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The Trinity

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The Trinity

Father, Son, Holy Spirit

 

Since I 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. I will simply say that the Godhead certainly exists and can be known by man personally and corporately.

I will be presenting that which is scriptural, and it is orthodox. This page is for you to examine truth, only as a way to know Him. You will miss Him if you try to understand about Him.  First you meet "Him" in Jesus Christ, who gives you the Holy Spirit.  They introduce you to the Father. Then you will know "HIM" (God).

 

How the three work together as one is the mystery. It can only be revealed as they allow you to know them individually. 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 understand 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, for instruction in righteousness. 2Tim 3:16

 

Now we will look at what scripture reveals about "HIM".

This 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.

 

Many 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 of Acts.

 

In Deut 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.

There are 3 places in Genesis that refer to God in the plural form, they are:

Gen 1:26 "Let us make man in our image."

Gen 3:22 "The man has become like one of us."

Gen 11:7 "Let us go down and confuse their language."."

 

We have looked at the 'beginnings" (in Genesis) and the "law" (in Deut 6:4), so now let us look at a divine conversation with the prophet Isaiah. First, we will go to Isaiah 48:16:

"Come 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."

The last part 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. In Isaiah 6:8 we find Adonai (Son) asks, on His own, and on behalf of the others in the godhead.

Also I 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."

 

We will 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.

The 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 2: 2-6

Psalm 45 v.6 states

"Thy throne, O God (Elohiym in this form is plural) is for ever and ever." Verse 7 uses the same plural Elohiym both times.

Your 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.

 

I will 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 baptism. (Amethyst part one)

 

In Matt 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?

In John 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.

 

Next, lets look at one of Paul's Trinitarian benedictions in 2 Corinthians 13:14:

The 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:

For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word (Jesus), and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one (united).

 

When the disciples were drunk in the Holy Ghost and speaking in many tongues, Peter stood up to preach. In Acts 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.

John 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."

 

Let's complete our look at the trinity in Rev 1:8:

"I am 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."

Here, Jesus calls Himself #2962 kuries (Lord, supreme in authority, controller), and links this title with the present, past, and future.

Then He 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,

"He that hath an ear let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches".

Now 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.

Oh to KNOW HIM (Christ) and the power of His Resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto His death; Philip 3:10

The path to know God is through Jesus Christ.

 

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