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2. The Godhead: Three Eternal Persons

Jason Sliger

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Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Jason is a former full-time evangelist with Amazing Facts, now pastoring in Northern Michigan. He and his wife, Midori, have two children, Evangeline and Christian who are 3 and 1. His greatest desire is to have an experience like Jesus and be part of helping others be like Him too. He enjoys playing with his kids, photography and, when he can find time, playing the guitar.

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  • February 10, 2018
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Father in heaven we thank you that we can enter into your presence with singing and into your courts with praise we thank you Father for the many blessings both seen and unseen that were showered upon us this past week father this morning we sit at your feet in great expectation. That you will teach us from your word we ask that you would send your Holy Spirit to enlighten our minds that we may be drawn closer still to you we thank you father but we ask it in Jesus' name. As we embark upon the second presentation of the Godhead I want you to keep in mind that as we talk and discuss about God we have to remember that we are talking about God and there are some things about God that it is just not for us to understand there are going to be some blanks there are going to be some an answer to questions even perhaps a few unresolved passages of Scripture but this morning as we take a look at the Word of God we want to find where the weight of the evidence lies on this particular doctrine of the Trinity I want to start with a passage from the from the inspiration from inspiration and it looks like my clickers not going to work there goes thank you so much. Love technology don't you. For the church Volume three page two fifty five says this those who desire to doubt will have plenty of room we read this last me but I want to remind ourselves of it God does not propose to remove all OK Janelle's for unbelief he gives evidence which must be carefully investigated with a humble mind and a teachable spirit and all should decide from the what weight of the evidence not just in that statement alone by the weight of the evidence kind of gives you the idea that there may be some things that aren't going to be fully resolved but we cast ourselves or we cast our lot where the weight of the evidence lines she goes on three years later talking about the weight of the evidence and she says this in testimony for the church volume for page two hundred thirty two in two hundred thirty three she says God gives sufficient evidence for the candidate mind to believe but he who turns from the weight of the evidence because there are a few things which he cannot make plain to his finite understanding. We'll be left in the cold chilling atmosphere of unbelief and questioning doubts and will what make a shipwreck of faith and by God's grace none of us will make a shipwreck of our faith Amen so we need to know where the weight of the evidence is not just on this particular Bible doctrine but on any teaching of the Word of God we want to see where that weight is and then carefully investigate the weight of the evidence and then stand where that evidence points us to stand now we're looking at three particular points in our study together on the doctrine of the Trinity of the Godhead and we've kind of summarized them this way we looked at this one last week the unity of the three persons of the Godhead we spent ample time solidifying in our minds that there is God the Father God the Son and God the Holy Spirit the three of them are equal as we see in the great gospel commission in Matthew chapter twenty in the last few verses there so we spent a lot of time defining this particular point so that we could build off of it there are three separate individuals working towards the common goal of the salvation of men today we're going to take a look at the second two and as I put this presentation together I realize that I probably should have done one presentation on the second point and then another one on the third point but we'll do what we can to get through our material together today the second point is the full Eternal Deity of Christ that he has always existed and the third point is the personhood and full Deity of the Holy Spirit that He is a person that has also full Deity just like the father and just like the son now as I mentioned last week any most anti Trinitarian sentiments all kind of boil down to an objection to all three of these points that there are not three. That comprise of the Godhead that at some point Jesus was created in the distant EON passes of eternity or of the past and that the Holy Spirit is not a person but he is some force or spirit or something like that that and the Nates from God most anti trinitarian doctrine will go back to those particular points objecting in these three areas so we have to know from the Bible where is the weight of the evidence on these three points we've already done it on the first one let's let's take a look at these next two points in our study together this morning so we'll start things off by looking at the turn of the Deity of Jesus that he has always existed before we do that I want to just solidify in your mind yet again that the Bible writers fully understood that the Son of God was God also let me read to you few passages here so that we can understand this Titus chapter two in verse thirteen the Bible says looking for the blessed and hope and the Glorious a period of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ there Titus refers to Jesus as God our Savior and then we see this also in First Timothy Chapter three and verse sixteen and without controversy in great is the mystery of godliness God was manifest in the flesh justified in the Spirit God was manifest in the flesh who was it that was manifest in the flesh was a God the Father was a God the Holy Spirit though it was the Son of God that was manifest in the flesh and here Timothy refers or Paul rather to Timothy refers to God that was manifest in the flesh Jesus Christ refers to him as God Isaiah Chapter forty in verse thirty the Bible says the voice of him that cry of the wilderness this is talking about John the Baptist prepare you the way of the Lord. Make straight in the desert a highway for who our God who was John the bat knew John the Baptist come to prepare a way for he's clearly we see that in his ministry that he came to prepare the way for the coming Messiah Jesus himself but in the Old Testament writer here refers to the Messiah as God Isaiah Chapter seven and verse fourteen the Bible says therefore the Lord himself shall be sorry therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign behold of virgin shall conceive what event is that the birth of Jesus a virgin shall conceive and bear a son and you shall call his name and his name will be what Emmanuel now and those of you that know the Bible and I think most of us know this point and Matthew Chapter one of verse twenty three THE BIBLE defines the name Emmanuel for us and that name is ONE GOD WITH US that is the name that was to be given to Jesus God with us now. Jesus. Could not be created and be equal with God. And the Bible tells us that he was equal with God so he couldn't have been created if he was equal with God because God cannot be created if God is created then he is not God but he is a create shun and stead of the Create tour in the Bible makes this very clear here I think that if you were to just if we were just think about it a little bit if the Bible writers are defining that Jesus is God then I believe it would stand to reason that as God He has always existed. Now we don't have to just kind of you know theorize that we can actually prove it from scripture the Bible tells us that he has always existed let me give you a few passages here on this Micah chapter five and verse two The Bible says this but that Bethlehem though that would be little among the thousands of Judah yet out of the shall come forth and to me that is to be ruler in Israel whose going force had been from what from old from what from everlasting now who is talking about who was it that was to be born in Bethlehem Jesus the Messiah This is of the Old Testament next the end of prophecy prophesied in the coming of the Messiah the anointed one and the Bible tells us the Bible writer says that his going forth were to be from old from everlasting Now it's interesting that as you understand from the this passage is talking about the birth of Christ but not only do we understand this from a biblical standpoint but even the prophet in the book patriarchs and prophets and desired ages she specifically applies this Bible passage to the coming of Jesus in Bethlehem and the Old Testament writers says that his going his going forth would be from old from everlasting let's look at another one here Isaiah Chapter nine. And verse six the Bible says this For unto us a child is born unto us a son is given and his government shall be upon his shoulders and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor what the next one the mighty God the everlasting Father though what. Now again this is another messianic prophecy here that's talking about a child shall be born this is talking about the coming of Jesus when he would be born in Bethlehem as we just read a few moments ago but I think this passage is particularly fascinating because what we find is that Isaiah in one breath he shows us the depth of the complexity of God the Son notice all of these terms that he uses to describe Jesus he describes him as a child as a son as a counselor as God as Father as Prince he is a very complex being he is all of these things and more I see is trying to describe the deepness the complexity of God the Son and he uses all of these terms to describe him not only does he call him the mighty God but he also calls him the what everlasting Father Now some people get a little maybe a little tripped up by the fact that he refers to him as the everlasting Father but be assured from our study together last week that Jesus is not the father and the father is not Jesus when Jesus prayed in the garden of get so many and he poured out his heart to his father he was not praying to himself he was praying to his father which was in heaven. At the baptism of Christ we hear the voice this is my beloved Son in whom I'm well please do while I'm talking to himself we see the three D. three God the three the three aspects of God in the great gospel commission they're all equal there so when what does the eye what does I see you mean when he calls him the ever lasting Father Jesus as we will see here in just a minute most of us already know this Jesus was the father of this world in the sense that he was the one who created all things he created this earth he is the great life giver and the great life sustainer not only did he create this world but it is through him through his teachings through His blood that he has shed he has given life to you and to me and in that sense I believe I see is trying to portray to us the father aspect of Jesus when he refers to him as the ever lasting father clearly from scripture here we have two passages that seem to indicate that Jesus did not or was not created at some distant point in the past but he has always existed as you would only expect from God. Now here's another passage that you are well acquainted with in John chapter one verses one one and two and then verse fourteen you've read this a number of times is probably the first passage that comes to your mind when you think about the Godhead the Bible says this in the beginning was the Word and the Word was WITH God and the Word was God Now of course our Jehovah's Witness friends say they have it that the word was a god in the small G. there. We're not polytheistic we don't worship many gods. Amen we worship one God We are monotheistic we worship one God So here's us in the beginning was the word in the Word was WITH God in the Word was God and then it says this The same was in the beginning with God that would stand to reason if God the Father and God the Son of God the Holy Spirit or God then they would have always existed together he would have been in the beginning with God and then he defines who he is in verse fourteen and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us this Dawn who is the word who dwelt with God the Father in the beginning and became flesh that is referring to none other then Jesus our Messiah. It's clear from scripture that Jesus has always existed there are a number of passages on this particular point and I can't help it I gotta share with you just a couple more that OK. Just to see the weight of the evidence here this is what we're looking for that's why tells us to look for the weight of the evidence kolache in chapter one verse seventeen The Bible says and he talking about Jesus and he was before all things and by Him all things what everything that has been created consists or exists because of the sustaining power of Jesus and then someone should say Amen for that thank you Jesus for your sustaining power so the Bible says that he was before all things here's another one this is from. First John chapter one in verse one the Bible says this that which was from the what beginning this is John talking about his experience with Jesus that which was from the beginning which we have heard which we have seen with our eyes which we have looked upon and our hands of Handled of the what Word of Life he says that he was from the beginning. Now there are number of stories in the New Testament that we could draw in there are analogous of Jesus is eternal existence and I'll share with you one remember that story when Jesus was in the presence of the religious leaders and he said that before Abraham was. What did he say I N. Now when Jesus said I am you should read the account of that in the book desire pages Alawite said a hush fell upon the assembly because he had taken the name. Of God Almighty and applied it to himself They were so amazed that he did that thing and I want to tell you something this morning brother and sisters when he took that name I am he did not do it apologetically. Listen to this this is from the czar of ages page twenty four twenty five she says it was Christ who from the bush unmount horrible spoke to Moses saying what I am that I am and it clearly in that passage in Exodus where Moses is asking God when the Israelites ask who has sent me when he says that God He the Bible makes it clear that he is talking to God and from the burning bush God which we know to be Jesus he claims that title I am that I am he said tell them that the Great I AM has sent you the self existent one the all powerful one the eternal God is the one who his sending and not only did he send Moses. But he sends you an EIS well and then. There are the stories we could pull in but for the sake of time we won't we won't do that but what I want to do is I want to make a quick statement here and you have to forgive me might might my purpose in this series is not to deal with all the nuances of this particular doctrine I just want to kind of give you the broad overview the clear Bible passages look at where the weight of the evidence is and then we can move forward from there now are there some problem Bible passages that are a little bit difficult to understand in its description of God sure there are I'm not going to deny that there are some difficult texts that you know maybe when we get to heaven we'll have a broader understanding I think even now we can understand them to a certain degree but are there passages like the firstborn of every creature talking about Jesus there are passages that talk about Jesus being the only begotten Yes there are passages that refer to these things this Jesus referred to himself as proceeding forth and came from God Yes there is but you know the Bible also says that the Holy Spirit precedes and comes from God as well do we say from that that God creates the Holy Spirit at some point that he didn't exist there are problem Bible passages there are there aren't. Texts that are a little bit more challenging to understand but what I want to suggest to you this morning we're not going to get into all the details on this maybe we can do a part for later on where we deal with the objections that's not my purpose this morning but I want you to know this that as agonist historically we have always interpreted difficult Bible passages through the clear ones if you've ever been to Bible prophecy seminar you'll see this done over and over again when we present the doctrine of the state of the dead we present the clear passage of Scripture that death is asleep and then after that we deal with some of the more complex Bible passages we present the clear and then from that we interpret the more complex because we're working off the premise that the Bible never what contradicts it so yes there are difficult passages but we have clear plain passages of Scripture that cannot be contradicted if you contradict those Bible passages you're making the Bible not agree with itself now listen to what the Spirit of Prophecy says we look at the bible let's look at the spirit of prophecy says desired ages page five hundred thirty incidentally. If you read the book desire pages from beginning to end you will find that the desired age is a Trinitarian book other words it believes she believed in the Father Son and the Holy Spirit She wrote this in eighteen ninety eight toward the end of her ministry and if you'll notice as you take note of the quotes that I use in my sum and this series you will notice that almost all of the Spirit of Prophecy references that she makes the specific points that she makes about Jesus being God and the Holy Spirit and the three aspects of God You will notice that she makes all of those statements towards the end of her ministry because she begins to get a clear understanding of this particular doctrine towards the end of her ministry and we're going to talk more about that in our next study but listen to this desire they just paid five hundred thirty. She said this in Christ is a life or original unbar owed under rived he that hath the sun half of life the divinity of Christ is the believers assurance of eternal life which Same into that So what is Christ in Christ is what life and that life is what a original and borrowed and this may be carefully if Jesus was created he borrowed life. If Jesus was created it is not original to him she makes it very plain here that Jesus has always existed life is original to him it is unbar owed to him it is under right from another source he that hath the son half life so much should see a man so that very clear statement that he makes. Signs of the time August twenty ninth one thousand eight hundred she says this Christ is the preexistent self existent Son of God In other words he exists because he is he doesn't exist because somebody else has created him he is self-existent Listen to this in speaking of his preexistence Christ carries the mind back through the dateless ages listen to this he assures us that there never was a time when he was not in close fellowship with the eternal God IS THAT CLEAR never was a time when he wasn't in fellowship with the eternal God Again his self existence he has always existed he has existed from eternity past there was never a time when he was not reviewing Harold April five one thousand and six it says this If Christ made all things He existed before all things are love her reason it's very clear the words spoken in regard to this are so decisive. If that no one need to be left and what there's always room for doubt if you want to but there's clear statements that are made that can remove doubt if you so choose crises goes on Christ was God essentially and in the highest sense he was with God from all eternity God over all blessed for ever more and then she says this The Lord Jesus Christ the divine Son of God existed from eternity a distinct person yet one with the father is that clear. He has always existed he has always been one with the father but he is a distinctly separate individual from the father I praise the Lord for the Spirit of Prophecy she just makes these points very clear in our minds so that we can know exactly where we need to stand on this particular point so I think it's clear from not only the Bible but also from the spirit of prophecy that Jesus is the Son of God He is the second person of the Godhead and he has always existed from eternity past he has always been in the presence of the father there's never been a time when Jesus did not exist now I know that's difficult for us to understand and I don't think it's meant for us to understand it our life always has beginnings and ends everything starts and everything ends in our lives but when it comes to God There is no beginning and there is no end and I know that's hard for you to understand it's hard for me to understand it and I don't think it's meant we're meant to understand that particular part of God Now let's take a look at this next point here and that is the personhood and for full Deity of the Holy Spirit and before we actually launch into this particular point I want to give you some counsel because we are talking about the Holy Spirit here and it's interesting that the Bible tells us that the Holy Spirit is the one of the three persons of the Godhead that we can blast FIM and. If we blast theme against the Holy Spirit the Bible defines that as. Pardonable sin so we need to be very careful when we tread on this particular subject that we tread very softly so let me give you a couple of things to think about here as we begin as you look before we actually get into the the Holy Spirit as you look at the Gospel of John John tells us this in John chapter fifteen of verse twenty six he says even the Spirit of truth is Jesus talking even the Spirit of Truth which proceeded from the Father what is it what does Jesus say he will do he will testify of who. Tells us that the job or the purpose of the Holy Spirit one of his jobs is to what testify of him to talk about Jesus he is that he is to reveal Jesus to us and help us understand him better now in just a few breaths later Jesus makes this statement in John sixteen in verse thirteen talking about the Holy Spirit for he shall not speak of himself so he comes to reveal who Jesus and not himself so he's come to reveal Jesus to us he hasn't come to speak about him so now it's interesting the Bible tells us that it's a describe system that the putting together of God's word by was as holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Spirit so we believe that the Bible is it is being guided by the Holy Spirit as men of God wrote Now if that is the case and I believe it is because that's what the Bible says We would it would only stand to reason that if the Holy Spirit inspired God's word and he has come to reveal Jesus and not himself that there's not going to be very much information in the Bible about the Holy Spirit there is enough for us to get a good enough understanding to get us to the kingdom of heaven but we have to remember that the purpose of God's word is to not reveal the Holy Spirit but the purpose of God's word that was inspired by the Holy Spirit is to reveal who Jesus Christ and this is what inspiration tells us in the book actually Apostles page fifty one she says it is not essential for us to be able to define just what the Holy Spirit is it is not what it's not essential in other words this is something that we should not get too bogged down on after all it is God that we are talking about here so since it's not essential does that mean we shouldn't study it no we should we can study it we can look at what the Bible says but it's not essential for us to be able to define just what the Holy Spirit is and then just in the next page page fifty two we've read this last week she said the nature of the Holy Spirit is a what is a mystery man cannot explain it because the Lord has not why he hasn't revealed it to them regarding such mysteries which are too deep for human understanding what does he say silence is golden So we won't delve into the mystery of the Holy Spirit we're just going to look at the plain statements about the Holy Spirit in the Word of God So that's what we're going to do in our time together here that is remaining Now let me just be clear so we understand. And last week we've already established this point but in the book of Acts Acts Chapter five verses three and four the Bible says but Peter said and I asked why had Satan filled Dein heart to lie against the Holy Ghost thou has not lied on to men but and to God is the Holy Spirit God yes he is the Bible makes that very plain to us here and a nice light to the Holy Spirit who is God One of the strongest arguments in favor of the personality of the Holy Spirit that He is a person is the gospel John the Gospel of John in fact in three chapters verses fourteen or chapter sorry chapters fourteen through sixteen John refers to the Holy Spirit as he him or himself over twenty times let me share with you just a couple of those so you can satisfy your curiosity this is John Chapter fourteen a verse seventeen The Bible says even the Spirit of truth whom the world cannot receive because it see if him not neither know with him but ye know him for he did well it in you and shall be in you so it's right there refers to the Holy Spirit as him and he in that one Bible passage is another one John Chapter sixteen verse thirteen how be it when he the Spirit of truth this come he will guide you into all truth for he shall not speak of himself but whatsoever he shall hear that shall he speak and he will show you things it's almost like John is going out of his way to make it very plain that the Holy Spirit is a person he he he him he says it over and over and over again just in one verse Here's another one John Chapter fourteen a verse twenty six he shall teach you all things John fifteen verse twenty six he shall testify of me John sixteen and verse fourteen he shall want. Over and over again in the Gospel of John John refers to the. Holy Spirit as he as a person seems to indicate that he is a person now let me share with you a little piece of research that I found out that was quite persuasive to me when I studied it for the first time a couple of weeks ago. Found in the Gospel of John John Chapter fourteen vs sixteen and seventeen I've read this passage a number of times and I never really. Mind some of the depths here and I don't think I have fully reached a complete understanding of it but enough to satisfy my curiosity John Chapter fourteen versus sixteen and seventeen listen to what the Bible says says this. Jesus talking and I will pray the Father and He shall give you. Another comforter or some translation say helper another comforter that he may abide with you for ever even the Spirit of Truth I can't tell you how many times I've read that Bible passage but I never asked myself the question who's the other comforter. But you have the Bible says I will give you another comforter by using the word another you are suggesting that there are at least two are you not you can have another just one. So Jesus says and I will pray the Father and He will send you another comforter that means that there's already a comforter so who is the other comforter That's the question that I ask myself as I look at this Bible passage for the first time through a new pair of glasses who is this other comforter the word comforter there in the Greek is only used five times in the New Testament so it makes it easy to study in every single passage except for one it's talking about the Holy Spirit. The one other passages found in the Gospel in the book of first John Chapter two and verse one the Bible says this My little children these things right I unto you that you sin not and if any man sin we had they had the kid that is the Greek word there that is used for comforter we have an ad the kid with the father and who is our add the kid Jesus Christ the righteous So who is the other comforter quoting scripture. So you have Jesus is our comforter and he says I'm going to send you another comforter who is the what the Holy Spirit Now this is very interesting to me because the word there for another in the Greek is a fascinating word there are two different Greek words that can be used that can be translated into the English another but when John shows the one Greek word he used the Greek word that is defined another of the what. There is another Greeks. That is defined another of a different sort but that's not the word that John chose when he wrote down another comforter he said it would be another comforter of the same sort and who is the other comforter Jesus now I believe it stands to reason that if Jesus is a person as we have seen from Scripture and the Holy Spirit is another of the same sort that he would be a person just like Jesus is a person. A man now not only do we see that in this particular Bible passage is another comforter but the Bible refers to him refers to the Holy Spirit as He has I mentioned multiple times throughout Scripture but notice the other characteristics that the Bible gives of the Holy Spirit I'm not going to read the Bible references here if you want this list later on just let me know you mail it to you you can copy it down afterwards but I just want you to see this big picture here so the Bible refers to the Holy Spirit that He has intellect he has knowledge he has a mind he has emotions he makes decisions he testifies he teaches He guides he reproves he intercedes he commands he for bids and prohibits he can obey obeyed which means he can be disobeyed he can be resisted he can be vexed he can be bless fiend he can be lied to and he can be what commune with how can you do this with a power how can you do this with a force how can you do this with a spirit the Bible as it gives us the characteristics of the Holy Spirit it gives us the idea that this is a person how can you grieve a power you can't grieve a power you grieve a person would you say amen How can you have communion with the power you can have communion with the power you commune with a person by who makes it very clear that the Holy Spirit is not just a force that emanates from the Father or Jesus but he is a person just as much as God and Jesus is a person in fact this is a. Exactly well White says talking to the students at Annandale college she made the statement manuscript released Volume seven page two hundred ninety nine when she wrote this in eight hundred ninety nine she said this We need to realize that the Holy Spirit who is as much a person as God is a person is walking through these grounds and you like these little one liners that just. Just just hammered home he is this person as much as the father is a person done deal right and that that goes along with what the Bible says that we've seen so far describes the Holy Spirit in the terms of him he himself and so on here's another statement. Released Volume twenty page sixty nine thousand nine hundred sixty wrote this it says this The Holy Spirit is a person for he beareth witness with our spirit that we are the children of God the Holy Spirit has a personality else he could not bear witness to our spirits and with our spirits that we are the children of God he must also be a divine person else he could not could not search out the secrets which lie hidden in the mind of God So by the Spirit prophecy here refers to him as a person as a personality and again as a person one more time here's another one and I'll just end it on this one special testimonies to ministers and workers number ten page thirty seven she wrote this in eight hundred ninety seven the prince of the power of evil who is that. The Prince of the power of evil can only be held in check by the power of God in the Third Person of the Godhead who is the third person of the Godhead Holy Spirit so much as they praise the Lord for that praise the Lord that we can have the power of the Holy Spirit that can hold in check the power of the evil one. That is seeking to lead God's people in the path of rebellion and disobedience the great promise that we have in Scripture in the Gospel of Luke Chapter eleven in verse thirteen if you then being evil know how to give good gifts and to your children how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that. I'm going to do your thing for for that promise. God wants to give each one of us the Holy Spirit and He has just one prayer away. He's just one prayer away he wants to give the Holy Spirit to them that ask I hope this last statement is an encouragement to you desire may just be six hundred seventy two only to those who wait humbly upon God who watch for his guidance and Grace is the Spirit given who is the Spirit given to. Those who wait humbly upon God and what watch for his guidance and Grace is the Spirit given this promised blessing. Claimed by face brings all other blessings in its train one up powerful promise that is ask for the Holy Spirit and He will be given to you this and in the end brother and sisters. It matters little that you can prove this particular doctrine of course we want to know what the doctrine is we need to understand us but it matters little to just have the proof. What really matters is that you're following the leading of the Holy Spirit in your life. Because there will be people in the kingdom of heaven who follow the leading of the Holy Spirit who did not understand this Bible doctrine from Scripture but they followed the promptings of the Holy Spirit as he led them along they followed me and humbly in the path that he laid before their feet and that's really what it means to be a son or daughter of God That's the more important point we can get caught up in all the details we can have long argumentations on the Greek and Hebrew I think this I think that we can throw Bible passages back and forth at each other like hand grenades we can come up with all kinds of conspiracy theories about the spirit of prophecy that somebody modified this statement or somebody added that statement we can come up with all that stuff if we want to but it's the Spirit of God in our hearts and we're doing it do we love our brother as we love ourselves well we're doing that do we care for one another as Jesus cares for us are we willing to lay down our life for that particular individual that we are. Arguing doctrine with. It matters little to be able to prove these things of course we want to understand them but what matters most. Is that we are allowing the Holy Spirit to move and guide us in our life because ultimately he is the only connection that we have to the kingdom of God. He's our connection at this point and we want him in our hearts and in our midst which is saying and I me want to say Lord please fulfill this promise in my life I'm asking for the Holy Spirit to lead me and to guide me amen let's pray Father in heaven we are grateful that we can study your word together father we're thankful that we can come to a little clearer understanding of the Godhead father we are satisfied that there are some things we're just not going to understand and we're satisfied with that and we look forward to gaining more knowledge and more understanding when we get to the came of heaven but until that time the Lord may we be satisfied with what you have seen fit to reveal to us in your inspired writings and may we camp out on the weight of evidence Lord we ask we appeal that you would give to us the gift that you have promised in the medium of the Holy Spirit that He would guide us as we seek to be the sons and daughters of God that you have called each one of us to be bless us more I pray. 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