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The Spirit, the Water and the Blood

The Spirit, the Water and the Blood
By Richard St.James
Bible 1611.Com / Old Paths Baptist Mission © 2024

7.       The Word and the Blood

Here is another truth!  The Scripture, which is the word of God, speaks to the importance of the blood.

The LORD passed over Israel when HE saw the blood applied to the lintel and to the posts of the door of their homes. [In B.C. 1491]  It literally saved them from the plague of death.

Exodus 12:23: “For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.”

There was coming a day in their future [in the fulfillment of prophecy] when the pestilence, and the plague for sin would be remedied by THE PASSOVER LAMB!

Israel [and the world] for now would have to wait for the Messiah to come.

And the Messiah did come in 4 B.C.

Notice: The word of God places the utmost importance to the blood.  [This word blood appears 375 times in the Bible.] 

Blood, blood is everywhere!

We shall list below some of these instances of blood being everywhere:

Romans 3:15

“Their feet are swift to shed blood:”

Comment: Our natural bent to sin is painfully experienced on a day-to-day basis by all of us.  We murder, we kill!  Men are cruel!  This points to the fact: The life of the flesh is in the blood.

Romans 3:25

“Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;”

Comment: It takes the blood of Jesus Christ to be saved.  And not just any man’s blood, but only the blood of the One Who has never sinned.

Romans 5:9

“Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.”

Comment: When a man is justified by the blood of Jesus Christ he is saved from the deserved wrath of God.

1 Corinthians 10:16

“The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?”

Comment: We [the body of Christ, which is the church] need to continually be put in remembrance of the blood that was shed for us on Mount Calvary.

1 Corinthians 11:25

“After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.”

Comment: Because our memories with the passing of time grow so dim, this ordinance is to be maintained in the Bible-believing New Testament churches in remembrance of the shed blood of Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 11:27

“Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.”

Comment: Each believer needs to be in self-examination, and in contrite prayer concerning any unconfessed sin to God.  CONFESS!

1 John 1:8-9: “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

1 Corinthians 15:50

“Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.”

Comment: No man can go to Heaven on the merit of his own flesh and blood. It has been contaminated with Adam’s sin. 

Rather, a man needs to be cleansed [or covered] by the blood of ONE WHO never sinned in order to go to Heaven.

Galatians 1:16

“To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:”

Comment: Flesh and blood is a reference to the natural man, i.e. the men of this world.

Ephesians 1:7

“In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;”

It is absolutely critical to understand this: Without the blood of the Lamb of God being shed for our sins, we could never be saved.

Ephesians 2:13

“But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.”

Comment: The blood must be applied to the sinner in order for a reconciliation to be made between God and man.

Ephesians 6:12

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

Comment: Flesh and blood is a reference to the natural man, i.e. the men of this world.

Colossians 1:14

“In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:”

Comment: No one can be saved without the blood of Jesus Christ covering their sin.

Colossians 1:20

“And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.”

Comment: The crux of the whole matter is clearly stated here.  Men are at war with God from their birth, and all because of Adam’s sin.  Man is born from the womb a rebel from God.

Only if a man, woman, or child comes by faith through the blood of Jesus Christ [that was shed on the Cross] will God be satisfied, and thus, have peace with God.

Hebrews 2:14

“Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;”

Comment: This limitation imposed upon man [the flesh and blood] necessitated Jesus Christ going the same route by taking the form of a servant.

Philippians 2:7: “But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:” 

Hebrews 9:7

“But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people:”

Comment: The blood was not optional for the high priest in making the atonement.

Hebrews 9:12

“Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.”

Comment: The efficacy of the blood of goats and calves was only temporary and thus, had to be repeated over and over again. 

It is only by the precious blood of God [God was come in the flesh] that must be applied only once and to permanently obtain [eternal] salvation for us. 

Hebrews 9:13

“For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:”

Comment: This was only a temporary fix to the purifying of only the flesh. The whole creation would have to wait for the Messiah to come with the remedy.

Hebrews 9:14

“How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?”

Comment: The blood of Jesus Christ cleanses from all sin all that will come to HIM.

Hebrews 9:18

“Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood.”

Comment:  The Old Testament and the New Testament are in total agreement concerning the blood.

Hebrews 9:19

“For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people,”

Comment: This sprinkling of the blood in the first testament foreshadowed what would follow when the Son of God would come to this earth to be the propitiation for sin for all mankind.  

Hebrews 9:20

Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you.”

Comment:  The blood is directed toward all that will come.

Hebrews 9:21

“Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry.”

Comment: The cleansing wave covers it all!

Hebrews 9:22

And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.”

Comment:  The blood applied pardons the guilty.

Hebrews 9:25

Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;”

Comment: Year by year this would take place, till the Savior came to this sin-cursed earth, and offer for once.

Hebrews 10:4

“For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.”

Comment: Until something better comes, they must continue.  The better came!  Glory to God!

Hebrews 10:19

“Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,”

Comment:  It is by the blood of God’s own Son that we can gain entry into the presence of God by the grace of God!

Hebrews 10:29

Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?”

Comment: I fear at the thought!

Hebrews 11:28

Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.”

Comment: The sprinkling of the blood saved them from the judgment of God.

Hebrews 12:4

“Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.”

Comment:  This is so true for most of us living today. 

[However, we must read Foxe’s book of Martyrs to see those who have resisted unto blood.]

Hebrews 12:24

And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.”

Comment:  2 Corinthians 9:15: “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.”

Hebrews 13:11

For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp.”

Comment:  Now, consider this place outside the camp.  It is a very lonely, and desolate place to be outside the camp.  People will do everything to avoid you if you are outside the camp.

Hebrews 13:12

“Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.”

Comment: They took HIM outside the city of Jerusalem to crucify HIM on a hill.  Jesus was an outsider!

Hebrews 13:20

Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,”

Comment: The way to getting saved is through the blood.

1 Peter 1:2

“Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.”

Question: Have you come through the blood?  Are you saved?

1 Peter 1:19

But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:”

Comment: So precious is that blood!  Amen!

1 John 1:7

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”

Comment: This blood is the very basis for our fellowship with God.

Revelation 1:5

And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,”

Comment: What can wash us from our sin?  Nothing but the blood of Jesus cleanses us from our sin.

Revelation 5:9

And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;”

Comment: Redemption is only found through the blood.

Revelation 6:10

And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?”

Comment: The wicked on this earth every day destroy the righteous. Isaiah 59:7: “Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.”

Revelation 7:14

And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”

Comment: These that came out of the great tribulation had put their trust [their very lives] in Jesus Christ’s blood, believing that this blood washes their sins away in a cleansing wave.

The cleansing stream I see, I see!

I plunge, and, oh, it cleanseth me!  Amen!

Revelation 8:7

The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.”

Comment:  Remember what happened to the Egyptians in the book of Exodus!  By what happens here in the book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ, everyone in the world will know that the LORD is God.

Revelation 8:8

And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;”

Comment:  See Exodus 7:18-21.

Revelation 11:6

These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.”

Comment:  The waters are turned into blood.  Blood, blood is everywhere.

Revelation 12:11

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”

Comment:  The Tribulation saints overcome the Devil by the blood.

Revelation 14:20

And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.”

Comment: This is the blood of the unrighteous of the nations.   “Alleluia”

Revelation 19:3: And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.”

Revelation 16:3

And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.”

Comment:  all those events are coming in the very near future.  Blood, blood will be everywhere!

Revelation 16:4

And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.”

Comment: “Alleluia”

Revelation 16:6

For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.”

Comment: Justice is now seen.  They will have to drink blood.  They will die!

Revelation 17:6

And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.”

Comment:  This woman is the great whore [a church] that sitteth upon many waters.

Revelation 18:24

And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.”

Comment: This blood of God’s people will be avenged forthright.  See for this the next verse.

Revelation 19:2

For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.”

Comment: This is a fulfillment of the prophecy which is located in the Scripture in the book of Deuteronomy, chapter thirty-two, verses forty-one through forty-three:

“If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me.

I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain and of the captives, from the beginning of revenges upon the enemy.

Rejoice, O ye nations, with his people: for he will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, and to his people.”

Revelation 19:13

And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.”

Comment: This blood is the blood that is squeezed out from the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

The Atonement by the Blood is finished.

It was on the Cross of Calvary, just as the clock approached the ninth hour in the afternoon, that the momentous moment had arrived on that fateful day in all of history:

For it is recorded for all of us to see in the Gospel of John, in chapter nineteen, verse thirty:

“When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.” [John 19:30]

The Day of Atonement came! 

The atonement accomplished the reconciliation between God and man at the Cross of Calvary.  The propitiation for sin was made.  The propitiation for sin was satisfiedJesus Christ paid it all!  The wrath of God was now appeased for sin.

Now, notice something of interest in verse thirty-four:

“But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.” [John 19:34]

This is a salient verse in the Bible that proves that the water and the blood were still together inside the LORD Jesus Christ at his death on the Cross.   

The water and the blood are both intimately related

The water and the blood are both in agreement! 

The water and the blood  are both witnesses to us!

Jesus Christ came into the world that HE created thirty-three and half years earlier.  He came both by water and blood:

1 John 5:6: “This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.”

The Spirit is TRUTH!

The Spirit beareth witness in earth!  The Spirit, the water and the blood are all three witnesses to the following truth: Jesus Christ was God manifest in the flesh.  

Now, here is the summation of the mystery.   This summation is found in the Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Philippians in chapter two:

 Verse six: “Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

Verse seven: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

Verse eight: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” [Philippians 2:6-8]

This DOCTRINE is called the mystery of godliness:

1 Timothy 3:16: “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.”

The Natural man versus the Spiritual man.

The natural man is deader than a doornail to spiritual things.  He cannot discern spiritual things!  He cannot figure them out!  He is helpless!

1 Corinthians 2:14: “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”

But when a man, woman or child [a natural man] is born of the Spirit, he is changed.  He, or she, becomes like the wind.

John 3:8: “The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.”

What has happened here?  And how did it happen?

Receive Jesus Christ!

This is what happened.  A person [who is born of the Spirit] has received the word of God.   And because he has received the word of God, he now believes the word of God.   What happened? 

He received Jesus Christ! 

He can now, discern spiritual things.  He is now in Christ Jesus.

John 1:12-13: “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”

There now follows this birth the development of a special relationship between two: Jesus Christ, and those who are born of the Spirit.

“Can two walk together, except they be agreed?”  [Amos 3:3

There is now an agreement, whereby God and man can walk together in beautiful fellowship.

Fellowship begins with salvation.

Now herein is salvation: Salvation is by the divine power of God that we through faith become the partakers of the divine nature.  We became the partakers at the very moment when we received Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.

We will repeat verse twelve again, in the Gospel of John, chapter one.  There is POWER IN THE BLOOD! 

“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the Sons of God, even to them that believe on his name” [John 1:12]. 

Notice: Faith is KEY to salvation.

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.” [Ephesians 2:8]. 

This faith is the type of faith whereby we put all our trust in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.   When this transaction occurs this person is SEALED in Jesus Christ.

“In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise” [Ephesians 1:13]. 

The Sequence of Events is herein described:

At the moment we trusted Jesus Christ “through faith unto salvation” [1 Peter 1:5], God “sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts” [Galatians 4:6] to dwell, and we “were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise.” 

This is called the new birth - termed “born again” in the Gospel of John, chapter three. 

There is more! 

This “divine power of God” has made us “to drink into one Spirit.”  This occurred the very instant you got saved by the “so great salvation” of Hebrews 2:3.  It is connected to the event that every believer in Jesus Christ experiences in being “baptized into one body” [1 Corinthians 12:13].  This body is the “spiritual house” of First Peter 2:5.

Finally, God bears witness with the blood, the blood of Christ:

“But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.” [Ephesians 2:13]

Everything gets fixed with the blood!

The Blood cleanses the habitations of men.

This is seen in the third book of Moses called Leviticus.  This is the blood of bulls and goats, and even of birds.  It is even seen that it cleanses houses!  Take note:

Leviticus 14:52-53:And he shall cleanse the house with the blood of the bird, and with the running water, and with the living bird, and with the cedar wood, and with the hyssop, and with the scarlet: But he shall let go the living bird out of the city into the open fields, and make an atonement for the house: and it shall be clean.”

Blood cleanses the flesh of men.

In the Old Testament economy, the blood cleansed the flesh of the people of Israel:

Leviticus 16:19: “And he shall sprinkle of the blood upon it with his finger seven times, and cleanse it, and hallow it from the uncleanness of the children of Israel.”

Hebrews 9:13: “For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:”

The Limitation:

 But there is a limitation found in the common blood:

Hebrews 10:4: “For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.”

We need God’s blood!

The Power of the Son of God’s blood:

All of mankind, and indeed all the whole world, would have to wait for the water and the blood of the Lamb of God in a cleansing wave to finally purify for all of mankind’s sins, in taking away once, and for all, the sins of all men.

Note: In similitude: Even in the millennial reign of Jesus Christ, the blood will be used to cleanse the blood of the people of Israel by a cleansing wave:

Joel 3:21: “For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the LORD dwelleth in Zion.”

This is a reference to the temple in the millennial Kingdom of Heaven, and to the observation of a continual cleansing of the people throughout the thousand-year Kingdom.  [See for this Ezekiel 40-48.]

The Cleansing Wave

Now, we have a song to sing.  It is a song to sing within the body of Christ, which is the church. It is called: The Cleansing Wave, written by Phoebe W. Palmer.  

This song creates in the believer of Jesus Christ a scene of a cleansing crimson wave.

“Oh, now I see the *crimson wave! [*cleansing]

The fountain deep and wide;

Jesus, my Lord, mighty to save,

Points to His wounded side.


The cleansing stream I see, I see!

I plunge, and, oh, it cleanseth me!

Oh, praise the Lord, it cleanseth me!

It cleanseth me, yes, cleanseth me.

I see the new creation rise,

I hear the speaking blood;

It speaks, polluted nature dies,

Sinks ’neath the cleansing flood.

I rise to walk in Heav’n’s own light,

Above the world and sin,

With heart made pure and garments white,

And Christ enthroned within.

Amazing grace! ’tis Heav’n below

To feel the blood applied,

And Jesus, only Jesus know,

My Jesus crucified.”

Now, before we to begin to close here [our narrative], concerning the Spirit, the water and the blood we need to consider the story of a certain leprous man living during the first advent of our LORD.  This leper came to the Son of God, Jesus Christ.  [For this is what we all need to do!]


The Story of the Miraculous Cleaning!

This story is found in the Gospel according to Mark, chapter one.  Now, please go there.

In obedience to the command, of which command is found in the book of Leviticus [chapter thirteen, verse forty-five] we now hear a leper crying:

Unclean, unclean!

Here we go!

Verse forty: “And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.”

This leper knows he is in trouble

Now, we have here one who has the plague of leprosy.  His body is literally rotting away.  He is unclean.  He is a person most unclean.  He is a leper.  He is done for.

[Now, leprosy is a picture of our sin.  This plague is the plague of sin.] 

This leper needs help.  He needs to be made clean.  He needs a priest!  Only, Jesus who came by the water and the blood can clean him.

But what is needed is faith, and this leper had this faith [in Jesus] that Jesus could clean him.

Now, we will read the next verse.

Verse forty-one: “And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean.”

See!  The Lord Jesus is moved with compassion to help the man with the plague of leprosy.  This man is made clean by the Savior.

Verse forty-two: “And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed.”

Clean, clean, I am clean!

A miracle has just happened!

Verse forty-three through forty-five:

And he straitly charged him, and forthwith sent him away;

And saith unto him, See thou say nothing to any man: but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing those things which Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.

But he went out, and began to publish it much, and to blaze abroad the matter, insomuch that Jesus could no more openly enter into the city, but was without in desert places: and they came to him from every quarter.” [Mark 1:40-45]

The Water and the Blood in the Garden

We need to come into the garden with total fascination of the sight, of which is down in the ground of Gethsemane, and hear the witness of the water [the sweat], and of the blood.

For this we need to go to the Gospel according to Luke, chapter twenty-two, verse thirty-nine through forty-four.  We read:

“And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him.

And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation.

And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed,

Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.

And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.

And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.”  [Luke 22:39-44]

Now, what began in a garden, ends in a garden.   It was in a garden where things went so badly six thousand years ago.

It was in a garden where the first man, Adam, disobeyed God.  It was in the Garden of Eden that man first learned of what he had to endure because of sin.

Genesis 3:19: “In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.”

Man had to work in the sweat of his face.

In contrast, we another garden.

It was also, in a garden where the last Adam, in his sweat worked with as it were great drops of blood, a work.

The last Adam set his face like a flint to go onward to Calvary and obeyed the FATHER. 

We need to forever assent to the witness of the Spirit, the water, and the blood, that they were all present in the garden with our LORD, and Savior, Jesus Christ in HIS agony.


1 John 5:6-9

This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.

For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.

If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.

Here, we can put to rest our narrative.

The Scripture [which is the Authorized Version of 1611, or any of its editions] even here yet in the 21st century proves the Excellency of Jesus Christ, as to all the things that are given to us in the scriptures by these six witnesses.   There are three heavenly witnesses, and there are three earthly witnesses, which they completely, and fully agree together.

Conclusion: There are Six Witnesses.

1.    The Father is a Witness.

The first heavenly witness is: The Father who sent His Son.

2.    The Son is a Witness.

 The second heavenly witness is: The Word HIMSELF which became flesh.

3.    The Holy Ghost is a Witness.

The third heavenly witness is: The Holy Ghost.

4.    Spirit is a Witness.

The first earthly witness is the Spirit, (which witness brings about in men the acknowledging of God the Father in Christ by faith through the testimony of the Holy Ghost.)

Jesus Christ foretold of this coming of an earthly witness of the Spirit while HE yet was on this earth in HIS first coming: [This is according to the Gospel of John]. 

This earthly witness was to have two distinct ministries.

The first ministration of the Spirit was to be a Comforter to the believer in Jesus Christ, and the second of ministration of the Spirit was to reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.

John 16:7-8: “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:”

5.    The Water is a Witness.

The second earthly witness is the water, (that is a witness to our sanctification).

6.    The Blood is a Witness.

The third earthly witness is the blood, (that is a witness to our justification).

Justification by Faith:

The Christian’s quickening [or regeneration] comes by justification by faith.  Note: This is an event, or a birth!

“Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:” [Romans 5:1].


Please understand, sanctification is both an event, and a process.

John 19:34: “But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.”

The water and blood, which came out of his side, declares that our sins have been washed by him, and that Jesus Christ has performed the sanctification of the believer

Therefore, we cannot never separate the water from the blood, or separate our sanctification from our justification, which is our imputed righteousness.

The Sea Change

The Comforter ministers a sea change in the New Testament.

John 15:26: “But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:”

Now, when the Comforter came, the Spirit of God made a change in ministration of the Spirit, and caused a literal sea change as to what happens to a believer in Jesus Christ [when he saved through faith in the blood of Jesus Christ]:

1.       We are quickened by the Spirit. [Ephesians 2:1]

2.       We are born of the Spirit. [John 3:5-8]

3.       We are sealed by the Spirit. [Ephesians 1:13]

4.       We are circumcised by the Spirit. [Colossians 2:11]

5.       We are indwelt by the Spirit. [1 Corinthians 3:16]

6.       We are baptized by the Spirit into the body of Christ. [1 Corinthians 12:13]

Yea! The Spirit beareth witness, that we are the sons of God.

 Romans 8:16: “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:


1 John 5:8:

“And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.

So, there we have it!

There are three witnesses to the plague of death that is visiting all the inhabitants, the people of this earth.    And these same three witnesses are still here working in this earth today [in the 21st century]: The Spirit, the water, and the blood.

These same three witnesses are performing the mission of offering mercy, and grace, and forgiveness of sin to the inhabitants of this sin-cursed world.

 “And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:” [John 16:8].

Our Present Lot.

The dirt and filth of sin is everywhere.  It is all around us for all of us to see.   Sin is killing us, and Death and Hell are eagerly anticipating us.  We are all seen so miserably unclean.  Woe unto us!

The Remedy for Sin:

Now, for the remedy, [for our salvation] is still available today to anyone who will hear, through the words of the priest, which PRIEST is able to make us ever so clean by the blood of the pure Lamb of God, Jesus Christ.  COME to Jesus!

If you come to Jesus Christ, and put your trust in HIM, what will happen to you?  You will become a new creature.

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;” [2 Corinthians 5:17-18]

Wow, What a Saviour!  Tis this, Jesus Christ!


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If you know the Bible Is True,

And you never received

Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior...

And you want to come to Him for Salvation now ... Then:

1. Admit ...  To God that you are a Sinner...

Deserving Hell Fire...

2. Believe ... that Jesus Christ is the Son of God... 

Who died on the Cross for You! ...

3.  Repent! ... Ask Him to Forgive You of Your Sin...

4. Receive Him... By Asking Him to come into Your Heart...

And You Will Receive the Gift of Eternal Life! 

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