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The Spirit, the Water and the Blood
By Richard St.James
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The Spirit, the Water, and the Blood


The unknown God [Acts 17:23] is the GOD I shall testify to you.

The atheist maintains: There is no God!  However, the word of God says this man is a FOOL!

Psalm 14:1a: “To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.

There is A GOD!  There is A GOD!  There is A GOD!

Question: If there is a God, then, what is God’s NAME?  

Answer: I AM THAT I AM is God’s name.

“And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.” [Exodus 3:14]

Now, bear with me!  It is God that you will need to deal with … for your life.  This is stated very clearly in the BOOK of God, in the fifth book of Moses, called Deuteronomy, in chapter thirty-two, verse thirty-nine:

“See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.” [Deuteronomy 32:39]

God kills, and God makes alive.  God wounds, and God heals!  This truth makes the inhabitants of the nation’s very angry.

Psalm 2:

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,

Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.

Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.

Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.

Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little.

Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.”

This is plain, simple TRUTH!

Now, I am ready to ask you a question: Who are you?  Where did you come from?  And where are you going?

If you are a person who is asking these hard questions [having common sense] [which concerns your life].  Then, please read on. 

Some of these hard questions will involve asking questions like these following questions:

  1. Question: What is God?
  2. Question: What is the purpose of my life?
  3. Question: What profit is there in my life?
  4. Question: Who can save me from death and from Hell?
  5. Question: How did God make me?

Here are some brief answers to your questions:

a.       Answer: God is a Spirit: John 4:24: “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”

b.      Answer: You are made to glorify God: Romans 15:6: “That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”  To glorify God will result in the praise of God: “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” [Psalm 139:14] 

c.       Answer: You have an opportunity to know God, and to fellowship with God:  Philippians 3:9-10: “And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;”

d.      Answer: Only Jesus Christ can save you from DEATH and HELL: Acts 4:12: “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

e.      Answer: God fearfully and wonderfully made you in the womb.  From our first parents, Adam and Eve, generation by generation, for six thousand years, we have filled the Earth: “Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?  [Job 31:15]   Your body came from the dust of this earth, and your spirit came from the God who gave it.  Your body will return to the dust of this earth.  This most surely will happen to you, [Ecclesiastes 12:7] [except you going up in the translation of the body of Christ: the Church].

You may now ask: Am I then born holy and righteous?

Answer: No, my first father sinned and I in him.

“For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive” [1 Corinthians 15:22].

This all brings another question: But how do you know this is all the truth?  Furthermore, what is truth?

The answers to these questions [and more] are all found in a BOOK. [Psalm 30:9, John 18:38]

What is this BOOK?

This BOOK is a perfect book, and it is called the word of God. 

The word of God declares these following truths about you:


It is the GOD of heaven and earth who has made you.

“For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.” [Acts 17:28-29]



Furthermore, it is “by the word of his [GOD] power” that you [your very body, soul and spirit] are held together. GOD upholds “all things by the word of his power.” [Hebrews: 1:3]



“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” [2 Peter 3:9]

First and foremost: The Bible is the Scripture, and the Scripture will be FULFILLED. 

Why will it be fulfilled?  Because the Scriptures are the words of GodThy word is TRUTH.

John 17:17: “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.”

The truth is: God was manifest in the FLESH: 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.”

Question: Are there any witnesses to the truth?

 Answer: There are six witnesses to the truth that will testify to you, that all these things are so

Now, what is needed on your part is faith.  You ask, but what is faith?

Here is the answer to this question: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” [Hebrews 11:1] 

What is required on your part [and on my part] is to believe by faith these six witnesses to the truth.

Three of these witnesses are in HEAVEN, and three of these witnesses are on Earth.

Who are they?  We shall find out.  Are you ready for this journey?  If so, read on!!!

My Declaration:

I will not resort to the Hebrew or the Greek in this study.  Why?   Because I believe we are not one whit at disadvantage than when the Apostle John's epistles were being read for the first time in the presence of the churches. 

Not even the verb tense will be doubted!  For if this would be allowed, then error would creep in, or the temptation to wrest the Scripture to fit our own human experience might occur.  We should rather have God’s word judge us, rather than us judging God’s word.

In First John chapter five, most of verse seven, and part of verse eight, forms what is known as The Johannine Comma.

1 John 5:7 “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.”

The Johannine Comma

The only sure way to ascertain if a doctrine or a teaching is true Bible doctrine is to let Scripture define Scripture, and, as declared above, to believe it, without the interjection of any of the humanistic poisons, (i.e. traditionalism, pragmatism, rationalism or higher criticism). 

These poisons will tend to destroy one’s faith in what God has said, and maximize uncertainty and doubt in the heart of man.

“The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.   Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever” [Psalm 12:7].  

The words of the Lord are pure words!  Note that the promise that God will preserve HIS words [Psalm 12: 7] is in the present tenseDo you believe those words?  The words of God are pure even today for us who live in the 21st century.

God has preserved these words.  These words are preserved in spite of all the unbelieving scholars, and all the unbelieving translation committees!  Amen!

Please note: There is in every man that kind of heart that would tend to doubt God's words.

“Yea, hath God said?”   

I will state it differently.  There lies within certain men's hearts a desire to corrupt the word of God, but contrariwise, we BIBLE believers approach the Bible by faith, in sincerity, and so we dare to speak in Christ.

“For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ” [2 Corinthians 2:17]. 

The Devil’s Target: The Comma.

In First John chapter five, most of verse seven, and part of verse eight, forms what is known as The Johannine Comma.

The Comma is comprised of the following words: 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 Devil’s product: The New Age Translations.

In every translation of the Bible put into the English language since 1881 [which there is now well over two hundred translations,] the committees have removed these words which buttress the doctrine of the Trinity

Now, why have they done this?   Well, it is because Satan, and his cohorts, have been very, very busy for the last two thousand years corrupting the Scripture

Here is how it is done.  The Devil first solicits his dupes, who are the educated [the scholastics]. 

Then next, the Devil sets them to the WORK. 

Now, how does he do this?  Well, he approaches those unbelieving scholars through a particular vulnerability that they all have inherently built within them.  This vulnerability is their pride


He then, cunningly directs them to corrupt God’s words as found in the extant manuscript evidence, i.e. the Greek papyri, the uncials (or majuscules), the minuscule (or cursives), and the lectionaries.

Now, this WORK is identified for us in the second book of Corinthians, chapter two, verse seventeen:

Now, notice God sees the whole thing from the beginning to the end

Fact: The Spirit of God has not only used the Greek manuscript evidence [P61 in this case] to preserve the Scripture, but HE has also used the manuscript evidence contained within the Old Syriac manuscripts, along with the Old Latin manuscripts of the Waldenses

Note: the Waldensians [120 A.D.] were a Bible-believing people who lived in the upper reaches of the Po River valley in the Italian Alps far from Rome.

The words of God: God has promised to keep them forever.

“O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever”.

Warning:  Every translation committee since 1881 has followed the corrupt line of apostate Greek texts of:

1.       Westcott and Hort,

2.       Nestle, and Aland

3.       Metzger. 

[See the Addendum for the complete list of the Greek Texts.]

Only the Authorized Version of 1611, or any of its editions, stands apart from all these humanistic New-Age versions, i.e., the RV, the ASV, the NASV, ESV, etc.

Now, we will leave aside the manuscript evidence for the Johannine Comma, to comment on the internal grammatical evidence for the Johannine Comma.   For this we will refer here to Edward F. Hills in his book: Believing Bible Study in the Space Age: The Bible is True!  Edward F. Hills has carefully noted the grammatical problems these New-Age translation committees have gotten themselves into with their omission of the comma:

Quoted here below is the following from page 213 of Edward F. Hills’ book:

 “In the third place, the omission of the Johannine comma involves a grammatical difficulty. The words spirit, water and blood are neuter in gender, but in 1 John 5:8 they are treated as masculine. If the Johannine comma is rejected, it is hard to explain this irregularity. It is usually said that in I John 5:8 the spirit, the water and the blood are personalized and that this is the reason for the adoption of the masculine gender. But it is hard to see how such personalization would involve the change from the neuter to the masculine. For in verse 6 the word Spirit plainly refers to the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Trinity.  Surely in this verse the word Spirit is “personalized”, and yet the neuter gender is used. Therefore, since personalization did not bring about a change of gender in verse 6, it cannot fairly be pleaded as the reason for such a change in verse 8. If, however, the Johannine comma is retained, a reason for placing the neuter nouns spirit, water, and blood in the masculine gender becomes readily apparent. It was due to the influence of the nouns Father and Word, which are masculine. Thus the hypothesis that the Johannine comma is an interpolation is full of difficulties.”

Special note: Beware of the New American Standard translation [NASV] [and all the other New-Age Bible translations] concerning 1 John 5:7-8.   

The NASV omits 1 John 5:7, and then replaces it with a fabricated verse seven created from the last half of verse six.

[See Addendum – The testimony of Frank Logsdon, project member of the translation committee for the New American Standard Version.]

The Line of Witnesses

To return to our narrative, there is an unbroken line of witnesses that attest to the verity of this verse going all the way back to the year A.D. 170. 

Summation: All the modern translations have been corrupted by the scholars who are nothing more but the dupes of the Devil.   All these New-Age translations have produced a vision problem [a myopia] within the people, and results in a massive confusion, as to what God hath said.

Warning: “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” [Revelation 22:18-19]

Comment: If a man messes with the BOOK, then God will mess with that man!

The Great Confusion in the 21st century.

Now, turn to the Second book of Corinthians, chapter four, and we will read from there:

 “We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;” [2 Corinthians 4:8].

That is our condition of our people [The United States of America] in all our land in the 21st century: We are all flummoxed Flummoxed???  Well, you say, what in the world does this word flummoxed mean?  

Well, you are flummoxed if you are completely unable to understand what is happening to you, and to all around you.  Does that make sense?  In other words, you are just utterly confused [or perplexed] about what is real, and what is false.

Now, this flummoxing state has plagued the saved [as well as the unsaved] for the last two thousand years.

But this flummoxed condition became epidemic after the flood of the New-Age translations began in 1881 A.D.   This flummoxed condition is especially true in the Christians living today in the 21st century. 

Bottom-line: We are all very prone to being flummoxed.

It is, as the Apostle Paul by the Holy Ghost says it is, in the Second book of Corinthians, chapter four, verse eight.  We are troubled but we are not living in despair.  We are perplexed or flummoxed!

Perplexed = Flummoxed

In addition: We have here, within these sinful bodies of ours, a natural propensity to having these visitations of pestilences [with acute, malignant and contagious diseases] that often prevail upon men while we are living here in this sin-cursed-world.

Now, history records for us these major visitations of plagues or pestilences.  It will behoove us to learn from history the visitations of these plagues!  Here below is a brief list of the plagues [or pestilences] which have occurred in the last several thousand years:

1.       The Byzantine plague [which was centered in Asia at Constantinople in 541 A.D.] including its reoccurrences in the years following consumed over twenty-five million people.

2.       The Black Death which is a virulent strain of plague invaded Europe from the East, in 1347 A.D.].  This plague of the Black Death would eventually spend half a decade tearing across the whole continent of Europe. The complete populations of whole towns were wiped out, and it was said that the living spent most of their time burying the dead in great mass graves.  A Welsh poet wrote: “We see death coming into our midst like black smoke.” Approximately 75 million to 200 million people died in the plague.

3.       Next there was the New World Smallpox plague which killed between 25-56 million people beginning in the year of 1520 and the plague continued till the seventeenth century.

4.       The Italian Plague of 1629-1631 A.D.  This plague began in 1629 A.D. as a result of the Thirty Years’ War. It spread virulently across the countryside and in the cities of Verona, Milan, Venice, and Florence.  It visited death upon them.  Millions died.

5.       The Great Plague of London, England.  This plague spread within the city of London in the years of 1665 and in 1666, and then several times more in the 17th and 18th centuries.

6.       The Great Plague of Marseille, France in 1720 A.D.   People died by the thousands, and the piles of bodies on the streets grew so large that convicts were conscripted to dispose of them.  The people that died numbered 100,000.

7.       Called the Third Pandemic Plague which began in 1855 A.D. in China [in the province of Yunnan]. This plague spread and covered the earth and lasted a hundred years and killed over 15 million people.

8.       1918 Flu Plague: Between 50 to 100 million people died in the years of 1918 to 1920.

9.       COVID-19: The man-made plague of 2019.

1. The SpiritChapter 1

The third PERSON is the Spirit [Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost].  See the following:

·         John 7:39: “(But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)”

·         Acts 2:4: “And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”

·         “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”  [John 8:32]

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2. The Water

Beyond, and higher than the clouds, [the first heaven] and beyond our solar system [the sun, the moon and the planets], are the star constellations, which is the second heaven].   

To the north, and beyond, and higher than these star constellations, and beyond the expanse of the universe, we leave the domain of time to pass into eternity, and thus, we come to the third heaven

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3. The BloodChapter 1

Levi was ordained to cover for man’s sins of the flesh with the blood of bulls and of goats:

 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:” 

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4. The Plague

Now, we, who are living in the 21st century, are all unclean.  We are all in trouble, in real trouble.  We have this plague that is spreading throughout all the people of the land.

Now for verse twenty-seven [Leviticus 13:27]:

“And the priest shall look upon him the seventh day: and if it be spread much abroad in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is the plague of leprosy.”

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5. The Uncleaness in All of UsChapter 1

Now here is the question: What are we seeing?  We are seeing all the people of this earth that are living in that great day of judgment being hurt [or plagued] with the fire, and with the smoke, and with the brimstone, which fire, smoke and brimstone is being issued out from of the mouths of a horrid supernatural army of horsemen.

Further, this supernatural army of horsemen is revealed here as being like locusts.

6. The Priest and the Scripture Chapter 1

Herein is a basic truth: Much that is invisible that is surrounding us can by degrees be made to be clearly seen with our eyes.  Do you know this? 

Now, if we were born blind, we would not be able see the things that surround us in this world.  We would be in great way helpless.  We would need to be led around by someone else who could see for us.  What a place to be in life.

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7. The Word and the BloodChapter 1

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.

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AddendumChapter 1





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! 

Born of God!  You Are in The Narrow Way ... To HEAVEN!