THE TRIUNE GOD
THE TRIUNE GOD
WHO IS THE SINGLE PERSON LORD GOD DIRECTLY APPEARING TO AND COVENANTING WITH GOD’S PEOPLE IN THE ENTIRE BIBLE? WHO IS THE SINGLE PERSON BEING CALLED UPON, PRAYED TO, WORSHIPPED AND SERVED BY THE PEOPLE OF GOD IN THE ENTIRE BIBLE FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT TO THE NEW TESTAMENT UNTO THE HEAVENS AND UNTO THE NEW CREATION IN ETERNITY?
The Trinitarian Teaching of the Bible:
There is plurality of Subjects or Persons in the Biblical God (Elohim) [Gen. 1:26] and/or LORD (YAHWEH) God (Elohim) [Gen. 3:22] and/or Lord (YAHWEH) [Gen, 11:6-7].
The Hebrew title Elohim is plural in form, usage and meaning. The singular form is El.
Plural personal pronouns, e.g., “us” and “our” are used with the title Elohim, or Yahweh Elohim, or Yahweh. (Gen. 1:26; 3:22; 11:6-7)
The use of prepositions. The Son came from BESIDE (Gr., para) the Father (Jn.1:14; 16:28) and the Son has gone BACK TO BESIDE (Gr., pros) the Father (Jn.16:28). The Son is also BEFORE or IN FRONT OF (Gr., emprosthen) the Father when He said, “whosoever shall confess me before (in front of) men, him will I also confess before (in front of) my Father who is in heaven.” (Matt. 10:32-33) Thus the Son is distinct from and another Person from the Person of God the Father. And so with the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in the name of the Son (Jn. 14:26) and also whom the Son shall send from (Gr., para, beside) the Father, is separate and distinct from the Father and the Son who are co-senders of the Holy Spirit to the disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Lord Jesus Christ definitely taught the plurality of the Lord God when He explicitly said:
“…I AM NOT ALONE, for the Father is WITH Me” (Jn.16:32)
“…the One who sent Me is WITH Me; He has not left Me ALONE, for I always do what is pleasing to Him” (Jn.8:29)
“…I Myself conquered and sat down WITH My Father on His throne” (Rev.3:21)
“Howbeit when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will shew you things to come. He shall glorify Me: for He shall receive of Mine, and shall shew it unto you.” (Jn. 16:13-14)
The plurality of the Persons of the Lord God is taught in the following Biblical revelations:
Prior to the creation of the world by the Almighty Lord God the Son (Jn. 1:3, 10; Col. 1:15-16; Heb. 1:10-11), there was already an Everlating Covenant between the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit (Heb.13:20; II Tim.1:8-10; Eph.1:3-11; 3:11; Heb.5:9; 9:14; Rev. 13:8). There can be no covenant if there is only one Person, for a Covenant to exist there should be two Persons covenanting (Father and the Son) and another Person (Holy Spirit, 1 Jn. 5:6; 2 Pet. 1:21) witnessing or testifying or confirming that covenant or agreement.
Even before or prior to the creation of the world by the Almighty Lord God the Son (Gen. 1:1, 26-27, 31; Jn. 1:3, 10; Col. 1:15-16; Heb. 1:10-11), the Lord God the Father was already the LOVER of the Lord God the Son (Jn. 17:24) and the Lord God the Son was already the BELOVED of the Lord God the Father (Matt. 3:17; 17:5) and the Lord God the Holy Spirit (2 Cor. 13:14; Heb. 9:14) was already the LOVE-BOND of the aforementioned Father and Son (Jn. 17:24). If the Lord God were a single Person, there could have been NO LOVE AT ALL because while there may be a Lover, there would be no Beloved nor would there be a Love-Bond. For true Biblical LOVE to be operational, there must be a LOVER and a BELOVED and a LOVE-BOND. Since the God is infinitely and eternally essentially love even prior to the creation of the world (God IS love, 1 Jn. 4:8, 16), there must be plurality of the Godhead, even prior to the creation of the world, i.e., the Father as the LOVER and the Son as the BELOVED and the Holy Spirit as the LOVE-BOND.
When THE LORD (YAHWEH) APPEARED to Abraham in Gen.18:1, Abraham saw three (3) MEN (Gen.18:2) so that here three men were seen by Abraham when a single Person YAHWEH appeared to him. The appearance of a single Person YAHWEH manifested three (3) distinct INDIVIDUALS which means that that single Person YAHWEH is the Revealer of the three Persons of the one Godkind. This single Person YAHWEH is none other than the Almighty Lord God the Son Jesus Christ (Jn. 1:18; 8:58; Matt. 11:27; Col. 1:15; 2:9; Heb. 1:3; Rev. 19:10).
Thus, there are non-interchangeable and definite and permanent and eternal and distinctions of the INDIVIDUAL SELVES/PERSONS, POSITIONS and DESIGNATIONS of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Heb.1:1-8; Jn.3:34; 14:26; 15:26; Heb.9:14).
The Biblical assertion that “the Lord (YAHWEH) our God (ELOHIM) is one… ” (Deut. 6:4-5) does not mean that the Lord God (ELOHIM) is one in number neither does it mean that God (ELOHIM) is a single Person. The Bible, the Written Word of God, definitely reveals and teaches that:
The Lord (YAHWEH) our God (ELOHIM) is one (echad in Hebrew or eis in Greek) Lord (YAHWEH) in the sense that the Lord (YAHWEH) our God (ELOHIM) is a SINGLEKIND (or SINGLECLASS or SINGLE ORDER or SINGLE CATEGORY) of BEING. (Gen.2:24; Eph.5:31; Jn.10:30; 17:11,22; Gal.3:28; I Cor.3:8; 6:16-17; 10:17; Eph.2:14-15; Phil.1:27; 2:2)
The Biblical term “one” (Heb., echad and Gr., eis) does not only mean or refer to individuals of the same kind/class but refer also to many (or at least MORE THAN ONE) persons belonging to the same class or kind of being united or agreeing with one another to interpenetrate and/or to reciprocally dwell in each other (cf. Jn.17:20-23). For example: “…that THEY may be ONE (eis) as We are.” (Jn.17:11) or “…that THEY ALL may be ONE (eis); as Thou, Father, art in Me, and I in Thee, that THEY also maybe ONE (eis) in Us (Jn. 17:21).”
During the self-humiliation of God the Son incarnate when He took the form and function of the good, faithful and suffering servant (Phil.2:5-8; Isa.53:1-12), the Father was greater than the Son (Jn.10:29; 14:28). However, in Jn. 10:30, the Lord Jesus Christ has predicated ONE (eis) to a plurality of these TWO SELVES of the Father and the Son as being ONE IN ESSENCE (Jn. 1:18; 8:58; Matt. 11:27; Col. 1:15; 2:9; Heb. 1:3; Rev. 19:10) when Jesus said, “I and the Father ARE ONE (eis).”
The personally and directly self-appearing, self-revealing and directly covenanting God of the Bible. While the Bible teaches that there are three Persons in the one Godkind, only one of the Three Persons is directly appearing and revealing Himself and covenanting with the people of God, whether in the New Testament or in the Old Testament and even unto the present heavens unto the new heavens and new earth. This single Person of the one Godkind is the singularly and directly appearing, self-revealing and directly covenanting God and the one directly worshipped, called upon, and served by the people of God (Exo. 20:1-7; Matt. 4:10).
Some Old Testament References
Adam and Eve. The LORD God who created Adam and Eve and who directly dealt with them is a single Person. In Gen. 1:26, God (Elohim) cohortatively said, “Let us make man in our image after our likeness…” Note the plural pronouns used referring to Elohim (plural). When the act of creating was executed, verse 27 said, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” Note now the change in the personal pronouns from plural to singular. (Gen. 1:27; cf. Gen. 2:18; 3:11; 3:16-17, 22-24)
Wicked mankind. The LORD God that judged mankind when “He saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart is continually evil” (Gen. 6:5) is a single Person. (Gen. 6:6-8)
Noah. The LORD God commanded Noah to build an ark and warned that He will destroy the corrupted flesh and earth. Gen. 6:13 And God said unto Noah, “The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.” After the flood, He established His covenant with Noah “and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.This single Person who commanded and covenanted with Noah is a single Person. (Gen. 6:11-18; 8:21; 9:8-17)
Abraham. The LORD who called, appeared, revealed Himself and promised to and covenanted with Abraham and to whom Abraham built an altar and called unto His name is a single Person.
The LORD who called Abraham to “get out of thy (his) country and from thy (his ) kindred, and from thy (his) father’s house, unto a land that I (LORD) will show thee.” (Gen. 12:1-3)
The LORD who appeared unto Abraham and promised the land to Abraham and to Abraham’s seed (Gen. 12:7; 13:15-17) and, therefore, the LORD to whom Abraham built an altar and called unto His name (Gen. 12:8; 13:4, 18) and “gave tithes of all” and unto whom he “lifted up his hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth”(Gen. 14:19-22).
The LORD who appeared to Abram and revealed Himself as “I am the Almighty God” (El Shaddai) and covenanted with Abram that Abram will be the father of many nations. (Gen. 17:1-21)
Moses. The LORD who singularly and personally appeared unto Moses who revealed Himself as the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob (Exo. 3:6, 16) and His name is I AM THAT I AM. (Exo. 3:14). In Exo. 6:2-3, He revealed Himself to Moses as God (El, sing.) Almighty (Shaddai) just as He revealed Himself as God Almighty unto Abraham, unto Isaac, unto Jacob.
Prophet Isaiah. In Isa. 6:1-3, the prophet Isaiah saw the glory of the Lord (Adonai) who is sitting upon His throne high and lifted up to whom the angels were praising, “Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts, the whole earth is full of His glory.” The prophet Isaiah spake about the LORD who introduced Himself as a single Person (Isa. chapt. 40-66) unto Isaiah as “I, even I, am the LORD; and beside Me there is no savior” (Isa. 43:11) or “I am the first and I am the last; and beside Me, there is no God (Isa. 44:6).
King David. The LORD of David is a single Person, whom he referred to as “He only is my rock and my salvation” (Ps. 62:2) or in Ps. 100:1-2: “Serve the LORD with gladness: come before His presence with singing, Know ye that the LORD is God: it is He that hath made us and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of His pasture.”
Old Testament Cross-referenced With New Testament
1. The Almighty God (El Shaddai). Who is the LORD God who appeared unto Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and even unto Moses (Exo. 6:1-8) introduced Himself as God Almighty (El Shaddai)? In the New Testament, it is God the Son who is declared Himself as the Lord Almighty (Rev. 1:8). While all the three Persons of the Godkind are each Almighty, they being co-equal with each other since they are all of one essence in their Godhood, yet of the three Persons only one of them directly and personally appeared, spoke and revealed Himself as the Lord Almighty.
a. Confronting each one and all of the createdkinds, God the Father is NOT DIRECTLY VISIBLE, NOR DIRECTLY KNOWABLE, NOR DIRECTLY AUDIBLE, NOR DIRECTLY ACCESSIBLE, NOR DIRECTLY APPROACHABLE. Thus God the Father or the GODKIND Father IS NOT DIRECTLY PERSONALLY ENCOUNTERABLE, NOR DIRECTLY communicable, NOR DIRECTLY experienceable by any and all of the createdkinds.
1) God the Father is not directly visible. “No man (Gr., oudeis, no one) hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.” (Jn. 1:18; cf. Jn. 5:37; 6:44-46; Col.1:15; I Tim.1:17; 6:16)
2) God the Father is not directly knowable. “All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man (Gr., oudeis, no one) knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man (Gr., tis, no man or thing) the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.” (Matt. 11:27; Jn. 1:18)
3) God the Father is not directly audible nor visible. Joh 5:37 And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape. (cf. Jn. 6:40-46; Heb.1:1; Rev.19:10; Jn.14:9-11)
4) God the Father is not directly accessible. “Jesus saith unto him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man (Gr., oudeis, no one) cometh unto the Father, but by Me.’” (Jn. 14:6; Eph.3:11-12;)
5) God the Father is the unapproachable light. “Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.” (1Ti 6:16)
God the Holy Spirit indirectly and semeiotically (or by means of meaningful signs and evidences or confirmations) manifests Himself through signs and symbols, e.g. as wind, or water, or dew, or rain, or oil, or fire, or dove, candle and seven lamps of fire burning before the throne (Matt. 3:11, 16; Jn. 3:6-7; Acts 2:1-4; Gen. 1:2; 1 Cor. chpt.12; Rev. 4:5). God the Holy Spirit does not directly reveal Himself but manifests Himself in and through symbols to the createdkind. However, it is not to make Himself known but His entire Person, works and ministries are wholly dedicated to ministering or working for the revelation and glorification of the Almighty Lord God the Son, Jesus Christ, by graciously/charismatically administering Jesus’ signs, wonders and miracles (Jn. 16:13-15; 14:26; 15:26). Therefore, the symbolic forms assumed by God the Holy Spirit exactly fit His function as an instrument-agent-confirmer-propagator of the doings/acts of God the Son, Jesus Christ. Thus, God the Holy Spirit manifest Himself in symbols to gently but persistently persuade, direct and mold the respective spirits of the people to become committed adherents of Jesus at their spiritual rebirth/regeneration (Jn. 3:1-8; Tit. 3:1-8), sanctification (Jn. 16:7-14; 1 Cor. 6:11; 1 Pet. 1:2) and transformation (2 Cor. 3:16-18).
Since God the Father cannot be directly visible, known, accessed, approached and since God the Holy Spirit manifests Himself in symbols, God the Son functions as the revealer/explainer of God, He being the exact image of the invisible and unknowable God and He having the fullness of the whole essence of the Godhead even during His incarnation (Jn. 1:18; Matt. 11:27; Phil. 2:6-8; Col. 1:15, 19; 2:9; Heb. 1:3) so that whosoever has seen Jesus Christ has seen the Father (Jn. 14:9; 12:44-45). No one has directly heard the Father’s voice but the testimony of Jesus has been the spirit of prophecy (foretelling and forthtelling or the declaration of the will of God) (Rev. 19:10; Jn. 12:49-50; Matt. 17:5; Heb. 1:1-2). God the Father is the unapproachable light whom no man has seen nor can see but Jesus Christ, God the Son is the light of the world, so that whosoever follows Him shall not walk in darkness but shall walk in the light of life (Jn. 8:12).
Therefore, the only way of approaching the unapproachable God, invisible and unknowable God, hearing the inaudible God, coming to God who cannot be accessed is through the Lord God the Son, for He is the only one Mediator between men and God, the man Christ Jesus (1 Tim. 2:5) so that whosoever comes to Jesus, Jesus will in no wise cast out (Jn. 6:37). In His work as the OVER-ALL MEDIATOR (I Cor.8:6; Col.1:16; Jn.1:3,10; I Tim.2:5-6), Jesus Christ is the ETERNAL HIGH PRIEST (Heb. 6:20) forever after the order of Melchizedek by virtue of the one sacrifice of Himself unto death on the cross so that Jesus is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them (Heb.7:24-25).
2. The God who appeared unto Moses and introduced Himself as the I AM is the Lord Jesus Christ who said, “if you do not believe that I AM (He), you shall die in your sins” (Jn. 8:24) and also declared “before Abraham was, I am” (Jn. 8:58). It was for the sake of Jesus that Moses suffered affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season and so Moses “esteemed the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt” (Heb. 11:24-25). The God of Moses is the God from everlasting to everlasting who formed the earth and the world (Ps. 90:1-2). This Lord has become the salvation (YAHWEH SHUA or contracted to YESHUA) of Moses when the Israelites crossed the parted Red Sea on walked dry land and later drowned the pursuing army of Pharaoh after the Israelites have crossed the Red Sea (Exo. 15:1-2). The New Testament teaches that Jesus Christ is the God who is in the beginning with God and He is God in the beginning who made all things or the whole world (Jn. 1:3, 10; Col. 1:16-17; Heb. 1-10-12). Jesus also teaches that before Abraham was, He is the “I AM” (Jn. 8:58) in the Old Testament so that if anyone does not believe in Him, that one shall die in his sins (Jn. 8:24) because Christ is the salvation (YESHUA or JESUS) not only of Israel but that of the whole world (Jn. 4:42; 1 Jn. 4:14). The New Testament teaches that the spiritual rock that followed Israel in the wilderness is Christ when the author of the Letter to the Hebrews wrote, “that Rock was Christ” (I Cor. 10:4; Ps. 62:2,6; cf. Matt. 16:18).
3. The LORD of hosts, whose glory the prophet Isaiah saw (Isa. 6:1-3; 110:1), is the Lord Jesus Christ (Jn. 12:38-41, esp. v. 41 These things said Esaias, when he saw His [referring to Jesus] glory, and spake of him.).
4. David in the Spirit called the CHRIST as his Lord in the Book of Psalms. There is only one Christ or Messiah or Anointed in the Bible, and that is the Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior (Lk. 2:11). That CHRIST is the Lord whom “David, in spirit, called Him Lord, saying, ‘The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?’” (Matt. 22:41-45; cf. Ps. 110:1) This Lord (Adonai) of David is the same LORD (YAHWEH) of David when he wrote and sang, “O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!” (Ps. 8:1, 9)
Some New Testament References
The four Gospels, written by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, teach that the Lord Jesus was worshipped and approached by the people for the healing of their sicknesses and diseases (Jn. 9:1-12 [the man born blind]; Lk. 8:40-56 [Jairus’ daughter]) or deliverance from oppression by the devil and evil spirits (Matt. 9:32-34 [dumb man]); Mk. 7:24-30 [the Syrophoenician woman’s daughter]) or deliverance from sin (Matt. 9:1-8 [the paralytic]). The great deliverer from sin and healer of diseases is the Lord Jesus Christ and it was He who directly answered all their prayers and needs.
The repentant criminal crucified beside the cross of Jesus called on the Lord saying, “Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.” Jesus said unto him, “Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.” (Lk. 23:42-43)
When Stephen was preaching the Lord Jesus Christ to the Jews, “he being full of the Holy Spirit looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God,” and said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man (Jesus) standing on the right hand of God.” Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord and cast him out of the city and they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” (Acts 7:57-60)
Saul, i.e., Paul prior to his conversion to the Lord Jesus Christ, had the authority from the chief priests to bind and destroy all the saints that call on the name of Jesus. The early Christians were calling upon the name of Jesus (Acts 9:13-14, 21; 2:21) and they were preaching the name of Jesus (Acts 3:20; 4:2; 8:35; 9:27; 17:18). Jesus is the center of the faith of early Christians. Saul, while he was persecuting the church could easily identify the Christians during the early years of Christianity. There is only one identification of the authentic Christians, i.e., they call upon the name of Jesus.
So the Lord Jesus Christ in the New Testament is the one called upon, prayed to, obeyed by the people of God, the church, the called out ones. The name called upon by the church of God, by those “who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, is the name of Jesus Christ, both their Lord and ours. (I Cor. 1:2) This is so because there is none other name given under heaven by which we must be saved and that name is the name of the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12) so that whosoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved (Acts 2:21). God the Son is called by the name Jesus for He shall save His people from their sins (Matt. 1:21) and Jesus is the name given by God the Father to God the Son, which is a name above all names, that at the name of Jesus, every knee, of things in heaven or of things under the earth or under the earth, shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord, to the glory of God the Father (Phil. 2:9-11).
A Picture of Present Heavens
Revelation chapters 4-5 (Phil. 2:9-11; Heb. 1:6). In Revelation chapter 5, the apostle John was called up to heaven and was shown what is going on in the present heaven. In the midst of the throne stood is a “Lamb as it had been slain” to whom is given “all the power and riches and wisdom and strength and glory and blessing” by the saved in the present heaven together with ten thousand times ten thousand and thousands of thousands of angels for He “has redeemed them to God by His blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation.” That “Passover Lamb that was sacrificed for us” is the Lord Jesus Christ (I Cor. 5:7). He is “the Lamb of God who taketh away the sin of the world” (Jn. 1:29) by the shedding of His blood for the remission of sins (Heb. 9:22).
A Preview of the New Heavens and New Earth
All those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life, all those who have voluntarily, directly, totally, absolutely, exclusively, permanently and irrevocably submitted, committed, subjected, conformed and devoted all of their all to and for Christ Jesus ALONE, whether angelic or human, shall be taken by Jesus where they will be with Him (Jn. 14:1-3; Jn. 17:24; 1 Thess. 4:16-18) in the New Heavens and the New Earth wherein dwelleth righteousness (2 Pet. 3:8-13). There, in the New Heavens and the New Earth, shall be the throne of God and of the Lamb (Rev. 22:3-4) with the following events going on there:
1. “His servants shall serve Him.” God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit shall be there, but of the three Members of the Trinity, the visible Lord who shall be directly served forever unto eternity by the saved ones is the Lamb that was slain, no other than the Lord Jesus Christ.
2. “They shall see His face.” The servants of Jesus Christ shall behold the glorious face of the Lamb (Jn. 17:5, 24) so that even in the new heavens and new earth, the saved ones shall continue “looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.” (Heb. 12:2)
3. “His name shall be on their foreheads.” The name of the Lamb, viz. JESUS (YESHUA) is to be forever written on their foreheads signifying not only that they are absolutely and exclusively owned by Jesus but also that it is Jesus Himself in Person who is always the focus of their entire attention, attendance and devotion unto eternity. This is another way of confessing, we are Christ’s (1 Cor. 3:21-23; Jn. 1:10-11; Heb. 1:1-3; Jn. 3:35; Matt. 11:27).
From the Old Testament to the New Testament, from the earth to the heavens, from everlasting to everlasting, the Lord God who is directly worshipped, called upon, prayed to and served and lifted higher than any other, the most high God of Abraham, of David in his Psalms, of Daniel (Matt. 4:10; Jn 12:26; Col. 3:23-25; Phil. 2:6-11) is no one else but God the Son who once came to save the world and is coming again to judge the world in righteousness and His name is Jesus the Christ. This is in accordance with the will of God the Father that all the Father has given Jesus (all things, Jn. 3:35) shall come to Jesus and Jesus shall in no wise cast out (Jn. 6:37; Matt. 11:28; 1 Cor. 1:9) “so that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and Jesus will raise him up at the last day (Jn. 6:39-40). To complement the will of the Father, the work of God the Holy Spirit is not to speak about Himself but to lead everyone to the Truth (Jesus Christ, Jn. 14:6) by glorifying Jesus and taking all that the Father has given to the Son that the Spirit of truth may testify of the Son and shall show unto us everything that the Father has given Him (Jn. 14:26; 15:26; 16:13-15). Thus, the Trinity is “All for Jesus” just as the whole of creation is “All for Jesus.” The Almighty Lord God the Son Jesus Christ has, therefore, committed Himself to be all in all of everyone that He might be the fulfillment of the eternal purpose of God which was purposed in Christ Jesus (Eph. 3:11) and that He might be the fulfillment of all the promises of God upon creation (2 Cor. 1:20). Jesus, therefore, has become all in all being the beginning (Gr., arche, creator and origin of all things, Jn. 1:3, 10, Col. 1:15-16, 17; Rev. 1:8) and the ending (Gr., telos, completion, perfection, Heb. 12:2; Rev. 1:8) and the first (Gr., protos, having preeminence, e.g., over all things, Col. 1:15, 18; Rev. 1:11, 17) and the last (Gr., eschatos, destiny, final, as in the finality of all things, Eph. 1:9-10; Col. 1:19-20; Rev. 1:11, 17). Thus, Jesus Christ is the SINGULAR PERSONAL ETERNAL FOCAL POINT, DESTINY AND DWELLING PLACE not only of all of the original and new creations (Col.1:16; Rev.21:1-8) unto eternity (Heb.1:8; Ps.145:13).
Therefore, it is just, righteous, proper and appropriate that everything and everyone should be directed, dedicated, devoted, delivered, destined to Jesus Christ our Lord because in Him are 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 are created by Him and for Him and by Him all things consist or hold together (Col. 1:16-17), to Jesus Christ our Lord be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
Have you committed your all (faith, hope and love) to Jesus Christ to fulfill the will of God the Father in you (Jn. 6:37-40; 1 Cor. 1:9);and obey the leading of God the Holy Spirit that your all should be devoted, directed, destined, devoted to the Lord Jesus Christ that whatever you do in word or in deed do them all in the name of the Lord Jesus giving thanks to God and the Father by Him (Col. 3:17) and whatever you do, do it with all of your heart as to the Lord and not as unto men, for of the Lord you shall receive the reward of inheritance for you serve the Lord Christ (Col. 3:23-24)?
Why don’t you commit your all to the Lord Jesus Christ and Jesus will be your all in all (Col. 3:11). If you do, Jesus will be the fulfillment of all the eternal purpose and promises of God for you and everyone and everything of your concern and influence. May the abundant and eternal blessings of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
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