6. The Son reveals God
When Jesus is introduced to Israel, those who are observant become aware that God Elohim is three Persons.
Already at Jesus’ baptism we meet the three Persons in a very distinctive way.
“And after being baptized, Jesus went up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and He saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming upon Him, and behold, a voice out of the heavens, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well-pleased” (Matt 3:16-17).
Jesus’ words to His disciples, hours before He is arrested, begin to reveal how the three Persons work together in distinctive roles to accomplish the eternal purpose.
“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father wlll send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you” (John 14:26).
“When the Helper comes, Whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth Who proceeds from the Father, He will testify about Me” (John 15:26).
The equality of the three Persons and the significance each Person shares in every believer’s life stands out in its prevailing importance in Jesus’ final mandate to His disciples:
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit” (Matt 28:19).
(Part 6 of 15)
“Three in One”