We are told oftentimes that experience is the best teacher and while this phrase is true, there is a much greater teacher who resides within the chambers of our hearts, if we would but listen to Him.
Certainly one would be wise to have learned from the mistakes that they have made in this life, for if one would continue doing the same things again and again without learning from a failure or mistake, then they are utterly a foolish person.
But we are told that when He comes, that He will guide us into all truth. For He will speak of that which He hears and He will also show us things that are to come.
Our experience cannot speak of that which is to come, simply because it hasn’t occurred yet.
Even the wisest of men cannot learn from something unless it has already happened in their life.
And this same Holy Spirit who speaks of that which He hears, utters words of wisdom and truth that experience would fall supremely short of knowing.
“Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will shew you things to come,” John 16:13.
There is no teacher great or small who could ever know or utter the words and explain the way ahead better than the one who resides within us from above.
The ancient patriarch Job, learned much through his suffering and trials upon this earth.
His advisors tried to help him, but this only tore at his mind and spirit. Indeed, he learned much through the suffering that he experienced and his life was blessed in manifold ways afterwards.
And yet as we see, God Himself had to show Job that He alone was the one that directed the affairs of man, and He alone was the one that delved out the places of deep and established the stars in the heavens.
“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
Tell me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements — surely you know!
Or who stretched the line upon it?
On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone, when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Or who shut in the sea with doors when it burst out from the womb, hen I made clouds its garment and thick darkness its swaddling band, and prescribed limits for it and set bars and doors, and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther, and here shall your proud waves be stayed’?” Job 38:4-11.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?