Where is the Trinity? Spiritual Discernment, p.1

Often people don’t know where Christians get the Trinity from in the Bible? In the New Testament, we see when the LORD Himself was Baptised, the Heavens opened, the Father said the LORD is His Son, with whom He is well pleased. And we saw the Holy Spirit like a dove, descend and rest on the LORD.

But, let’s exercise our spiritual discernment muscles shall we? Knowing that there are more characters in the Heavenlies, and Persons of GOD, let’s read if you will the conversation between Moses and GOD, at the burning bushy.

Moses and the Burning Bush

1 Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. 3 So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.”

4 When the LORD saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!”

And Moses said, “Here I am.”

5 “Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” 6 Then he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.” At this, Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God.

Here, we hear the feminine ‘aspect’ of GOD, ‘take off your shoes’. We also see here written God said not the LORD said.

7 The LORD said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. 8 So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey—the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. 9 And now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them. 10 So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.”

Here, we here the Saviour, the LORD Jesus. ‘I have indeed!’ He is sending, He is the Commander.

11 But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”

12 And God said, “I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain.”

13 Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?”

14 God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”

Here we hear, the Father. Powerful and authoritative.

15 God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘The LORD, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’

Why does it say and God also said? Because it is a different Person of GOD here talking, possibly the Mother,

“This is my name forever,
the name you shall call me
from generation to generation.

Here we hear, the Son again! There seems to be redundancy in the speech, and repetition, because there are more than one PERSONS speaking to Moses.

16 “Go, assemble the elders of Israel and say to them, ‘The LORD, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob—appeared to me and said: I have watched over you and have seen what has been done to you in Egypt. 17 And I have promised to bring you up out of your misery in Egypt into the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites—a land flowing with milk and honey.’

18 “The elders of Israel will listen to you. Then you and the elders are to go to the king of Egypt and say to him, ‘The LORD, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us. Let us take a three-day journey into the wilderness to offer sacrifices to the LORD our God.’ 19 But I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go unless a mighty hand compels him. 20 So I will stretch out my hand and strike the Egyptians with all the wonders that I will perform among them. After that, he will let you go.

21 “And I will make the Egyptians favorably disposed toward this people, so that when you leave you will not go empty-handed. 22 Every woman is to ask her neighbor and any woman living in her house for articles of silver and gold and for clothing, which you will put on your sons and daughters. And so you will plunder the Egyptians.”

Here we hear the Son again, the ‘warlike’ one. The Commander of the LORD.

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3 Comments

  1. Wow, never looked at that passage like that before. I have noted in the scene at the edge of the Red Sea that you see all three of the Trinity between the Isaelites and the Egyptian army. Read Exodus 14: 19 – 25. You see the Angel of God (Jesus), the pillar of cloud (Holy Spirit) separately moving to protect, then the Lord (God) looks down through them to the Israelites. You also see the light and darkness mentioned in the cloud once they join forces (so to speak) behind the Israelites. Light as in reference to Jesus and darkness to the Holy Spirit. I am not saying that the Holy Spirit is dark or evil, just that the scripture seems to make a second differentiation between the two.

  2. jchenwa

     /  September 21, 2011

    Yes, everything (light and dark) is under the feet of the Christ Jesus our LORD~ The Holy Spirit, in my humble opinion, is sometimes described as a mother, the Mother. A mother loves all her children, great or small, weak or strong, smart or not smart, etc…Thanks for commenting! I’ll visit your blog soon, if that’s ok?

  3. Cool, thanks for stopping by.

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