The Great Teacher of the Father’s Children

…He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance… – John 14:26

The Holy Ghost is the great Teacher of the Father’s children. The Father begets us by His own will through the word of truth. Jesus Christ takes us into union with Himself, so that we become in a second sense the children of God. Then God the Holy Spirit breathes into us the “spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.” Having given us that spirit of adoption, He trains us, becomes our great Educator, cleanses away our ignorance, and reveals one truth after another, until at last we comprehend with all the saints what are the heights, and depths, and lengths, and breadths, and know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge, and then the Spirit introduces the educated ones to the general assembly and church of the firstborn whose names are written in heaven. And here indeed we have a wide field spread before us, for He teaches to God’s people all that they do that is acceptable to the Father, and all that they know that is profitable to themselves.

Those first words which we ever used as Christians-“God be merciful to me a sinner,” were taught us by the Holy Spirit; and that song which we shall sing before the throne-“Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood, to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever,” shall but be the ripe fruit of that same tree of knowledge of good and evil, which the Holy Spirit hath planted in the soil of our hearts. ~ C.H. Spurgeon

3 thoughts on “The Great Teacher of the Father’s Children

  1. Spurgeon sure had a way with words, ALL guided and directed by the living breath of God! He has captured the true explanation of what it is to be a child of God, and the difference of Gods wisdom compared to the foolish wisdom of the world Praise God we are called out of. Thank you for sharing. Blessings abundant over you this day Sherry!

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    • I receive those blessings, Julia, and God be with you and shower you with blessings this day, amen! \o/

      Spurgeon helped me years ago to stay in the faith after I experienced churchlessness for the 3rd time. After the first time I walked away from Him and didn’t want to fall into that apostasy again. He truly was a man of God filled with His Spirit and never pointed to himself for glory but to God who was with him. In honor of the godly wisdom and strength to endure and stay faithful to my Beloved I started this blog, not to exalt him (Spurgeon) but to exalt God of whom he knew and lived for. The title is a Spirit breathed Spurgeon quote and, imo, says it all.

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