When Jesus the Son of God died on the cross, the Father was on the throne. The New Testament teaches the concept of One God with three separate divine persons-Son, Father and Holy Spirit. Each is God (Ephesians 4:6; Titus 2:13; Acts 5:3, 4), yet the “three are one” (1 John 5:7). They are one in nature, character, and purpose. And they are the same in properties, attributes and equal in power and glory.
And at the baptism of Jesus, we see the three persons of the Godhead “And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” (Matthew 3:16,17). If Jesus is the only person in the Godhead, who spoke from heaven and declared, “This is my beloved Son”? This was the voice of the Father in heaven. And the Holy Spirit descended on Jesus in the form of a dove.
It is through the shared authority of these three persons that we are commissioned to baptize the believers “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” (Matthew 28:19).
Paul frequently referred to the three separate persons of the Godhead “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all” (2 Corinthians 13:14). “How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?” (Hebrews 9:14).
Revelation opens by introducing the three persons of the Godhead “From the seven Spirits who are before His throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever” (Revelation 1:4–6 NKJV).
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