Holy Spirit Gives Godís Truths in Bible

Holy Spirit alone can show us Godís truths using the entire context of the Bible

 

Godís Word is absolute truth

Not that which we want to be the truth

Nor that which we think our God is telling us

Nor that which we try to remember in Scripture

Nor that what our human minds rationalize to be the truth

And certainly not that which the world deems to be the truth

Nor that which our worldly leaders tell us is the truth

 

The Spirit alone shows us the truth

By opening our eyes as we read Godís Word

To show us how our God would have us live

By continually revealing new truths as we study the Bible

Showing what our God has planned for us, wants us to do

By writing this truth in our hearts, that eternal life

Only comes by the faith the Holy Spirit freely gives us in Jesus Christ

 

The only reference book our Heavenly Father gave us was the Bible; because it was inspired by the Holy Spirit. Only in the Bible did our Heavenly Father tell us about His complete plan of Salvation for us; from creation in Genesis to Godís New Heaven, New Earth in Revelation. The Holy Spirit inspired leaders and prophets to write the Old Testament; likewise the apostles and evangelists were under His inspiration as they wrote the New Testament. Only in the Bible can we find the complete absolute truths about our salvation that our great God wants us know. For the different Bible Versions and Translations we use, as well as the Computer Program; See Disciplines

 

*All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work 2Ti 3:16-17 NIV+

*But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God. 2Pe 1:20-21 NASB+

 

We can only understand the many spiritual truths in the context of the entire Bible when the Holy Spirit unveils them to us. Godís absolute truths in the Bible are spiritual; is how Godís plan to save us is implemented, in a sinful physical world, to all people who will accept the Holy Spirit into our hearts. So our sins can be forgiven by Jesus atoning death on the cross, and our spiritual beings (soul-spirit-heart) can become holy; making us children of God. Then after Jesusí 1,000 year Kingdom on earth; Jesus will return for us, and we will be given eternal glorified bodies like Jesus has. To live eternally in peace, joy, and happiness in Godís New Heaven/Earth; while the existing earth passes away, will be no more. See Topics

*But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Jn 14:26 NIV+

*Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. 1Co 1:20-21 NASB+

 

Jesus often taught using parables, short stories using analogies about the simple agricultural life of people at this time (27-30 B.C.). These parables could only be understood by those who would accept Jesus, by believing and obeying what Jesus would teach them. They would be given the secrets of Godís Heavenly Kingdom, in the 2nd Heaven (#A. 1.), and become children of God. The more faith they have the more faith they will be given, and they will have an abundance of faith.

Yet those who will not believe and obey our Savior, would have even what little knowledge and faith they had in Jesus taken away from them. They will not understand or hear these truths in Jesus parables; and will reject Jesus. Hades, then then the eternal Lake of Fire in Hell awaits them.††

*And he answered them, ďTo you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.
For to the one who has, more will be given, and he will have an abundance, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. This is why I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.
Matt 13:11-13 ESV+

 

satan, his demons steal the seeds, the truths from people which save them; if they are slow in accepting them, have not heard about them. That is why we must continue to bring the message of Jesus atoning grace to all people; including Atheists, those who believe there is no God; includes those who follow other false gods, different religions, all over the world.

*And He spoke many things to them in parables, saying, "Behold, the sower went out to sow; and as he sowed, some seeds fell beside the road, and the birds came and ate them up. Matt 13:3-4 NASB+

 

This includes the parable about a sower who went out to sow (plant) a crop (grain probably millet/wheat) for food to live off of, the larger the crop the more food one would have. Jesus uses the seed to represent Godís Words, which are now in the Bible, and how we can receive them in our hearts, become stronger children of God.

*ďHear then the parable of the sower: Matt 18:1 ESV+

*When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the path. Matt 13:19 ESV+

 

Many know Jesus, yet use doctrines, traditions of their earthly churches/congregations and assume truths, without using Bible context to check them. Confusing themselves and others as satan uses human wisdom, money, power, pride, pleasures of this world to lure them away from God; instead of quietly discussing the context of Bible verses, understanding the Spirit continually reveals more truths to us in the Bible. Those led astray become like weeds in a field which remain among children of God, stealing the truths

Weeds Matt 13:24explained in 36

 

' "'An enemy did this,' he replied. "The servants asked him, 'Do you want us to go and pull them up?' "'No,' he answered, 'because while you are pulling the weeds, you may root up the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.'" Matt 13:27-30 NIV+ The first apostrophe of this verse probably should have been kept on verse 27 and not on verse 28

 

The Scriptures were written over a long period of time, in the beginning many were past on†† years after the events. The Old Testament was written in Hebrew, the New Testament in Greek. Jesus talked in Aramaic, and many of the early Christian commentaries were done in Latin.

Then all of these languages had to be translated into our everyday language. But despite the language obstacles, despite the human imperfection of the writers of the Bible, the Holy Spirit made the Bible the complete truth about our God. Alive with all the knowledge we need to make us holy children of our Father. Below are some disciplines that must be utilized to help us understand and discuss the Scriptures.

For without these disciplines we merely float within our own human rational, never allowing the Spirit to reveal specific truths in the Word to us.

*And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts;. 2Pe 1:19 NKJV+

*Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth. 2Ti 2:15 NASB+

 

We must not rely on human intelligence to understand our God, as the liberal elite would have us do. Our God choose us to be His children, our meager minds do not have the capacity to find our God, explain what He desires us to do. Our intelligence is too infinitesimally small to ever completely understand the physical world we live in, no one can tells how we were created, no one can even understand the cell structure our body is composed of; how could we possibly know or understand Godís spiritual world.

*"Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know and testify of what we have seen, and you do not accept our testimony. "If I told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things? Jn 3:11-12 NASB+

 

The Bible cannot be understood using our own human knowledge, using other physical means or studies; including computers, history, archaeology/astronomy, science, philosophy, other religions or any other means.

*But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 1Co 2:14 NKJV+

 

The Spirit alone can help us understand the Bible only when we have a change of attitude, when we completely relinquish our human will, reasoning, and intelligence; and accept the Spirit into our hearts to rule over our hearts and minds. We are given the ability to understand what the Father wants us to know, when He wants us to know it, so we may do the works here on earth He would have us do.

*"But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. Jn 16:13 NASB+

*for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, 1Co 12:8 NKJV+

 

We understand the Word of God; when we sincerely ask our Heavenly Father to fill us with the Holy Spirit, then humbly submit to the Spirit as He leads, guides us through the Bible. So Godís words in the Bible come alive in our hearts, guide our minds to know the will of our God, give us the strength to love and follow our God all of our life.††

*Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed, and no one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit. 1Co 12:3 NKJV+

 

The spiritual context throughout Godís Word must be considered to understand the truths our God would have us know. Our Godís spiritual truths have always been, will always be. They created this physical universe, they alone can explain all the mysteries of how it exists, how we exist on it, and the purpose of our existence. Spiritual truths always take precedent over everything else in determining the meaning in Godís Word.

Only our God is all powerful, is all knowing, and has the perfect plan for the world, for all His children. And only when we follow the Word will we find this perfect plan, be given the gifts and knowledge to do the part our Father has chosen for us within this plan.††

* For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise , And the cleverness of the clever I will set aside." Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 1Co 1:18-20 NASB+

*For this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe. 1Thess 2:13 NASB+

 

We must not be swayed by the ideals, pressures, or pleasures of this world. We must avoid becoming part of the pick and choose generation. Those who chose to follow only the parts of the Bible which fits into their modern lifestyles, the political correctness of this world. Completely ignoring or falsely reinterpreting any passages from the Word which condemns their worldly lifestyle. We are not bound by the world, by its political correctness, but by the spiritual correctness of our God, and this is only found in His Word.

*But He said, "On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it." Lk 11:28 NASB+

*But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. 1Jn 2:5 NKJV+

 

Believers, who accept Jesus as our Savior, have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit; will continue to grow in their love and knowledge of our great God from the Bible. For they will let the Holy Spirit guide them through the context of the entire Bible. And even if they only have the faith the size of a tiny mustard seed; God will move mountains because of their love, faith, and obedience to Him.

*So Jesus said to them, "Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. Matt 17:20 NKJV+

 

We must grow in the Word, from mere infants being fed the milk of the Word, to adults being fed the meat of the Word. The basic truths about our God, about our salvation through the atoning grace of Jesus will never change, will be strengthened. Yet as we grow in the Word, as the Spirit reveals more truths to us, the realty of our God becomes greater and greater within our hearts. This reality will change previous concepts we had about our God, as we continually grow in the Word. We become better equipped to handle our everyday lives. We will be prepared to handle the trials and tribulations we will face, as the time for the Lord to return draws closer.

*For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food. Heb 5:12 NASB+

*Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. Jn 17:17 NKJV+

 

We must not let incorrect congregational beliefs, traditions, or doctrines keep us from the truth of the Word.

 

As the Spirit reveals more truths to us in the Word, our true beliefs will be strengthened. But some long held congregational beliefs, traditions and doctrines may be shown to be inaccurate or part of the Old Covenant and needed no more. It is hard to grow in the Word when we study it with long held concepts which are not true. Incorrect ideas change our focus on what the Word is telling, keeping us from understanding the real truth.††††

*Jesus answered and said to them, "Are you not therefore mistaken, because you do not know the Scriptures nor the power of God? Mk 12:24 NKJV+

*But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, by as much as He is also the mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted on better promises. Heb 8:6 NASB+

 

Some congregational leaders are slow to accept truths that have now been revealed to them. These leaders accept many points of view to keep peace in their congregations. As they try to keep the numbers up, and the financial stability of their congregations solvent. And many of the congregational members make no effort to read and study the Word. Accepting what they have been taught in the past, accepting what their leaders tell them without ever reading or studying the Word themselves. Searching out leaders who will say what they want to hear, that which allows them to do as they please.

*As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful schemingbut speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, Eph 4:14-15 NASB+

*For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 2Ti 4:3 NIV+

 

Yet we can only learn about our Saviorís grace in the Word, and the more we learn, the more we grow. Jesus told us the truth would set us free to become children of God. We should diligently seek out the truth in Godís Word on our own, with others, with a class that searches the truth regardless of where it leads. Never settle for anything less.

*Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." Jn 8:31-32

*But He answered and said, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.'" Matt 4:4 NKJV+

 

Context means keeping the intent and meaning of individual verses and concepts, from Genesis to Revelations, consistent, in harmony, in agreement with each other. Godís Word does not contradict itself. The true intent and predominant message through out the Bible must be used to explain less clear passages. Always avoid trying to make the Word or Words Godgave us to contradict themselves, instead try and make the Word remain consistent within its spiritual meaning.

Spiritual truths are only in the Word, have only the meaning that the Father intended for them to have. Though many spiritual truths will remain a mystery to us, we must accept that which is revealed to us, will be revealed to us, within the context of Godís Holy Word.

*For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, Col 1:9 NASB+

*for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God. 1Pe 1:23 NASB+

 

The physical context within all of Godís Word should be used to reveal the physical truths it contains. Spiritual truths tell us what our God is going to do, physical truths tell us how He will accomplish it within this physical world. Always try and avoid making the physical context contradict the spiritual truths itself, instead try to keep the meaning consistent through-out the Bible.

A secondary confirmation from legitimate Christian history, archaeology, astronomy, and other sciences of the world can be used to help explain the physical truths of the Word. But these confirmations are not needed to prove the truths of the Word. The Word gives us the confirmation of our Godís truths, which is all we will ever need.

*Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. 2Co 4:2 NIV+

*"Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth. Jn 17:17 NASB+

 

The Father replaced the Old Covenant of ceremonial laws with the New Covenant of grace. Jesus made us a new creation, replacing the old with the new. The revelations in the New Testament fulfill, replace, and take precedent over Old Testament ceremonial laws.†††††

*In that He says, "A new covenant," He has made the first obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away. Heb 8:13 NKJV+

*Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2Co 5:17 NKJV+

 

Concepts, passages, single verses of the Word cannot be explained without confirming verses in the Word.Isolated verses by themselves can easily be taken out of context and redefined by human reason. The Father has always required 2 or 3 witnesses to establish the truth. Without other verses confirming a single concept, single section or verse, we cannot establish that it is true. The more verses there are that agree with the meaning of a concept or verse, the more confident we can be that we have the correct meaning.

*This is the third time I am coming to you. Every fact is to be confirmed by the testimony of two or three witnesses. 2 Co 13:1 NASB+

*But if he hear thee not, take with thee one or two more, that at the mouth of two witnesses or three every word may be established. Matt 18:16 ASV

 

The Word of God should be used to interrupt itself first. We must first let the Scripture define the meaning of passages, verses, and words written in it. By how they are used, by how they are used in other verses, by how they are used within the context of the Word. Especially to the unique words which are found both in the Old Testament culture times of the Jewish people. And the beginning times of the Christian era in the New Testament. Then secondarily use the word definitions held by society at that time to help determine the meaning of words within Scripture. Providing these definitions keep the meaning, the context, consistent with the rest of the Word.

Changing the meanings of words is a quick easy way to change the meaning of Godís Word, whether intentional or not. Be very careful of those who retranslate the meaning of words in Scripture, especially without looking to how they were used in other verses and sections. This includes those who reinterpret the meaning of the original Hebrew and Greek words in the Scripture.Many redefine words in the Bible to express their own point of view, promote their own human beliefs.††††

*as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction. You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness, 2Pe 3:16-17 NASB+

*which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, interrupting spiritual things for spiritual men. 1Co 2:13 NASB+

 

We must accept that which we do not understand by faith, until it is revealed to us. Always growing, always learning as the Spirit continually reveals more truths to us. Always accepting these new truths, providing they are in context with all of Godís Word. Consider, remember, the best potential meanings until the complete truth is revealed.

As we grow in the Word, we continually add, correct, and make clearer, the messages on our website. Additions, Corrections

*because of the hope laid up for you in heaven , of which you previously heard in the word of truth, the gospel Col 1:5 NASB+

*When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. Rev 6:9 NKJV+

 

Godís Word should be read and studied by all, instead of merely accepting what others say. The Holy Spirit uses the very words of God to open our hearts and surrender our will to Jesus Christ. We must also study Scripture with other believers to grow as we discuss what a great God we have, what He would have us do. Yet Bible classes which openly, rationally, and in love discuss the Word are hard to find. We hope you find one, but if you need we will always be glad to discuss anything with you. Email us mailto:awc@abidewithchrist.org

*For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Heb 4:12 NASB+

*And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, Phil 1:9-10 NKJV+

 

21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe.
22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom,
23 but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles,
24
 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and
[l] the wisdom of God.
25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
26 For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth.
27 But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong;
28 God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are,
29 so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.
30 And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption,
31 so that, as it is written, ďLet the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.Ē

1Cor 1:21-31 ESV+

 

*Jesus said to him, ďHave you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed Jn 20:29 ESV+

 

*So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord,
for we walk by faith, not by sight.
2Cor 5:6-7 ESV+

 

*Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, 1Pe 1:8 ESV+

 

After we accept the Holy Spirit into our hearts we are spiritually one with Jesus; our soul and spirit come into the Spiritual Kingdom of God; the Holy Spirit will give us gifts, to help us accomplish what our Heavenly Father has planned for us to do.

We should always ask for guidance from the Holy Spirit whenever we read Godís Word, the Bible, or Scripture from the Bible.

*While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message. Ac 10:44 NIV+

*And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Eph 6:17 NASB+

 

While knowing The Holy Spirit will keep revealing more truths in the Bible, which will increase in the End Times we are in.

*"But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase." Dan 12:4 NASB+

 

Until our God takes all believers home to eternally live with Him in His New Heaven and Earth; which is beyond our human comprehension.

 

*ďIt is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. Rev 21:6 ESV+

*And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. Rev 22:1-2 NKJV+

 

*And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, ďBehold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed awayRev 21:3-4 NKJV+

 

See K. Diagrams and Verses 103-105, and Chart for how God takes us into His New Heaven and Earth

 

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