Truly born again children of God are followers of Jesus Christ. They are disciples of Jesus. They follow Jesus Christ. They do not follow after anybody else.
Jesus is their teacher. They are not taught by other people. They belong to Jesus they do not belong to other groups, or to churches. They belong to Jesus Christ. Most believers are taught by a church, a pastor, a teacher; they are proselytes of that religious organization. They are not followers of Jesus Christ. If we are truly born again we will be taught by God, we will be taught by Jesus, we will not follow after other people. We will not seek advice and wisdom from others. We will ask Jesus, we will follow Him. We will be taught by Him. He will be our teacher, just like the disciples of Jesus Christ. They followed Him. They did not belong to some or other organization or a church. They did not listen to the teachings of other people. They followed Jesus. They listened to His teachings. He taught them. He guided them, and after Jesus was crucified and resurrected and ascended to heaven, He did not leave them as orphans. He gave His Holy Spirit. He sent His Holy Spirit to be with them, to teach them, and to guide them, the Comforter. the Comforter guided them into all truth, and that very same Comforter, the Holy Spirit, Jesus also promised to all those who would believe in Him, to us who profess to believe in Jesus Christ. If we obey His words, repent and be baptized, and live according to His instructions, then He will give his Holy Spirit to be with us, to be in us, Christ in us. He Himself will teach us and will guide us. Those who are being led by the Spirit of God they are the children of God. They are taught by God.
Now the question to you and to me is: Who are we following? Who is our teacher? Who do we belong to? Is Jesus our Teacher, our Leader? Do we belong to Him or are we religious? Do we belong to some church or organization? Are we taught by other people? Have we become followers of men instead of followers of Jesus Christ? Jesus Christ Himself alone is the way and the truth and the life. If we do not follow Him, we are in darkness. His sheep hear His voice. They listen to Him, they follow Him.
Are we His sheep? Are we being taught by Jesus or are we being taught by somebody else? Are we following Jesus or are we following after men? Are we truly followers of Jesus Christ? Are we His disciples?
May Jesus bless you.