The Teacher

But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him. (1 John 2:27)

Beloved, when you opened your heart to Jesus Christ, God came to dwell inside of you through the person of the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit is that “anointing” that teaches us.

The Bible says that there is a place for “teachers” in the church (Eph. 4:11), and we are to “teach one another” (Col. 3:16), but don’t forget that God wants to and is able to teach you all by Himself.

Often God chooses to teach us through our personal reading and study of the Bible. The Scriptures are God’s main tool to help us grow (2Ti. 3:16-17).  The Holy Spirit helps us to understand God’s Word in a way an unbeliever is unequipped for (1Cor. 2:14).

Sometimes God teaches us throughout the day, as the Holy Spirit brings certain Scriptures to mind.  Jesus said the Spirit would “remind” us of what He has already taught us (John 14:26).

Sometimes the Holy Spirit will put a “check” in our hearts when we hear someone teaching something that seems a little bit off.  Pay attention to those “checks” and dig into the Word to see for yourself.

Let God teach you.