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The Holy Spirit is your Teacher. Have you thought about this?
The Holy Spirit wants to teach you
After I had become a believer, the first Bible verse that impacted my life was Psalm 32:8
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go. I will give counsel—My eye is on you (TLV).
After reading the above verse, I realized for the first time in my life that God is also teaching His children. Moreover, that means that God is the teacher I need for every situation in life!
Then I saw the same thing in Matthew 23 where Jesus is telling us that He is our Teacher and Rabbi. Matthew 23:8-10 (TLV)
But you are not to be called rabbi; for One is your Teacher, and you are all brothers. And call no man on earth your father; for One is your Father, who is in heaven. Nor are you to be called teachers; for One is your Teacher, the Messiah.
Often when people approached Jesus, they did address Him with the words Teacher. How about the Holy Spirit? As a matter of fact, Jesus is telling us in John 14 that the Holy Spirit is also a Teacher. John 14:26 (ESV)
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.
The truth that the Holy Spirit is my teacher changed my life. It was the one truth that helped me gain victory over my sin.
A true story
I did hear a story about a young man who wanted to learn how to fly an airplane. On the first day, his instructor showed him the aircraft. Next, he invited his student to come inside and asked him to sit in the pilot’s seat.
After that, nothing else happened. The young man waited for his teacher’s next instruction on what to do, but his instructor was looking out the window. After a short while that seemed like an eternity, the student asked his instructor now what? What’s the next step? And his instructor immediately looked at him and said I was waiting for you to ask me this question. Let me show you what you should do next. He showed him the devices and the board of the airplane.
Then, the same thing happened again. The instructor just became silent and looked out the window. The young man, after a while, without having a clue of what is happening asked him again OK, but now what’s next? What do I have to do? He thought his instructor is a strange man. To his amazement, his instructor replied with the words I was waiting for you to ask me. Then his instructor continued his presentation and after a short time he stopped and looked out the window. However, now the young man learned the lesson he needs to ask questions, which he did. That instructor was the best teacher he ever had— that’s what he said.
Fellowship with the Holy Spirit
Our relationship with the Holy Spirit should be like the one the young man had with his instructor. We need to ask questions and ask Him to teach us continually. Jesus said that the Holy Spirit would teach us all things. I believe all things means all things. Everything! Just try to see that God the Holy Spirit will teach you everything. I had experienced so many breakthroughs in my life because of the Holy Spirit teaching me.
He taught me how to break free from sexual bondage. After I fell in sin, He taught me how to get out and learn something from there. The Holy Spirit is waiting for us to say the simple words Holy Spirit, teach me. I believe many times the Lord looked how hard I tried in my strength to overcome difficulties in my life without His help. I think the Lord waited for me to humble myself and ask for His help and teaching. God is just a prayer away.
Therefore, after we ask for the help of the Holy Spirit, let us keep our ears and eyes open and be sensitive to His guidance. A prayer I pray frequently is Lord, make me teachable and make me a soft clay in Your hands. Make me guidable. And deliver me from being stubborn.
If you need the Holy Spirit to teach you something, spend time now and talk with the Lord about it. Then thank and praise Jesus for the answer. The Holy Spirit will teach you! Have faith about this! Moreover, continue to ask Him to make you teachable and soft in His hands. Whenever He speaks something to you, make sure you write it in your prayer journal.
The Holy Spirit can teach you what steps to take in order to be free from pornography. Or He can teach you how to be a better husband, wife, son-in-law or friend. The Holy Spirit can teach how to be a better minister, preacher, or a better writer, blogger, speaker, gardener, or driver. The Holy Spirit can teach how to manage your finances according to the will of God, how to run your business. Or how to pray for the sick or for your healing, how to encourage and love your neighbor as yourself!
The Holy Spirit can teach you how to read the Bible and prepare yourself for the end times. The Holy Spirit is the Teacher—I am only a teacher. He only waits for you to say: Holy Spirit, teach me… (whatever is on your heart). And then make sure anything you ask is for the glory of Jesus and for the sake of His Name. The Holy Spirit will teach you, sooner or later!
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