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Our last time together in this letter was to see what John had to say about the tremendous adequacy of the Word of God to bring us, if we submit to it, to the full experience of vital, fruitful living. It never fails to thrill me that Christianity is not trying to produce religious plaster saints, but thoroughly human individuals who operate as God intended them to operate. The whole thrust of the Christian message is to the end that we experience life as God intended life to be. And the instrument that will do this is the Word of God.

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The Teaching Spirit

Home Background Margit Roach J. The Pathfinder. Here is an anointing that penetrates to the inmost core, so that it totally changes the inner nature.

It will not run off, nor can it be washed or wiped off, because being rubbed in , it becomes a part of the inner being. It abides and changes the inner being, we become spirit of His Spirit, Joined unto the Lord in one spirit. I Cor.

Could this be true? Did the apostle really mean we do not need anyone to teach us, that to hear what someone has to say is a waste of time? Was he honestly saying that it is only the anointing that teaches us? If the answer to these questions is "yes," why should we ever listen to or read from anyone else?

And we might assume that John was telling us that there is no need for ministers of any kind. If there was no need of men and women to preach the Word of God, it is unlikely Paul would have written: " How shall they hear without a preacher?

However, after doing this and not having the expected anointed word to come to me, and with no feeling of the presence of the Spirit of Christ whatsoever for at least a month, I realized that something was definitely wrong.

That is when the Spirit impressed upon me: "I do not give the whole truth to anyone. Portions are withheld from each person. This is so they will have to fellowship with one another. Everyone is enlightened to some of My mysteries. They all have their part of the truth that the others may be lacking.

They, therefore, must fellowship together in order to receive a complete word, not just a partial word that each individual receives from Me. If you cannot receive from others, what makes you think your word to them would be any better than theirs to you? If you will not hear from others, why should they hear from you? And whether you receive any truth, whether from reading the scriptures, reading books, or from hearing others speak--it is by My anointing in you that you hear and learn.

You see, the problem does not reside in the hearing of someone preach, teach, or prophesy, as I had taken John's word to mean. According to the scriptures, men are the primary dispatchers of truth, and very little would be heard without them.

If He chooses to do so, God could divinely inspire the souls of every human being, and with one sweep of His hand miraculously enlighten them to all truth and save every one of them.

That, however, is not the way he usually works. He has saved people in this manner, I was one of them, but it is not His general rule. He finds great pleasure in taking His time, and working through Christ's body of many members. That is the primary means He uses to call His creation back home. Let us never for a moment think that we should cease from hearing others speak.

It is good to give your ear to the vessels of His calling. Much life can be had in their words. The issue is not in hearing others, but in not hearing properly. One can speak either by the anoints of the Holy Spirit or he can speak by his own spirit, and regardless of which spirit it is spoken, those hearing the message can likewise hear by the Holy Spirit or by their own spirit. If it is heard by the Holy anointing that abides within, it is then by that Spirit which will teach the hearers of the word.

Although a man or woman presents the word of truth, it does nothing to anyone until the Spirit within quickens it and teaches that person. If the Spirit does not teach it, even if the person is speaking by the anointing, but the ones listening do not hear it by that Anointing, the best possible scenario is mental ascension. It would be carnal reasoning. This, of course, would be the letter that kills. And we know that there is no life in the letter alone, never has been, and never will be.

So let us take heed, as Jesus said, in how we hear. It is a very important issue. When people isolate themselves with hopes of escaping the influence and doctrinal pollution of men, they may be in for a surprise.

I am not saying our Lord does not draw us away and unto Himself at various times, for He does. There are also occasions when He may separate us from fellowship, from listening to tapes, or reading anyone's publications, a spiritual fast, if you please. Many today know by their own experiences this is true. Some, however, separate themselves from the body when it is not the Lord doing it at all as I had done.

Other than having learned by my mistake, nothing was gained. I missed the target by a mile. I suppose the first mistake I made was in not knowing that I was just as susceptible to error as the men and women I felt I no longer needed to hear.

I was sadly surprised when the small amount of word I had been receiving stopped altogether. If it had continued, I would have no doubt brewed an apothecary's mixture. The very thing from which I tried to escape went with me into the wilderness to where I had fled. Try as I may, it was impossible to outdistance myself. I could not get away from my greatest and most deceptive enemy-- myself.

Praise God, this deception lasted only a month or two before I knew what was happening. Since I had willingly severed myself from hearing God's anointed men and women, God severed His word from me. Once I realized where the responsibility lay--which was in me and by the anointing of Christ--not only was I able to hear and receive from all the members of Christ's Body, but that inner word began to flow again. It is now a true pleasure to hear the voice of my Father in every vessel of His wonderful body.

It is good to know that those of His household are not useless utensils, but they all stand as vital parts in my life. Each one will help us all along if we let them. They are not here to slow us down, but to speed us up. We have many hindrances in the land, this is sure, but most of them cannot compare to ourselves.

Although this nation is killing our unborn babies on a massive scale, very similar to when Moses and Jesus were babies, we must know they are not our worst enemies. Matthew And although greater is He that is in you than he or it that is in the world, there is still an enemy in us that is greater than the one in the world. Again, ourselves!

We are deceived when we confuse our natural intellect with that of the rubbed in anointing that abides. Such subtlety takes the place of Christ, and when it rules instead of Christ, it is antichrist! Gathering And Assembling. Since it is clear that no one can be an island unto themselves, that it is not just them alone with God who will save the world, and gathering themselves together with nominal churches is not the answer either.

By doing so, they would most likely bring more division than union to the body of Christ. In their sincere, but sincerely misguided venture, rather than assembling, they can be disassembling themselves from Christ's body. And please know that I am not suggesting that they should get involved with a home fellowship which can be no more than a microcosm of a large church that is steeped in error.

I am saying to recognize the body of Christ and its members and not to refuse being in union or having true communion with them, and if there are none where you are, abide your time. Even when there is silence in heaven, and you are physically alone, the half hour will pass.

The two words seem the same, but there is quite a difference. One is unto life and the other unto death. Ray Prinzing wrote in his book, Daily Overcoming Devotionals :. The lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it' Job A vulture is a bird that feeds upon dead bodies. Matthew , makes it clear that false christs and false prophets will arise, and people will be saying, go here, or go there, to feed upon their ministry. If it were possible they would deceive the very elect.

There is no stronger indictment to be made. A good example of assembling unto life is the at Pentecost. They were led together and met in one accord. It was then that they were filled with the Holy Spirit. We do not generally see this in church gatherings today. The Holy Spirit is really not welcome, and it is a rarity to see them as being in one accord. They may be in one accord concerning their church's agenda, doctrines, decrees, picnics, and dogmas; but not being in one accord spiritually as on the day of Pentecost.

I do not believe we are wrong by saying that most church services are gatherings rather than assemblies. It is rare for everyone to be in one accord spiritually. For example, let us compare the many members of a congregation to an airplane that also has many members, or parts. Each member of the congregation and of the airplane serves its purpose that enables them to function efficiently.

Paul said it this way: "From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

With the plane, we can have all the parts of a new Boeing gathered together in a pile on the assembly line, but yet to be assembled. Who of us would think to hop on that pile of new parts and expect to be flown to Timbuktu or anywhere else in the world. Even though there are no parts lacking, that heap of plastic and metal would be more akin to a junk-pile than a jet airliner.

Does 1 John 2:27 Mean I Don’t Need My Sunday School Teacher?

By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy , Privacy Policy , and our Terms of Service. Biblical Hermeneutics Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for professors, theologians, and those interested in exegetical analysis of biblical texts. It only takes a minute to sign up. KJV, The annointing refers to the Holy Spirit since it 1 was received from Jesus, 2 teaches you all things and 3 is true.

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When we consider this verse in its context we see that John is likely dealing with a group of false teachers that are claiming special knowledge. Kruse , Again context is key. It is contrast to these deceivers that John writes verse His point, then, is that they already have what they need.

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Home Background Margit Roach J. The Pathfinder. Here is an anointing that penetrates to the inmost core, so that it totally changes the inner nature. It will not run off, nor can it be washed or wiped off, because being rubbed in , it becomes a part of the inner being. It abides and changes the inner being, we become spirit of His Spirit, Joined unto the Lord in one spirit. I Cor. Could this be true? Did the apostle really mean we do not need anyone to teach us, that to hear what someone has to say is a waste of time? Was he honestly saying that it is only the anointing that teaches us?

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If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father. Share This Verse:. Bible Verses like 1 John Other Translations for 1 John But the anointing which ye haue receiued of him, abideth in you: and yee need not that any man teach you: But, as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is trueth, and is no lye: and euen as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. But since His anointing gives you instruction in all things--and is true and is no falsehood--you are continuing in union with Him even as it has taught you to do.

Start free trial. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him.

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. But when they hand you over, do not worry about how or what you are to say; for it will be given you in that hour what you are to say. For it is not you who speak, but it is the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you. When they arrest you and hand you over, do not worry beforehand about what you are to say, but say whatever is given you in that hour; for it is not you who speak, but it is the Holy Spirit.

But the anointing which you have received of him stays in you, and you need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teaches you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it has taught you, you shall abide in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us. John But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

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But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit--just as it has taught you, remain in him. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in him. For the Spirit teaches you everything you need to know, and what he teaches is true--it is not a lie. So just as he has taught you, remain in fellowship with Christ. Instead, his anointing teaches you about all things and is true and is not a lie; just as it has taught you, remain in him. What does 1 John mean?

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Jan 28, - For the Spirit teaches you everything you need to know, and what he teaches is PS: I listen to and appreciate my pastor, he's a fine man of God!” John say in 1 John “You have no need that anyone should teach you.

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