24th March 2021
I want to share this with you and encourage you at this time with these words.
This came to me on Thursday and I believe will encourage us all in our pursuit of Christ.
The GREATEST OPPORTUNITY yet!!!!
With the enforced decision by the government of not being able to gather, we have the GREATEST OPPORTUNITY of a LIFETIME, a LIFETIME!!!!!
The TIME is NOW to lay hold of with both hands our GREATEST OPPORTUNITY and GREATEST PRIVILEGE and HONOUR ever.
What is this UNPRECEDENTED FIRST PLACE or BEGINNING POSITION?
For the entire church, you and I, bothers and sisters in Christ, to truly KNOW what it is and EXPERIENCE what it is, to BEHOLD the HOLY SPIRIT as our Teacher!!!!!!
The Spirit is saying “the time is NOW to NOT LOOK to man for your FIRST PLACE as teacher, but to Me! I AM, to be your Teacher DIRECTLY."
Matthew 23:8 But do not be called Rabbi; for One is your Teacher, and you are all brothers.
Question: can you honestly say, before God, His Son and the Spirit, that you know Him and behold Him as your direct Teacher?
Do you truly honestly KNOW and have the EXPERIENCE of Him, as your direct FIRST PLACE Teacher, who is GIVING and SHOWING you EVERYTHING pertaining to Life and Godliness?
If NOT, then you have the GREATEST OPPORTUNITY and GREATEST PRIVILEGE and HONOUR ever, RIGHT NOW TO!
DON’T MISS this amazing gift you have been given right now by our governments decision, which the Spirit is all over.
The Holy Spirit spoke so clearly to me personally and said “this is not a time for the church to see your face (Greg) on a screen in their homes, but it is a time for them to turn to Me and discover Me as their Teacher”.
We have a role to play, but it is not as Teacher. It is of disciples, who point people to the Teacher and this is a very fine line. It is so easy to think one is pointing people to God, when in fact, one leads them to ones self.
If you are a Senior Leader, Pastor, Apostle, Prophet, Teacher, Elder, do you KNOW and have the EXPERIENCE of the Spirit as your Teacher, your FIRST?
Do you TRUST the Teacher to do what He is commissioned to do, in the teaching of His people, your brothers and sisters?
Do you TRUST the Holy Spirit in the people to teach them directly?
Big questions which all those in leadership must ask and live out.
1 John 2:27 As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him.
It is a sad state and reality today, that man for many, has become the Teacher of the church of Jesus Christ and the church is suffering for this in unprecedented measures.
We talk about the Coronavirus virus being a pandemic, but I have to say it. I think this reality is far worse and devastating.
The Coronavirus will eventually be brought under control and this pandemic will cease, but will this spiritual pandemic of not having the Spirit as our direct Teacher continue on?
The decision by the government is an absolute GIFT to discover a reality you may not know.
“The Holy Spirit as your divine Teacher”
He is the One who will teach us ALL things and bring to remembrance all that Jesus has said. He is the One who has been sent and commissioned to do this work, NOT MAN. He will DISCLOSE to us what is to come and He is the One who takes what is Christ’s and discloses it to us - John 14:25-26, 16:13-15.
Paul said the Gospel I received WAS NOT taught to me by man, nor did I receive it from man, but I received it directly from a revelation of Jesus Christ - Galatians 1:11-12.
Paul said ear has not yet heard, eye has not seen, heart has not received all that God has PREPARED for those who love Him. For to US God revealed them (all these prepared promises) through the SPIRIT - 1 Corinthians 2:9-12.
The TIME IS NOW for man to MOVE ASIDE and take a step back into his position of SECOND. Man has a role but it is not as Teacher.
Please HEAR what I am saying and don’t HEAR what I am not saying.
Man, disciples, have a ROLE TO PLAY!
Man’s role is of a letter or signpost. A letter or signpost who points everyone to the Teacher. As a signpost we make sure every follower is directed to the Teacher and as signposts, we take every measure and effort, to ensure we are not becoming the teacher in the people’s eyes through the decisions and choices we make.
Jesus also teaches us in Matthew 23:9-10 the following
Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven. Do not be called leaders; for One is your Leader, that is, Christ.
What is the Spirit saying to us right now? Do we have ears to hear what the Spirit is saying?
Every follower who is born again by the Spirit of God, is to have the Spirit as their direct Teacher. He is to be our NUMBER 1.
Do you know Him and have Him as this in your life? If not the time is now!!!!
Don’t look to man!
Don’t look to a resource!
Don’t look to the scriptures!
Don’t look to books!
Don’t look to sermons!
LOOK TO HIM, the Author and Perfecter of every resource, scripture, book and sermon.
Turn and fix your eyes on the Teacher and He will lead you into an Eternal Life, the kingdom of God - Joy, Peace and Righteousness in the Holy Spirit.
My heart is burning and my fingers shake as I write these words. I know it’s Him and my hope is we will use what we have been gifted to discover Him as our FIRST PLACED TEACHER!
My prayer and groan is that we His church, will lay hold of this INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY we have been Given by God, through our government and come into the REALITY of KNOWING and EXPERIENCING the SPIRIT as your NUMBER 1 SOURCE as Teacher.
Be blessed today by this!