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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
1 John 2:27
As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him.
These are the words of John, who earlier, in verse 20, said to these same readers that they had received an anointing from the Holy One. He was speaking of the Holy Spirit. This unction from the Holy Spirit upon those believers, and on you and me, is significant if we take it that way. This anointing from the Holy Spirit acts as a teacher at all times, keeping us from sin.
In the context John was writing from, many false teachers were doing their best to rip Christians away from the truth. When John said you have the Holy Spirit, you need no other teachers, he was saying, “You have had great teachers sent by God to lead you into the truth. You accepted Jesus and then became anointed by the Holy Spirit. So, you don’t need any other teachers.” Meaning you don’t need false teachers trying to lead you astray! Lean on the anointing of the Holy Spirit instead, because the Holy Spirit will lead you into all truth. This is the birthday of our Lord. Jesus’ ministry on earth has impacted the entire world forever. But when He left, He told us He was sending us a Comforter. The Holy Spirit. Jesus said, “He will lead you into all truth.” And it’s true. Trust the Holy Spirit on this Christmas Day and every day. “Let God’s Anointing Be Your Instructor.”
I know it sounds so elementary to You, but because I’m an earthling, Happy Birthday Jesus. Thank You for coming to this world to save us. And, thank You for sending us the precious Holy Spirit. Amen