Question: Can the three persons of the Godhead be seen separately in heaven?
1- Jesus describing the second coming said, “Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God” (Luke 22:69). It is clear from this verse that both God the Father and God the Son will be seen at the second coming.
2- At the stoning of Stephen, the Scripture says, “When they heard these things they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed at him with their teeth. But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God, and said, “Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!” (Acts 7:54-56). Here we can read that Stephen was filled with the Holy Spirit and saw Jesus standing at the right hand of God.
3- John testified of heaven saying, “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one” (1 John 5:7,8). Again we see the three persons in heaven bearing witness.
4-When Jesus was baptized, the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove bore testimony to John that the one he had baptized was the divinely appointed Messiah, and God Himself proclaimed His Son’s praise “When He had been baptized, Jesus came 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 alighting upon Him. And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” (Matt. 3:16, 17).
From these verses we can conclude that the three persons of the Godhead are separate and will have clear distinctions in heaven.
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