NOTE: This Study was originally written over five years ago and is currently being re-written and re-organized for better clarity and to include enhanced research. It will also be published into a book.
"Beware lest any man rob you [of your faith] by philosophy, or by empty deception, according to the teaching of men and according to the principles of the world and not according to The Messiah, For all The Fullness of God dwells in The Messiah bodily."
— Apostle Paul, Colossians 2:8-9
"... waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior [glossary_exclude]Jesus[/glossary_exclude] Christ,"
— Apostle Paul, Titus 2:13
"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." — Isaiah 9:6
3-in-1: Three parts to one individual being or person
– this is the real Biblical Trinity concept.
MENU / ARTICLES IN THIS SERIES:
- Biblical Trinity: An Overview
- Biblical Trinity: Detailed
- We Are the BODY of God
- Jesus (Y'shua) is God in ACTION
- Why Was Jesus (Y'shua) Sentenced to Death?
- The MARK of Jesus (Y'shua) in the Old Testament:
The Aleph Tav (Alpha and Omega)
Think about this? When we say that we are saved or being saved, what exactly is being saved? Is it your body? No. We will get new bodies. This body is corrupted by sin and will die. Our Spirit? No. For our spirit returns to God when we die. Ecclesiastes 12:7 "... the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it." So when we die, our body and spirit do not continue, but we know or feel that we continue to exist after death.
The Bible uses the term "heart" to also describe us. We are not talking about our cardio-vascular muscle that pumps blood. We are talking about our true inner self, the invisible center or core of who we are - the real us.
Here are a few scriptures that should make the point that "the heart" is our Invisible True Self.
The Heart is Invisible
1 Samuel 16:7 "... For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart."
The Heart Believes, the Body Acts out those Beliefs
Romans 10:10 "For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth (body) one confesses (does) and is saved."
The Heart is in Charge of All
Proverbs 4:23 NIV "Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it."
The Heart does our thinking, decision making, Holds our Mind and Intellect.
Proverbs 3:5 "Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding."
Hebrews 4:12 "... thoughts and intentions of the heart."
Psalm 26:2 "Prove (test) me, O LORD, and try me; test my heart and my mind."
Isaiah 6:10 "... understand with their hearts ..."
The Heart Holds our Memories
Psalm 119:10-11 "With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you."
The Heart Holds our Emotions
Pslam 19:7 "... rejoicing the heart.."
Psalm 84:2 "... my heart and flesh (body) sing for joy to the living God."
Proverbs 15:13 "A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed."
3 PARTS TO ONE PERSON: The Real Biblical Trinity Concept
(not the Catholic 3 persons because God said he is one person)
If you have seen my body, you have seen me, for my body is me, but it is not all of me. When my body dies, my Invisible True Self continues to exist. The Bible calls my Invisible True Self "the heart" which is the core or center of me. It is my real inner person that is unseen but yet is in control of all my other parts (my spirit and body).
My body is a reflection of my Invisible True Self. My body does not carry out its own will but carries out the will of my Invisible True Self. My body is my servant because it does what I command it to do, but it still is me. There is an authority structure to how I am constructed, but all these parts are fully me. You cannot separate these 3 parts from being me. I am one person, one individual, but you can identify and talk about these 3 parts separately, but these 3 parts are definitely not 3 separate beings or persons. I AM ONE individual being or person.
The only way you can know my Invisible True Self is through interacting with my body. No one has seen my Invisible True Self, but if you have seen my body, you have seen me.
3 parts to one person is the idea. Jesus (Y'shua) is the body, action doing part of God. Just like we have a body, God has a body in this physical universe. When our body dies, we do not cease to exist because our Invisible True Self remains.
The Messiah clearly teaches these 3 parts about himself: Father (core/heart/will), Holy Spirit (communicates the mind/intellect of God to the body), and Son (Word made flesh - the physical action, doing part of God). Many have been confused about how they work together.
Why would the Messiah teach 3 parts?
He taught: do not hate your brother and thus commit the sin of murder IN YOUR HEART (Invisible True Self). Do not lust after a married woman and commit the sin of adultery IN YOUR HEART (Invisible True Self). THE MESSIAH WAS TEACHING THAT TORAH NEEDS TO BE APPLIED TO ALL 3 PARTS OF US. If we do not hate in our heart, we will not think hateful thoughts, and then we will not carry out with our body actions of hate like murder. I believe this great mystery that Satan has worked so hard to confuse many - is the key to applying Torah and bringing into submission all 3 parts of us - under the total control and authority of God. THIS IS WHY HE TAUGHT ABOUT HIS 3 PARTS (Father, Holy Spirit, and Son).
|In Exodus 3:14, God declares himself to Moses as “I AM” meaning The Self-Existent One (Eternal One).
In John 8:57-59 (ESV): “So the Jews said to him (Jesus), ‘You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?’ Jesus said to them, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.’ So they picked up stones to throw at him…”
Jesus (Y'shua) is saying that he is the same person (the God of Israel) who spoke to Moses at the Burning Bush. Exodus 3:14 (ESV): God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM." And he said, "Say this to the people of Israel, 'I AM has sent me to you.'"
JESUS (Y'SHUA) AND THE FATHER ARE ONE
John 10:30-33 (ESV), Jesus said: “I and the Father are one.” The Jews picked up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you going to stone me?” The Jews answered him, “It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you but for blasphemy, because you, being a man, make yourself God.”
JESUS (Y'SHUA) SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR CLAIMING TO BE GOD
SHOW US THE FATHER!
John 14:6-9 (ESV): Jesus (Y'shua) said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him." Philip said to him, "Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us." Jesus (Y'shua) said to him, "Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, 'Show us the Father'?
What is the Soul?
Try not to be confused. The term soul is just the combination of the spirit and the flesh (body). It is not a separate part itself.
1) James 2:26
"For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also."
2) Genesis - God breathed (his spirit) into the flesh and it became alive.
The term 'soul' is also referred to as a 'living being' or 'creature.'
Genesis 2:7 "And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul."