“I owe the world a Spirit filled life, for I owe them an encounter with God” Bill Johnson
Wow! Let that truth marinate in you.
Anointing means “smeared”. In the context of a believer it means being smeared with God’s supernatural presence, his Holy Spirit.
Can the believer do without the anointing? Not if he or she wants to be effective in ministry for it is the anointing that breaks the yoke.
Nothing I can do in my rationality, human skills, physical strength can break the yoke of the devil over people. I can’t deliver them from a demon: I can’t cause their supernatural healing.
It is only Gods anointing that does that.
Which means… If I am not in that place of being filled/smeared/anointed with the Holy Spirit, then God can not use me as a channel for others to encounter him.
For he has chosen to work through me, you, us…. There is no plan B.