In my studies I have come to conclude, that the Lord God, of the OT, is not the first and last name of One Member of the Trinity, but the Name of Two.
The Lord is the Law Giver, in the OT. In the NT, the Father, and the Administer, (Designer, Planner), of all Creation. (1 Corinthians 12:4-7)
God in the OT, is the Creator and Ruler of all. (Genesis 1:1-2) The Son (Jesus), in the NT, (John 1:1-3,10) and the Operations Manager, (the one overseeing, speaking into existence), all of Creation. (1 Corinthians 12:4-7)
The Spirit in both the OT and NT, is the breath or wind of God. It is the Manifestation of the Power of the Trinity. (1 Corinthians 12:4-7)
We see and understand this difference of the Nature’s of the Trinity, primarily in the Words of the Lord or of God. Sometimes they speak in one voice, and often individually . The Lord appears to be the Law Giver, God the Grace, (the way of escape).
We also see the divisions, when we look at their Spirits.
The Spirit of God, is a Spirit of Wisdom, Knowledge, and Understanding to build His Church, (People). (Exodus 31:3) The Spirit of the Lord is a Spirit of Warfare, Battle, and Victory, to preserve His Church, (People). (Judges 3:10)
As I now begin to study the Angels of the Lord and Angels of God, I again can see them Working as one, and also as individuals). For example; Gabriel is an Angel of God. (Luke 1:19,26) While Michael is an Angel of the Lord. (Matthew 1:20,24) They both announced the Birth of Jesus, and John the Baptist, one to the Mothers and the other to the Fathers. We can also see, their uniqueness.
In Genesis 16, we find an Angel mentioned four times. Sarai was barren and had given Abram, Hagar, her maid, in the hopes of having a child. When Hagar became pregnant, Sarai was jealous and treated her badly, and Hagar ran away.
The Angel of the Lord found her. (Genesis 16:7) Hagar was told to return to and submit to Sarai. The Lord would multiply her seed, her son would be called Ishmael; because the Lord heard her affliction. (Genesis 16:9-11),
In Genesis 19, we have two Angels sent to Sodom to save the Righteous, (Lot), from destruction, the Angels took Lot, his wife and daughters and led them to safety. His son-in-laws did not heed the Angels and parished. (Genesis 19:1-15)
In Genesis 21:17, we find Hagar once again, this time Abraham had sent her and Ishmael away. God heard the voice of Ishmael, (13 years old?), the Angel of God, showed her a fountain of water, and told her Ishmael, would become a great Nation.
In chapter 22, we find God, tempting, (testing), Abraham, to see if he would give up his only son. The Angel of the Lord,stopped him and supplied a ram for the sacrifice.
In Genesis 24, the Angel of the Lord, is sent before Abraham’s servant to find a wife for Isaac.
In Genesis 28-32, we begin the Spiritual journey of Jacob. He interacts with the Angels of God. His name is changed to Israel.
Genesis 48:16 Israel, blessing the children of Joseph, referenced the Angel of God, and his redemption.
The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.
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