One God Triune

We were casually referencing God and my nine year old granddaughter said, “Jesus said, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'” I asked her where this was in the Bible and she said, “John 14:6”. This is because her mother teaches her and her sisters the Word of God.

Yeshua, (Jesus’ Hebrew name) explained the Triune God to His disciples. There is no competition or lack of unity among the three persons of the One True God. “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.” (Deut. 6:4) A diamonds facets reflect light differently, but the diamond itself is not separated or divided in any way. Only God’s Children can experience the fullness of the Trinity through faith, and by His indwelling presence. (Matt. 11:27; John 14:17) Scripture uses the triune name occasionally , for example, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…” (Matt. 28:19)

John records Yeshua’s teaching about many things critical to Believers, including knowing God in three persons. “If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.” Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves.” (John 14:7-11) Yeshua attributed His words and works (miracles, etc.) to God the Father. He said He only did what He saw His father do and say. (John 14:24) 

Then He began to speak of the Holy Spirit. “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you…But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.” (John 14:16-7, 26)  The Holy Spirit is God on earth ever since Yeshua returned to the Father. He is God’s ancient mystery – God in us. Does the average Believer know much of the Holy Spirit? Is there a hunger among Believers to know more of the Spirit? Why after two thousand years is the Holy Spirit so mysterious? How can a young child know John 14:6, and an adult church member ask the preacher whether the indwelling Holy Spirit was God? 

Yeshua said, “But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: about sin, because people do not believe in me; about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; and about judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned. I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.” (John 16:7-15) This is a deep message given to those He chose out of the world. “I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.” (John 17:26) God’s love in you.