What is the Triune exactly? I’m not going to use a lot of fancy words because if I did I would soon run out of them, because I’m really not that educated.
So, we’re just going to have a conversation, in plain language, and we’re going to discover what our Father, our Lord, and the Holy Spirit is all about, how they came to be, and how they, individually, work in our daily lives.
And the best place to start is, of course, at the beginning.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the Heaven and the earth. KJV
The fourth word in the Book of Scriptures is the word God. Our Father. And how is it used here? Naturally, it’s as the Creator of all things. In the Hebrew language it is written like this:
✡ God_ OT:430 'elohiym (el-o-heem'); plural of OT:433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative:
Elohim is used quite a bit in the Bible, over 2700 times, so it must be an important word. Elohim is our Father as the Creator and we as His creatures, so it is a pretty important word.
No one knows when this creation happened, but we do know somewhat about what it was like at the time of the creation of all things. Here on earth, and this is the only planet that Father concerns Himself with, things must have been pretty good because in the book of Job he writes that all of His creation sang with joy.
Job 38:4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. KJV
This is where Father is telling Job that He created everything at the beginning.
Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? KJV
All the souls that Father had created sang with joy constantly. We can’t say that they sang for joy every day because there were no days back then. The sun and the moon had not been created as yet. There were no mountains, no oceans, no thunderstorms. The earth had an even temperature over every square inch of its surface.
The water that would make up the oceans and streams and rivers would be contained in a layer that surrounds this planet that was called the firmament. This layer of protection from the sun would be just a little higher than the exosphere, the outer most layer of our atmosphere.
Who was here during that time? The host of heaven. All the souls that Father created for His company, for His pleasure…
Revelation 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. KJV
How many of us made up the host of heaven? Mathematicians have calculated that there are about half as many people on this earth today as there ever was since creation. We have approximately 7.2 billion people on earth today and if we double that number to 14.4 billion, we have some kind of number or reference to the number of all the souls that He created.
Of course, this is a number derived from the minds of men, but it gives us some sort of feeling for the number of souls that He created at that one moment in time and space.
But something happened during that special time, a time that I’m sure our Father thought would last for an eternity. I mean, why would He think anything differently? There was pure joy and happiness back then. We were in spiritual bodies that would never get sick or die, they would last forever.
We built cities on this earth…
Jeremiah 4:26 I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the Lord, and by his fierce anger. KJV
…and lived with the creatures whose bones we find in archaeological excavations. In places where we think that they never should have existed in the first place. And why were those creatures so big, so huge?
It’s my belief that Father created them to eat the vegetation that grew all over this planet because there was only one season back then. It was a climate that was continuous from north to south, from east to west.
But then something happened. One of the two cherubim, whose job it was to protect the Mercy Seat, decided that he would take control of that Seat and dethrone our Father. His pride got the best of him and he thought that he was more powerful than the Creator. Much like the clay pot telling the potter, the maker of that clay pot, that he could do a better job.
And this tells us what? That all 14 billion plus, the souls that He created, had free will, that they had the ability to think for themselves. And that was our downfall, that’s the reason that we are where we are today.
The book of Revelation tells us that fully one-third of these 14 billion plus souls decided to follow Lucifer and not our Father. That’s about 5 billion souls, to put things in round figures…
Revelation 12:4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. KJV
That’s five billion souls. What would it take for you to kill five billion of your own children had they decided to kill you off? Certainly, Father couldn’t do that and He decided to redo the surface of this earth, place us here in bodies that would only last about 120 years max, giving us enough time to decide whom we would ultimately love more: our Father or Satan.
And verse 2 of Genesis 1 came into effect…
Genesis 1:2 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. KJV
And I’m not going to go too deep into this verse but let it be understood that the word was is a mistranslation, as it should have been became without form, and void. It wasn’t created that way, but Father was going to change the surface of the earth to accommodate human beings.
And we’re all very familiar with the next six days of creation, with Him resting on the seventh. And then He creates a very special man and woman called Adam and Eve. Why did He do that? What makes these two so special over and above those created on the sixth day?
Adam and Eve would become the beginning of the Hebrew race, the race through which the Savior, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, would be born.
And here we have the second part of the Triune. Our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Father knew that sin would come into this world through these two and there had to be a way of taking those sins away and the shedding of His blood on the cross would do exactly that.
He would be born in a flesh and blood body, just like the rest of us, and His name would be Emmanuel, which means God with us…
Matthew 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. KJV
✡ Emmanuel_ NT:1694 Emmanouel (em-man-oo-ale'); of Hebrew origin [OT:6005]; God with us; Emmanuel, a name of Christ:
Another witness that our Father and our Lord are one and the same and look exactly alike.
What about the third part of the Triune? The Holy Spirit. After our Lords’ death on the cross and His Ascension into heaven, His holy spirit would be here to guide us and watch over us and protect us until this heaven/earth age is over.
This is the record in heaven…
1st John 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
This is the record on earth…
1st John 5:8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one. KJV
Once this present dispensation is over, once all human beings have shed this flesh and blood body and our soul and spirit goes, once again, into a spiritual body, the work of the three different offices of God…. the Creator, the Savior, and the Holy Comforter, will be over.
There will still be a separation of the Triune even during the Millennium because our Lord will be visible to all souls participating in that time. Only after the final Judgment Day will the Creator, the Savior, and the Holy Spirit return to one entity again.
So, since our Lord has died, where is He right now?
Colossians 3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. KJV
Now, that can be a little confusing because if Christ and our Father are one and the same, that must mean that they both would look identical…
John 14:9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? KJV
Christ made it very clear that He and the Father looked exactly the same, but their functions were completely different.
And when our Lord went back to heaven to sit at Father’s right hand, the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles and that’s the third part of the Triune. The Holy Spirit cannot be seen in this dimension within which we live but His presence can clearly be felt at certain times.
So, there you have the Triune in its simplest form:
The Father, the Creator of all.
The Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, the Saviour of all that would believe in Him and find eternal life.
The Holy Spirit, the comforter of all who believe in Him.
When the Great White Throne Judgment is over, the earth will be transformed back into its original state, as it was in the first heaven/earth age. A new city of Jerusalem will descend from the heavens and occupy the same spot as the one now does…
Revelation 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. KJV
And that’s when the three offices will revert back to just the one, the Triune, for all of eternity. But nothing will be lost, everything will be remembered. That’s why you never waste your time studying the Bible because that Book will be with us forever as well.
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__2 July 2018__