Latest VIDEO – John 16:13-14 – The Comforter – Who is this Verse Speaking About?

The spirit is a person, the spirit without the body is dead. This is my answer to John 16:13-14 and I think it will help you to undrstand how the spirit is a person.

John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come.
Joh 16:14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you.

Clearly this passage Jesus is speaking of someone else other than himself when he says “he shall glorify me”. This verse is also referring to “the spirit of truth”. So who is that “spirit of truth” that will not testify of himself but shall speak of Christ.

1Jn 4:6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the Spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

Looking carefully at this verse it tells us that the “spirit of truth” is known by those who are of God. And it is contrasted with the “spirit of error”. In John16:13, 14 “the Spirit of truth” is called “he” 7 times. Therefore John is saying that this “Spirit of truth” is a he. Who is the “he” John is talking about? Let’s look at verse 2 of the same passage and who “the spirit of truth” is.

1Jn 4:2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

So it is a “he”. The “Spirit of truth” which is interchanged with “the Spirit of God” is “Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh”. So we can see that people are referred to as “spirits” by John. Now let’s read John 16 again understanding this concept.

John 16:13 Howbeit when he[Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh], the Spirit of truth, is come, he[Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh] will guide you into all truth: for he[Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh] shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he[Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh] shall hear, that shall he[Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh] speak: and he[Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh] will show you things to come.
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  • LCV

    While the bulk of the material is interesting, the first sentence, which states that “the spirit w/o the body is dead”, is inverted wrt James 2:26 –
    “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.”

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