• Pastor Neville McDonald

The Three are One | Pastor Neville McDonald

Updated: Aug 12, 2020

When we speak about the Holy Spirit, the Holy Ghost or the Spirit of God. These terms are used commonly but not always understood.... the Holy Spirit is a person.

In the Old Testament, God revealed Himself as our Father. In the New Testament, specially in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John; Jesus reveals Himself as our brother, the Son of God and our Saviour.

Thereafter, Jesus said "I am going away but I will send the comforter" the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of truth or the Spirit of God. (John 16:7)

We serve one God. Many times, we are told as believers that we serve three gods, this is not true. The Bible says that The Lord our God is one God. (Deut. 6:4)

He first came as our Father in the Old Testament, to show us what a good Father is. Then, as our elder Brother and Saviour in the New Testament and once Jesus showed us through Word and action who God was, He paid the price for us to once again have relationship with the Father. It was then that He left and sent us God as Spirit.

The best way to understand this concept, I think, is found in 1 Corinthians 11:14 which says that nature itself teaches us. Take for example a simple egg. You see the egg shell, the egg white and the egg yolk. Three parts with very distinctive jobs, yet one egg.

Now take a look at you. You have a body, you have a mind which is your will/emotions and you have a spirit. Three parts, one person. You aren't three people, but you have three distinct parts.

The Bible tells us that understanding the Trinity is complicated but when we look at nature around us, when we look at ourselves, we see that God created mirrors in the world to reflect who He is.

His mystery is revealed to us as we seek Him. (Daniel 2:47) He says when we seek Him, we will find Him and He will bring us understanding. (Jeremiah 29:13)

Spend time with Him and allow Him to speak to you the mysteries He holds. He longs to speak to His child, and you are precious to Him.

"For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word,

and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one." 1 John 5:7

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