The Holy Spirit or The Spirit of Truth

The Spirit of Truth or The Holy Spirit Study

Welcome to this new study about the Holy Spirit or the Spirit of Truth. Therefore, this a major study which will a major study where that we will examine for that the Holy Spirit guides us by what He hears. In addition, a personal study on the Holy Spirit to further continue the reason and true the purpose of revelation brought to us by the Holy Spirit. Personal thought: It is well to state first that the apostles Paul and John states what I believe to be the understanding about the Holy Spirit as the Spirit of Truth and the gifts and fruits of the Spirit. Yet taking it a step further in this day and age the modern-day church needs the help of the Holy Spirit to fight the battle of spiritual warfare that is ever increasing in the church today. The logic for the above statement is to stress the fact that Satan has a vast arsenal of devices of deceptions to use against the word of God. However, John speaks clearly the words of the Lord of how it will not speak on His authority but only what He hears that He will speak John 16:13. Therefore, in this study I have given unto many scriptures that refer to the Holy Spirit and the ministry of the Holy Spirit.

Remember that not all of these texts of scriptures refer completely to the Holy Spirit but where the Spirit is ministering by guiding the prophets and apostles to speak and write the message of God’s word. In addition, as I study, and write this major study on the Holy Spirit, I will be studying from many translations of the Bible. However, for the purpose of this study I will only be showing two translations in comparing the scriptures relating to the Holy Spirit or the Spirit of Truth. These two translations are the King James Version and the Tree of Life Version of the Bible.

To help you in this major study of the Spirit of Truth or the Holy Spirit will take many hours of study from the scriptural outline in this study to where that you will be able to gain a full understanding of the purpose of why the Holy Spirit was sent. Therefore, I have broken down each text of scripture by taking that text of scripture and making key phrases and then have given a general reference to that phrase along with the two translations of the Bible. Yes, I would highly suggest that If possible that you read each text of scripture to see why that each texts of scriptures recorded in the Bible reveals the role of the Holy Spirit within Christian living. In addition, to help you better understand the Spirit of Truth or the Holy Spirit and why that God’s Son said that the Spirit of Truth would come.

Taking it a step further, I will be using three different Bible Dictionaries to help you better define it with a proper definition for understanding of the vast meaning of the Holy Spirit. Secondly, on the vast number of ways that the scriptures refer to the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth, and the Spirit of God, and the role that He plays in the heart of men and women in the church.


(Hebrew ruah; Gr. pneuma), properly wind or breath. In 2 Thess. 2:8 it means “breath,” and in Eccl. 8:8 the vital principle in man. It also denotes the rational, immortal soul by which man is distinguished (Acts 7:59; 1 Cor. 5:5; 6:20; 7:34), and the soul in its separate state (Heb. 12:23), and hence also an apparition (Job 4:15; Luke 24:37, 39), an angel (Heb. 1:14), and a demon (Luke 4:36; 10:20). This word is used also metaphorically as denoting a tendency (Zech. 12:10; Luke 13:11).

In Rom. 1:4, 1 Tim. 3:16, 2 Cor. 3:17, 1 Pet. 3:18, it designates the divine nature. Easton Bible Dictionary

H7307 (Mickelson’s Enhanced Strong’s Dictionaries of the Greek and Hebrew Testaments)
H7307 רוּחַ ruwach (roo’-ach) n-f.
1. wind.
2. (by resemblance) breath, i.e. a sensible (or even violent) exhalation.
3. (figuratively) life, anger, unsubstantiality.
4. (by extension) a region of the sky.
5. (by resemblance) spirit, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions).
[from H7306]
KJV: air, anger, blast, breath, X cool, courage, mind, X quarter, X side, spirit(-ual), tempest, X vain, (whirl-)wind(-y).
Root(s): H7306

Hebrew ruach, Greek pneuma. Man in his normal integrity (“whole,” holokleeron, complete in all its parts, 1Th 5:23) consists of “spirit, soul, and body.” The spirit links man with higher intelligences, and is that highest part receptive of the quickening Holy Spirit (1Co 15:47). The soul (Hebrew nephesh, Greek psuchee) is intermediate between body and spirit; it is the sphere of the will and affections.

In the unspiritual, the spirit is so sunk under the animal soul (which it ought to keep under) that such are “animal” (“seasonal,” having merely the body of organized matter and the soul, the immaterial animating essence), “having not the spirit” (Jud 1:19; Jam 3:15; 1Co 2:14; 1Co 15:44-48; Joh 3:6). The unbeliever shall rise with an animal (soul-animated) body, but not, like the believer, with a spiritual (spirit-endued) body like Christ’s (Rom 8:11).
The soul is the seat of the appetites, the desires, the will; hunger, thirst, sorrow, joy; love, hope, fear, etc.; so that nephesh is the man himself, and is used for person, self, creature, any: a virtual contradiction of materialism, implying that the unseen soul rather than the seen body is the man. “Man was made” not a living body but “a living soul.” “The blood, the life,” links together body and soul (Lev 17:11). Fausset Bible Dictionary


John 16:13
Spirit of Truth: Joh_14:17, Joh_15:26; 1Jn_4:6
will guide you: Joh_14:26; 1Co_2:10-13; Eph_4:7-15; 1Jn_2:20, 1Jn_2:27
for He: Joh_3:32, Joh_7:16-18, Joh_8:38, Joh_12:49
he will show you the things to come: Joe_2:28; Act_2:17-18, Act_11:28, Act_20:23, Act_21:9-11, Act_27:24; 2Th_2:3, 2Th_2:12; 1Ti_4:1-3; 2Ti_3:1-5; 2Pe_2:1-22; Rev_1:1, Rev_1:19, Rev_6:1-17, Rev_22:1-21

But when the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on His own; but whatever He hears, He will tell you. And He will declare to you the things that are to come. John 16:13 TLV

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 cause you to know the things which are to come. John 16:13 KJV

John 14:17
the Spirit: Joh_15:26, Joh_16:13; 1Jn_2:27, 1Jn_4:6
whom: Pro_14:10; 1Co_2:14; Rev_2:17
but: Joh_14:16, Joh_14:23; Isa_57:15, Isa_59:21; Eze_36:27; Rom_8:9, Rom_8:11, Rom_8:13-14; 1Co_3:16, 1Co_6:19; 2Co_6:16; Eph_2:22, Eph_3:17; 2Ti_1:14; 1Jn_2:27, 1Jn_3:24, 1Jn_4:12-13
shall: Mat_10:20; Rom_8:10; 1Co_14:15; 2Co_13:5; Gal_4:6; Col_1:27; 1Jn_4:4

even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive because it does not see him, or know him; but ye know him, for he dwells with you and shall be in you. John 14:17 KJV

the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not behold Him or know Him. You know Him, because He abides with you and will be in you. John 14:17 TLV

John 15:26
When the comforter comes: Joh_14:16-17, Joh_14:26, Joh_16:7, Joh_16:13-14; Luk_24:49; Act_2:33
Which proceedeth from the Father: Joh_8:42; Rev_22:1
He will testify of me: Joh_16:14-15; Act_2:32-33, Act_5:32, Act_15:8; 1Co_1:6; Heb_2:4; 1Jn_5:6-10

“When the Helper comes—whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—He will testify about Me. John 15:26 TLV

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: John 15:26 KJV

It is well that we now consider further, and strongly the facts of why that God hath made it clear through Paul, and where that Paul reveals to them at Corinth the meaning and purpose to the church of God’s Holy Revelation and Purpose of why Paul made it clear that God had revealed His purpose by His Spirit. However, let us go back to the Old Testament to the prophet Amos where that Amos states that God does not do anything without revealing it first unto His servants Amos 3:7.

1 Corinthians 2:10
God hath revealed: 1Co_14:30; Amo_3:7; Mat_11:25-27, Mat_13:11, Mat_16:17; Luk_2:26, Luk_10:21; Eph_3:3, Eph_3:5; 1Pe_1:12; Rev_1:1
By his Spirit: Isa_48:16, Isa_59:21; Joh_14:26, Joh_16:13; 1Jn_2:20, 1Jn_2:27
the Spirit searcheth all things: 1Co_2:11, 1Co_12:8-11; Rom_8:26-27
the deep things of God: Job_12:22; Psa_92:5-6; Dan_2:22; Rom_11:33-36

But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 1 Corinthians 2:10

But God revealed these things to us through the Ruach. For the Ruach searches all things—even the depths of God. 1 Corinthians 2:10

1 Corinthians 2:11
What man knoweth: Pro_14:10, Pro_20:5, Pro_20:27; Jer_17:9
Even so the things of God: 1Co_2:10; Rom_11:33-34

For who among men knows the things of a man, except the man’s spirit within him? In the same way, no one knows the things of God except the Ruach Elohim. 1 Corinthians 2:11 TLV

For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. 1 Corinthians 2:11 KJV

1 Corinthians 2:12
Not the spirit of the world: 1Co_2:6; Rom_8:1, Rom_8:5-6; 2Co_4:4; Eph_2:2; Jas_4:5; 1Jn_4:4-5, 1Jn_5:19; Rev_12:9
But the spirit which is of God: Rom_8:15-16
That we might know: 1Co_3:22; Joh_16:14-15; Rom_8:32; 1Jn_2:20, 1Jn_2:27, 1Jn_5:20; Rev_22:6

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 1 Corinthians 2:12 KJV

Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God—so we might come to know the things freely given to us by God. 1 Corinthians 2:12 TLV

1 Corinthians 2:13
Not in the words which man’s wisdom: 1Co_2:4, 1Co_1:17; 2Pe_1:16
But which the Holy Ghost teacheth: 1Co_12:1-3, 1Co_14:2; Luk_12:12; Act_2:4; 1Pe_1:12
Comparing spiritual things: 1Co_2:14, 1Co_9:11, 1Co_10:3-5; Eph_5:19; Col_3:16

These things we also speak—not in words taught by human wisdom but in words taught by the Ruach, explaining the spiritual to the spiritual. 1 Corinthians 2:13 TLV

Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 1 Corinthians 2:13 KJV

Ephesians 4:7
Unto every one of us: Eph_4:8-14; Mat_25:15; Rom_12:6-8; 1Co_12:8-11, 1Co_12:28-30
Given grace according: Eph_3:8; 2Co_6:1; 1Pe_4:10
the measure of the gift of Christ: Eph_3:2; Joh_3:34; Rom_12:3; 2Co_10:13-15

But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Ephesians 4:7 KJV

But to each one of us grace was given in keeping with the measure of Messiah’s gift. Ephesians 4:7 TLV

Ephesians 4:8
When he ascended up: Psa_68:18
he led: Jdg_5:12; Col_2:15
captivity captive: or, a multitude of captives
and gave gifts to his people: 1Sa_30:26; Est_2:18

Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. Ephesians 4:8 KJV

Therefore it says, “When He went up on high, He led captive a troop of captives and gave gifts to his people.” Ephesians 4:8 TLV

Ephesians 4:9
That he ascended: Pro_30:4; Joh_3:13, Joh_6:33, Joh_6:62, Joh_20:17; Act_2:34-36
he also descended first into: Gen_11:5; Exo_19:20; Joh_6:33, Joh_6:38, Joh_6:41, Joh_6:51, Joh_6:58, Joh_8:14, Joh_16:27-28
the lower parts of the earth: Psa_8:5, Psa_63:9, Psa_139:15; Mat_12:40; Heb_2:7, Heb_2:9

(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? Ephesians 4:9 KJV

Now what does “He went up” mean, except that He first went down to the lower regions of the earth? Ephesians 4:9 TLV

Ephesians 4:10
Ascended up far above all heavens: Eph_1:20-23; Act_1:9, Act_1:11; 1Ti_3:16; Heb_4:14, Heb_7:26, Heb_8:1, Heb_9:23-24
that he might: Eph_3:19; Joh_1:16; Act_2:33; Col_1:19, Col_2:9
fill all things: or, fulfil, Mat_24:34; Luk_24:44; Joh_19:24, Joh_19:28, Joh_19:36 Act_3:18, Act_13:32-33; Rom_9:25-30, Rom_15:9-13, Rom_16:25-26

He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) Ephesians 4:10 KJV

The One who came down is the same One who went up far above all the heavens, in order to fill all things. Ephesians 4:10 TLV

Ephesians 4:11
He gave some: Eph_4:8, Eph_2:20, Eph_3:5; Rom_10:14-15; 1Co_12:28; Jud_1:17; Rev_18:20, Rev_21:14
Some prophets, some evangelists: Act_21:8; 2Ti_4:5
Some pastors and teachers: 2Ch_15:3; Jer_3:15; Mat_28:20; Act_13:1; Rom_12:7; 1Co_12:29; Heb_5:12; 1Pe_5:1-3

And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; Ephesians 4:11

He Himself gave some to be emissaries, some as prophets, some as proclaimers of the Good News, and some as shepherds and teachers— Ephesians 4:11 TLV

Ephesians 4:12
For the perfecting of the saints: Luk_22:32; Joh_21:15-17; Act_9:31, Act_11:23, Act_14:22-23, Act_20:28; Rom_15:14, Rom_15:29; 1Co_12:7; 2Co_7:1; Php_1:25-26, Php_3:12-18; Col_1:28; 1Th_5:11-14; Heb_6:1, Heb_13:17
the work of the ministry: Act_1:17, Act_1:25, Act_20:24; Rom_12:7; 1Co_4:1-2; 2Co_3:8, 2Co_4:1, 2Co_5:18, 2Co_6:3; Col_4:17; 1Ti_1:12; 2Ti_4:5, 2Ti_4:11
for the edifying: Eph_4:16, Eph_4:29; Rom_14:19, Rom_15:2; 1Co_14:4-5, 1Co_14:12, 1Co_14:14, 1Co_14:26; 2Co_12:19; 1Th_5:11
the body of Christ: Eph_4:4, Eph_1:23; Col_1:24

For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Ephesians 4:12 KJV

to equip the kedoshim for the work of service, for building up the body of Messiah. Ephesians 4:12 TLV

Ephesians 4:13
Till we all come: Eph_4:3, Eph_4:5; Jer_32:38-39; Eze_37:21-22; Zep_3:9; Zec_14:9; Joh_17:21; Act_4:32; 1Co_1:10; Php_2:1-3
in the unity of the faith: or, into the unity
the knowledge of the Son of God: Isa_53:11; Mat_11:27; Joh_16:3, Joh_17:3, Joh_17:25-26; 2Co_4:6; Php_3:8; Col_2:2; 2Pe_1:1-3, 2Pe_3:18; 1Jn_5:20
unto a perfect man: Eph_4:12, Eph_2:15; 1Co_14:20; Col_1:28
unto the measure of the stature: or, age
the fulness of Christ: Eph_1:23

Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: Ephesians 4:13 KJV

This will continue until we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of Ben-Elohim—to mature adulthood, to the measure of the stature of Messiah’s fullness. Ephesians 4:13 TLV

Ephesians 4:14
We henceforth be no more children: Isa_28:9; Mat_18:3-4; 1Co_3:1-2, 1Co_14:20; Heb_5:12-14
tossed to and fro: Act_20:30-31; Rom_16:17-18; 2Co_11:3-4; Gal_1:6-7, Gal_3:1; Col_2:4-8; 2Th_2:2-5; 1Ti_3:6, 1Ti_4:6-7; 2Ti_1:15, 2Ti_2:17-18, 2Ti_3:6-9, 2Ti_3:13, 2Ti_4:3; Heb_13:9; 2Pe_2:1-3; 1Jn_2:19, 1Jn_2:26, 1Jn_4:1
carried about by every wind of doctrine: Mat_11:7; 1Co_12:2; Jas_1:6, Jas_3:4
by the sleight of men: Mat_24:11, Mat_24:24; 2Co_2:17, 2Co_4:2, 2Co_11:13-15; 2Th_2:9-10; 2Pe_2:18; Rev_13:11-14, Rev_19:20
lie in wait to deceive: Psa_10:9, Psa_59:3; Mic_7:2; Act_23:21

That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; Ephesians 4:14 KJV

As a result, we are no longer to be like children, tossed around by the waves and blown all over by every wind of teaching, by the trickery of men with cunning in deceitful scheming. Ephesians 4:14 TLV

Ephesians 4:15
But: Eph_4:25; Zec_8:16; 2Co_4:2, 2Co_8:8
speaking the truth: or, being sincere, Jdg_16:15; Psa_32:2; Joh_1:47; Rom_12:9; Jas_2:15-16; 1Pe_1:22; 1Jn_3:18
may grow up: Eph_2:21; Hos_14:5-7; Mal_4:2; 1Pe_2:2; 2Pe_3:18
which is the head: Eph_1:22, Eph_5:23; Col_1:18-19

But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: Ephesians 4:15 KJV

Instead, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all ways into Messiah, who is the Head. Ephesians 4:15 TLV

1 John 2:20
ye have an unction: 1Jn_2:27, 1Jn_4:13; Psa_23:5, Psa_45:7, Psa_92:10; Isa_61:1; Luk_4:18; Act_10:38; 2Co_1:21-22; Heb_1:9
the Holy One: Psa_16:10, Psa_71:22; Isa_43:3; Mar_1:24; Luk_4:34; Act_3:14; Rev_3:7, Rev_4:8
and ye know all things: Pro_28:5; Joh_10:4-5, Joh_14:26, Joh_16:13; 1Co_2:15; Heb_8:11

But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. 1 John 2:20 KJV

But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all know. 1 John 2:20 TLV

1 John 2:27
the anointing which ye received: 1Jn_2:20, 1Jn_3:24; Joh_4:14; 1Pe_1:23; 2Jn_1:2
and ye need that no man teach you: 1Jn_2:20-21; Jer_31:33-34; Joh_14:26, Joh_16:13; Heb_8:10-11
but as the same anointing: 1Co_2:13; Eph_4:21; 1Th_2:13; 1Ti_2:7; 2Pe_1:16-17
ye shall abide in him: 1Jn_2:28; Joh_8:31-32, Joh_15:4-7; Col_2:6

But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. 1 John 2:27 KJV

As for you, the anointing you received from Him remains in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you. But as His anointing teaches you about all things—and it is true and not a lie—and just as it has taught you, abide in Him. 1 John 2:27 TLV The work of the Holy Spirit in every Christian believer