God has fulfilled this for us their children, in that He has raised up Jesus. As it is also written in the second Psalm: ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You’ (Acts 13:33).
Understanding the trinity was revolutionary for me, I could worship God without questioning the nature of Him. I didn’t grow up in a Christian home, which might have been an advantage because I didn’t take The Bible at face value. I wanted to know God, whoever He was. I wanted the truth. I was willing to worship at the altar, as long as it was the altar of the One True God Almighty. I knew in my heart, there was such a God, I just didn’t know who He was.
I studied the major world religions, but I found the living God in Christianity, but I had a few questions which made my understanding unstable. I went to Him for the answers. Answers from anyone less wouldn’t satisfy me. The only one true God was in heaven, so who was Jesus? Another God? It was critical because Jesus as another God would invalid God the Father. There is only One. Jesus had to be eternal, so He couldn't be 'born' with a beginning. If Jesus was born, then He would be part of creation with a beginning and end, not eternal. That’s not a good thing so He would fail to be Holy: set apart.
No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him (John 1:18).
My awaking came with the word, begotten which means to bring forth. At Jesus' birth, He wasn't born, He was brought forth from the Father's bosom (John 1:18). This was wonderful news to my soul. I had questioned God on many things in The Bible to determine the accuracy of it, and the trinity was at the top of the list. Who are You? And how many are there? He answered me, with One. God isn’t afraid of my doubts or my ignorance, for He already knew my lack of knowledge.
He desires to be known, I only had to seek Him to find Him. I came with a reverent heart, not an uplifted one. I wanted to know Him so I could worship Him.
We can apply this understanding to Genesis 1:26-28 when God said, "Let us make man in our image." God the Father, The Son and the Holy Ghost always existed as three personages of the essence of God. Jesus was in heaven before the creation of the world. He was brought further to earth to fulfill the will of the Father, the redemption of mankind. Once Jesus fulfilled His divine purpose here on earth, He ascended back into Heaven. Where He is to be worshiped as God, just as He always was, is and is to come (Revelation 1:8).
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and was, and who is to come, the Almighty” (Revelation 1:8).
Let us always seek to know God more intimately for this is His heart. He wants to be known. He gave us His Holy Word and His only Begotten Son so that we could know Him and thereby glorify Him. He is worthy of all honor, praise and worship; now and forever.
Dear heavenly Father, we thank you for first loving us, so that we could know and love You. You made a way to be with us again. How awesome are Your ways. You are the Almighty, the everlasting One. Let us draw near to You. Let us deeply know You, for You along are our source of hope and joy. Let us feel Your comfort, regardless of the events and circumstances in this life. Let us rest in knowing that we will soon see Your face. Amen.
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