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Are We Really Listening To The Spirit Of Christ?

November 23, 2014


“I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray.  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.”  1 John 2: 26-27

David P. who claims to be a pastor/elder in his current church made the following comment recently in some online communication about me:

” If you don’t have a Pastor, and you refuse to have one, then you are in rebellion and disobedience to Jesus and the Holy Scriptures.”

It seems to me that David’s comment flies directly against the passage I just quoted.  David says you must have a pastor/teacher or you are going directly against Jesus.  Just where are those words in red?  Seriously, Jesus said “You must be born again.”, but He did NOT say “You must have a Pastor.” That is exactly the type of teaching that John says will lead us astray.  We are not to be dependent on any man or woman.  For anyone to say we NEED a human leader or shepherd other than Jesus is, I dare say anti-christ?  No, I am not calling David an anti-christ, but the comment he made just might be.

The real truth is that we do not need anyone to teach us.  Because in the Spirit we have His anointing to teach us about ALL THINGS and the FULL COUNSEL OF GOD.  His anointing is real, not fake and it continually teaches us to remain in Him.  Again, in Him we lack nothing!

Now there are a multitude of ways that His anointing teaches us including…direct revelation from the Spirit, revelation from the bible, nature and via the anointed words of other Christ followers. The key is to look and listen for His anointing in all things and all people.  The Spirit will guide us into all truth in this manner.  When I listen to people I am always listening for His voice, His anointing, and His truth in what they are sharing.  When I am open and attentive to Him in any circumstance, He is able to reach and teach me what I need to know in that exact moment.  It is crucial that we be surrendered and in the flow of the Holy Spirit at all times.  When I am totally yielded to HIM like that I am able to discern the difference between His anointed words and all other types of words.

I guess what I am saying here today is that God is still speaking.  In fact He never stopped.  Even though David and others claim the Scriptures are the complete and “final revelation” from God.  I say that God is NOT confined to speaking only through scripture.  Jesus via His anointing and Spirit teaches us everything we need to know concerning the past, present and future.  And He does not just speak through the bible and a select few humans such as pastors and elders.  His voice can still be heard in almost everyone and every situation.  The key is are we really listening?  His sheep hear His voice and obey.  Jesus is the One and Only true Shepherd.  Please listen for His voice and follow only Him and no other today.

Love and……

Kirk Out !


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  1. Hebrews 8:11Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

    11 and they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.

    That is correct Brother what you say here, thank you. so we can go to a building and learn if we seek the discerning from Father as out teacher, be wise to what is wise and what is not, remaining harmless as a dove, telling truth along the way as we go and are led. There will always be those that criticize, especially if one messes with their income as Christ had done, not trying to though. Just did as people went after him wherever he was at or going to at. So Job security entered their minds especially after he rose Lazarus from the dead. Many more First chosen chose to believe and Follow
    So the council got together to kill him.
    No different today Brother, I pray for your protection all in all to carry out what you are called to carry out, as I hope you do the same for me. I know I will, not me Christ through me to reach all that can be to believe above going to Church services

  2. We all have a “pastor”–Jesus himself. All other pastors may be beneficial though optional.

  3. Skylla Moon permalink

    Jesus opens eyes. Blindness is rampant!

  4. Great article. What’s a pastor for anyway? Not a heavy-handed leader/lecturer; but a humble, loving facilitator who’s goal is to connect you with the living Jesus Christ, not himself:

  5. Well, Chris, this man is blinded by the traditions of men, for sure. He needs to take a lesson or 30 or 40 about what the Bible says about Who is our Pastor (Shepherd)!!! Even his namesake had THAT ONE figured out, “The Lord is my Shepherd…” Duh!
    This same Jesus whom he seems to be ignorant about said,

    “for I have given them the words which thou gavest me, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from thee; and they have believed that thou didst send me. I am praying for them; I am not praying for the world but for those whom thou hast given me, FOR THEY ARE THINE; ALL ARE THINE, AND THINE ARE MINE, and I am glorified in them.” (John 17:8-10 RSVA -emphasis added)

    Jesus said that HE is the Good Shepherd and that the rest of the so called shepherds in his sheepfold are hirelings, thieves and robbers (read John 10). So don’t take one solitary verse in Ephesians chapter four and try to build your empire of illicit power around me, Mr. Pastor!

  6. Right on, bro!

  7. Duane permalink

    Though we may not need a pastor, we need those who are wiser then us. God made a social being for the very purpose but to be social. The Bible does talk about the value of gathering together, and from this there are many benefits. We are to look out for each other and correct each other. This does not change. We are of the flesh and even though we need to die to it daily, it is part of our condition so we seek perfection in Christ we are not perfect. That all said a Pastor or wise elder is not totally bad. But your friend was wrong in stating that you were going against the grain by not being under a pastor. It is very ingrained in the various churches to ‘provide social controls.’ That ‘control’ is probably more damaging to the church universal then being outside of a local church.

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