Saturday, September 27, 2014

That Heavenly Teacher

We do not learn that we are sinners merely by reading it in the Bible. It must be wrought, I might say, burnt into us. Nor will anyone sincerely and spiritually cry for mercy, until sin is spiritually felt and known   in its misery,  in its dominion,  in its guilt,  in its entanglements,  in its wiles and allurements,  in its filth and pollution, and  in its condemnation.

Where the Holy Spirit works, He kindles   sighs,  groans,  supplications,  wrestlings, and  pleadings to know Christ, feel His love, taste the efficacy of His atoning blood, and embrace Him as all our salvation and all our desire.

And though there may, and doubtless will be, much barrenness, hardness, deadness, and apparent carelessness often felt; still that heavenly Teacher will revive His work, though often by painful methods; nor will He let the quickened soul rest short of a personal and experimental enjoyment of Christ and His glorious salvation.

[Joseph Philpot]

1 John 2:27 ... But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

Psalm 34:11 ... Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

Romans 8:26 ... Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

John 14:26 ... But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.