The Word of God contains mystery, simplicity, and both light and darkness. In order for it to be understood it must be studied, and meditated upon in the presence of and with the wisdom of His Holy Spirit.
Mysteries such as the trinity, are represented in the Scriptures, but for any understanding one must seek His wisdom.
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Genesis 1:26 KJV
God introduced Himself at the very start as either a plurality of God’s or as a God made up of more than one being. Which is it?
And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
Genesis 6:3 KJV
Here God introduces us to Him who teaches and convicts man, the one who brings us wisdom if we will but listen. He God’s Spirit is the person of God with whom we humans deal in our daily lives. His presence in the world leaves us without excuse. But, He will not always strive with man.
Moses says to God, “Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?” God’s answer to Moses is, “I AM THAT I AM…Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.” Exodus 3:13-14
So who is the I Am? Is it the Father? Is it the Son? Is it the Spirit? Is it all three?
Compare this with Jesus own words: Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. John 8:58 KJV
This creator God is immortal. Is He a triune being? He made/ created all, yes even those who rebelled against Him. “Let us create man in our own image.”
Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me” (Isaiah 6:8).
There are others: Psalm 2, tells of the promise of a Messiah who is begotten as a Son. This One, who John in his gospel, tells us was the eternal word of God made flesh. A Son who was the very word of this God, one with the Father, taking on all His attributes even including the Wrath of God as He will involve it to establish His kingdom.
Psalm 45:6 Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom. 7 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil of joy above Your fellows. (NASB1995)
God makes Himself One God, amid the cloak of mystery within the Scriptures. Yet He is revealed as Us, thus we have the doctrine of Trinity. Jesus confirms this in His instruction on baptism:
Matthew 28:19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, (NASB1995)
And in the famous Isaiah passage we have the coming of God’s Son.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6).
In Daniel we are told of His two comings. In chapter 9 He will come and be cut off, He would cause sacrifices to be ceased. We are told of His own sacrifice in Isaiah 53. But in Daniel 7 we are told of His yet future Coming to end man’s reign and to take dominion over the earth. We therefore know that we are to look for Him to come a second time as King over His creation.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (NASB1995)
John 1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. 11 He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, [even] to those who believe in His name, 13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. 14 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. (NASB1995)
In Colossians 1 we are told that He is the creator of all things even those in heaven and that He is the image of this invisible God who has always existed. He is not the Father but He is the very same essence. He is the God man; perfect God and perfect man.
A child is born who is called Mighty God, everlasting Father. We are not wise enough to explain such a One, but we are only asked to believe and follow this Messiah sent to earth to save all who will walk out their life in Him. But He will not always strive with man. Today is the day of salvation, say yes to Him who is calling out to you: come follow Me. Come to me all you who are weary and I will give you rest.