Saturday, May 31, 2008

Have you ever been confused about the Holy Trinity?

From my MySpace Blog originally posted Friday 23/03/2007

I am sure most of you have heard about the Holy Trinity, or at the least have heard of God being referred to as the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. I get a lot of questions from believers and non of all ages and backgrounds to try to explain how God can be one God and we call Jesus God or the Holy Spirit God.

Perry Stone showed me a way to explain it that hopefully will clear it up and also bless you. I give ultimate credit to God through and with great appreciate to Brother Stone.

In Romans, Paul calls it the mystery of the Godhead.

"For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse" - Romans 1:20 (New King James Version)

The Holy Trinity isn't something that came about with the death of Jesus on the cross. Nor did it come about with the writing of the New Testament. Nor did it come about with the birth of Jesus. The concept of the Holy Trinity goes back to the beginning of time. But for the sake of definition, it is actually mentioned in the very first three verses in the Bible.

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said, `Let there be light'; and there was light." - Genesis 1:1-3 (New King James Version)

(v.1) "God created the heavens and the earth." This refers to God the Father.

(v.2) "…the Spirit of God was…" This refers to the Holy Spirit.

Easy enough, right? But where is The Son? I'm getting to that.

(v.3) [the WORD of] "…God said, `Let there be light'." Is about Jesus, the Son.

HUH?!!?!?!?!?!!?!??!! I know, I know. Just trust me here.

Remember that the sun, moon and stars were not created and there was darkness until day four. Why then does God call for light on day one?

It really isn't the primeval mystery so many think it is.

Let's take it from the time of Jesus earthly life.

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God... And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. - John 1:1,5 (New King James Version)

Jesus said, "I am the light of the world." - John 9:5 (New King James Version)

Get the connection? In the beginning of Genesis we are exposed to God and the Holy Spirit by name. In Genesis 1:3, God speaks and makes light. God's Word becomes Light.

Genesis 1:3 is the revelation of the Word who was Christ.

We absolutely saw two of the three in the Holy Trinity by name. Because there is mention of a third faction, this completes the triune concept. Therefore, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are right there from the beginning as God. Yes, God is not just one thing but three parts of one divine being. Even God refers to Himself in the plural in Genesis:

"Then God said, `Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness'" - Genesis 1:26 (New King James Version)

"Come, let Us go" - Genesis 11:7 (New King James Version)

In fact, one of the main names for God, ELOHIM, is actually a plural noun referring to ONE supreme divine being. That is why we naturally think of God as just a singular thing.

"Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD" - Deuteronomy 6:4 (King James Version)

Like a man and wife, God can be separate parts of a whole.

"This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one." - Genesis 2:24 (New Living Translation)

TWO ARE UNITED INTO ONE. Just like God is ONE union of THREE parts.

I'll be you are still wondering how I make the connection between Genesis 1:3 and Jesus….Well, here goes!

"And the Word (Christ) became flesh (human, incarnate) and tabernacled (fixed His tent of flesh, lived awhile) among us; and we [actually] saw His glory (His honor, His majesty), such glory as an only begotten son receives from his father, full of grace (favor, loving-kindness) and truth." - John 1:14 (Amplified Bible)

"The WORD became flesh." In other words, God's Word has been Christ Jesus from the beginning.

In the beginning was the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The Holy Trinity was already established on day one of creation.

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