Good morning all-
Well as I was having dinner with my sister-in-law she was trying to describe to me the Holy Trinity. Many other religions think we worship three persons individually. For many years I struggled with God, "I am who I am," Jesus, "I am the way and the truth," and the Holy Spirit who was left when Jesus ascended to His Father.
How do three seemingly separate entities really equate to one? Well, if we were to use mathematical terms of one plus two equals three, then what others believe would be true. Our goal is not to justify or challenge everyone. However, in order for you to know and understand, you must know where its described in the Bible and to show it. I still can't say I totally understand the Holy Trinity but in reality, I don't think I'm supposed to. God was very sincere and forthright when He said that, "His ways are not our ways." So what that means to me is that not everything written in the Bible will match our thoughts or our ways.
As you all know, I am not a great theologian but I do love the Lord and as common as I am; I believe He speaks to me through His word. I love the Bible and wish I made more time for it. You notice I said made more time, right? Because like you my life is very busy and when I have down time I typically want to sit and read about something mindless. I'm challenging myself to work on this as the days grow shorter. I want to know more and be used by God more and if that's my intention then I must seek Him more.
So with that being said, I am going to find some mighty Scriptures for us today that describe the Holy Spirit. He is powerful and part of the great I am. You may not understand it and I may not but there is one truth and one way and all three parts form One. If you don't believe me speak to your pastor or priest but know that it is written and truth is truth. Our time is now, hear our cry Lord as we come before You seeking the wisdom and power of Your word.
He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one whom God appointed as judge of the living and the dead. All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.” While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message. The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on Gentiles. For they heard them speaking in tongues and praising God. Then Peter said, “Surely no one can stand in the way of their being baptized with water. They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have.” So he ordered that they be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked Peter to stay with them for a few days. (Acts 10:42-48 NIV)
For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, (Romans 14:17 NIV)
And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. (1 Corinthians 6:11 NIV)
So then, about eating food sacrificed to idols: We know that “An idol is nothing at all in the world” and that “There is no God but one.” For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”), yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live. But not everyone possesses this knowledge. Some people are still so accustomed to idols that when they eat sacrificial food they think of it as having been sacrificed to a god, and since their conscience is weak, it is defiled. (1 Corinthians 8:4-7 NIV)
My Prayer today:
O, Lord, I call to You today from Your hiding place and ask that You would reveal to the masses the power of the Holy Trinity. I am calling on You to bring forth men and women that don't believe in You and send them on a journey of love everlasting. I am praying that hearts and minds will be transformed to think and live like You. We are selfish and we are coming to confess our sins. We believe we know more and yet, we know nothing. We believe we are powerful without you and yet, we are weak. We believe that we can live our lives exactly the way we want with no consequence so we are naive. You are God and You sent Your only Son who left us with the great Counselor. Please help us see the power behind the cross and the power You have left inside of us to guide us toward You and to make You known. Please spread this message far and wide and turn our hearts toward You. We confess that we are humbled by Your mightiness and we know that You are Lord of all. Be with us as we teach the words You left for us. We thank You Lord for loving us and for helping us even when we don't think we need Your help. Bless Your people especially in the worn torn countries all over the world. In Jesus name, AMEN