Wednesday, December 28, 2016

THE NATURE OF THE FATHER, SON, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT: GOD'S PLAN FOR US TO BE LIKE HIM, Dan Mayfield

Wisdom - "His understanding is infinite" Isaiah 40:28
Will - "Good, acceptable, and perfect" Romans 12:2
Love - "God is love" 1 John 4:8
The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, the three persons in the Godhead possess these in their nature. When God said, "Let us make man in our image", God embued man with a like nature - as much as the created can be like the Creator. Man possesses the greatest likeness to God than all other things in the creation. And this includes the wisdom of knowing, the power of self-governance, and the heart to be selfless and charitable.
Isaiah 48:16-17 speaks of the three persons in distinction of the other: "16 Come near to Me, listen to
this: From the first I have not spoken in secret, From the time it took place, I was there. And now the Lord GOD has sent Me, and His Spirit." 17 Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, "I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, Who leads you in the way you should go."
Take note that the Triune God, three persons in One, is spoken of in this text. The Redeemer is sent by the Lord God and by His [Holy] Spirit. The Redeemer is surely the Christ who existed with the other two before the foundation of the world. This Redeemer would be the one to come in into the world by when the Spirit of the Father would conceive the child in Mary. The Redeemer would come to save as Isaiah speaks of more than once (see Isaiah 53; 59:20).
Isaiah 59:16 says, "He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor; therefore His own arm brought salvation for Him; and His own righteeousness, it sustained Him." Here God does for man what sinfully corrupt man would not and could not do for himself. And so God sends for the Redeemer "who will come from Zion, and to those who turn from transgression in Jacob, says the Lord."
The nature of the Fahter, Son, and Holy Spirit is to wisely do for us by love what we could not do for ourselves. The God of infinite wisdom, by His perfect will and power, demonstrated His love for us by sending the Redeemer, His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ in order to save those who turned from transgression to live unto righteousness.
Where are you today? Because God made you with the ability to choose, and to love, and to know, God has done all He can to appeal to your person. Will you love Him? Will you listen to understand and accept His Truth? Will you act with the will-power God has put inside of you?
Salvation is the aim of God in sending Jesus Christ. Most people will love the world more and hate God. Most of the world choose ignorance and refuse to learn from the Lord. And most people will resist Him and continue in their own will.
"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." Romans 12:1-2.
To know God is to want to be conformed to Him. And to be like God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, means conformed our entire being to Him. Think like Him. Do like Him. Love like Him. Then you will be complete in His sight and that is the reason He sent the Redeemer into the world.
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