Many religious practitioners, down through the centuries and throughout the world today, have suffered from (what I like to call) the “God-syndrome”. It refers to religious leaders or church pastors who see themselves as the Lord’s Anointed or the anointed Man of God.
It’s the priest in Roman Catholicism who can absolve you of your sins and turn wine into Christ’s very own blood. Without his intervention, you would be eternally damned.
It’s the anointed prophet or healer in the Charismatic church who can call down God’s blessing and bring healing. Without his intervention, you would not have all that God intended for you.