Summary: GOD Is defined in the beginning of the Torah and Old Testament in Genesis 1:1-2. Not to mention that GOD said “Let US make man in OUR image”. There’s no denying the TRIUNE GOD as demonstrated by the Three as ONE.
2016.06.05.SERMON. LIVING WATER – THE HOLY SPIRIT (POWER)
WILLIAM AKEHURST, HSWC
The TRINITY is not something new. Genesis 1:1-2 tells us GOD created the heavens and the earth and HIS SPIRIT hovered over the face of the waters. But the Hebrew word interpreted as GOD has something very significant in the Hebrew language. And it is not understood in Hebrew nor translated into English without it being revealed to us through Jesus Christ to John in the last book of the bible. Revelation.
In Revelation, Jesus revealed himself as the alpha and omega, the first and the last. In Hebrew, that would be the Aleph and the Tav (Hebrew alephbet). These 2 letters Aleph-Tav pronounced "et" is exactly how Jesus describes himself by those 2 letters.
Interestingly enough, there is no know English translation from Hebrew for this word.
Yet in Hebrew, Genesis 1 says, In the beginning God... The word for GOD is ELOHIM but it is followed with the word ET and not translated into English! ELOHIM ET
Translated: In the beginning (Bareshet) created (bara) GOD/JESUS (Elohim et), the heavens (has-sa-ma-yim) and (wa-et) the earth (ha-a-res).
Jesus really was there in the beginning, as was the Father GOD creator and the HOLY SPIRIT.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
So GOD Is defined in the beginning of the Torah and Old Testament in Genesis 1:1-2.
Not to mention that GOD said “Let US make man in OUR image”.
There’s no denying the TRIUNE GOD as demonstrated by the Three as ONE.
In John 14, Jesus shares the triune God 3 in 1.
3 Essence in 1 Substance
ILLUS: Water H2O. Hydrogen Oxygen Hydrogen, each part makes up one substance, water.
IN SCRIPTURES, LIVING WATER REPRESENTS THE HOLY SPIRIT IN US.
John 7:38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE:
John 14:1-6 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
SON -> FATHER
THE FATHER REVEALED:
7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.
JESUS’ PROMISE OF THE HELPER/COMFORTER:
SON -> FATHER -> COMFORTER
16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
NEVER LEAVE NOR FORSAKE YOU
17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
IMPORTANT: JESUS SAID “I WILL COME” (AS COMFORTER/HOLY SPIRIT)
INDWELLING OF THE FATHER AND THE SON: