22 Cease trusting in any man, whose breath is in his nostrils, for of what value is he?"
22 "Look to me, and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.
10 And you must not be called master (leader, teacher), for you have one Master (Leader, Teacher), the Christ2 [Notice Jesus did not say, "I am your teacher; neither did he say, "scriptures are you teacher." He said, "the Christ;" Christ means the anointing or with God's spirit. So Jesus is telling them that the anointing, or the spirit of God, is their one teacher. Now look at what John says: "But the anointing that you have received from him abides in you, and you do not need any man to teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you all things and is truth, and is no lie; and even as it has taught you, abide in him." 1 John 2:27. Notice he speaks of the anointing as "abide in him;" he speaks of the spirit as a "him," whom Jesus has identified as "the Christ." The Christ speaks. ].
|1 John 2:27|
27 But the anointing that you have received from him abides in you, and you do not need any man to teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you all things and is truth, and is no lie; and even as it has taught you, abide in him.7[From the Word of the Lord within: "I choose whom to anoint; your response to my commands dictates my choice."]
|Matthew 10:38 |
38 He who does not take his cross, and follow after me, is not worthy of me. [To follow after Him is to expose yourself to the Lord's commands and then obey Him; to obey all of his commands, you must love the Lord more than you love your family; so, despite their opposition, you obey his commands — that is following Him. To follow Christ you must sit in humble silence to wait on Him as you listen for Him to speak to you from his word within your heart; when you hear Him, then you must obey Him. Self-denial occurs by obeying the Lord's commands heard instead of your will, (His will, not your will); this is to take the cross — the inward cross of self-denial. From the Word of the Lord within: "There are many that deny the cross and all that is necessary. He who is not on the cross is not worthy of me. The purpose of this website is to teach you how to carry your cross."]