THE HOLY TRINITY–HOW CAN IT BE?
THE HOLY TRINITY–HOW CAN IT BE?
GOD THE FATHER—OVERALL RULER
GOD THE SON –JESUS—THE WORD OF GOD—GOD’S CONNECTION WITH HIS CREATION.
GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT—THE ENFORCER OF THE WORD—THE POWER OF GOD PUT INTO THE WORLD—-THE TEACHER OF OUR SPIRITS.
JESUS CHRIST is called the Word many places.
John 1:1-5 is just one place in The Word which tells us that , “ In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In Him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”
Other verses proving this are 1Peter 1:23, James 1:18, and Revelations 19:13
He said He “came forth from God” as words come forth from a person or being. As He said in John 8:42: “Jesus said unto them, if God were your Father, ye would love Me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of Myself, but He sent Me.”
Again in John 16:43
“I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.”
He spoke the Father’s words, as he showed us in John 14:10 “Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I speak unto you I speak not of Myself: but the Father that dwelleth in Me, He doeth the works.”
This also shows us that He was one with the Father because God cannot lie, so His words are part of Him.
He is that part of God that expresses all the feelings and attributes of God
to His creation.
Everything was created through God’s Words, (Genesis Chapter 1) and John 1:3 tells us: “All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made.” ( in context, meaning Jesus Christ, the Word)
This shows that He was God from the beginning, and still is, and nothing was created without Him (Words = Jesus Christ).
This is how they can be one, yet separate. He verifies this in John 17:11, and John 17:22, when Jesus prays that those who accept Him as their Lord and Saviour, obeying Him and overcoming, will be one with Him as He is one with the Father.
THE HOLY SPIRIT is the One Who makes the Word of God real to us. In creation, He moved across the earth and made it happen in our realm..
In Genesis 1:1-3, we are told:
“ In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, let there be light: and there was light”
..He made it visible, as He makes the Word of God real and “visible” to us in our hearts and minds through our quickened spirits.
He is that part of God that enables us to see with our spirits. He connects to our spirits and speaks the Word of God to us. That’s why He will always point to Jesus, never to Himself, because Jesus is the Word. Jesus Himself tells us that in John 15:26
“But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, He shall testify of Me”
The Holy Spirit is the motion of God—the reaching out of God to His creation, making the Word real to us, and, thus, making the Father real to us.
We might say He is the emotion of God, and the attributes of God put forth to the world—the Grace, Gentleness, Justice and Power of God made understandable by us through our spirits.
So, in summary, Jesus is the Word of God, Whom we accept through our minds and hearts, and ultimately, our will. The Holy Spirit is the voice of God Who speaks to our spirits that have been made alive through the salvation process when we responded to the Word (Jesus) through our will.
Angels are needed for people who are not yet saved—not yet connected to the Lord and the Holy Spirit. Before we make a decision to accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour, we cannot hear from God. We have been cut off through unforgiven sin, so God has to use angels occasionally to help direct our thinking, and counteract the lies of the demonic forces in our minds.
But, after we take that step, and accept Jesus Christ, Who is the Word of God, our spirits are “quickened” which means we are brought to life as we were dead because of sin. Our bodies were alive, but our spirits were dead because of sin, so therefore, we were cut off from communication to God. This is explained in Ephesians 2:5 “Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)”
Also, in Colossians 2:13 “And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath He quickened together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses;”
This is also expressed in 1Peter 3:18, Ephesians 2:1 and Ps 119:50 and 93
Now our spirits can communicate with the Holy Spirit directly. We can receive Words from The Lord through our spirits, and we can experience 1Thes. 5:17 “Pray without ceasing” without conscious effort many times, because the Holy Spirit prays for us through our spirit “with groanings”.
Romans 8:26 tells us this: “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.”
The Spirit of God can communicate through our spirits now that they are made alive (quickened). He is the bridge between our spirits and God the Father, through Jesus Christ.
1Corinthians 2:11 explains why this is true: “ For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? Even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.” So, if it wasn’t for the indwelling Christ and Holy Spirit, we would not know God the Father as we need to for Salvation, nor can we be forgiven by Him, because it is only through that relationship with Jesus Christ, the Word of God, that we can obtain forgiveness because of the punishment and death He took for our sins.
Each member of the Trinity is a separate facet of God, yet, they are all one with the Father, as He is the Central Entity, the All-Powerful, All-Wise One.
No one can come to the Father but through the Son because Words are the pathway to the heart and soul, and the Word of God contains the entirety of God, so they are one, yet, no one can fully come to the Son until the Holy Spirit reveals the Word. Once we make that connection with Jesus Christ, we receive the Holy Spirit at the time of Salvation, and He brings about the reality of our salvation to our hearts and minds, through our relationship with Jesus Christ and our obedience to every Truth and command we receive, whether by spirit or by the written Word. This is the “working out of your salvation” that Paul spoke of in Philippians 2:12, that is brought about by obedience and submission to God’s will, when he said, “Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling”.
As we focus our minds on the Lord after we are saved, the Lord mends that connection between our spirits and our minds and emotions, and a beautiful life begins!!!!
As we pursue that relationship with Him more and more, and obey every little or large command, the connection becomes more and more acute, and we can “hear” His voice to guide us, comfort us, show us His love, and chastise us, which brings us even closer to Him as we repent and submit more and more to His Will for our lives!!!