Footnote #6. I have been asked, "What if the vessel for the Spirit's ministry is false, does that necessarily invalidate the anointing toward me if my heart is true?" The answer is no. Unless the vessel is definitely imparting an anointing originating from satan, the recipient can receive the true anointing from a false vessel without fear. Though that anointing is false to the vessel, it can still be true to the recipient as long as the recipient's heart is pure. Personally, I have received many edifying prophecies and even healings through vessels whom I knew were closed in some way to the Spirit of Truth. However, the Lord has also steered me away from receiving from Him through certain vessels, even though they were ministering under the Spirit. After all, how would you feel about receiving a prophecy from Balaam, or a healing through Judas? Though you may be safe in the short term, in the long term, your exposure to such false prophets can be injurious to you as they eventually draw you into their own heart's deception, whether love of money, or whatever.