And there are three that bear witness on earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one (1 John 5:8).
Here’s John with the same grouping of three as we found in verse 6, the Spirit, the water, and the blood. This time He explains that these three make one, just like the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit make one. The three just mentioned are referred to as from heaven, while these three (the Spirit, the water, and the blood) are witnesses on earth.
The Holy Spirit is amazing to consider. He covers the earth, yet He lives in individual hearts. He hovers over the lost, wooing them, and meets all the needs and the desires of believers’ hearts. He’s the one who creates “Rhema” out of the Word—the Word springing off the pages of the Bible and into the heart of the reader as revelation. He’s the one who washes the reader with the water of the Word. Yet He is also the one who is the Sword in the armor of God, and He does not withhold His sword from shedding blood. Just as much as the Holy Spirit is a gentleman, He will never force His way with your life; He is also a warrior and fights battles for you.
Just speak the Word and these three—the Holy Spirit, the Word you have just spoken, and the blood of the Lamb of God who speaks over you from heaven—will act as one and fulfill the Word.