“I am writing these things to warn you about those who want to lead you astray. But you have received the Holy Spirit, and he lives within you, so you don’t need anyone to teach you what is true. For the Spirit teaches you everything you need to know, and what he teaches is true—it is not a lie. So just as he has taught you, remain in fellowship with Christ.”1 John 2:26-27 NLT
This world right now has so many preachers that are on tv, radio ne lol over the Internet, how are we to know who is teaching the word of God or lies? They all can say the right words, they motivate us to be better Christians, most of it sounds pretty legit. We are blessed that in 1 John 2 and other passages of the New Testament we were told about these very situations. They are called false teachers or antichrists, wolves in sheeps clothing as the layman may call them.
We are reminded again here in verse 26-27 that we don’t have to be dupped by these false preachers, that we have been given the most powerful lie detector. We received this in the gift of the Holy Spirit who works in every Christians who allows him to. It is made clear in this scripture that we are to communicate learn from the Holy Spirit.
If your like me this concept of communications with the Holy Spirit seems weird. It is something I can’t explain away, as I can only go by my experiences and how he is working in my life. But for someone watching or reading outside of the faith this can seem crazy. Other religions have spirit guides, why then does chirstianity make a big deal about them if they have their own? The difference is that spirit guides are demons whose sole purpose is to keep you away from a relationship with God, causing you to hurt yourself and others. The Holy Spirit is a gift from God and is God, he is a person of the trinity, our relationship to God is connected through our relationship with the Holy Spirit. It can’t be separated. Father, Son and Spirit, three in one, like the the song says ‘you can’t have one without the other.’
So how then can the Holy Spirit show you the truth beyond the lies in the teachings that are happening all over the place? Through prayer no discernment through reading the word of God and comparing what is being said to scripture. He will reveal the truth to you in amazing ways. I challenge you to do that with even this message I share. If I am speaking out of place let me know in love. Let us not be fooled by the decievers in this world.
Father, thank you for residing in us in the person of the Holy Spirit. It is so awesome and mind blowing to know that you are constantly with u. Protecting us from evil, watching our back. Help us to listen to your advice no trust your ways. Help us to discern truth from lies, show us how to share the truth with those who don’t know you. They matter to you so they matter to me. Amen