John 1:1 says that “In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God.” This verse is enough to confuse anyone, but by the Spirit we can truly understand at least to an extent that releases boldness when we speak of such mysteries. I would agree that the highest and deepest of all Divine mysteries is to do with this aspect: “3-in-ONE God”. It is not 3 gods ( Deuteronomy 6:4) but rather God in three Persons in one essence and indivisibly, in three members of ONE (Godhead).
1 Corinthians 3:16 reveals that the Father and the Spirit are ONE and Romans 8:9 shows that the Son and the Spirit are ONE. John 10:30, 33 shows that the Father and the Son are ONE. And John 14:16, 18, and 23 brings all three together–showing that the Father, Son, and Spirit are ONE. But how can this be?
Well, first of all, they are not merely manifestations of the same person (as incorrectly asserted by Oneness theology), they are all active persons, yet in ONE GOD. For example, the plural noun “us” or multiplicity is sometimes used by God; and all three divine persons are seen at work (Isaiah 6:8, Genesis 1:26, Isaiah 48:16, Genesis 19:24, Psalm 110:1). Clearly many verses point to the fact that the need for acknowledging all three persons is imperative (Romans 15:16, 30; 2 Corinthians 1:21–22; Ephesians 2:18), even Matthew 28:9 shows that we are to baptize in all three persons.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.” In his apostolic benediction to the Corinthians, Paul underscored this same reality. He wrote, “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God [the Father], and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all” (2 Corinthians 13:14).
Holy Spirit (The First Person)
The first person mentioned in the 3-in-1 God is the Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:2). He was seen present with God in the beginning and it wasn’t until He moved, that God spoke (word). The Spirit of God enforces the word (Jesus Christ) of God, which is Jesus Christ. The Spirit of God cannot work without the word and the Father. They are all one and the same performing several different functions. The Holy Spirit is God Himself but given to everyone who receives Christ. The main difference (to men) between God the Father and God the Holy Spirit is that He is given to everyone, but the Father God sits on the throne. but God is everywhere because His spirit is everywhere. Everyone who has received Jesus Christ into their heart and has received the Holy Ghost have God in them by virtue of His Spirit that is in them.
Jesus Christ, The Administrator (Body of The Head)
(Jesus Christ)is the son of God and yet Master of me. You must be or come very close to know how something is made or works to say that you have mastery of it. And to Jesus, God gave all power in heaven and on earth. There is nothing made that was made without Him. We cannot separate God from His word. His integrity is in His word…thus we know that Jesus Christ is the son of God, we also know that He is God’s word. In the trinity, He is the administrator of the whole operation and God has put everything into His hands. Jesus Christ was God’s power in its fullness on earth, this was all GOD and the carcass/flesh was just a container that gave GOD a right to walk on earth. God without His manifestation as Jesus could not have truly felt how we feel in the flesh, our infirmities, our pains, our struggles…hence He came manifesting as Jesus Christ. Know that it is by the Spirit that we can truly understand the mystery of the kingdom…for this indeed is a mystery.
God The Father, The GOD Head
You cannot be a head and function well without a body; and God has given us a body to communicate with us, to help us accomplish things (the hands, feet, legs, mouth, eyes, etc). Just the same way you cannot function well without two legs, a mouth, etc. Jesus Christ is our ability, the power given to us, the power we have to do anything.
To be continued…