We ought to recognize two different realms: one is that of doctrine, and the other is that of revelation.
Doctrine — we can learn in school through textbooks and instructors. It can be attained with a little effort, a little cleverness, and a little eloquence.
Revelation — is beyond human ability.
We must see that in the ministry of God’s Word mean are absolutely helpless if God withholds His revelation.
If God does not speak, nothing can be forced out.
If God does not give revelation, nothing can be done.
With revelation there is ministry; without it there is no ministry.
Each time we minister we have God’s present revelation as our foundation.
In this realm we have to be rightly related to God, we have to be before the Lord; otherwise we cannot stand before mean.
The ignorant person mistakes eloquence and cleverness as the criteria.
He thinks preaching is strictly a matter of eloquence.
However, the Bible shows us that prophecy is a matter of whether nor not there is revelation; it is not a matter of eloquence.