We have all seen these super slick preachers who come across the tv channels with special revelation knowledge mixed with obscure Bible verses. They always have some special prophetic message for us given to them by “God himself.”
Never mind the fact that you have a Bible at home and can read for your self, they have this special, important message that only they can provide. Too, by some way or apparatus, or somehow there is always some mechanism by which we are to send money to them to avail ourselves of this special knowledge.
The package generally presents itself with at least a three volume tome of at least $39.95 each with accompanying DVD or other learning media. Of course, they never address the fact that if the information were so vital to Christians that they should be giving it free…heck no. You’ve got to pay.
Unique to these ‘snake oil’ salesmen is that they believe they are specially gifted to provide this opportunity and that they have also received a special ANOITING. I have never figured out why or by what means, but some way or another, they always have an anointing. Never mind how all Christians are anointed by baptism, they have this special appointment.
I call these guys (sometimes women) know-it-alls, for there is nothing they don’t know or understand. That is, if you listen to them.
The truth is that they have no special insight than either you or I and what I am encouraging you to do is to search the Scriptures for yourself. In short, there are no know-it-alls, only regular, ordinary people the same as you or I. In the final analysis, we all have special access to God’s throne by grace through Jesus, the Christ. Again, I encourage all to go to Him directly for the guidance He promises to all who ask. Christ and Christ alone is the man for all answers: above Him there is no other.