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Truly, as vital and powerful the anointing of God is, there are certain things that the Lord’s anointing will not do for us. Biblically, It’s true that the anointing breaks yokes and it is the anointing that empowers.

Anointing is the presence of Holy Spirit in a believer’s life. This article is not written to present God’s anointing as ineffective and powerless. However, it is written so that we can rid ourselves of the erroneous teachings we have been taught concerning the anointing.


1. God’s Anointing will not make you immune to temptations;

After Jesus Christ had just finished fasting for forty days, and he returned with more power(anointing) from above, yet the tempter came to tempt him.

Matthew 4:2-3
[2]And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.
[3]And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.

So, temptation is part and parcel of life. No man can make himself immune to sin through anointing. You don’t say because you are powerfully anointed, no lady can tempt you with sex. Anointing will never blind your eyes from viewing beautiful ladies, big money and other attractive things. Despite the fact that you’re anointed by God, temptations are bound to come.

Never feel that temptation is the absence of God’s presence in your life. That anointing will never make you immune to temptation but will attract temptations. They will tempt you to steal. Men will tempt you to tell lies. Satan will tempt you to preach false gospel. Again, you will be tempted to sin.

When you need to flee, please flee. His anointing cannot send enticers away from you but you only need to apply wisdom. Devil will desperately tempt every anointed man or woman of God. Christians are to be sober and vigilant so that the devil will not take advantage of their ignorance.

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2. Also, anointing will not automatically take you to heaven

Are you surprised? Many anointed men of God are in hell now while many will still join them. I’m not judgemental, I am just being factual.

Matthew 7:22
[22]Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?”

In other words, the people Jesus talked about here were believers who had the anointing to cast out demons and they did wonderful and mighty works for God. Again, they were not those who could not perform miracles but those who performed great miracles. Yet, these people would be sent to hell. Why? They did not do the will of the father(Matt 7:21). What’s God’s will? The will of the father is that you avoid sin(1 These 4:3). So, anybody who has anointing but fails to do the Lord’s will, will end in hell.

To be truthful, anointing is not an automatic ticket to heaven. Be careful! Anointing cannot take you to heaven. It is true salvation, sanctification and holiness that guarantee heaven.

3. He does not make you immune to poverty

Unarguably, we have many preachers who God has anointed powerfully today and these people can pray for the sick, and they will be healed. They can do and undo with God’s anointing yet, they live in abject poverty. There are pastors who cannot afford to take good care of their family financially. This is the pure truth.

Basically, it does not mean that they are not anointed but it simply means that they haven’t obeyed the laws that bring wealth. Principles govern money and only those who obey those principles would be wealthy. Believe me, that’s why an unbeliever can be wealthy if he obeys those principles.

2 Kings 4:1;
[1]Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the LORD: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen.

However, In the afore quoted verse of the scriptures, God’s true prophet died as a borrower. One needs to be poor before you can borrow. If you have enough money you wouldn’t think of borrowing to do anything.

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Logically, if that prophet was wealthy enough, he wouldn’t live a life of borrowing and debt. It implies that he was poor despite the anointing he had. That tells you that anointing does not bring sudden money into your account. Believer’s responsibility is that he needs to take your time to study God’s Word and learn God’s principles that govern wealth.

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4. Great anointing will not exempt you from facing life challenges

Without hiding any truth, despite the anointing Jesus had, he faced life’s challenges. He had issues with the Pharisees, the Scribes, the Jews and others. He was despised! His brothers never believed him! His listeners misunderstood him on several occasions! Lastly, with his anointing they nailed him to the cross, beat him and despised him. He faced life’s challenges.

Sometimes, it amazes me when ministers act as if the anointing they have will exempt them from life’s challenges. A man can be anointed and experience delay in childbearing. Also, you can be anointed and be beaten and abused.

As a pastor, you can be anointed and be rejected. People can steal your money, despite your anointing. You need to be careful because anointing does not take away all your life’s challenges but will empower you to live and come out victorious.

5. His Anointing does not turn your body to a steel or superhuman

Some ministers of the gospel use their body as if it is a steel. Many of them wonder why they fall sick often. While, most of them think that anointing will not allow them to be sick even if they overuse their body. Listen, nature cannot be cheated. As an anointed man of God if you don’t have enough sleep tonight, anointing will not exempt you from dosing off the following day. Anointing will not stop your body from being tired if you stress yourself or over labour.

John 4:6
“Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon.”

Due to the fact that God’s anointing was upon Jesus life, he became tired because he walked for too long. What did he do when he was tired? He sat down; he rested. That’s what many ministers of today will not do. They will not rest and that is one the reasons, ministers die prematurely today.

More so, Don’t be deceived, you need to take some rest after labouring. If you don’t rest now, you may be laid to rest. Rest because your body deserves it. Anointing does not turn your body to steel.

You are supernatural but you live in a body that is natural. Therefore, be careful of what you eat, the work you do and how you use your body.

In conclusion, every believer must be filled with the Sprit but we are to understand the duties of the anointing that we have received.

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God bless you!

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Written by
Tunde Korede
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