Monday, August 13, 2012


     In my reading today of 1John, the Lord brought to my attention the importance of knowing that we only have one true teacher, and this teacher is His Holy Spirit. John writes:

1 John 2:18-4:21

King James Version (KJV)

18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
20 But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.
21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
24 Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.
25 And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.
26 These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you.
27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
29 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

In going through this book, we see in Chap. 2 how John warns of an antichrist and 'many' antichrists in the plural.  But those who have the Holy Spirit living inside of them will know, or have the discernment, to recognize the truth from lies, because their teacher is none other than the Creator Himself. In verse 24, he says that if we will therefore stand in what we know from the beginning, which is that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God, we will then 'continue in the Son, and in the Father'. Verse 28 tells us to abide once again in Him, so that we will not be ashamed at His coming. Chap 3 verse 2 states we are the 'sons of God', and we are 'beloved'. Now read in Chap. 4:

1 John 4:1-6

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.
We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

We are warned here of spirits that do not confess that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, and that these spirits are of the antichrist. However, we are shown that we are of God, those of us who choose to allow the Holy Spirit to indwell us, and we will know the truth from lies and be overcomers. We are told to test the spirits, which simply means to ask the question, does that spirit testify the truth of who Jesus really is? 

 15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.

     There has never been a more crucial time than now, I believe, to listen to and get to know in a very intimate way, the one and only true teacher. Yeshua promised to send a teacher, a comforter, a guide and an ever present help to us and this is His Holy Spirit. We need to know the Word and immerse ourselves in it daily, in order to discern the spirits of the antichrists, which are everywhere in the world at this point. So many people, websites, and youtube videos are misleading people into serious errors concerning the Word of God. We need to be extremely careful who we turn to for instruction, mentoring, guidance, and information. Our source and instruction manual for LIFE is the WORD OF GOD FIRST, and then the Holy Spirit as our guide. As long as we stay grounded here, we will not be swayed or mislead by anyone claiming anything contrary to the Word of God.  Spend your time with Him, not looking outside of the Word for someone to tell you about Him. Simply ask, and you will receive He tells us, our own, personal relationship in which all we need to know will be provided as God wills.