The Trinity: Part One theunfetteredpreacher

Introduction: The Trinity in the Old Testament:

The Bible is an amazing book, we read it, memorize it, even believe we understand it, and then one day God opens our eyes and old things pass away, the Word becomes new. Suddenly we see things with a better understanding.

For most of my Christian life the Old Testament has been the Father Gods domain. I thought of the God of the Old Testament as Father God, Lord God or just the Lord or God. They were all interchangeable names for the same member of the Trinity, who ruled the Old Testament.

The Father and the Spirit were active, but, where was Jesus?

The Father God wrote and was the book of the law. Whatever we called Him, He was one member of the Trinity. When He spoke the earth moved, things got done, He was to be feared and obeyed.

Jesus was there somewhere but silent, invisible, waiting for his cue to enter center stage. The Spirit also, was quietly hovering, ready to explode on the scene.

In the New Testament it was easy to see the Trinity. The Son, Jesus is the main character, the Father God, speaks from heaven and Jesus promises to send the Holy Spirit, the Comforter to those who believe.

It is easy to understand, the Father in the Old Testament, Jesus in the New Testament and the Spirit for today.

Many believe that the Lord God of the Old Testament is no longer relevant. The Law has been fulfilled by Jesus, who brought Saving Grace to those who believe.

Today it is the Holy Spirits turn, Jesus sent the Holy Spirit, to give us the Power to Heal, Comfort, Teach, and Lead us, to all truth.

We believe, the Old Testament is full of interesting stories, or old wives tails, and at best, ancient history.

In believing the New Testament is all we need to understand, we fail to comprehend, the great sacrifice God made. He left the heavens, became a man, to suffer and die, so Believers, might become Blameless, covered by the Blood of The Lamb.

The Trinity, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are active throughout the Bible.

Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.” (1 Corinthians 12:4-7 King James Version)

Can we understand the Trinity? Can we know who they are and what they do? Is the Godhead, (the Trinity, the Deity), active today? When I read the Bible, I wonder, where is the Power of God, the Miracles, Jesus promised?

Is the Spirit still hovering? Yes, people are getting saved, sanctified, Holy Ghost filled and water baptized, but, is that all we should expect?

Where is the God of Elijah, the God of the Bible? The Lord who preformed miracles, who healed the sick, raised the dead, and walked on water. Where are the Signs and Wonders that are supposed to follow those who believe?

Has the Lord God changed? Where is the power that Jesus has promised? Is the Holy Spirit that lives within us the weak link? Or is it possible that we don’t know, what to do, with what we have?

The answer to these questions is revealed in the Word. We need the help of the Holy Spirit to understand, to believe, that God is and He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him.

The Lord God in the Old Testament, is not one member of the Trinity with interchangeable names but rather two separate, distinct, individual, members of the Godhead.

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LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? theunfetteredpreacher

Psalm 15: 1-5

LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?

He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.

He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.

In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the LORD. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not.

He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.”

It is not often that I use a full Psalm, to make a point. The conversations I had with my Liberal cousins friends, just yesterday on FB, both grieves and motivated me.

They were very quick to point out the failings of Republicans and Christians. I apparently am not a Christian, because I would not agree with them. Oh I agreed that there are Republicans and Christians who are not perfect, and some are down right hateful. That was not enough.

They could not recognize how hateful and destructive the leadership and faithful on the left are. It was fine that ANTIFA and BLM, tear up property and attack conservatives.

After all we do not think or act right.

It was wonderful that the false accusations nearly destroyed Justice Kavanagh and his family, as a matter of fact one leftist said ‘At least we destroyed his family.’

The problem isn’t that there are many evil people; but that some refuse to recognize and comdemn that evil. They embrace it instead.

Which brings me to this Psalm, if because I do not tow the Liberal line I am not a Christian, I would invite those on the left to read and understand this Psalm.

I do not feel I need to comment on it. God’s Word is pure and perfect. I would thst I were a better son and witness, alas I am just me, with Christ in me, the hope of Glory. (Colossians 1:27)

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If the foundations be destroyed; theunfetteredpreacher

Psalm 11:3

If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?”

There was a meme on FB, claiming Trump said he would run as a Republican, because they are all dummies, and would vote for him.

This of course is Fake News item, (see snopes), I left a comment that we dummies were pretty happy at the results he has given us.

I was told I was uninformed, or misinformed. I pointed out that Conservatives could not help but to hear the Liberal news, and that if they wanted to know the truth, they needed to find a Conservative or Christian News source. lol….

Nope, that is not going to happen. The left is doing it’s best, to distroy the Foundational Principles of our Country.

As Christians, there is nothing we can watch on Main Stream TV or News. Don’t even talk about cable. (We pick and choose from Netfixs), Every show has to have it’s quota of Gays or Trans… If there happens to be, a Christian portrayed on the shows, they are usually terrible, hateful people.. All the Law and no Love.

In the political world, Christian businesses, are forced to support things, that are against their Faith, by making Cakes to celibate Gay Marriage, to pay for birth control, we must embrace people who claim they are not the Sex they were born to. We are to accept and praise, them in their delusions.

We have come to a point where we must obey God, not man.

Not long ago a state (wish I could remember which), wanted all the Church Pastors, to send in their Sermons, to make sure they were PC.

We are no longer innocent, if we are accused by a woman, of sexual misconduct, or of hate crimes because we believe and quote the Bible.

We spent 8 years watching our Country, as it was deliberately torn apart, the police and military attacked, the races encouraged to be rebellious.

Home grown Terrorists BLM, ANTIFA, and Never Trumpers, told to get in the face of Conservatives or our Representatives of both houses, in Congress. To be rude, or to physically attack those who disagree with the Democrats Godless policies or programs, that this makes them Patriots.

It does not.

We are so devided now, with the Left turning to Socialism, the Right loving Free Enterprise. Our Schools are turning our children into America hating clowns, who can no longer listen to or agree that others may have differing opinions.

What can the Righteous to do?

We can only Stand Fast in our Faith. Fast and Pray for Godly Leadership, from our local School board to the President. It is a shame, that even a Choir Boy or a Boy Scout, can expect to be torn apart along with his family, if he dares to run for public office.

That is the message of the Left. How sad is that?

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What can the righteous do? theunfetteredpreacher

Psalm 11:3

If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?”

If we are followers of Christ, (born again, Spirit filled believers), What can we do?

We are the Righteous of God in Christ Jesus. (2 Corinthians 5:21) Our hands are tied, the heathens do not want God in any way, shape or form, involved in our Political process, or our personal life. (Psalms 10:4)

Men and Women of God are ridiculed, dismissed, or ignored by those who Reject, the Truth of the Gospel. They do not need the crutch, of Religion. They believe, Me, Myself and I, are all they need, to succeed in life, to attain their goals.

They believe the good they do, outweighs the bad, so If there is an afterlife, they will certainly be in heaven.

We Christians should just leave the unbelievers, alone. They do not want to be Preached to, they refuse to allow our children to bring their Bibles to, or have Christian clubs at school.

If the children wish to Worship Allah, or involve themselves in Witchcraft, or any other demonic belief, that is diversity, and encouraged.

What are the Righteous to do?

Fast, Pray, Cry out for the Lord’s Presence, His Power, His Wisdom and Knowledge.

We share our love for Christ, the heathen refuse to accept it. In Exodus we find the Lord saying;

“And I will stretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in the midst thereof: and after that he will let you go.” (Exodus 3:20)

The Lord let us know the importance of His Signs, Wonders and Miracles, to cause people to believe HE IS, and a rewarder of those who believe He IS. (Hebrews 11;6)

We find Jesus, with Signs, Wonders and Miracles following, that brought many to believe, and a fair number who Followed, and gave their lifes to Him.

The Lord God knows how to draw people to Himself. He has given us the Gifts of the Spirit, as the bricks to build His Tabernacle. Unfortunately, we have left those gifts on the shelf.

When we begin to please God, in our thoughts and actions, He will begin to move in our midst.

And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the LORD, So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of the LORD.” (1 Kings 8:10-11)

The Priests had pleased the Lord, Solomon had built the Temple to hold the Alter and the Tabernacle of the Lord.

They had sacrificed and dedicated the Temple to God.

When we learn to do the same, dedicate our bodies to be Holy and Acceptable. Study to renew our minds and truly believe HE IS, instead of He used to be, and maybe someday, He will again.

We will Witness His Presence once again, and not be able to hold the multitudes that we flock to Him. (Not to Ourselves).

Acts 4: 29-31

And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus. And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.”

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I am disappointed! theunfetteredpreacher

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An older post, still true and the desire of my heart.

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Enquire more perfectly: theunfetteredpreacher

Now therefore ye with the council signify to the chief captain that he bring him (Paul) down unto you to morrow, as though ye would enquire something more perfectly concerning him: and we, or ever he come near, are ready to kill him.” (Acts 23:15)

The Jewish Leaders, seeking to kill Paul, tried to get the Roman’s to release him to them, claiming they wanted to know ‘more perfectly’ about Jesus and the ‘Way’.

A young man told the Roman’s of this plan, so they sent Paul to Caesarea, and he ended up before Felix, to be judged. (Acts 24:22) But Felix already had a more perfect understanding of the ‘Way’, so he had Paul put into what amounted to protective custody, so that he, (Felix), would not have to make a decision.

It seems to me, that many people claim a desire to know more perfectly about the ‘Way’, but if you pay attention to their actions, it is easy to dis-prove that contention. Do they want to Know the Lord, or do they just want, fire insurance?

If their attitude and lifestyle remains as it was, they are really hoping to hedge their bets. Claiming Jesus as Savior, and never allowing Him to be Lord.

No, we need to be seeking that more perfect ‘Way.’ We can only do that by renewing our minds, daily, by the reading of the Word and Prayer and Meditation. We only find that ‘perfect Way,’ when we allow God to be in the driver’s seat of our lives.

We need to take His Yoke upon ourselves to discover, how easy and light, it is to serve the Lord, and to find the ‘rest,’ that Jesus has promised, to those who believe.

Before Jesus, the High Priest would sprinkle the Blood of perfect bulls, goats or sheep and birds, on the Alter of the Tabernacle, to attain forgiveness for the people.

But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;” (Hebrews 9:11)

Christ by dieing in our place, became the perfect Tabernacle, His Blood has covered us and made us Blameless before the Father. Our bodies become His Tabernacle, the Church, the place the Living God, (the Holy Spirit), resides.

We become a Living Bible, that the world reads as we interact with others. I do not know about you, but I do not always present the Good Book. No, often I am not the man I long to be, and must come to the alter once again for forgiveness.

Thank you Jesus, that Forgiveness is always there for the truly repentant.

If we would enquire (seek to understand), more perfectly the ‘Way’, we would become a better witness for our Lord.

But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.” (Proverbs 4:18)

We must share what we know and be open to learn more perfectly, the ‘Way’.

And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus. This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John. And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.(Acts 18:24-26)

‘Have you received the Holy Spirit, since you believed?

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JESUS: IN THE OLD TESTAMENT

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An old post, that I believe begins to separate the three members of the Trinity, so we can recognize each of their voices and actions. Please give me feedback.

Have I understood the Word ?

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