Weekly Pursuit – Week 3 of September

Sep 17, 2019 by

Verses:

1 John 2: 27 “And as for you, the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone teach you; but as His anointing teaches you concerning all things….

 

Excerpts:

All the prophets in the Old Testament typify the Holy Spirit as the anointing ointment in the New Testament. In the New Testament the Holy Spirit, the anointing ointment, has entered into us personally and directly to be our Prophet.

 

We must be our own prophets, because the Holy Spirit is the Prophet. At the same time, we have to refuse to be prophets to others. We cannot tell others what they should do with their family affairs, what path they should follow, what things they should do, or how they should deal with the myriads of things in their daily life. We can only teach them the general principles of the Bible. If anyone comes and asks what they should do, we can answer, “This is the biblical teaching to me, but you have the Holy Spirit within, and you must seek for God’s guidance.”

 

We have to commit every brother and sister to the hands of God; we have to commit them to the Holy Spirit. If a person is not clear about God’s will, it is better that he not do anything. It pleases God the most when we act according to His will. As workers we are not here to act as prophets for others, telling them what they should do. We should not be teachers to many. Our work should be for the building up, consolation, and encouragement of others. We should give others the biblical principles, but they have the Holy Spirit within them, and they can seek after God by themselves. This is the main work of the New Testament prophets. May the Lord be merciful to us and direct us to walk in the New Testament path. (Further Talks on the Knowledge of Life,” ch. 17; CWWN, vol. 42, ch. 32)

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