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Experiencing the Holy Spirit – Teaching

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Pastor Luther Walker Logo  fiber_manual_record  Oct 11th, 2021

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Another aspect of experiencing the Holy Spirit is through how He teaches us.

And you, the anointing that you received from Him abides in you and you do not have need in order that someone should teach you, but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things and is true and is not a lie, even just as He teaches you abide in Him. – 1 John 2:27

Abiding is a term that is used to describe how we occupy a space and is typically used of a place you are very comfortable in. Abiding in Christ involves feeling at ease with who we are in Christ, which encompasses every aspect of our salvation and the new relationship we now have with God.

In John 15, Jesus revealed the new type of relationship we, those of the church, would have with Him and God by using a vine and branches to explain how we would be in Him and He would be in us and this relationship requires us to rely on Him for all good fruit that we produce, or rather that is produces in us.

           I am the vine and My Father is the vinedresser – John 15:1

I am the vine and you are the branches, the one abiding in me, and I in him, this one bears much fruit because apart from Me you are not able to do anything – John 15:5

John is not saying that we do not need someone to teach us, as Christ gave gives to the Church for the purpose of teaching us and bringing us into a oneness of faith so that we are not tossed around by every teaching of men using trickery and cunning craftiness to deceive.

And He, Himself, gave on the one hand the apostles on the other hand the prophets and the evangelists and the pastors even teachers towards the equipping of the saints unto a work of ministry unto edification of the body of the Christ until we all arrive unto the oneness of the faith and the full experiential knowledge of the Son of God, unto a mature man, unto a measure of stature of the fullness of the Christ, in order that we should no longer be inarticulate babblers tossed around and carried about by every wind of the teachings in the trickery from humans in craftiness facing plotting of the deceit – Ephesians 4:11-15

Our pastors are to teach us and lead us so that we know the truth. The Holy Spirit then takes that intuitive knowledge and teaches us how to make it experiential knowledge. That is, He teaches us how to feel at ease with who we are in Christ in any situation we face while having victory over our enemies and producing righteousness even in the face of persecution.

Therefore, as we go throughout our day let's pay attention to the desires the Holy Spirit is giving us so that we are doing what is right; having the correct focus in our minds, putting on the armor of light so that we are seeking to do what is good. And if we keep stumbling in areas of our lives, we need to go back to the truth taught to us by good pastors and apply it to our lives so that the Holy Spirit, through the truth, can teach us how to begin to feel at ease with who we are in Christ resulting in a life that seeks righteousness and rejects all manner of wickedness. This is truly experiencing the Holy Spirit.

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