No believer is self sufficient; no matter his anointing. The Bible wasn’t joking when it said “woe unto him that is alone”. I have come to discover that the reason why many “strong believers” fall is because they do not get enough strength on the day of battle.
Peter, who Jesus called the rock of the church, could not do anything when Herod captured him. With all his anointing, the Bible records that he was sleeping in the midst of prison guards when an angel came to save him. Sleeping in that kind of situation is a sign of weakness. He was the most anointed, but all his anointing could not deliver him from Herod.
Your pastors and ministers may have all the anointing to make things happen, but they also need all the prayers they can get to keep things happening. If those believers did not gather to pray at Mary’s house, Peter would not have received that angelic intervention.
My friend recently had a mental challenge; and one of the things he said to me was that “the imaginations of his heart would come to pass”. And when I asked what was in his heart, he said “Jesus is Lord forever”. He had faith, and he is also heavily anointed, but it was obvious he needed strength to fight that battle.
The more we prayed for him, the better things became; but the more we looked at him, the worse he became. That was when it downed on me that our prayer was strengthening his spirit.
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