowledge, then that’s the course you’ll follow.  We need teachers who are willing to spend time listening to the Holy Spirit.

This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words.
1 Corinthians 2:13

I think that we should listen to the Apostle Paul.  After all, he did write most of the New Testament.  Where do you think he got his teaching from?

As for me, I know that I’m called as a teacher.  I also know that I’ll be judged more strictly.  I want to make sure that the message of my teaching is not simply Bible knowledge, but the true light of the Word of God for the hearers.

This should be the heart of every teacher of the Word.

Question: How do you recognize a teacher walking in his or her anointing?

© 2018 Nick Zaccardi

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Posted by on September 26, 2018 in Anointing, Ministry, The Church, Word of God

 

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2 responses to “Anointed to Teach

  1. Jack

    October 9, 2018 at 11:54 PM

    Very good Rev! I absolutely agree.
    I have also noticed that Teachers (I am talking about 5 fold ministry gifts) are not just anointed to teach and bring light and life, but they are also anointed to learn. Specifically from the Holy Spirit and intimacy with God, not just reading peoples books about what they think THE BIBLE is saying.
    For a genuine teacher it is easy to see the difference between those anointed and those just regurgitating knowledge. But for the “regurgitators” I don’t think its that obvious. That’s why a teaching like this is important.
    Thanks Brother! Keep up the good work.
    Jack @ Truth Pressure

     
    • Revzacc

      October 10, 2018 at 9:33 AM

      Thanks for your comment, Jack. I whole-heartedly agree with you. I always think it’s funny when someone comes up to me after a service and asks where I got my message. They want to get the commentary or book I used. I have to tell them that I only study the Scripture and pray. That’s not to say that I never have taught something that I heard from another source. But I believe that 80 to 90% of what you teach should be from the Holy Spirit.

       

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