The Revelation of the Holy Trinity

Oftentimes we take the Holy Trinity for granted, yet the fact that our God is triune has profound implications that affect our practical Christian living. The following verses show how the Triune God describes Himself regarding His Trinity:

I.  One unique God

Deuteronomy 4:35
You were shown these things that you might know that it is Jehovah who is God; there is no other besides Him.

Deuteronomy 4:39
Know therefore today and bring it to heart that Jehovah is God in heaven above and upon the earth below; there is no other.

Deuteronomy 6:4
Hear, O Israel, Jehovah is our God; Jehovah is one.

Psalm 86:10
For You are great, and You do wondrous deeds; You alone are God.

Isaiah 44:6
Thus says Jehovah the King of Israel, And his Redeemer, Jehovah of hosts, I am the First and I am the Last; And apart from Me there is no God.

Isaiah 44:8
Do not tremble and do not be afraid.  Have I not related to you from that time and declared it?  And you are My witnesses.  Is there a God besides Me?  Or is there any other Rock?  I do not know of any.

Romans 3:30
If indeed God is one, who will justify the circumcision out of faith and the uncircumcision through faith.

1 Corinthians 8:4
Therefore concerning the eating of things sacrificed to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world and that there is no God but one.

Galatians 3:20
But a mediator is not a mediator for one, but God is one.

1 Timothy 2:5
For there is one God and one Mediator of God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

II.  The three Persons of the Godhead

Genesis 1:26
And God said, Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of heaven and over the cattle and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.

Genesis 3:22
And Jehovah God said, Behold, the man is become like One of us, knowing good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat and live forever—

Genesis 11:6-7
6  And Jehovah said, Behold, they are one people, and they all have one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do; and now nothing which they have purposed to do will be kept from them.
7  Come, let Us go down and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.

Exodus 3:6
And He said, I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.  And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.

Numbers 6:24-26
24  Jehovah bless you and keep you;
25  Jehovah make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you;
26  Jehovah lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.

Isaiah 6:8
Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send?  Who will go for Us?  And I said, Here am I; send me.

Matthew 28:19
Go therefore and disciple all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

1 Peter 1:2
Chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father in the sanctification of the Spirit unto the obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied.

III.  All Three being God

A.  The Father

Ephesians 1:17
That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the full knowledge of Him,

B.  The Son

Hebrews 1:8
But of the Son, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, and the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.

C.  The Spirit

Acts 5:3-4
3  But Peter said, Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to deceive the Holy Spirit and to put aside for yourself some of the proceeds of the land?
4  While it remained, was it not your own?  And when it was sold, was it not under your authority?  Why is it that you have contrived this thing in your heart?  You have not lied to men but to God.

IV.  All Three being Eternal

A.  The Father

Isaiah 9:6
For a child is born to us, A son is given to us; And the government Is upon His shoulder; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

B.  The Son

Hebrews 1:12
And like a mantle You will roll them up; like a garment they will also be changed; but You are the same, and Your years will not fail.”

Hebrews 7:3
Being without father, without mother, without genealogy; having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but likened to the Son of God, abides a priest perpetually.

C.  The Spirit

Hebrews 9:14
How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

V.  The co–existence of the Father, the Son, and the Spirit

Matthew 3:16-17
16  And having been baptized, Jesus went up immediately from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming upon Him.
17  And behold, a voice out of the heavens, saying, This is My Son, the Beloved, in whom I have found My delight.

John 14:16-17
16  And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter, that He may be with you forever,
17  Even the Spirit of reality, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not behold Him or know Him; but you know Him, because He abides with you and shall be in you.

1 Corinthians 12:4-6
4  But there are distinctions of gifts, but the same Spirit;
5  And there are distinctions of ministries, yet the same Lord;
6  And there are distinctions of operations, but the same God, who operates all things in all.

2 Corinthians 13:14
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

Ephesians 2:18
For through Him we both have access in one Spirit unto the Father.

Ephesians 3:14, 16-17a
14  For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father,
16  That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit into the inner man,
17  That Christ may make His home in your hearts through faith,…

Revelation 1:4-5
4  John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is coming, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne,
5  And from Jesus Christ, the faithful Witness, the Firstborn of the dead, and the Ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and has released us from our sins by His blood

VI.  The Three being One

A.  The Son being called the Father

Isaiah 9:6
For a child is born to us, A son is given to us; And the government Is upon His shoulder; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.

John 10:30
I and the Father are one.

John 14:8-11
8  Philip said to Him, Lord, show us the Father and it is sufficient for us.
9  Jesus said to him, Have I been so long a time with you, and you have not known Me, Philip?  He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how is it that you say, Show us the Father?
10  Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me?  The words that I say to you I do not speak from Myself, but the Father who abides in Me does His works.
11  Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me; but if not, believe because of the works themselves.

B.  Christ, the Son, being the Spirit

John 14:16-18, 20
16  And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter, that He may be with you forever,
17  Even the Spirit of reality, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not behold Him or know Him; but you know Him, because He abides with you and shall be in you.
18  I will not leave you as orphans; I am coming to you.
20  In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.

Romans 8:9-10
9  But you are not in the flesh, but in the spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you.  Yet if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not of Him.
10  But if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, the spirit is life because of righteousness.

1 Corinthians 15:45
So also it is written, “The first man, Adam, became a living soul”; the last Adam became a life-giving Spirit.

2 Corinthians 3:17
And the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

Revelation 5:6
And I saw in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures and in the midst of the elders a Lamb standing as having just been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.