3-in-1: Three parts to one individual being or person
– this is the real Biblical Trinity concept.
INVISIBLE TRUE SELF:
(Unseen, Spirit | the Heart, Will, Mind, Personality, Passion)
In John 5:30, Jesus (Y’shua) said: “I can of mine own self do nothing … I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which has sent me.”
You could say that the Heart or Center of a person is the core of who we are and contains our personality, character, purpose, passion, drive, and will.
THE HEAVENLY FATHER IS NOT PHYSICAL
Jesus (Y’shua) said in John 4:24: “God is a Spirit …” and in 1 John 4:12: “No man has seen God at any time. …”
Jesus (Y’shua) said in John 5:37 “And the Father … His voice you have never heard, his form you have never seen,”
Jesus (Y’shua) said in John 6:46, “not that anyone has seen the Father except he who is from God; he has seen the Father.”
Proverbs 4:23 (NIV):
“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”
(Unseen, Spirit | Teacher, Communicates the Thoughts and Will of God)
In 1 Corinthians 2:11 (ESV), Paul writes: “For who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.”
The word ‘spirit’ in the Bible means breath or wind from a rational being and is sometimes translated as ‘mind’ meaning intellect. Paul says in Ephesians 4:23: “be renewed in the spirit of your mind.” The Bible states that the Holy Spirit teaches us all things, that our spirit knows everything about us, and likewise God’s Spirit also knows everything about God. God’s Spirit is shared with the followers of Jesus (Y’shua) in order create a permanent and eternal connect with us – to communicate, teach, and to share his self with us. The Holy Spirit’s Primary Mission is to transform us from the inside-out according to God’s plan outlined in the New Covenant, making us ready for eternity with God. God’s Holy Spirit conveys the knowledge and mind of God including deep, mysterious, and intimate things. The concept of being “Born Again” comes from being born of God’s Spirit which gives us this permanent connection to the mind of God. SEE ALSO Jesus’ (Y’shua) conversation with Nicodemus in John 3:1-21.
John 3:3-7 (ESV): Jesus answered him (Nicodemus), “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water (mother’s womb) and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.‘”
Paul conveys well God’s use of the Holy Spirit to connect with us in 1st Corinthians 2:9-10 (ESV): “But, as it is written, ‘What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him’– these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.”
It is quite clear that God the Father is the head and leader, and Jesus (Y’shua) is the Body of God. Spirit or ‘ruach’ in Hebrew is sometimes translated in the Old Testament as ‘mind’ or breath from an intelligent being. The Holy Spirit is our teacher and communicates to us the thoughts and knowledge of and about God.
Do Not Seek Man’s Wisdom
It is important to not seek, rely or trust the wisdom, teachings, or views of this world. They are just not trustworthy sources, those who do not live their lives in Jesus and who do not base their faith upon the Torah because they are unstable, unreliable, built upon a faulty foundation.
For example, there are many who study and expect to learn God’s wisdom from the Jewish Talmud, the traditions and teachings of the Pharisees. There are those who seek after the latest Christian book or teaching. There are those who rely upon the opinions of great teachers and leaders in their Church. Others rely upon their seminary training. ALL that is outside of the Bible and God’s Holy Spirit can easily be corrupt. Truth mixed in with lies is the standard practice of the enemy. Also, no follower of Jesus is perfect and so goes their teachings based upon their walk.
In 1 Corinthians 1:17-18, Paul writes: “For Christ sent me … to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.”
In James Chapter 1, James states (v.5): “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously, and doesn’t hold back; and it shall be given to you.”
(Seen, Physical | The Doing or Action Part of God)
Do not be confused about the phrase: Son of God. This means that Jesus (Y’shua) came from God the Father and is the same as God. Jesus (Y’shua) is not a separate person or being other than God. Jesus is, in fact, the body form or physical expression part of God himself.
The Trinity is sometimes misrepresented to say the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are three separate persons. This teaches incorrectly that Jesus (Y’shua) is not fully God. Some say that these three persons are just united in purpose or will, but not the same single being. Others say that God is one being but are represented in three persons. The real Tri-unity nature of God is that he is one person but has three parts.
John 14:9-10 (ESV): “Jesus 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’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works.”
In Exodus 3:14, God declares himself to Moses as “I AM” meaning the self-existent one.
In John 8:57-59 (ESV): “So the Jews said to him (Jesus/Y’shua), ‘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…”
Here Jesus (Y’shua) is professing to be the “I AM” – that is God, the Father (YHVH). This is why the Jews attempted to stone him because he, being only a man in their view, professed to be the one true God of Israel.
In John 14:6-7 (ESV), Jesus (Y’shua) said: “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.”
Paul states in Colossians 2:9: “For in him (Jesus/Y’shua) dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.”
In John 10:30-33 (ESV), Jesus (Y’shua) said: “I and the Father are one.” … 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.”
John 12:44: “Jesus cried and said, ‘He that believes on me, believes not on me, but on him that sent me.’”
1 John 4:2: “Hereby you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God …”
Isaiah 9:6 (ESV): “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.”
One of the most significant understandings you can gain is that Jesus (Y’shua) is God in the Flesh.
Jesus (Y’shua) is the “Action Part” or “Physical Doing Part” of God. So when you see God act in the Bible you are actually seeing Jesus (Y’shua). This is why belief in Jesus (Y’shua) is so critical, because Jesus is God. You cannot have eternal life except by recognizing and accepting that each part of God is equally and fully God. For if you deny one in the Trinity, you are denying all because all three are the same person.
1 John 2:23 (ESV), John states: “No one who denies the Son has the Father.”
Jesus (Y’shua) said in John 5:37: “And the Father himself, which has sent me, has borne witness of me. You have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.”
In John 17:3, Jesus (Y’shua), while looking up to the Heavenly Father, said: “And this is eternal life, that they might know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.”
Did Jesus (Y’shua) Pray to Himself?
Some ask the question, “When Jesus (Y’shua) was praying to the Father, was he praying to himself?” Yes. Did Jesus (Y’shua) have to pray to the father? No. They were one. Communications was not a problem. So if Jesus (Y’shua) didn’t pray for his purposes nor the Father’s then why did he do it? I suggest the answer is that Jesus (Y’shua) lived his life purposely as “the model” of how we should live our lives. Jesus (Y’shua) did it for our benefit. In doing so he had to limit or humble the divine Godly side of himself. Through his life he taught us how to live and to relate to God the Father (yes himself) so that we could learn how to be the Body of God. If Jesus (Y’shua) would have lived as God on earth then how could he have learned by his example? We could not have.
As Paul conveys in Philippians 2:5-8 (ESV): “Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.”