Daily Devotionals
Stop the Anointing Blocker Kenneth Copeland 05 September He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them. And He marveled because of their unbelief.

Prepare yourself. The anointing is increasing everywhere in the lives of God’s people. It’s flowing in greater power not only in the ministries of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, but also in the lives of mechanics, homemakers, computer programmers, and sales clerks. It’s increasing in the lives of believers everywhere. In the same way, when the message of the Anointed One and His Anointing was preached in the New Testament, the same power of God fell on the people. But just like then, there is something that can block the power of the anointing, and I want to warn you about it. I want to put you on alert so the devil can’t sneak up on you and rob you of the glory that’s ahead. What is this evil thing? It is taking offense at the message of Jesus. “But, oh, Brother Copeland, I’d never be offended at Jesus!” No doubt that’s what the people of Nazareth thought too before Jesus came to preach at their synagogue. They would have scoffed at the idea of being offended at the Scriptures. After all, they’d been studying them all their lives. But they did become offended. You see, these people had been expecting the anointing. They just never expected it to be the boy from down the block. In their minds, he was just Mary’s son, the fellow who used to have a carpentry business! They were offended when Jesus said He was anointed (Luke 4:18), and He could do no mighty works there. Their unbelief and religious ideas short-circuited the anointing (Mark 6:5-6). If you’ll read the Gospels, you’ll find that attitude of offense is the thing that successfully stopped the flow of the anointing. Sin didn’t stop it. Unworthiness didn’t stop it. Taking offense did. In Jesus’ teaching on the sower sowing the Word in Mark 4, He pointed out that becoming offended stops the Word from producing in one’s life. Offense opens the way for Satan to steal the Word, which stops faith (Romans 10:17). Faith is our anointing connection. When that connection is broken, there is nothing working to remove burdens and destroy yokes because that’s what the anointing does. So check your heart. Make the quality decision to never, ever become offended, to never turn loose of the anointing in order to hold on to offense. These are the last days. God’s glory is filling the earth. And He’s filling it through you…if you’ll stop the anointing blocker! Song of Solomon 2-3; Psalm 23 I have great peace because I love God’s law, and nothing shall offend me. Psalm 119:165

Scripture Reading: Mark 6:1-6