Tuesday, November 01, 2016

THE FATHER, SON, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT

I don't want to show any disrespect to the Godhead that's composed of the three persons of the Godhead. We are Baptized into the name of the three, Mt 28:18-20. I love the Father, the Son, and I love the Holy Spirit. These are the source of our blessings.

"The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all." 2 Cor. 13:14; see also 1 Peter 1:2;

I commented in the past and believe it still that I couldn't imagine going through this life without ever acknowledging the three persons of the Godhead. We pray to the Father and daily we talk to Him. And though we joyfully acknowledge that Jesus is seated at the right hand, helping us by mediating our prayers, and still we barely give him a glance for fear that we might get the order of prayer wrong. When Jesus is mediating for you, go ahead and greet Him and thank Him for the High Priestly help He's doing on your behalf. Do we really think the 2nd and 3rd persons of the Godhead are to be unmentioned or acknowledged? I don't believe that's what is meant by praying to the Father through Christ. Yes, that's the protocol and so don't get that wrong. But all three are somehow involved in the prayer communication, Romans 8:26,34.

Of the Holy Spirit, Paul says, "the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words" and of the Lord Jesus, Paul says, "Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us."

Now some might wish to argue about HOW the Holy Spirit does this or that, and I'm not interested in that discussion, at least not at this moment, but I'm only interested in giving the Holy Spirit that glory that He rightly deserves. Say it with me that "He intercedes for us". As Jesus intercedes for us, so the Holy Spirit is helping us in some way in our prayers. That's deserving of an amen and a word of praise to Him that is the 3rd person of the Godhead.

This kind of glory I don't give to angels or to Mary, the mother of Jesus, or to the apostles or to any other. But the Spirit of God who was there in the creation (Gen 1:2) has all of the attributes and nature and glory of the Father. The 139th Psalm reminds us that we can't ever hide from the presence of the Spirit of God. He's here and He's there.

The Holy Spirit with Jesus Christ and the Father be with you today.

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