Being Taught by Him – All Shall Know the Lord
No matter one’s circumstances on the road towards salvation, we are learning a deeper appreciation and understanding of just how sovereign the Lord is in every aspect of our life. He is the Potter and we are merely the clay. The Lord wastes nothing in our lives in orchestrating all things according to the predetermined will of God. In the day of the Lord, He is now making known His power to us and within us through manifest tribulation as we are taught of God.
Rom 9:22 What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:
Rom 9:23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,
Wrath to the old man is the greatest blessing we can receive as this is the grace of God that will save us through much tribulation which will manifest His holiness within us.
Tit 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
Tit 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
Tit 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing [Within You] of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Our very being is “in Christ” and there is nothing done under the sun outside of Christ and which is not already written in our book of life.
Act 17:26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
Act 17:27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:
Act 17:28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
Our spiritual upbringing from entering orthodoxy, to being taught the law and eventually being born again in our spiritual mother’s womb, is all part of our predestinated journey to become a mature son of God.
Psa 71:6 By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me out of my mother’s bowels: my praise shall be continually of thee.
David’s words and experience from Psalm 71 became the Apostle Paul’s experience which also becomes ours to fulfill in due time. As we grow in Christ, we see how the Lord has orchestrated our spiritual birth from within the people of God and our later separation when He comes to lead us into the third day of living and preaching the Gospel. Henceforth, we all are being taught, not by sermons or studies prepared by men, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ within us.
Gal 1:11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
Gal 1:12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ
Gal 1:13 For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews’ religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it:
Gal 1:14 And profited in the Jews’ religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.
Gal 1:15 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb [Psa 71:6] and called me by his grace,
On the third day, the day of the Lord, no man is our teacher as we are henceforth taught obedience by the chastening of our heavenly Father. This is the way all men will intimately come to know the Lord. This is the promise of the new covenant as we are led by the Spirit and grow by the manifest trials the Lord orchestrates.
Heb 8:10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:
Heb 8:11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.
Henceforth, The anointing, which is the Spirit of God is now leading us in all things and teaching the way of life. It is only those who have been delivered from the law of Moses/Gentiles and the carnal reasonings that define such law that are the true sons of God.
We must live through days 1 and 2 to get to the third day. All of it is needed and useful in preparing us for what lies ahead. But when Christ is come to save us, we are freed from the law and carnal reasoning of righteousness that has everyone on the opposite side of the veil in bondage to this very day. When faith is truly imparted, everything changes and we are no longer bound by the law that was used for a season to bring us to Christ.
Gal 3:23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
Gal 3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
Gal 3:25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
Gal 3:26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
It is taking us many days to grow into the knowledge of the grace of God and act in faith [doers of the Word] as mature sons and daughters of God. All that we do, the good, the bad, the ugly is the work of the potter who has made a marred vessel purposefully to then destroy it and by that process bring salvation. This is the wonderful works of God to the children of men when we are given the understanding.
Jer 18:3 Then I went down to the potter’s house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.
Jer 18:4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.
Christ coming to us the first time is our rebirth in the spirit. As new babes in Christ, we are then raised up by the tutors and governors the Lord places over us. According to the Scriptures, this progression of our spiritual growth is the plan of the Lord for every man as even the Lord in His days in the flesh sat under the dominion of the Pharisees and Sadducees who would later reject the law of faith that is the Gospel.
These two spiritual days of our upbringing is our time of bondage under tutors and governors where we await the Lord’s coming. This includes our time in Egypt [Day 1 in the world] and then Babylon [Day 2 in the church] where we remain (unknowingly at that time) under bondage to the carnal mind and the reasoning of men. Here we are taught the law and given a foundation of truth that is used to draw us to Christ and prepare us for His coming within us. A day eventually comes, the fullness of times to every man, when we begin to be set free from our carnally minded bondage and are henceforth led by the Spirit of God.
Gal 4:1 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;
Gal 4:2 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.
Gal 4:3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:
Gal 4:4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, [our birth and upbringing in the church]
Gal 4:5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
When the Spirit of Christ comes we are being freed from our bondage to this law of carnal reasoning that blinds the entire world. This is the difference and the separation of the true sons of God from those still bound in bondage their carnal minds.
Rom 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
We must be separated from our spiritual father and mother for the Lord to take us up and begin to teach us directly. This is really what walking by faith alone is all about. The Lord will separate His chosen few destined to become even fewer faithful.
Psa 27:10 When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.
Psa 27:11 Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies.
This fulfills the Word of God when we are separated from the carnally minded and all of our own people still bound to the law. This is the Lord’s salvation and our entering into the third day where He is teaching us and causing us to rest in Him.
Eze 34:13 And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country.
Eze 34:14 I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel.
Eze 34:15 I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord GOD.
Eze 34:16 I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.
It is through our sufferings outside the camp of Israel where salvation comes and we learn obedience by sufferings. Our dependency upon other men and an organized church to teach us instantly vanishes as the Lord has become our teacher.
Heb 12:25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:
Heb 12:26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
Heb 12:27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
Heb 12:28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
Heb 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.
We have been set free from bondage to carnal reasoning and the Pharisees and Sadducees who raised us up and prepared us for Christ. Whom the Son sets free is free indeed if they stand in faith and do not shrink back. There is no more need for knowledge and new tongues as the living God that abides within us is directing us into the righteousness of Christ. We shall no longer be seduced by religious men who have forms of godliness but who are still bound to the law for the lawless. Abide in Him and the anointing that has been given and lean not on our own understanding and carnal experiences.
1Jn 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.
Now being fed judgment by the fiery word of God living with us, the old things in our lives are passing away as they are consumed in the fiery trials the Lord brings to us in the day of the Lord.
1Pe 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
1Pe 4:13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.
Take heart saints as these trying times are what is saving us and we must stay standing in faith and endure to the very end. Fiery trials are assured to come but take heart that this suffering is how we are being made holy and taught the righteousness of Jesus Christ.
Psa 119:71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.
Psa 94:12 Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law;
Isa 48:17 Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.
This is the only way we can enter into the temple that is Christ and find the peace of God that transcends all understanding. Knowing the Lord is having His mind [crown] and we are becoming more like Him as we endure for a little while His season of wrath against our old carnal ways.
Jas 1:12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
Our precious faith and the hope of things to come and not yet revealed will get us through this time of great tribulation. We remind all of Paul’s admonishment to stand fast in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and do not be entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
May these words bring comfort and consolation to those precious few that share the faith of the Lord Jesus Christ with us.
His Servants patiently enduring in faith,
Pete and Ronel