Q. Many great men and women of God say there is a price to pay for the anointing and the greater the anointing, the greater the price. Do you agree?
Prophet Shyju Mathew:They are not wrong from their perspective. But what I believe is that there is no price you can pay for the anointing. If we are anointed it is because we are chosen by His grace not by our qualifications whatever it may be.
For example: If someone says, I had to leave this relationship to get this anointing and they call that the price. Then they have already cheapened the cost of the anointing to a relationship that was not meant for them in the first place. Now isn’t consecration a basic? If someone says they had to leave this six figure salary job as price for the full time ministry, what they then compare the anointing to is their six figure salary! Does this make sense? What about the hours of praying they have invested into? That again is not price – it’s a pleasure. How could they call it a price to be with their beloved?
That is why I am keen that there is no price you can pay for the anointing. Anointing is His grace, our privilege, and we are as long as there is a need in the generation.