I have been reading Listen to Me Satan by Carlos Annacondia. I was quite struck by reading this chapter, called Anointing in the Ministry. Here are my notes on what stood out to me.
We need God's anointing to support our ministries.
Even those who don't have Christ in their lives should be able to recognize the anointing.
It is necessary to be invested.
Something that helps is to confess all of the sins you have ever committed, even those of your childhood.
When we are invested with power, we have the ability to be witnesses, and that is how our ministries begin.
The secret to supernatural signs is to believe.
Anyone who trusts in Him will never be put to shame.
What does God look for in a servant? A life entirely surrendered to Him.
God doesn't just look for abilities or wisdom, but also for consecration and a total and complete surrender to Him.
Question what others say about what you are supposed to do if you don't sense a complete freedom in your life to develop a ministry.
Lose the unhealthy love you have for the commitments you currently have. When you remove the I and change the priorities in your heart, you can be sent anywhere by God.
It's not only about our conversion, or the baptism of the Holy Ghost; God wants a life entirely consecrated to Him. He is looking for one who will say, "Lord, wherever you send me, I will go."
Triumphalism is a dangerous belief that one doctrine, attitude, or belief is superior to all others. It corrodes ministries.
When Jesus ended His public ministry in earth, He barely had 120 souls around him. Does that mean his ministry failed? Who cares how many? The important thing is to fulfill God's purpose and plan for our lives.
All souls have value for God. Not just those on the forefront, but the ones in administration, he who prepares the meals, and those who are in charge of helping the warriors. All ministries are important.
Use knowledge to serve the Lord and not to show the world how much you know.
Understand the Word of God and know how to apply its principles to life situations.
We need to be able to handle the Word of truth as approved workers, not altering or misusing the truth of the scriptures.
Signs are activated only by faith.
It's very important to fulfill the four facets of salvation, deliverance, healing, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost. Don't neglect to do it.
God's moves get activated by only one key - faith.
People need to understand that they need God, God doesn't need them.
You need God. Do you plan to continue having a broken heart, drinking, committing adultery, and lying or do you want to change? Realize that when we turn our backs on God, we choose a life full of pain, sadness, and bitterness.
If there is no action, even when we have great wisdom, we won't win souls for Christ. There needs to be action in every one of our projects, and that means going out to serve the Lord.
What does it mean to work hard? It is to go beyond our limitations.
We can keep the fire burning with prayer and fasting, seeking God with all our hearts and interceding for the lost.
We need to fight this battle in prayer at the altar, and then, every time we rebuke him, its like throwing gasoline at the fire on the altar.
We need to give special attention to prayer and fasting. This ingredient cannot be absent from our ministry.
No matter what you build, you will end up destroying it because of your lack of love.
Pray daily, "Lord give me love. If I don't have love, I'm nothing."
Devote time to the altar.
Love for the lost produces revival. When love ceases, so does revival. He who has a passion for souls lives in an ongoing revival.