©2012 Stan Hallett
I know it! I know it beyond the shadow of a doubt, and further, I know it is a revelation from God! Why do I know this? Because it is so clear once God reveals it! It’s right before our eyes all through the Word of God. No one could possibly miss it, yet millions can not, or will not see.
Having said that, if you believe that God is a trinity, or triune, or that there are three persons in the Godhead because that was what you were taught, ask yourself this . . .
Do you want to know the truth no matter what? No matter where the chips fall?
If that is true, God knows your heart. Pray right now that God would reveal this marvelous truth to you!
I believe if you desire the truth and an earnestly pray that prayer, that God will give you the same revelation that he has given to me and many others. . . .
Are you ready? Here we go:
I will give you many scriptures here to bear out all that I say. God’s Word is true. First let me give it to you in a nutshell; The Bible makes it very clear that God is omnipresent (Jeremiah 23:24, Proverbs 15:3), that means that He is everywhere at the same time. The Bible also bears out the fact that God is omnipotent (Matthew 19:26, Isaiah 40:28, Luke 1:37), meaning that he is all powerful and that He has all power.
The Bible also clearly states that God is a Spirit (John 4:24), and that no man has seen God at anytime (John 1:18, 1 John 4:12).
The Word of God also says that God is One, that there is none before Him, none beside Him and none after Him (Isaiah 45:6). The first of all commands is; “Hear O Israel the Lord our God, the Lord is one“ (Deuteronomy 6:4, Mark 12:29). Further God says that He will not give His glory to another (Isaiah 42:8, 48:11).
Because God is omnipresent and because the flesh of a man could not bear all that God is lest he die. All of God could not be contained within a human body.
When a man fathers a son, a small part of himself (seed) makes it possible for that to happen. In like figure, God who is Spirit took a small part of Himself (Spirit) and He robed that Spirit in flesh (John 1:1,John 1:14), and He called that flesh His Son.
. . . “and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6). Jesus was not a second person of a Godhead, he was almighty God robed in flesh. “Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature”– (1 Colossians 1:15)
Jesus said to Philip: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.” Philip saith unto him, “Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father ?” (John 14:6-9)
Think about it, if your loved one whom you loved without measure was held for ransom and was going to die unless someone else died in her place. Would you send your son whom you also loved, or would you, because of your great love for her go and take her place yourself?
Yes, God did that! The story is a much more beautiful than most of the “orthodox christian” world believes or can comprehend. God did not send a another to die for us, He came Himself in the flesh of man!
The Holy Spirit is not some third person of a Godhead, but by it’s very definition is the Spirit of God as manifested to us, felt by us, and lives within all who are filled with His Spirit. This is why the comforter could not come until Jesus went away. He took his visible body away and sent us that same Spirit, His Spirit to not only dwell with us, but if we obeyed the gospel He would dwell in us! Because of that we are now the Church, His body! “…lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.” – Matthew 28:20.
When the man Jesus (the flesh) died, the Spirit of God continued as God. When we obey the Gospel (1 Corinthians 15:1-4, Acts 2:38, John 3:3-5) and are filled with that same Spirit, with the same book of Acts proof of that infilling (Acts 2:4), now God is within us! Now Christ lives within us (Galatians 2:20)! When we die, our flesh which was created from the earth, goes back to the earth, but our soul lives on as does the Spirit of God that dwelt with us and was in us, in the same manner it was in the man Christ Jesus.
What was contained in Him is now contained in all those that have obeyed the gospel and have His Spirit within them. God is still robed in flesh, in His body which is the Church!
There are not three “persons” in the “Godhead”. God is not a person, God’s Spirit as manifested to us (the Holy Spirit) is not a “person”. The only “person” was when God was manifested to us in the person of Jesus Christ, and He dwelt amongst us. He was fully man and fully God.
Acts 20:28 says; “Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.”
Question: If God is a Spirit, where does a spirit get blood?
Jesus was in fact God as manifested to man in the flesh, who was called Emmanuel. “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”
God was, is, and always will be One! “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory” (1 Timothy 3:16).
Want more proof? “Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God“ (John 20:27,28).
There is only One God, One Lord, One Faith, One Gospel, One Baptism, One Salvation and One Church. The Church that Jesus built upon the rock of which is the foundation of not who Peter was (Matthew 16:15-18), but of the revelation of who Jesus was.
Jesus was God who came in the flesh to redeem man to himself, and to pay the price for the penalty of sin for the whole world. The revelation of Jesus is was the foundation of what God built His Church upon – (Matthew 16:18)! One Church, not a man-made organization, or a building dependent of what name was over the door!
A Church that preaches the same gospel message, lest they be accursed (Galatians 1:8), A Church that has obeyed the Gospel (1 Corinthians 15:1-4, Acts 2:38, John 3:3-5), A Church of which Jesus prayed that would be one, even as He and the Father were one (John 17:21-23).
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