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As the Scriptures say…20

As the Scriptures say…20


The Anointing

These things I have written to you concerning them that seduce you. But the anointing which you have received from Him abide in you, and you do not need that anyone to teach you; but the same anointing teaches you all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it teaches you, you shall abide in Him (1 John 2:26-27)

These things…

  1. The phrase “these things” refers to false teachings
  2. These false teachings are meant to seduce people
  3. The readers of John must put every effort to ensure that they are seduced by false teachers or their teachings


But the anointing…

  1. A sharp contrast between the anointing and the Pseudo-brethren must be stated
  2. The anointing is a reference to the Holy Spirit
    1. The Holy Spirit is the one anointing us
    2. The Holy Spirit is the anointing each of us receives
  3. The Holy Spirit as the anointing will
    1. Abide in us
    2. Teach us all things (John 14-16)


And is truth, and is no lie

  1. The anointing is of the Lord Jesus
  2. The anointing thus is the truth (Cf. John 14:6)
  3. He has no relationship with lie, regardless of the colours of the lie


Even as it teaches you, you shall abide in him

  1. Even as
    1. According to
    2. In accordance with
  2. The Holy Spirit teaches us
    1. In a system
    2. In a pattern
    3. In an order of
  3. We are to walk as we are taught (See also, Col.2:6)
  4. We are to remain true and faithful to the pattern set up


Let us cultivate the sound teaching of the Scriptures. This is a way to ensuring that we live in the order of the Spirit of God. May the Spirit teach us His ways!

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