Worship Part 12 – Worship God in three Person-Trinity
Many questions deal with the Son Jesus; we may respond to some but not to all. Who is the true Jesus to worship? Is Jesus also the Creator of heaven and earth? The Son Jesus who said that before Abraham was born he was. Paul wrote majority of the writings in the New Testament some he reference from the Old Testament. Paul who said that he is not inferior to those he called super Apostles of Jesus Christ; is this arrogance or confidence? He didn’t see Jesus didn’t walk with Jesus and didn’t work with Jesus and most of all he is not appointed by Jesus which is the requirements to be an Apostle and yet he called himself Apostle. He claimed that outside of his teachings about Jesus we should not believe but the only Jesus that he preaches should we believed.
This definitely confuses many churchgoers with lack or has little knowledge of the Word of God and the history behind which will make you think what is really in Paul’s mind at the time? We should consider to whom Paul address his letters and why? Thomas Jefferson called Apostle Paul “first corrupter of the doctrines of Jesus.” And added that it is better that Paul was not born and we will have a better life here on earth” Jesus himself prophesied about Paul in Matthew 5:19 which has to be digested spiritually and pray before you make a confession. Whatever is in their mind I settled this issue to myself “if it doesn’t hurt you physically and no harm to what you believe and spiritually has no effect at all, no harm done, then to follow Paul advice which is not directed to us and with the help of the Holy Spirit guidance will be provided according to God’s Word. How good it is to be loved by God that after so many years I come to this conclusion. Fear God which means to love Him not coming from our mouth but from our heart, to honor Him is to obey His Commandment or Will and not to offend Him is not to sin against Him and acknowledge His existence and finally keep in contact with Him consistently.
From the age of the innocence which is God (LORD) Himself directly involve in human affairs, to church age which is the Son (JESUS) who brought us to the knowledge of the Father and now we are in the age of the kingdom (HOLY SPIRIT), when the Son Jesus announced that the kingdom of God is at hand. For those who received the message by heart received the kingdom and became the kingdom itself. "The Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit" are not names for different parts of God, but one name for God because three persons exist in God as one Spirit. They cannot be separated from one another. Each person is understood as having the identical essence or nature, not merely similar natures.
God is a Spirit and His Spirit is Holy, Son Jesus has the Spirit of God and its Holy and the Spirit that dwells in us is the Spirit of God three Spirits and belongs to God and is God and His Spirit is One and can be shared to obedient souls, remember we are souls with borrowed body. One God three entities and they are all Spirit. Jesus reconciled us to God and when we become a new creation we become a partaker of the Divine nature of God. Though we have a physical body as Jesus has we have one Spiritual nature. There are two natures in the Child of God; The Flesh and the Spirit. The Spirit that gives life is from God that made us a living Soul. The Spirit of God that Adam received from God is the same Spirit we have but due to disobedience this Spirit becomes spirit and yet we regained the Spirit after the work of the Son Jesus on the cross and we are born again in Spirit. Our body is a borrowed vessel that houses the spirit and soul. When our bodies expire the spirit goes back to the giver of life and the soul goes back to dust. From dust we came from dust we return. Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ has opened heaven to us. Spirit is a powerful force that influences our Will to do the right thing but our soul sometimes wants to go the other direction. The Bible said that the wages of sin is death and the soul that sin die, two powerful teachings of the Bible. When our spirit consistently mingles with dark spirit it can shape our lives. That’s why the Bible warns us fellowshipping with darkness.
When we let the Holy Spirit takeover our daily actions we let God run our life. The Holy Spirit and God are one so when we submit to God our spirit will be one with God. Spiritually speaking our spirit is God’s Spirit we are just a beneficiaries of his goodness. When people die, the spirit goes back to Him and the soul that He made alive and sin will die and the soul that survive this deceitful world will be the fulfillment of God’s Will for us. When we worship God we worship Him in Spirit and in truth and the Spirit of God that is also in Jesus Christ the same way as the Holy Spirit within us without a doubt is worthy to be praise.
Trinity is God in three persons but one Spirit, true worship is through Spirit and that made God all in all, that support the notion that there is no other God will be worship for He alone is a jealous God and will not share His glory to another especially the idol image. To make it simpler there is one God in One Holy Spirit and His mercy and grace allow us to be partaker of His Divine nature. He can share His Spirit throughout the world that acknowledges His existence and that is the greatrest gift that a loving Father ultimately give to His children; the Spirit of everlasting life together formed a Trinity, One God in Three Persons.
Jesus did the work assigned to him by the Father and through Him the world was not condemned, he redeemed us from our sin and made us alive again giving a new hope, we are born again in spirit and our sins are wiped out. When Jesus said “I and the Father are one” written in (John10:30). He means that his Spirit is of God. When God profess that He is delighted with His Son. Matthew 3:16-17—after He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” His Spirit and his Flesh becomes one with God. If this is what it literally means then we should worship God in Spirit through Jesus which has the Spirit of God and God rewards those who are obedient to His commandments.
The LORD (I AM-Yahweh) is the identity of God- the Father that manifested in the Old Testament and with direct involvement with humanity; He spoke with Noah, Abraham and Moses and had fellowship with the first man He created with His own hand. If the New Testament writers of the four gospels identify Jesus with Yahweh, then we should worship Jesus. When we worship God there should be no doubt hanging on our head, no heaviness on our shoulders and with pure heart, worship then is pure and true.
“Yahweh, the God of the Israelites, whose name was revealed to Moses as four Hebrew consonants (YHWH) called the tetragrammaton... Although Christian scholars after the Renaissance and Reformation periods used the term Jehovah for YHWH, and some group claim that Jehovah is also Jesus. in the 19th and 20th century’s biblical scholars again began to use the form Yahweh.” Source:https://www.britannica.com › topic › Yahweh
We ignore the word of God to please the commandment of men and people worshipping a wrong god will definitely not pleasing to one true God. We should start praying and praising the one true God the Almighty as revealed in Revelation 1:8 the soon to come true Creator of heaven and earth our Father— The Almighty “and yet people still waiting for the promise of coming soon by our Lord Jesus Christ. God the Almighty is very transparent, no surprises and never give unfair judgment because He is God of justice. “But the LORD abides forever; He has established His throne for judgment, and He will judge the world in righteousness; He will execute judgment for the peoples with equity.”—Psalm 9:7-8
Many do not believe in the teachings about Trinity, because it is not written in the Bible and yet the word Bible is not written and they believe what was written in it. People believe what pleases them; they believe what they want to believe. Many falls for prosperity teachings and end up making the preacher rich and the followers remain as it was. What is heartening instead of this people putting food on the table they put their hard earned money to the pocket of these preachers. Proverb 22 has a good insight for this situation. If you give to the rich you will surely be poor, Better to keep your good name than riches, fear of the LORD are riches and honor better than silver and gold. In a letter to Timothy, Paul said the danger of wealth when he knows that everyone see the wealth is good and money can buy many things. It can influence people to do things in his favor and empower people to organize a group against a certain group. The danger of all is to fall in love with money. “For the love of money is the root of all evil.
We have to prepare ourselves by having knowledge about the kingdom. Awareness who is coming and support the doctrine of the trinity. There might be challenges regarding our belief in the Trinity, but that's the way faith gets stronger. Trinity has been neglected for more than a dozen centuries, there was time that even the Father was omitted only the Son they worship (Oneness). Debate seems endless especially when baptism is involve, the anti-Trinitarian throw so much scriptures to prove their point and even at the early stage of Christianity it is Jesus only movement comes very strong and they baptized their new convert just in the name of Jesus. We worship One true God and let your faith move that mountains of doubts and freedom from fear will be felt after earnestly accepting the truth, that the Father is distinct to the Son and the Spirit that is given to us as partaker of the Divine Nature of God has its own function to glorify the One True God.
We are at the age of the kingdom and this is the last book of God’s love letter and we have to seek more truth. Our worship must bear the truth that Trinity involves the Father, and the Son with the Spirit of God and the third entity which involve us in Spirit of God. We cannot include the third entity without the involvement of the Spirit of God. It comes into one Spirit in three. Remember that God is a Spirit and Jesus is in Spirit and we should be with Spirit to be a citizen of the new heaven and new earth. We are created in the image of God and in His image we will be reformed and renewal of the Holy spirit follows. God in the beginning started all this journey of humanity and God will end it as he judge the destination of mankind. “I am the Alpha and the Omega—the beginning and the end,” says the Lord God. “I am the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come—the Almighty. Revelation 1:8
The Judge is not coming tomorrow but any day, just continue your relationship strong any time, any day He will be with us. The reward that believers will receive is eternal life, a finite turn’s infinite by believing the Son that the Father sent and through the Son’s granted request from the Father the Holy Spirit will dwell within us.
The neglected doctrine brought to light by the Son when he told his Apostles to go to all the world and baptize them in the name of the father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, signified by God the Father and we must reignite the work of the Apostles of Jesus Christ to reach the kingdoms (Church), executing the government of God: Now from the Trinity: Greetings to all with abundance of blessings may you reach this revelatory work with joy and gladness from Him who is and who was and who is to come (the Father), from the seven Spirits who are before His throne (the Holy Spirit), and from Jesus Christ (the Son). We worship God in Spirit. Jesus has the Spirit of God, we have the Spirit of God. One God one Holy Spirit. All will be reunited in one kingdom with everlasting peace and joy.
“Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.”
“To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power forever and ever! “Amen.
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” Amen