Show me know Your ways, O LORD; teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; on You I wait all the day. (Psalm 25:4-5, NKJV, emphasis added)
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of truth and we know this by waiting on Him.
This is He who came by water and blood – Jesus Christ; not only by water, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is truth. For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word (the Son), and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness on earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one. (1 John 5:6-8, NKJV, emphasis added)
It is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is truth. We see once again the Spirit giving testimony to the truth. But more than just the testimony of truth for the Spirit is truth. Because the Spirit is God He is truth. Bearing witness of who you are is natural, thus the Spirit testifies of Himself because He is truth. In like manner, we who bear the image of Christ bear witness to who resides in us: the very same Spirit of truth. What image do others see? Is it the image of Christ or you?
For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit. The remaining of this passage explains the Trinity somewhat to our feeble minds. From heaven, the dwelling place of God, the Trinity speaks the truth and bear witness of the Truth.
And these three are one. It cannot be any simpler for us: The Three are God and dwell in unity; truth is not confused, but exits in all its fullness in one God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
There are three that bear witness on the earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood. As there is a witness in heaven there is a witness on earth. The Spirit of truth testifies to man as we have been detailing in our meditations as the Spirit of truth. The life of Jesus on earth is also a witness to man. Christ came and by the acts of water baptism and His shedding of blood in His death the truth has been proclaimed to man. New life is to be found in Jesus and the testimony is in the water and the blood. Jesus had a discussion a Pharisee named Nicodemus (John 3:1-21) that is important to recall because the gospel is declared through the symbols of the water and the blood. The testimony is given for us.
These three agree as one. There is no contradiction in the testimony of the Spirit, the water, and the blood. Complete truth is given. All truth has been presented and declared to us. The answer comes by waiting and meditating upon God’s testimony to man: the Word of God, The Spirit, the water, and the blood are our teachers, our instructors in righteousness.
Prayerfully meditate upon John 3:1-21. Is there anything lacking of the message of the gospel? Can you use this passage to proclaim the truth? Does the Spirit of truth reveal Himself as you wait upon Him on this passage?