We saw yesterday that the giving of the Ten Commandments and the Law at Sinai, and the giving of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, happened on the exact same day, separated by ~ 1500 years: the 50th day + 3 days from Passover. On the first Passover, God delivered Israel from bondage in Egypt. On the second Passover, God delivered “whosoever will” from bondage to sin and death, through the precious blood of Messiah Yeshua! On the first Pentecost, God poured out His Word at Sinai. On the second Pentecost, God poured out His Spirit on the assembled believers in the upper room.
In fact, even though there seems to exist a division between believers into the Word camp and the Spirit camp, it is an artificial division, not a biblical one. For if it is a true universal principal that “Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks” (Luk 6:45), then it is also true that out of the abundance of God’s heart, His mouth spoke. His word which He spoke with an audible voice at Sinai, the commandments and the Law, came from His heart, His Spirit. The Spirit is the author of the Law spoken at Sinai, just as He is the author of all the Word of God.
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness. 2 Tim 3:16
“Breathed out by God” is literally, “God-breathed,” a compound word in Greek, from theos, God, and pneo, to breathe, to blow, of the wind. Of that same rushing, mighty Wind that filled the upper room when the day of Pentecost had fully come. All Scripture was breathed out from the heart of God through the agency of the Spirit of God.
Of course, all the Scripture that Paul had in his mind when writing to Timothy, was our Old Testament, as the New Testament had not been compiled yet. The foundation of the Old Testament is the Torah, the Word of God voiced from the heart (Spirit) of God.
This unity between the Spirit of God and the Word of God is found all through Scripture:
“The LORD talked with you face to face on the mountain from the midst of the fire.” Deu 5:4
“Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.” Eze 36:25-27
“Jesus answered and said to them, “You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God.”” Mat 22:29
“But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” Joh 4:23-24
“However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.” Joh 16:13
And here we begin to the see the crux of the whole matter. Ezekiel prophesied that it would be by the baptism of the Spirit of God, which was poured out on the believers at Pentecost in Act 2, that would enable those same believers to walk in the statues, commandments, and Torah of God, to keep His judgments and do them. This is precisely what Paul means when he says,
Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. Gal 5:16
You will not fulfill the lust of the flesh to dishonor God, pursue your own interests on His set-apart day, set apart so that His people may pursue Him instead; to dishonor parents, to murder, sleep around, steal, lie, and pursue the lusts of the flesh at the expense of everyone else. It is walking by the Spirit that allows a believer to obey God’s Law! (Don’t panic. Obedience to commandments has not passed away, (and here) but that obedience does not save a man. Obedience to God is simply the evidence of a converted heart!)
In fact, the Spirit + Word marriage in the people of God was prophesied for the last days in which we find ourselves …