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Are Televangelists The Annointed

Many televangelists refer to themselves, and each other, as truly 'annointed' speakers and similar expressions. Used in this way what does annointed mean? It sounds as if they are giving each other a big pat on the back.

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Dr. Jack Nelson
---Jack on 11/26/10

Amen Ashely

Did anyone here see the Natgeo special the Second Coming about three men who claim to be JESUS?

It was very interesting and one of them reminded me of many teleevangelists.
---Samuel on 6/22/10

Well, here is how I feel about this! Men and women of God ought to be so busy glorifying Him, knowing that we are nothing with Him. If God took away His power from us we would be just like the heathens standing around like sitting ducks. Waiting for the world to collapse, only we wouldn't know it, either.
---catherine on 6/19/10

They Are All part of the Man-made rcc the first trin-church & her daughters churches which Are self called, self proclaimed, self anointed, self driven to be there knocking at your door for your money & they do Not care for your soul. ALL because of here Prov.14 v 12, Matt.15 v 9 & came from here 2nd.Cor.11 v's 14 - 15.

Such relig-org's churches Are an abomination to Almighty God & He has Nothing to do with them.
---Lawrence on 6/19/10

In the last days, many false teachers and prophets to deceive the very elect of God. They are known as evangelists, pastors, ministers, etc that put greed, corruption, and their own wealth and fame ahead of Jesus Christ. Many take what people give them through stupidity to help others, but that is the lie. Instead of helping those that the money was meant for, they build empires to themselves, with vast mansions, cars, planes, and every other material thing they can get. Remember the parable of the rich man. Give everything you have and follow me. Then are ye my disciple. Ask one evangelist, pastor, minister to preach and spread the gospel for no gain and they will laugh at you. By their fruits ye shall know them.
---ashley on 8/7/08

It's spelled anointed and those who say they are, are not. They're trying to con you and get your money. They say "touch not the Lord's anointed" for self protection. Watch out for these crooks. True ministers of the gospel don't do that stuff.
---mimi on 8/7/08

I will never go as far as you put it is not for us to judge them ..not all televangellists are like you just described....we should not be talking about God's servants..we should be out there also doing God's work instead of judging behind these people's back..God is watching us all on this forum and am sure He also is cringing about wot we say about each other..
---joack on 8/7/08

Originally, 'Jesus worship' was called "THE WAY"...
Acts 24:22
"But Felix, having a rather accurate knowledge of THE WAY"

The name "Christianity" is probably Roman slang.

TECHNICALLY, Paul and the apostles were evangelists, BUT they didn't aquire wealth.

All throughout history, evangelists have aquired the riches of this world (mammon) and have perpetuated the "strong delusion" by teaching many false doctrines in order to get money/membership (while also building their ego to become MASTERS and pretend KING SCHOLARS).

The result is that modern teachings are based on the "strong delusion".
---more_excellent_way on 8/6/08

If you were not taught by your pastor what the water is that flowed from Christ's side at the cross (few know, IF ANY), it is because of centuries of mammon evangelists.

Ask these "ANNOINTED" evangelists/pastors/scholars what the water is, then you will see whether they really are "ANNOINTED". They will crumble and give you double-talk.

Some of you have read my other blogs and know, but listen to THEIR answers and cry at the pitiful result of centuries of "ANNOINTED" teachings.
---more_excellent_way on 8/6/08

I have served God for fifty years, two years non-stop as a missionary and have spent a lifetime denouncing men forming cults and calling them churches to profit from the gullibility of others. Evangelists are parasites, false teachers, and they have deceived millions through everyone's stupidity. Jesus taught to go forth amongst the people, teaching them the gospel, not for profit or gain, but through a love for him without purse or script. I have personally asked many evangelists if they would do that and the answer was NO. If they weren't rewarded with wealth, riches, and a lifestyle of a celebrity, they wouldn't do it. Show me where they follow Jesus Christ with that mentality. I will preach, but only if you pay me.
---ashley on 8/5/08


It's unquestionable that there are many preachers and evangelists and televangelists who have done a tremendous amount of work to spread the Gospel.

There are also many who have posed in such roles merely in order to obtain personal wealth and power (and probably also a lot who started out legitimate, but were seduced by lust for wealth and power as they became successful).

These things have been going on even in New Testament times - they are not new. The bottom line, is we must always be vigilant, and understand that "by their fruits you shall know them".
---StrongAxe on 8/3/08

Asheley, tut are so wrong absolutely wrong..not all televangelists are as you so wrongly accused..let me ask you, WOT HAVE YOU DONE TO SPREAD THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT JESUS CHRIST??? nothing????..shame on you for wrongly judging others when you just sit there on your butt and moan yet do nothing..shame shame shame.. go do the work like these servants of God..Leave them alone..jealousy gets you nowhere
---joel on 8/2/08

tele-evangelists are the biggest joke in the history of the world and are satan's disciples. We are warned of false teachers and those who elevate themselves to appear as sheep, when in fact they are ravenous wolves. Show me one evangelist that doesn't live like a king, has millions hidden in swiss bank accounts. lives in a mansion, has a fleet of cars, airplanes,etc. Many of the evangelists were asked if they would teach others if they weren't paid. Every one of them said no, they are in it for the money and fame. NO ONE can say you are saved through words. You are only saved by showing the Savior's countenance in your soul 24-7 for life, Not sundays only. Example says whether you are in the lamb's book of life. NOT a minister.
---ashley on 7/31/08

Sure you should believe them! After all, would they say something on TV if it wasn't true?

(But Sarcasm aside)

While there are genuinely anointed people in the televangelism "industry", there are also a lot of hucksters and opportunists who are in it just for themselves. The best way to tell is to watch, "by their fruits you will know them".

Are they genuinely helping people? Does God get more glory than they do? Do they teach "weird" doctrines? Do they spend more than half of their time talking whining about money (while they personally live like kings)? All of these are questions you should ask of each one of them.
---StrongAxe on 7/30/08

The "anointing" of God is nothing to be boastful about. God does not like the pride of life..He is no respecter of persons..Judgement will begin in the house of God.
---Lynn_Bedford77 on 7/30/08

Satan is the power of the air. The Love of Money is the root of ALL KINDS of evil. They will make merchandise of the sheep. It will be a fearfull thing to see them to fall into the hands of the living God.
---jack4335 on 10/10/07

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Whisper, this is what Susie is talking about.
---Bigfoot on 10/10/07

When God cleans house, He always starts with the Church first. Then it moves out to the world. It started with Ted and there have been several in the last few weeks. There will be more and it's not limited to WoF churches either.
Something 'big' is about to happen.
---Bigfoot on 10/6/07

Awakenings are thought to come when all conditions are favorable for the Church. Not so.
The important thing is to be ready when it hits. Blatant behavior always brings a backlash. But the blatant help to wake the lukewarm up to their convictions.
The lukewarm wake up and start removing the blatant, fakes, flakes from their inner circles. Those who love being catered to are not helping the Church on its' way to greatness.
---Bigfoot on 10/6/07

Failure produces desperation and brokenness.
Believers begin to call on God - interceed for the Church - acknowledging their commitment to God.
It is the best of times, is is the worst of times, it is the age of wisdom, it is the age of foolishness, it is the season of Light, it is the season of Darkness, we have everything before us, we have nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we are all going direct the other way. (Charles Dickens).
---Bigfoot on 10/6/07

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More are going to fall. Everything done in the secret or dark - is revealed in the Light.
TULSA, Okla. (Oct. 6) - Oral Roberts University President Richard Roberts, says God is speaking again, telling him to deny lurid allegations in a lawsuit that threatens to engulf this 44-year-old Bible Belt college in scandal.

Richard Roberts is accused of illegal involvement in a local political campaign and lavish spending at donors' expense,
---Bigfoot on 10/6/07

...including numerous home remodeling projects, use of the university jet for his daughter's senior trip to the Bahamas, and a red Mercedes convertible and a Lexus SUV for his wife, Lindsay.

She is accused of dropping tens of thousands of dollars on clothes, awarding nonacademic scholarships to friends of her children and sending scores of text messages on university-issued cell phones to people described in the lawsuit as "underage males"...
---Bigfoot on 10/6/07

At a chapel service this week on the 5,300-student campus known for its 60-foot-tall bronze sculpture of praying hands, Roberts said God told him: "We live in a litigious society. Anyone can get mad and file a lawsuit against another person whether they have a legitimate case or not. This lawsuit ... is about intimidation, blackmail and extortion."
---Bigfoot on 10/6/07

The allegations are contained in a lawsuit filed Tuesday by three former professors. They sued ORU and Roberts, alleging they were wrongfully dismissed after reporting the school's involvement in a local political race.
---Bigfoot on 10/6/07

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Richard Roberts, according to the suit, asked a professor in 2005 to use his students and university resources to aid a county commissioner's bid for Tulsa mayor. Such involvement would violate state and federal law because of the university's nonprofit status. Up to 50 students are alleged to have worked on the campaign.
---Bigfoot on 10/6/07

The professors also said their dismissals came after they turned over to the board of regents a copy of a report documenting moral and ethical lapses on the part of Roberts and his family. The internal document was prepared by Richard Roberts' sister-in-law, according to the lawsuit.

An ORU student repairing her laptop discovered the document and later provided a copy to one of the professors.
---Bigfoot on 10/6/07

The university jet was used to take one daughter and several friends on a senior trip to Orlando, Fla., and the Bahamas. The $29,411 trip was billed to the ministry as an "evangelistic function of the president."

Mrs. Roberts spent more than $39,000 at one Chico's clothing store alone in less than a year, and had other accounts in Texas and California.
---Bigfoot on 10/6/07

"As long as I wear it once on TV, we can charge it off." The document cites inconsistencies in clothing purchases and actual usage on TV.

The university and ministry maintain a stable of horses for exclusive use by the Roberts' children.

The Roberts' home has been remodeled 11 times in the past 14 years.

One of the professors who sued, said he fears for the university's survival if certain changes aren't made.
---Bigfoot on 10/6/07

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"Anointed" means prosperity in WoF camps.
Exposure means humiliation for most.
I wonder if the other biggies out there in TV land are looking in, watching and paying heed.
---Bigfoot on 10/6/07

In the spirit world, God will input His Spirit into a person as one function of solemnly dedicating that person to do a particular work for Him, like preaching, evangelizing, or being a missionary.

In the physical world, men will mimic God's action by applying oil to the person who is being dedicted to the service that God prescribed for them.

Both actions are called "anointing".

One anointed by God works to advance God's kingdom. Others work to advance their own kingdom.
---a_servant on 1/1/06

MA, I was really not trying to address or answer the anointing question. I have a background in stewardship training and mission project programing. I am always interested in being able to provide individuals and congregations access to good tools for evaluates alternative ministries and mission funding projects. There are always more projects then dollars to fund them. I have found that Ministry Watch for the programs that they track provides very definitive information for use in funding evaluations.
---Phil_the_Elder on 12/27/05

If they are annointed it is by the Devil and not God. Most televangelists' god is money. Most preach a watered down cotten candy gospel so as not to hurt anyones feelings and collect the money. Jesus didn't mind hurting anyones feeling. He called them vipers.
---Rev_Herb on 12/27/05

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That is very interesting Phil and I'll look up the website but do you have an answer to my question which was:- what do these people mean by the word annointed when they refer to themselves as being so? I think it sounds quite pompous.
---M.A. on 12/27/05

Televangelist vary in quality as well as scruples. Many of the better know miniseries are tracked on the Ministry Watch web site. Look for Donor Alerts then check out the ministry by incorporated name and read the individual reviews looking for transparancy compliance, and percentage of overhead to program cost & sources and uses of funds.
---Phil_the_Elder on 12/27/05

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