Laying on of Hands

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And the Levites shall lay their hands upon the heads of the bullocks: and thou shalt offer the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering, unto the LORD, to make an atonement for the Levites.” Numbers 8:12


We should not be so quick to lay hands on others who believe they are called to the ministry until they understand this one thing. The Levites laid their hands on the head of the bullock before they killed it for a sacrifice, so too, when hands are laid upon those who are called to the ministry, they must understand that they are declaring themselves dead to self.

Eyesalve: Thinks He Knows it All

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“And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; 16As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.” II Peter 3:15-16


It took humility for Peter to say that he had a hard time understanding some of the things Paul wrote. It is true for every one of us that some things written in the Bible are hard to understand. This is true even for ministers. When a minister is asked a question about a passage in the Bible, there is nothing wrong, in fact it is right, for him to admit he doesn’t know the answer when he doesn’t. It does not disqualify a man from teaching the body when he doesn’t know the answer to everything. In fact the opposite is true, he is disqualified from teaching when he thinks he knows it all.

Eyesalve: Go Somewhere Else

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Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there: 13But prophesy not again any more at Bethel: for it is the king’s chapel, and it is the king’s court.” Amos 7:12-13


King Amaziah represents self-serving ministers. Bethel means house of God. When ministers take possession of the church, instead of allow the Holy Spirit to be in charge, the last thing they ever want is some man or woman of God to come and prophesy. They say, just as Amaziah said to Amos, “Go somewhere else and do your prophesying, this is my church.”

Eyesalve: Who Back it Up

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Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.” Hebrews 13:7


Don’t be so quick to follow just any minister who talks spiritual. The NKJV says it this way. “…considering the outcome of their conduct.” Those who don’t just teach and preach it, but display a life that backs up what they say are those who you are to imitate.

Eyesalve: Something To Say

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And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt be dumb, and shalt not be to them a reprover: for they are a rebellious house. 27But when I speak with thee, I will open thy mouth, and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; He that heareth, let him hear; and he that forbeareth, let him forbear: for they are a rebellious house.” Ezekiel 3:26-27


It may be at times you may need the Lord to make your tongue cling to the roof of your mouth so you don’t say anything before He gives you something to say.

Eyesalve: As A Prophet

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And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear, (for they are a rebellious house,) yet shall know that there hath been a prophet among them.” Ezekiel 2:5


Whenever anyone would go and speak a “Thus Saith the Lord” to a rebellious people, it better be that they go as a prophet who really has a message from God, not as an arrogant, finger pointing, self-righteous individual.

Eyesalve: A Terror To Thyself

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For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will make thee a terror to thyself, and to all thy friends: and they shall fall by the sword of their enemies, and thine eyes shall behold it: and I will give all Judah into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall carry them captive into Babylon, and shall slay them with the sword.” Jeremiah 20:4


If our present day ministers don’t knock it off with all their strategies, techniques and programs to build the church instead of depending on the leading and the power of the Holy Spirit, they will become “a terror to thyself.” They will see the church they have built and gloried in, fall apart right before their eyes. The only thing that will remain is that which was founded on the Rock.

Eyesalve: All Men Counted John a Prophet

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But if we shall say, Of men; they feared the people: for all men counted John, that he was a prophet indeed.” Mark 11:32


Quite often, the common everyday Christian has more discernment than some of our ministers when it comes to recognizing the men and women who are called of God. The Pharisees quietly rejected John the Baptist while all men counted John as a prophet.