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Emanna for 12/11/2018

The Anointing Teaching Us by God's Presence

Bible Verses

1 John 2:27 And as for you, the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone teach you; but as His anointing teaches you concerning all things and is true and is not a lie, and even as it has taught you, abide in Him.

Words of Ministry

The scope of this verse is comprehensive because the anointing teaches us all things. The teaching of the anointing is entirely different from the teaching of men. Human teaching requires much reasoning and many words. As a result things become complicated. But the teaching of the anointing is different. The teaching of the anointing does not tell us many things or many words; it teaches us by means of His presence or absence in us. This is the characteristic of the anointing. If we do something that the Lord wants us to do, we will have the anointing once we move, and we will know that it is right. If it is something that we should not do, we will feel like a deflated tire once we do it, and we will know that we are not doing the right thing. The anointing does not instruct us by means of teaching or reasoning. If it did, our minds would have to be changed because the faculty of our mind falls far short of God's mind, and we are unable to comprehend His reasons. Therefore, whether we are right or wrong is based on the presence or absence of the anointing; it is not based on the presence or absence of reason. All of God's children should learn one lesson, that in following God, we should not reason with Him; rather, we should see whether or not we have the refreshing of the Holy Spirit. Many times when we consider whether or not we should do something, we find good reasons for it; but when we are about to start, we feel that we are doing it alone, and the presence of the Lord is not with us. There is no anointing, and this indicates that we are wrong. For instance, if we are talking to someone and we do not have the anointing, the more we talk the more impotent and inwardly empty we will feel; we will feel dry and be like a deflated tire. However, if we have a heavy burden within, the more we speak, the more we will have an "amen" within and the more relaxed we will feel. We will know what God wants us to do.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee, General Messages, Vol. 37, in The Collected Works of Watchman Nee, pp. 33-34. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.