I do not care about the Trinity doctrine or if people either accept or reject it. The most important thing is understanding the roles our Father, His Son, and the Holy Spirit play.
Our Father Creator is both the Will and Word of God. His supernatural will is always active, but His Word, which is subject to His Desire, is only given when needed. His Desire is abstract, yet orderly, meaning His creativity is for a purpose that His Word reveals when His Desire wants. Also, this means He alone gets to dictate how He wants His Desire followed. For example, David and his men ate the priests’ showbread, which was forbidden to them by Torah. Jesus later reminded the Pharisees of this when they complained of His disciples picking heads of grain to eat on the Sabbath.
Spoken into Existence
The First-begotten of all creation is His Word—the Will delivered and demonstrated—as a teaching model for living souls. His appearances cover the entire Bible because His Father’s full presence can destroy us. Who delivered to Abraham the good news about having a son with Sarah? Who ate a fellowship meal with Moses and the elders on Mt. Sinai? The Word is subject to His Father as we are to the Word.
John 1:3 Through Him all things were made, and without Him nothing was made that has been made.
John 1:10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him.
1 Corinthians 8:6 …yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we exist. And there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we exist.
Colossians 1:16 For in Him all things were created, things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities. All things were created through Him and for Him.
Hebrews 1:2 But in these last days He has spoken to us by His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, and through whom He made the universe.
Notice, the Creator could have willed the current creation into existence, but decided to speak it instead. When He spoke, the Son, the Spirit of His Voice came into existence. Why? To give His Son authority over all creation by creating His Voice, one of the breaths of God (the other breath brings life). In other words, He wants to order His creation through His creation (the Word, who later became flesh, and then later those steeped in His Holy Spirit).
The tree of the knowledge of good and evil is a word without God—deciding for oneself what is good or bad and how these self-defined concepts apply towards what one considers important. If men themselves determine what is good or evil, then God’s Word becomes ineffective. In that paradigm, there is no sin or truth. Everyone, being right in their own eyes, will clash with others, therefore the fruit (results) leads to corruption and death.
The Penetrating Conduit
The Spirit He sent to set us apart is His means of injecting His Will and Word directly into our spirits. While His Spirit guides all flesh, the baptism of (or, more accurately, drenching from) the Holy Spirit allow us to witness His Desires in action and hear His Word in many different ways. This is the “one baptism” the Apostle Paul listed in Ephesians 4:5 and why it was mentioned repeatedly in the New Testament [Matthew 3:11, Luke 3:16, Mark 1:8, John 1:33, Acts 1:5, Acts 2:1-4, Acts 4:31, Acts 8:15-17, Acts 19:1-7]. Two of the gifts of the Holy Spirit are speaking in tongue and prophecy, which had happened at the same time in the Tanahk (to prophesy also meant to speak in ecstasy) [Numbers 11:16-30, 1 Samuel 10:5-6].
[Wisdom said,] “YHWH possessed me at the beginning of His way,
Before His works of old.
I have been established from everlasting,
From the beginning, before there was ever an earth.
When there were no depths I was brought forth,
When there were no fountains abounding with water.
Before the mountains were settled,
Before the hills, I was brought forth.
While as yet He had not made the earth or the fields,
Or the primal dust of the world.
When He prepared the heavens, I was there,
When He drew a circle on the face of the deep,
When He established the clouds above,
When He strengthened the fountains of the deep,
When He assigned to the sea its limit,
So that the waters would not transgress His command,
When He marked out the foundations of the earth,
Then I was beside Him as a master craftsman
And I was daily His delight,
Rejoicing always before Him,
Rejoicing in His inhabited world,
And my delight was with the sons of men.
Who is Wisdom? A manifestation of His Most Holy Spirit, I believe, since He gives us wisdom as a gift [1 Corinthians 12:8, 1 Thessalonians 1:5].
When His Will is upon us, the Holy Spirit becomes the Spirit of God. When He delivers His Word, He is the Spirit of Jesus (Christ). The Word through the Spirit given to men for men is the Spirit of Prophecy. The drenching links us to the Father, giving us comfort in times of trials, when we recognize His Will and Word working in unison.
The Holy Spirit does nothing outside of our Father and His Son. He gives glory to them both by performing His duties. Nowhere in Scripture does it say we are to pray to the Spirit, but we can thank YHWH and His Son for sending the Spirit’s power. This is why the Pharisees’ condemnation of that spiritual power at work angered Jesus so much. How could anyone put down a part of His Father simply doing His good Will?
Update: Someone else received the same revelation about Yeshua that I did.
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