Are We Really Listening To The Spirit Of Christ?
“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.
Kirk Out !