JESUS IS LIGHT MINISTRIES
(LIGHT CHAPEL, WORLDWIDE)
YEAR OF UNLIMITED GREATNESS
STUDY 16: GUIDANCE INTO ALL TRUTH
TEXT: JOHN 16: 13
‘… The things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God’ (I Cor. 2: 11). This implies that no one knows the ways of God except His Spirit. Although His way is truth but it is hidden from mankind. It can only be known through the revelation of the Holy Spirit (I Cor. 2: 9 – 10). Lack of this revelation is often disastrous (Prov. 29: 18).
THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH –John 14: 17
The Holy Spirit is here clearly referred to in the masculine gender, using the masculine pronoun “He.” This makes the Holy Spirit appear like a living personality.
The translators were forced to do this to be grammatically correct, since “Comforter” or “Helper” (parakletos) is a masculine noun. In other words, “He” is shown doing activities that should really be ascribed to people or persons.
Without the Spirit of God, the truth of God is like looking into the gloom. We see the shape and form of things, but without the Spirit of God, the truths—the doctrines, the teachings—that make up the mechanism of God’s purpose do not make sense. They cannot be put in their right order so that they really add up or give a clear picture of what God is doing (Isa. 28: 10 – 14)
Through the truth of God, the great Creator God was revealed, and the people were led to Jesus Christ by the Spirit (I Cor. 6: 11). Then a fellowship is open as the result of the Spirit working in the lives of the ministry and the same Spirit working in the lives of the hearers, who are responding and turning and accepting Jesus Christ.
Three Ways of Revelation –I Cor. 2: 10 – 12
We see three things here:
- 1. There is a spirit in man that enables him to understand physical things.
- 2. God reveals to man through His Spirit, which enables man to penetrate the deep, spiritual things of God.
- 3. We have received the Spirit that is from God, and there is a spirit of this world
Here, Paul shows at least three different spirits: the spirit in man, the Spirit of God, and the spirit of this world.
Question: How is the truth about God revealed to us?