Daily Spirit & Word: 635. Trinity REVEALED.
The Holy Trinity and The Holy WORD of God.
Father, Son and Holy Spirit: In The Holy Scriptures.
Good morning my friends, you know it’s come to my attention that there are some who think there a many different paths to God, even within the ranks of those who profess a belief in Jesus. The Bible is God’s Word and in it we’re commanded by God to worship Him in Spirit and Truth. That means when the Bible tells us something about God it is TRUE, not just for a moment or for a season, but for all ETERNITY.
Through the ministry of the LORD Jesus Christ, we are clearly shown that God is in fact three distinct persons: The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit. All are God, all three are God Almighty. No other religion on the face of the Earth has revealed God in such a way before, but that doesn’t mean the Trinity is not in the Old Testament of the Jews. It is, but we would not have looked for it until we’d heard it from the lips of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
Jesus had a lot to say about His Father and the Holy Spirit, but so does the Old Testament. When you are full of God the Holy Spirit, it’s one of His roles to open up our understanding of all the Scriptures (both the Old and the New Testaments).
So can we find the TRINITY in the Old Testament?
We can my friends, in many different places. Like Sherlock Holmes, the great detective in novels, who could find clues that no one else could discern, we too can discover the Holy Trinity, because the clues are all hidden in plain sight.
Take for instance the first few verses of Isaiah 6.
1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple.
2 Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying.
3 And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”
4 At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.
5 “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty.”
Did you notice the calling of the winged creatures, “Holy, Holy, Holy: is the LORD Almighty.”
- Holy Father,
- Holy Son, (Word, Truth, Way, Life, Gate, Shepherd, I AM).
- Holy Spirit.
Holy, Holy, Holy indicates that there were THREE Person’s on the Throne in Heaven.
Some have believed as the Jews have done for many years, that the refrain was added to emphasise the Holiness of God. How utterly unapproachable is His Holiness. No one can look at His holiness and live. That is TRUE as well, but why did they say and repeat; “Holy, Holy, Holy: The winged creatures were in the presence and full revelation of TRINITY.
Even Jesus said, “No one has seen God” John 1:18.
John 1:18 “No-one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father’s side, has made him known.”
Who is it that is at the Father’s side? A great Sunday School answer “Jesus Christ the Son of God”…
It’s awesome to think that Isaiah was given an insight into Heaven in a vision. That’s why Jesus words are true, “No one has ever seen God” apart from Himself who came from God the Father. That is why we can TRUST that every word of Jesus is TRUE. Isaiah had a vision of Heaven, but He didn’t see God in fullness. He had a partial revelation of Heaven. How awesome must that have been, but think how fantastically good it’s going to be when we get to Heaven and actually see God face to face.
HOW CAN WE TRUST THE BIBLE?
Some people object and say, “The Bible is written by men, men are fallible, men make things up, so how can we KNOW that the Bible really is the Word of God?”
You will never know the TRINITY or that the Bible really is God’s Word until you get God inside you: Then God the Holy Spirit will bring the WORD of God to life for you. He draws us to faith in Jesus through the Word, but once we’ve trusted in Jesus Christ: Oh WOWzer! He then opens up God’s Word in awesome ways for us. We don’t see it any longer as a book written by men, but as it actually is: The Living, active and powerful Word of God.
You may not be a Christian yet, but read the following out aloud: read it twice from the NIV and the NLT.
2 Timothy 3:15-17 (NIV)
15 and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
17 so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:15-17 (NLT)
15 You have been taught the holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by trusting in Christ Jesus.
16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.
17 God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.
How can we TRUST the Bible? Because it’s NOT just the work of men; they were moved by God’s Holy Spirit to write those WORDS, that’s why the Scriptures are called HOLY, because they come from God.
2 Peter 1:17-21 God’s Word & The Trinity.
17 For he received honour and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”
18 We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain.
19 And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation.
21 For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
In the above passage from Peter we discover that not only is God three distinct persons, but that ALL prophesies and Scriptures were give by God the Holy Spirit.
Peter heard the voice of God the Father from Heaven; “This is My Son, whom I love; with Him I AM well pleased”.
The Morning Star: is the brightest star in the sky in the morning, it can still be clearly seen as the sun rises from the darkness of night. Jesus Christ is the Morning Star and when you get Jesus, when you trust in Jesus Christ, then the light of understanding and KNOWING will follow; the Holy Spirit will open up God’s WORD and you’ll see from the Scriptures so much more than you ever did or could without God’s personal revelation to you.
We can ONLY Know God as Father through Jesus the Son and the work of the Holy Spirit in our hearts. We can only truly understand and know the Bible as God’s WORD when we receive Jesus as Lord. It’s amazing how that submission, the surrender of our life to God gives us so much more than we bargain for.
So to KNOW that there is a TRINITY, we must first come to Jesus Christ in faith.
Faith comes to us as a GIFT from God the Father: by HEARING God’s WORD. (That’s why I said, “read the following passage out loud” earlier). Faith really does come by HEARING the word of God.
But we are SAVED once we exercise that gift of faith by putting our trust in Jesus Christ and receiving Him as Lord and Saviour.
It is not enough to say “Oh I believe in Jesus”… Even the Devil believes in Jesus, but he’s not trusted Him as his Saviour or turned to Him in repentance from his wickedness.
- Without Repentance there is NO Salvation (we cannot be SAVED until we first REPENT).
- Without RECEIVING JESUS CHRIST there is NO Salvation (we cannot be SAVED until we first RECEIVE Jesus as our Lord and Saviour).
- Finally, without the faith in, the repentance of sin and the receiving of Jesus Christ as Lord, we cannot be filled with God’s Holy Spirit. The man without the Spirit of God is still DEAD in his transgressions and sins.
Once you’ve come to Jesus, the Word of God comes alive within your heart.
Once you’ve come to Jesus, the Holy Spirit of God enables you to see: The Holy Trinity.
It’s by the Holy Spirit that we KNOW God as Father.
Now taking all that I’ve just said about the Holy Trinity, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit: Read the following verses out LOUD if you can.
Romans 8:6-16 LIFE IN THE SPIRIT.
6 The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace;
7 the sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so.
8 Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God.
9 You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.
10 But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness.
11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you.
12 Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation—but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it.
13 For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live,
14 because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
15 For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”
16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.
Life and PEACE come when we get Jesus, the Holy Spirit comes into you and makes you into a NEW CREATURE (A new creation, New life, the old has gone the new has come.)… You are DIFFERENT once you’ve got the Holy Spirit in you.
- You’ll want to live differently, you want to be HOLY because your body is the Temple (the dwelling place of God).
- You’ll want to act differently, because you’ll be like Jesus, you’ll want to live to please God the Father.
- You’ll want to be different, you’ll desire the fullness of the Holy Spirit, once you’ve tasted the goodness of God, the JOY is beyond human words to express.
- You’ll KNOW freedom from FEAR when you are full of God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Remember the old adage: “Only Scripture and you’ll dry up, Only Spirit and you’ll blow up: We need God the Spirit and God’s Holy Word”.
Have an awesome day WITH Jesus your LORD and SAVIOUR.
Be full of God: The Holy Spirit.
Cry out to God your Heavenly Father.