1 John 5:6-8 (NKJV) 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 the truth. 7 For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. 8 And there are three that bear witness on earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one
Jesus didn’t just come by water but came by water and blood. Wow! That sounds really important, but whatever does it mean? It means that Jesus did ALL He promised and came to accomplish. Let me explain. When Jesus was baptized by John in the River Jordan, immediately the Holy Spirit descended on Him like a dove. That was an important event obviously, but that wasn’t the end. Jesus finished out a life of service to His Father and then went to the cross to die in our place. If the cross part hadn’t happened, we would obviously have a different testimony of WHO Jesus was. In fact, we’d honestly have no testimony at all. Since we now know that Jesus died on the cross and was resurrected, can also be certain that He has granted eternal life to all who believe. In addition, we have been given something else because of the cross. Scripture says that when Jesus died that the curtain to the Holy of Holies was torn in two. We acknowledge that because of the tearing, we now have access to His Holy Presence. How is that accomplished you might ask? Answer: Because the Holy Spirit can now live in us. What is the Holy Spirit? It is none other than the same Holy Spirit that Jesus received at the moment of His being baptized by John.
Knowing all of that, we can now understand what John is saying in 1 John 5:6-8. He is reminding us that Jesus’ obedience to being both baptized (water)and dying on a cross (blood) gained our access to the supernatural. Because Jesus chose obedience, we can now tap into both the supernatural “will” of God and to the supernatural “things” of God. Had Jesus simply just received the Holy Spirit at His “water” baptizing and failed to go to the cross to die, our access to the “SUPERNATURAL” would be null and void. Because