Father, Son, Holy Spirit
am not a theologian, I will simply attest to the reality of the
Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit, as they have been made known in the
scriptures. They have also been made known to me personally, but I am
not at liberty to share them. I will simply say that the Godhead
certainly exists personally and corporately and can be known by man.
I will be
presenting that which is scriptural, and it is orthodox.
many strange doctrines,.
is for you to examine truth, only as a way to know Him.
miss Him if you try to understand about Him.
meet "Him" in Jesus Christ, who gives you the Holy Spirit.
introduce you to the Father. Then you will know "HIM" (God).
three work together is the mystery. It can only be revealed. When They
choose to impart parts of themselves to you, you will discover that,
from then on, you will come alive and feel like they feel. I have
chosen this word "feel" rather than the word "understand" because it
is included, in "feel". God's feelings are intense. It is the
opposite of Buddhism where you strive to get to nothingness! Don't
think that you will ever learn about God from information. You must
come to HIM His way only.
Scripture is for doctrine, for reproof, for correction,
instruction in righteousness. 2 Tim 3:16
will look at what scripture reveals about "HIM".
concept of the 3-in-ONE, is in all of the 7 sections of scripture;
Genesis, Law, Psalms, Prophets, Jesus teachings, Acts, and Epistles;
yet it is veiled, and we must dig for it.
people disagree with the concept, of the trinity based on the
statement in Deut 6:4, "The Lord our God is one Lord", and because of
the hidden work of the Holy Spirit in the O.T., The Holy Spirit did
not outwardly manifest Himself until the baptism of Jesus when He
appeared as a dove. Again the Holy Spirit appeared upon the disciples
at Pentecost in wind and fire, as recorded in the New Testament book
6:4 the Hebrew word for one God is "echad". This word means united and
implies more than one uniting! It should be translated: "The Lord our
God is one united God". This same word is used in Gen 2:24 after the
making of woman from the rib of Adam and they are declared to be of
one (united) flesh. Even the way one was made out of the other, gives
us a picture of The Father + The Son united.
3 places in Genesis that refer to God in the plural form, they are:
"Let us make man in our image."
"The man has become like one of us."
"Let us go down and confuse their language."."
looked at the 'beginnings" (in Genesis) and the "law"
6:4), so now let us look at a divine conversation with the prophet
will go to Isaiah 48:16:
near to Me, hear this: I have not spoken in secret from the beginning;
from the time that it was, I was there, and now the Lord God and His
Spirit have sent Me."
part of verse 16 reads like this in the Hebrew; "and now Adonai (Son),
and his Ruwack (wind, breath) has sent Yechdiyahuw (unity of Yahh)."
This is the unity form of the most sacred name Yehovah in the most
vehement form there is.
6:8 we find Adonai asks, on His own, and on behalf of the others in
heard the voice of the Lord, saying: "Whom shall I send and who will
go for Us?" Then I said, "here am I! Send me."
now take a look at more divine conversations in the Psalms. In Psalm
2:2 we have the Lord (Jehovah) and His anointed (mashiyach -- massiah)
telling us in v.4 how each of them will handle the rebellion; Jehovah
will laugh, and Adonai will hold them in derision. Next, Jehovah talks
about how He will still set up His King (Adonai) to reign (malak) upon
His (Jehovah's) holy hill of Zion.
kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel
together, against the Lord and against His Anointed saying, "Let us
break Their bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us." He who
sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall hold them in derision.
Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, and distress them in His
deep displeasure: "Yet I have set My King on My holy hill on Zion." Ps
throne, O God (Elohiym in this form is plural) is for ever and ever."
Verse 7 uses the same plural Elohiym both times.
throne, O God, is forever and ever; a scepter of righteousness is the
scepter of Your kingdom. You love righteousness and hate wickedness;
therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness
more than Your companions.
not use Psalm 110 here, because I have used it extensively in the
"Comparison". so let's move on to the baptism of Christ in Matt
3:16,17 where both Father (voice) and Holy Spirit (dove) reunite with
Jesus in a semi-physical form for the occasion. The Father calls Jesus
His "beloved Son" and the Holy Spirit had already descended like a
dove. This has many ramifications, which we will discuss under
28:19, after Jesus' resurrection, He commissioned His disciples to
baptize believers in the 3 separate names of the trinity. The two
times that the Godhead is mentioned separately is Jesus' baptism and
the believers' baptism. This is a very strong agreement in support of
a Trinitarian Godhead, which leads us to ask why the separation with
regard to baptism?
14 & 15 Jesus explains how the Father and the Holy Spirit work in Him
(on the earth) and how they will work in believers. He is offering to
share the Godhead with us who believe on Jesus. Ask God to open your
understanding as you read these 2 chapters.
lets look at one of Paul's Trinitarian benedictions
grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion
of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.
In 1 John
5:7 is a little gem that very clearly states my point:
there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word
(Jesus), and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one (united).
disciples were drunk in the Holy Ghost and speaking in many tongues,
Peter stood up to preach.
2:32-35, he explained the new dynamic of the trinity that caused this
outpouring. It was Jesus' new seat at the right hand of God and the
giving of the Holy Ghost to Christ, to appear in fire and tongues on
the disciples that enables the Godhead to now dwell in man.
14:16,23 "And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another
Helper, that He may abide with you forever -- "... Jesus answered and
said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father
will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him."
complete our look at the trinity in Rev 1:8:
the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End" says the Lord,
"who is and who was and who is to come, the 'Almighty."
Jesus calls Himself #2962 kuries (Lord, supreme in authority,
controller), and links this title with the present, past, and future.
names Himself Almighty #384 pantokrator (the all ruling God, Almighty,
Omnipotent). Now just in case you might think that this is the Father
speaking, you will need to read the rest of the chapter. This is a
true picture of the Son in unity with the Father, partaking of the
Father's name. He has His own name yet He is showing that He and the
Father are one. Well, where is the Holy Spirit in this? The Holy
Spirit appears at the end of each church that Christ addresses Rev
2:7,11,29; 3:6,13,22 with the statement,
hath an ear let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches".
Christ himself has just spoken, yet He says that the Spirit says it.
I do hope
that this feeble attempt to present something as great as the Godhead,
has opened your heart to desire more fellowship with your Creator.
KNOW HIM (Christ) and the power of His Resurrection, and the
fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death;
the path to know God -- through Jesus Christ first.