Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness;Genesis 1:26
What a story, God created everything in the universe, the stars and the sky planets including Earth. And when He was finished, He created man from the dust of the Earth to manage it. But man disobeyed His words and sin entered our lives.
God didn’t just create Earth, He also created everything we see, and the things we cannot see billions and billions of miles away. All the stars in the sky and all the planets around them. And each one of those planets is perfect, except one, the Earth!
God was not alone in creation though, but He also was alone. Give me chance to explain. If you look at Genesis 1:26, you will see that it says: “Let us make man in our image. “ Who is the our that God mentions? In this passage on the sixth day of creation God was there together in the full Trinity.
The Trinity consists of God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit (or Holy Ghost). We know that Jesus was there in the beginning, and we know that He is a part of God because when we read John 1:1,14 it says, “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” (My favourite Bible verses because they tell us so much!) What we see hear is that Jesus, who became flesh, is the Word and He was with God from the very beginning and He also is God!
The Holy Spirit was also with God at the very beginning as told to us in Genesis 1:2 “The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” It’s beautiful and simple and so self-explanatory telling us that God is not a simple being, but instead He is a complex creator in three parts joined as one.
It starts to hurt the brain if you think too much about it, but if you think about an egg and its’ three parts, it becomes a little easier.
The egg is divided into three parts, the outer shell, the white, and the yolk. If you take any one part away, the egg is no longer an egg. So let’s look at identifying the parts of the Godhead using the egg. Jesus is represented by the yolk or the life of the egg. The Holy Spirit is represented by the white, and the outer shell represents God because He is our protection from everything that harms us. Without the three parts, or the Trinity, the Godhead is incomplete.
Some people, and even some church denominations deny that God is a Trinity, but in denying it, they are denying the truth that is told in the Bible. Some claim that the Holy Spirit is not a being, but is instead an “essence “ or a “wind”. If that is the case, then why does Jesus, Himself tell us that the Spirit is coming from the Father? John 14:16-17: “And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.” Jesus promises a helper and a Spirit of truth and doesn’t say it but instead calls the Spirit a Him.
Jesus knew the Holy Spirit because They were together since the beginning. The Spirit was a part of Jesus and a part of God, as much as Jesus was a part of God. They cannot exist unless all three part are there.
I’ve been planning this blog post almost since I started my blog over two years ago, and kept putting it off because this is such a difficult subject to explain. I hope you gained some extra knowledge and understanding from it, and I welcome, as always, your comments.