Being Taught by the Holy Spirit

Previously titled “The Lord Teaches Us Through the Holy Spirit”

This is a subsidiary post of The Lord Is Our Teacher.
It is also a subsidiary post of The Holy Spirit.

An asterisk at the beginning of the citation indicates that teaching by the Holy Spirit is implied.

Luke 12:11-12  –  “…for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.”

John 14:26  –  “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.”  –  When Jesus left, He promised to send the Holy Spirit who would teach on Jesus’ behalf.  (See 1 John 2:27 below.)

1 Corinthians 2:12-13  –  “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God, which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words.”  –  We come to know these things because the Spirit is able to make them known to us.  See also 1 John 2:20, 27 below.

*1 Thessalonians 4:9  –  “Now as to the love of the brethren, you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another;”  –  This is an allusion to the teaching work of the Holy Spirit.

*1 John 2:20  –  “But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all know.”  –  Correlate with 1 Corinthians 2:12 above and 1 John 2:27 below.

1 John 2:27  “…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.”  –  John is describing the fulfillment of the promise Jesus had made in John 14:26 above.


Nehemiah 9:20  –  “You gave Your good Spirit to instruct them…”

Psalm 143:10  –  “Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God;
Let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground.”  –  Hebrew poetry typically presents ideas in parallel; that is, it states an idea and then repeats or even intensifies it.  Thus the second half of the verse can be viewed as a paraphrase of the first half.  

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