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As the Scriptures say…17

As the Scriptures say…17



Anointed by the Holy One


But you have been anointed by the Holy One, and you will have knowledge. I write to you, not because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and because no lie is of the truth

1 John 2:20-21


The Holy One

  1. The term refers to the Holy Spirit
    1. He was promised to be given to us (John 14-16)
    2. The promise of the Holy One has been fulfilled through the Lord Jesus (Acts 2: 33)
  2. He is the anointing (1 John 2:27)
    1. We are anointed with the Holy Spirit
    2. We are anointed by the Holy Spirit


And you will have knowledge…

  1. Some relevant expressions of being “anointed by the Holy One” are
    1. Being taught by the Spirit of God
    2. Being marked out by the Holy Spirit
  2. The Holy Spirit teaches us is
    1. That which is of God (1 Cor.2)
    2. That which is of Jesus Christ (John 14-16)
    3. That which is of the truth (1 John 2:27)
  3. The knowledge we shall surely have is
    1. Of the deep things of God
    2. Of the Lord Jesus Christ
    3. Of all the truth we need to know


Not because you do not know the truth…

  1. John is not teaching his readers what is true or what the truth is in this immediate context
  2. John is merely affirming that what they know as truth from within their own conscience in accordance with who the Lord Jesus is
    1. Is the truth taught by the Holy One
    2. Is the truth revealed by the Holy Spirit
  3. In such truth illuminated by the Spirit of God contains no lie at all


The anointing of the Spirit of God in the life of a person results in the person’s being taught by the Spirit! Let us seek to be taught by the Spirit of God Himself. He alone is the Teacher we need. Let us emulate the example of the prophet Isaiah, ultimately, of the Lord Jesus (Isaiah 50:4ff).

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