Father, Son, and Spirit

There is one God, and
one mediator also between God and men,
the man Christ Jesus.
(1 Timothy 2:5, NASB) 

Jesus emphasized repeatedly that His purpose, His mission, His glory, His power, His words, and His works all came from the Father. He then promised that all this that He received from the Father would be poured out on us and into us through His Holy Spirit. The Father comes to us through the Son (God made flesh), and the Son comes to us through the Spirit (God made unbounded life around and within us).

Father to Son, Son to Spirit, Spirit to us—in earthly things, such long chains  make the source seem remote, indirect, and watered-down. Something is lost along the way. But because of their perfect oneness, nothing is lost in the Father to Son and Son to Spirit. No watering down. The result is not distance and indirectness.

On the contrary, we are completely and intimately encompassed by God. God’s glory not only fills our world, but it comes to us personally and fills our flesh and our hearts. God embraces us with Himself, heart and mind, body and soul.

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