People of God I am pleading with you, please drink from your own cisterns. God has placed His Holy Spirit in every single Blood bought believer and He is longing to teach you and give you revelation of His Word. He’s waiting on you to put the Christian books down, turn off the Christian television, stop depending only on leadership for revelation (all of these have there place) and open your bible and call on Him to speak. 1 John 2:27 says:
“As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him.”
This anointing is not just for specific people or those with titles, it’s for every single Christian. The anointing is the Holy Spirit that Jesus promised would come.
“But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you.” (John 16:13, 14 NASB)
There is much deception by wolves in sheep clothing and the only way you’ll be able to discern what’s of God is by abiding and obedience to the Word.
The book of Hebrews says:
But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their POWERS OF DISCERNMENT TRAINED BY CONSTANT PRACTICE to distinguish good from evil. (Hebrews 5:14 ESV)
Those who receive the love of the truth will be strongly planted like a tree by the river whose roots runs deep and bears fruit, but those who reject the truth will be uprooted and cast away.
It is important that we prayerfully read over God’s Word and allow the Holy Spirit to be our primary teacher. Because in these last and evil days many false teachers will arise. In fact Paul called them fierce wolves. In Acts he says this:
I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; (Acts 20:29 ESV)
They can care less about you, me, or anyone else. Their god is their belly. They would do whatever’s needed to gain a buck. Even if it means twisting God’s Holy word. These people will stop at nothing. And they take advantage of those who don’t know any better and don’t know the Word.
So, will you be a Berean? Will you go to see if what you’re being taught is of God?