In part 1of God is three-in-one, we talked about the tri-unity of man and his likeness to GOD. Man has three parts: body, soul, and spirit. Here, we will explore the tri-unity of God. Genesis 1:26 says, “And God (Hebrew – Elohim), said let us make man in our image and our likeness.” GOD, Elohim in Hebrew, is plural specifically referring to the Supreme GOD. The “US” is referring to the Family of GOD, all the members of the Godhead, namely, GOD the Father, GOD the Son, and GOD the Holy Spirit (ELOHIM). Here are a few scriptures that reveal the oneness of Elohim.
In Revelation 4:1-3, John the Revelator relates his experience in seeing the glory of God on His throne.
After this I looked, and behold a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said,
Come up hither, and I will show thee things which must be hereafter. 2-And immediately I was in the Spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and One sat on the throne. 3-And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.
Ezekiel also had a vision of the reflection of the glory of God.
Ezekiel 1:26-28 And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne as the appearance of a sapphire stone: and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it. 27-And I saw as the color of Amber as the appearance of fire round about within it from the appearance of His loins even upward and from the appearance of His loins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about. 28-As the appearance of the rainbow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of One that spake. (read from verse 1 for the full explanation)
These scriptures reveal the glory and magnificence of Almighty God, God the Father. Both John and Ezekiel were blessed to see God the Father. How awesome is His personage!
Elohim created all things. Let's go to Genesis 1:31-And Elohim saw everything that He had made, and, behold, it was very good. But how did He create all things? We will take the next few minutes to describe from scripture the process of the creation of all things.
In the beginning God (Elohim) created the heavens and the earth (Gen 1:1) Also in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God (John1:1). The Word was God in the beginning, (John1:2).
The Word went forth from God the Father as His divine expression creating all things that came from God's heart. Scripture says: "All things were made by Him (Yahshua); and without him was not anything made that was made" (John 1:3). The "Him" in verse 3 is referring to the Word mentioned in verse 1. Two of the three-in-one are mentioned.
Psa 33:6 says, "By the Word of the LORD were the heavens made";...
This may seem confusing to some if you are thinking with human logical reasoning. But meaning of scripture must be spiritually discerned. We need the Spirit of God to understand the things of God.
So how can we say the Word is Yahshua/Jesus? Let’s look in scripture and put the pieces together.
John 1:14 says: And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Notice He was made flesh, in bodily form, dwelling among people, manifesting the glory of God.
Col 1:15-19 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16-For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17-And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. 18-And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. 19-For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell;
Here’s another scripture that sums it up very well.
Hebrews 1:1-6 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spoke in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2-Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; 3-Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; 4-Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. 5-For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? 6-And again, when he brings in the first begotten into the world, he says, “and let all the angels of God worship him”.
In John1:18 it says "... the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him."
Yahshua (Jesus) came from the bosom of YAHWEH, Elohim. He resided within Elohim's inner being. The Word in Chapter 1, is expressed as the Logos (Greek) to reflect the collective thought of Elohim, from eternity, the utterance or expression of the Person, and "thought" of Elohim. So, this Logos came out of the bosom of ELOHIM and was made flesh (incarnation).
It helps to read the entire first chapter of John in order to connect all the pieces.
All of these scriptures show that Yahshua (Jesus) came out of the Father and is the expressed image of Him. He is the second member of the three-in-one Godhead.
Yahshua, Jesus is not God the Father as some may believe. They are separate entities, yet, it is also true that God the Father and Yahshua/Jesus are One as mentioned in John 10:30 “I and my Father are One.” Also read John 8: 42;John 14:7-12; John 17:18-22); and equal in power and authority (Read Matt. 28:18).
We have talked about the two beings of the three-in-one Elohim family of God. We will stop here and continue later. Understanding the knowledge of God and who we are in Him is so important in developing intimacy with Him. But, without the Holy Spirit we cannot fully understand the things of the Spirit. So let's continue our study in part three.
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