Teach One Another – BT12
God takes control of the entire process of teaching in the New Covenant
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Now God takes control of the entire process of teaching, just as He said in Zechariah 4:6, “It shall absolutely not in fact be by the means of might or power (a), but in/by/with My Spirit.” Christ’s directly-spoken/heard prophetic rhema words alone are our daily bread for zoe genuine-life – maybe that’s what we should be praying for instead of more bread! The only way to produce any fruit, let alone much fruit, is by abiding (b) in Him and He in us, and this intimate koinonia fellowship can only occur through the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of Christ is the only way we can genuinely, experientially, relationally epiginosko know the logos gospel message of The Truth, Christ who is “The Way and The Truth” (c), who embodies the only 2 NT commandments of God to “have trusting-relying-faith in Christ (d) and unconditionally-love one another.” Christ’s Spirit is the only way for us to abide in God and He in us. This must all be genuinely, experientially, relationally epiginosko knowing – doctrinal gnosis info-knowledge just isn’t enough! The only way to “lighten the burden” of obedience and be “easily” “taught by God” (e) is to be “yoked” to Jesus, connected to Him by a training harness, and that is the Holy Spirit here on earth! <Notes> a) Hebrew for all of man’s external resources and internal abilities, b) meno: remaining connected and dwelling, c) John 14:6, d) pistis: relational conviction of trusting reliance, e) John 6:45; presently/ongoingly: 1 Thessalonians 4:9 citing Isaiah 54:13, cf. Jeremiah 31:33-34.
As Christian musicians, isn’t important to understand the radical change between covenants, relying now on the Holy Spirit instead of our own “might and power?” Instead of always talking about the bible, shouldn’t we be always talking about Jesus? Instead of bible study, shouldn’t we be communing with Jesus? Isn’t there only 2 things to do now – stay in intimate relationship to Jesus by faith and love one another, and that both are the enabled by the Holy Spirit? Shouldn’t we be ‘knowing’ God as a little child would?