Ruwach HaQodesh (trans. Spirit of Set Apart).
Back in the days of the Mosaic Covenant He was given to selected individuals by YHVH the Most High. There were maybe less than two dozens in the whole history of the Kingdom of Israel, and to no one in the 400 years of the Intertestamental era. Before there was even a single covenant set up between Elohim and mankind, Adam was the only person who was given the Ruwach. However, the day that Adam chose to rebel, the Ruwach left him. This is a lesson for those in the current New Covenant who play around in ungodliness for Paul warned the Church about the perils of grieving Him.
The Ruwach was part of the Creator pack in Beresheet 1. His entry in the Scriptures was recorded in the Torah in the second verse of the first scroll (book).
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. [a]2 Now the earth was chaos and waste, darkness was on the surface of the deep, and the Ruach Elohim was hovering upon the surface of the water.
However, in the Brith Hadashah (New Covenant) it is only through Eashoa, the Word of YH in the flesh, that the Ruwach ha-Qodesh was given liberally to many. But first, the Broker of the Covenant must die. In His death, His will is made effective to the beneficiaries. That is the only way that an inheritance can be made to be distributed to those the wealth is promised. This is the legal manner in which Elohim passes the rights of inheritance to those who receive His Son.
12 But whoever did receive Him, those trusting in His name, to these He gave the right to become sons of God. (bene Elohim)
These are the ones who will love Eashoa with all of their heart, soul, mind and strength. It must be done according to the Torah in order for it to be made legal. Creation is in fact governed by the Laws that the Creator has laid down. Then Eashoa rose from the dead on the third day! That did not nullify the will. The will has already become effective!
First of all we need to recognize the procedure of who will receive the Ruwach haQodesh. Eashoa teaches His disciples that we must give our love to the Lord. He is the broker and the only way. It will be Him who will then ask His Father to send the Spirit to those who love Him.
15 “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments. 16 I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper[c] so He may be with you forever— 17 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.
The Ruwach will act as the teacher of those who seek Eashoa and love Him.
John 14:26 [TLV]
But the Helper, the Ruach ha-Kodesh whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you everything and remind you of everything that I said to you.
Let’s follow through Eashoa’s promise about the Ruwach who is given to His disciples.
Seeking To Know Father’s Will
Those who have access to do so and yet if they choose not to read the Old Testament, I will contend that they have no fruit to show for their salvation.
In Romiym 3 Paul says, read the Torah!
26 Through God’s forbearance, He demonstrates His righteousness at the present time—that He Himself is just and also the justifier of the one who puts his trust in Yeshua.[h]
27 Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. By what principle? Of works? No, but by the principle of faith. [i] 28 For we consider a person to be set right apart from Torah observance. 29 Is God the God of the Jewish people only? Is He not also the God of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also. 30 Since God is One, He will set right the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith. 31 Do we then nullify the Torah through faithfulness? May it never be! On the contrary, we uphold the Torah.
And our faith in Eashoa will never say to the person to not read the Old Testament. It is illogical practice. These two statements cannot be linked together. We cannot say we believe in God and at the same time refuse to open the Old Testament. Is God not over both Testaments? The Old Testament is not just about the Torah. There are many prophecies. There are over a hundred prophecies concerning the Moshiach that He is yet to fulfill. That be my point to a believer who claims faith in Moshiach. The Word will convict him.
More Prophecies To Fulfill
Moshiach will yet Appear to gather His elect at the “last trumpet” in Joel 2, He will counsel the wavering Gentile Bride to come back to Him before her time runs out in Song Of Solomon 3, He will receive the Bride in the presence of His kinsmen as in Ruth 4, He will command the archangels to sound the Trumpets for preparing the elect to go, setting those elect on fire by the baptism of fire, He will be saving 1/3 as in Malachi 4|1-5, His feet will touch down on the Mount of Olives in the Second Coming in Zechariah 14 and He will reign on earth for a thousand years (Isaiah 62) from the Millennial Temple (Ezekiel 39-40). And many, many more!
Paul is piling on the need to do good works (making efforts) for the faith professing person.
This saying is faithful, and concerning these things I desire that you affirm confidently, to the end that they who have believed God may be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men;
What good is it, my brothers, if a man says he has faith, but has no works? Can that faith save him?
The point I make is this. A saved person is deposited by God as a seal the unmistakable, the Spirit of truth. He will lead a believer to all truth. One can talk all day long about their “personal savior” as if to brag in self-righteousness, or to do it in order to mitigate in a sense of dutiful service, and yet has no knowledge of the 39 books at the front of the Bible from Genesis to Malachi.
Would the Holy Spirit not instruct the person to check out the Old Testament?
So He does. The likes of Paul and Peter, writers in the books of the New Testament had only the Old Testament to go by and they quoted from the books. The New testament was in formation during the first century.
So the person is disobedient to God if they have no regard, no knowledge and no desire to open the Old Testament and start reading for wisdom and application.
To the person who disobeys God, I counsel him to think twice if he is still in the fold of Christ.
Better word, repent!