The Sayings of the Saints are the Teachings of the Spirit

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

There are some things which you and I can do naturally, when we are but children without any teaching. Who ever taught a child to cry? It is natural to do it. The first sign of its life is its shrill feeble cry of pain. Ever afterwards you need never send it to school to teach it to utter the cry of its grief, the well known expression of its little sorrows. Ah, my brethren, but you and I as spiritual infants, had to be taught to cry; for we could not even cry of ourselves, till we had received “the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.” There are cryings and groanings which cannot be uttered in words and speech, simple as this language of the new nature seems to be. But even these feeblest groanings, sighings, cryings, and tears, are marks of education. We must be taught to do this, or else we are not sufficient to do even these little things in and of ourselves. Children, as we know, have to be taught to speak, and it is by degrees that they-are able to pronounce first the shorter, and afterwards the longer words. We, too, are taught to speak. We have none of us learned, as yet, the whole vocabulary of Canaan. I trust we are able to say some of the words; but we shall never be able to pronounce them all till we come into that land where we shall see Christ, and “shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is.” The sayings of the saints, when they are good and true, are the teachings of the Spirit. Marked ye not that passage-“No man can say that Jesus is the Christ but by the Holy Ghost?” He may say as much in dead words, but the spirit’s saying, the saying of the soul, he can never attain to, except as he is taught by the Holy Ghost. ~ C.H. Spurgeon

2 thoughts on “The Sayings of the Saints are the Teachings of the Spirit

  1. I loved this writing by Spurgeon! Even into adulthood do we as children of God not know what to pray for or say at times, but by His beautiful Holy Spirit our helper makes it possible to get the thought’s of our heart across to God our Father!!!! (Romans 8:26-28). Stay strong in Him who is our Life Sherry.
    Be Blessed.

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    • Thank you, sis!
      I was thinking as I read this about how speechless I seem to be lately during these times in our nation and because of horrible things I know that one ought not to have to know. I’m speechless because I wonder how much more God is going to take of the evil that is happening in the dark as well as in the broad daylight knowing that He is sovereign and in control. If I get out any words its just, Lord, help us. 😥

      Have a wonderfully blessed day, Julia, amen! \o/


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