Sunday, June 21, 2015
Learn From ME
Jesus Christ did not appoint other teachers to teach those who follow Him. He Himself is our TEACHER. He will teach us. Jesus rebuked the pharisees. I read from Matthew 23:8, He said: “But do not be called Rabbi; for One is your Teacher, and you are all brothers.”
Those who follow Jesus Christ are BROTHERS, none of them is a teacher. We are all WITNESSES of Jesus Christ and we tell the world what Jesus has TAUGHT US, if we follow Him. And if we follow Jesus Christ HE will teach us HIMSELF.
I read the words of Jesus from Matthew 11:28 "Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. 29"Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. 30"For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." There is a CONDITION for Jesus to teach us and that is that WE MUST TAKE HIS YOKE UPON US. His YOKE is His words, His commands and then if we obey His commands He will teach us. Jesus is not physically here with us but He sent His Holy Spirit to teach us and to guide us. The Spirit of Christ will teach us if we follow Him.
I read from John 16:7, the words of Jesus: “But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you. “And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment; concerning sin, because they do not believe in Me; and concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father and you no longer see Me; and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged."
Jesus goes on to say that He has many more things to tell them but they cannot take it, they cannot bear it.
Verse 12“I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13“But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. 14“He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you. 15“All things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said that He takes of Mine and will disclose it to you."
The Holy Spirit will teach us IF we follow Jesus Christ, we will not be taught by other people and we will not teach ourselves by reading the Bible and other books. We will be taught by the Holy Spirit, we will HEAR from Jesus Christ Himself. His Spirit will GUIDE us. Jesus said that 'MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.' Matthew 4:4.
Those who follow Jesus will HEAR Him speak because they will HEAR the words that PROCEED OUT OF HIS MOUTH. He will TEACH them. Everything that Jesus wanted to say to the world and to His disciples WAS NOT said, it was not written in the scriptures. Jesus said that there were many more things that He wanted to tell His disciples but they could not handle it, they could not bear it.
I repeat John 16:12 “I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13“But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.” Jesus Christ will DISCLOSE Himself, He will disclose many things, He will DISCLOSE the future and He will GUIDE each and every one who follows Him, each and every one who LISTENS to the Holy Spirit. But there is a CONDITION, we have to TAKE HIS YOKE ON US, we must OBEY His words as they are also recorded in the gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. We have to REPENT and ACCEPT Jesus as our Lord and our Master. we have to HUMBLE ourselves before Him and OBEY Him. We have to be baptized in water, we have to live in holiness and righteousness. We have to seek Him in prayer. We have to seek the baptism in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit that He promised that will guide and teach us and then He will GIVE the Holy Spirit on those who earnestly seek Him and once the have received the Holy Spirit they have to LISTEN, FOLLOW AND OBEY the Holy Spirit. There is a CONDITION to being taught by Jesus Christ and that is that we must take His yoke on us, His words, His commands, we have to OBEY them.
He said: "whoever WISHES to follow me must deny himself, pick up his cross and come here follow Me." What is His cross? His cross is His yoke, His commands that He gave us, how we should live as is also recorded in the gospels. If we OBEY the words of Jesus , if we take His yoke on us and we are serious about following Him and we seek Him with all our heart, then He will teach us and He will guide us. Those who follow Jesus Christ WILL BE TAUGHT BY HIM. He says: LEARN FROM ME. We cannot learn the ways of Jesus Christ from other people, we get to KNOW Him by learning FROM HIM. and that is why Jesus will say to most believers:"Go away I never knew you" because they never learned from Him, they learned from other people. they learned the Bible, they listened to other people but they never followed Jesus, they were never taught by Him, they never got to KNOW Him and that is why in the end he will reject them, because they don't know Him.
Are you taught by Jesus? Have you received the Holy Spirit? Do you LISTEN to Him and do you FOLLOW Him? Do you SEEK Him every day? Have you taken the yoke of Jesus on you or are you still of the world ? Are you still like the rest of the world? Because then you cannot be taught by Jesus and you will not know Him.
Seek Jesus with all your heart and LEARN FROM HIM or else you will PERISH without Him.