WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11
Scripture: 1 John 2:25-28
1 John 2:25-28 in effect sums up what we have been talking about. It says, “And this is the promise that He has promised us—eternal life. These things I have written to you concerning those who try to deceive you. But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him. And now little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming.” The Holy Spirit is truth and He abides in us. It is His job to release discernment and uncover deception. That is the “You have no need that anyone should teach you.” This doesn’t mean that we don’t need teachers. God gives us teachers. It means that the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of truth and He is our discernment against deception. What is one of the biggest inheritances that we have? It is discernment. The Holy Spirit is the Author of discernment and He reveals deception and error. If we never pray in the Spirit, we fail to fully activate the promise. This is straightforward Bible. The promise is there but how many believers are living life and not availing themselves of the promises? What are we going to do? No one can do the Word for another. There are some things we have to acquire and lay hold of for ourselves. No one can develop a relationship with God in behalf of another. It is an action that requires personal involvement and commitment. If we do not commit to praying in the Spirit and build it into our life, we are forfeiting building our own spiritual house. We can spend our whole life Biblically uneducated or we can pray in the Spirit and spend our life spiritually educated. In doing so we will gain discernment and be able to recognize both truth and error. What an inheritance! It is ours if we do it!