Knowing Your Teacher
We need to recognize we are far above worldly concerns and surpass the pagan and the heathen. We can tap into the realm where God sits upon His throne. His throne is where He rules, reigns, tells us of things to come, and brings us back to remembrance of those things He has taught us.
We need to recognize when it is God and when it is not God. We need to be aware when it is our emotions and when it is the Spirit of God. Too many of us are speaking out of our emotions, and not by what we are hearing through our spirit. Too many of us rationalize by what we have been taught, ‘what is of God’ and what is not. We must learn His Ways and know His Thoughts in order to truly understand the word of truth.
“But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him.” (1 John 2:27).
What is John saying here? Is John saying that we should not listen to the teachings of our pastors or Bible teachers? No, but we need to learn how to be sensitive to the anointing for it sifts out the truth of God from the presumptive words of man.
“It is written in the prophets, and they shall be taught by God” (John 6:45).
How are we taught by God? If we are not to be taught by man then how are we to receive His Teachings? Most people are taught from Bible lessons or sermons; these are the most commonly known ways. However, there is one way that stands above all others; it is embracing the Anointing of Christ.
But how does that happen?
We need to learn how to be taught by God and by His Spirit. He speaks to your spirit. Your spirit has ears, your spirit has feelings, your spirit is combined of all the senses, plus more senses than the physical body. You need to be very sensitive to touch, smell, feeling, hearing, all those things in your spirit. For the Spirit of God will bear witness with your spirit, then you will “know that you know in your knower”-beyond a shadow of doubt that it is God. We need to learn to walk by our ‘KNOWER’ i.e. the Anointing of Christ. Because He knows all, we need to learn how to listen to Him.
“But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things.” (1 John 2:20)
Vine’s Dictionary of New Testament Words defines intercession as: “Primarily denotes a lighting upon, a meeting with; it is a technical term for approaching a king, and so for approaching God in intercession; (seeking the presence and HEARING OF GOD ON BEHALF OF OTHERS).”
Intercession is the birthplace for learning how to hear the Voice of God. Many people expect something to just fall out of the heavens one day, and suddenly you begin to hear God. It’s not quite that easy. Surprisingly, God has been speaking into your life more than you might think. You just haven’t learned from Him how to train your ear to hear Him. For He said, “MY Ways and MY Thoughts are not your ways nor your thoughts.”
There is no greater thing that we can do for one another than to pray for one another. The Lord is pleased with those who pray for those in need. He would much rather hear our prayers about the needs of our brothers and sisters, the church, our country, and the need for the balance of things, rather than hear our whining about our troubles.
He knows our troubles. We need to find out what He wants us to do to correct our troubles. That is why it is so important to have an ear to hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying- because He can fix it all. You do not need to feel pressured to know everything about everything. You just need to know how to hear from the One who knows Everything about All Things!
Many Christians are in an impoverished state, having lost the ways of Christ’s teachings. Mainly, because they have desired to learn from a spiritually deaf pastor, and follow their own desires rather than God’s.
If you have an ear to hear, the Holy Spirit will tell you where to go, what to do, when to do it, and how to do it to obtain the means to ALL your needs. If you are obedient and stop trying to compromise with your flesh, you will prosper. You will find yourself at the right place at the right time. How many times have you heard that cliché “Oh, he was just at the right place at the right time?”
You and I can have that ability to be at the right place if we will have an ear to hear what the Spirit is saying. Practice the Power of Intercession, it is the first step to developing an ear to hear the Spirit of God.
Your spiritual ears work like radio antennas. We receive all kinds of thoughts with our spiritual antennas. Sometimes they are up and sometimes they are down. Sometimes our dial is tuned to the Spirit of God and sometimes it’s not. Sometimes we get that dial turned all the way around and we are tuned into the pits of Hell, going totally the opposite direction leading you away from the Spirit of God.
We duel all the time, warring within our souls- i.e. mind, will and emotions. Thoughts come to your mind, and you wonder, “Why am I thinking this? This is hideous!”
Where did it come from? You ought to know by now!
Resist the Devil and he will flee. Don’t entertain thoughts from the realm where Satan exists. Do not begin to entertain those thoughts, because if you entertain them long enough you are going to fulfill them by desiring them.
The spirit of fear comes and starts telling you, “You are going to lose your job, you’re not going to be able to pay the bills.” or “Oh, my kids are at school and I heard there is a child molester running loose!” You start getting your mind all balled up with all these thoughts on how bad it’s going to be and the possibilities of harm are numerous.
Stop thinking that way or you will come into agreement with the devil’s lies. Stop thinking; “They may get my child.” Do you hear what you just said? You just came in agreement with the Devil!
When the Spirit of God speaks, we must come into agreement with Him and Him only. Then everything will begin to work out in your life.
To lay down our life for our brothers and sisters, as their personal intercessor is a great thing. When you begin looking into others’ needs more than your own, God begins to take care of your troubles; for it is written: “… your Fathers knows the things you have need of before you ask Him” (Matthew 6:8).While you’re busy praying for everyone else’s problems, the Holy Spirit will be taking care of yours.
Pray, Hear and Obey; it’s the Christian way!
(prepared by, Kent Simpson & Wes Arnold)
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