"You Do Not Need Anyone to Teach You"


Oct. 26, 00


1JN 2:[27] "As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. 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."

1JN 2:20 "But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth."

JN 14:25 "All this I have spoken while still with you. [26] But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. [27] Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

We are told in Ephesians 4:11 that various ministries are given to build up the body of Christ and "prepare God�s people for works of service,"and without these ministries then, we cannot come unto maturity.However, each of us has an inner witness, an anointing, that will teach us ALL things. This inner witness, the Holy Spirit, resides inside each believer, and is "true."

The very anointing which Christ has is inside you and me. When He went away He left a counselor, an "anointing," that would remind us of ALL that He spoke and taught. We need but listen to that anointing and we will have all that we need. He is the "way, the truth, and the life," and we have access to that truth and life. We need to realize that we can all approach the throne of God with "confidence," in our hour of need, and at ALL TIMES come before Him. We need not go to a priest, or another, to petition our requests. We all have access. He can teach us all, and we can all come to know that TRUTH.

HEB 8:10 "This is the covenant I will make with
the house of Israel after that time, declares the Lord.
I will put my laws in their minds
and write them on their hearts.
I will be their God,
and they will be my people.
HEB 8:11 No longer will a man teach his neighbor,
or a man his brother, saying, `Know the Lord,'
because they will all know me,
from the least of them to the greatest."

Now to sure, we must "remain in Him," in order for Him to teach us. We will wither and die if we are no longer part of the vine, and we can do NOTHING apart from Him. He is our Father, and we need not fear, but trust that when we earnestly seek Him, that He will be there and will reside INSIDE US. Those who have gone before us, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care, trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow." I Pet. 1:10-11

Although they did not know "completely" what the Spirit was perhaps revealing to them at the time, they knew that they were serving us, and they "intently" looked into these things. But it is Christ in you, "the hope of Glory." This is the mystery hidden for ages, and yet it is so simple and yet so profound. Truthfully, we are incomplete without each other�s part and without being in relationship. But again, we "all have access to Him," and that anointing will bring us into ALL things, even in showing us "things to come," and in reminding us of what "has been spoken" by Him in the Spirit and in the word.

Dear people trust that inner witness of the Holy Spirit that is inside of you. Be in relationship with other believers and do not forsake the assembling together as many do. But trust the teacher inside of you. He will bring you unto ALL truth. He will remind you of what He has spoken and:

JN 16:12 "I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. [13] But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. [14] He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you. [15] All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to you."


Stephen Hanson