God And The Word


So in the beginning, when the world was created, we have seen that there was God and the Word - we know the Word to be Jesus, but let's just clarify this. In Genesis 1 it says:

Genesis 1:26 "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: ..."

In John 1 it says:

John 1:1-3 "1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made."

And in Colossians 1 it tells us:

Colossians 1:12-16 "12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: 15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16 For by him were 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 were created by him, and for him."

Colossians 1:19 "For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;"

And in Colossians 2 it says:

Colossians 2:9 "For in him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily."

This is talking about Jesus.

So here we see the Father and His Son. God has begun to show us what He is like, what the Godhead is like, two beings, but one in purpose, sharing the same goals, the same love, of one mind. Jesus has the same nature as God because God has bestowed on Him all the fullness of Himself. It was given to Jesus as His inheritance as God's Son.

So let's clarify what we have discovered so far. In creation we learned that...

1. In the beginning God created the Heaven and the earth.

2. The Word Jesus was with God.

3. That all things were made through Jesus.

4. That man was made in their image.

5. We saw that the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

6. Then God made Eve so Adam would not be alone, and said that they should become as one flesh. Two individual persons, but working together as one.

Two individuals, but as one. What did Jesus tell us in John 10?

John 10:30 "I and my Father are one."

Right from creation God is showing the relationship between Himself and His Son, the closeness and love they share - but it's just the two of them, there is no third person.

This is what made Satan jealous - he thought he should be involved in all God's plans and decisions. Satan will take worship wherever he can, and in whatever way he can, which is why he would have us believe there is a third person in the Godhead, when in fact he himself is the one masquerading as the third person, he is the one that is masquerading as God the Holy Spirit. We will look at this more later, but Timothy also confirms the Godhead and the family in Heaven...

1 Timothy 5:21 "I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality."

And in Matthew it says:

Matthew 11:27 "All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him."

How many beings do we see described here? We see God the Father, Jesus His beloved Son, and the angels. Nowhere is the Holy Spirit mentioned. If the Holy Spirit exists as a third separate Person then why is He not mentioned here? Nowhere in the Bible will you find the Holy Spirit described as "God the Holy Spirit", you will only ever find it described as "The Spirit of God", or "the Spirit of Christ", but not as a third being.


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