Over the many years of sitting and listening to sermons and Bible teachers telling me that The Holy Trinity, as a single body, three persons in one, was not in the Bible, I just accepted it as true. Certainly, there is no detailed explanation in Scripture of how The Holy Trinity works. However, after studying The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians, it is interesting how the three persons are always used and mentioned together. Indeed, there is a lot to learn from Scripture, about The Holy Trinity.
Ephesians 1:3 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly place.”
Ephesians 1:17 “…..that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him.”
Ephesians 2:18 “For through him (Jesus) we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.”
Ephesians 2:22 “In him (Jesus) you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.”
Ephesians 3:4-5, 7, 9 “When you read this, you can perceive my insight into the mystery of Christ, which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit……… Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God’s grace, which was given me by the working of his power……. and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things.”
Ephesians 4:4-6 “There is one body and one Spirit–just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call– one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”
Ephesians 5:18, 20 “And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit……… giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Ephesians 6:10-11, 17-18 “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil………… and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints.”
Study of the above verses reveals that there is a whole lot of practical advice for us about the Trinity of God contained here. Yet, at the same time, there is little giving us a glimpse into the ‘mysteries’ of The Trinity, into the ways of, and things of God, or the divine nature of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Instead, as always, God provided a perfect guide for His believers into the practicalities of The Trinity in our lives, and God’s expectations for us, in this respect. His guidance here is to help us both work out our salvation, as well as deepen our faith: faith being our trust in things we cannot see. By having all the details of the inner workings of The Holy Trinity laid out for us, there would be no need for faith, in the picture.
True faith in The Holy Trinity, makes us true and both strong and thinking God-possessed Christians. When this occurs, the indwelling of the Holy Spirit will make Himself one with us; one with our lives and one with our inner beings, for as Second Corinthians 6:16 tells us “For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, “I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”
The Son, Jesus Himself, will live within us, allowing us to find the way to the perfect fellowship with God the Father. The Father, through the persons of the Holy Spirit and Jesus the Son, will work His purpose in us, that we may be filled with the fullness of God, which knows no bounds.
God has a destiny for all of us, for all who will accept Him; for as First Thessalonians 5:19 says “For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Amen and Amen.