God is the ultimate for giving authoritative experiences. It’s true that there are a number of charismatic leaders, but for them to make an impact on society, they must be agents of the Living God. Some of these leaders are anointed and divine leaders. But to be truly authoritative is to be blessed with grace. Most priests are such agents, known for their good works and services. The Old and New Testaments testify for those blessed as rightful speakers of God.
Billy Graham (b. 1918), evangelical Christian ordained as a Southern Baptist minister, observes, “The highest form of worship is the worship of the unselfish Christian service. The greatest form of praise is the sound of consecrated feet seeking out the lost and helpless.” Graham recognizes those with authoritative callings and services.
Experiences of Inspiration
Some Christians have experienced the workings of this divine power. These are often compelling and move them to testify about the wonders of Christ. Those having contemplative spirits attest to this truth, pulling down strongholds of wickedness, and using prayers as weapons of the Spirit. Such persons are generous, full of fervor, exemplify good gifts, justice, and peace.
Jensen Ackles (b. 1978), actor and director, writes, “What I enjoy most is the traveling to different places and meeting new people. For me, it’s all about life experiences, and I’m very grateful that acting allows me so many interesting and fulfilling ones.” Ackles is able to find such inspiration through meeting people.
For charismatic prophets, it’s a blessing to have spirits of ecstasy. These are known for their utterances and lives inspired by God. In their lives of immense responsibilities the rewards are great. To be such recipients persons must have the right spirit touching lives with the Word. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (1926 – 2004), Swiss-American psychiatrist, remarked, “I think that modern medicine has become like a prophet offering a life free of pain. It is nonsense. The only thing I know that truly heals people is unconditional love.” For her, a true prophet must show unconditional love.
Experiences of Divine Power
Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955), German-born theoretical physicist, wrote, “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” Truly great minds are known for their divine authentication. Some are blessed with the spirit of prophecy and influence believers and non-believers alike. These are the believers who the Spirit take root in. Their sole objectives are to present God’s truth based on the Gospels.