“But the anointing that you have received from him abides in you, and you need not that any man should teach you: but as the same anointing teaches you about all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it has taught you, you shall abide in him,” 1 John 2:27.
We can see through this portion of scripture that the Spirit of Truth, Jesus, is the one and only who teaches us. There are those in the body of Christ who are called to be teachers, but let us know that the “Great Teacher” is really the “only” teacher that we need.
We need to know and believe in our hearts that He who lives within us, will teach us ALL things and that He will also tell us things to come.
“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,” John 16:13.
In the Old Testament, the Spirit was given “upon those” who were called as various prophets, priests, and judges. Today that spirit is “within us.”
We can all tap into that life-giving stream that flows from that anointing within us. Many wonder how they can get this anointing. Many flock to various meetings and fast for days trying to purge themselves of sin.
And yet the anointing doesn’t come. They spend time in prayer reading the Bible and hoping to not only hear God’s voice, but to also experience God in a way that they know and sense His spirit within them.
The anointing is like the wind. He comes like the wind. He came to those in the upper room and fell upon them like cloven tongues.
That same spirit is available to all today who would believe. He gives life and purpose, but He also can give direction and illumination.
The anointing breaks the yoke, and as the word says, “For in him we live and move and have our being,” Acts 17:28.
~ 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?