12 Feb 2012

Teaching, in view of the Spirit

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Hello my friends!

I hope this letter finds you well, but more so, that it finds you standing firm in the amazing grace of Christ Jesus, our deliverer. This Spoonful comes from an email response I sent out this morning.

These things I have written to you concerning those who are trying to deceive you. 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. 1 John 2:26-27

Pay attention to how clearly John stated that we (those in Christ) already know the truth. We didn’t need men to teach this to us. What we have already received from God, which is the anointing of his Spirit, teaches us all things.

Can we still learn from one another? For sure, but that learning can only come as it is built upon the reality that the knowledge of God is already within the one we would teach. I cannot teach you something that you don’t already have inherently within you through the Spirit of God. If you read the letters of the apostles, it becomes clear that they fully understood this in how they taught. While the religious world uses the written word of God, especially the new testament letters, to teach you what they assume you do not understand, they were written with a view to the mind of Christ within you. Paul’s main approach in writing his long logical letter to the Roman believers was to systematically destroy the logic of the natural mind that constantly presenting itself as wisdom, while at the same time, he uncovered the truth of their new life in Christ — the truth that was their inheritance, the truth that was within them because of the mind of Christ within them.

Shovel Audio

Unfortunately, the ease of making a Facebook update caused me to forget that I had not also sent out a Spoonful with our Shovel Audio files. Adam and I are in the midst of a series of discussions/teachings on the letter to the Hebrews. We’ll be recording another one in just a little over an hour from now, probably after most of you read this (as if that should make any difference to you! I still have to edit it after that. LOL!). Anyhow, here are the THREE Shovel Audios that have been added to the website since the last Spoonful:

  • Heading God off at the Pass
  • Hebrews, the Painful Truth
  • Hebrews, at the Entrance
  • Spoonful: 

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