We have just celebrated the birth of Christ, the pre-existing, in fact eternal, member of the triune Godhead, the Word becoming flesh as John began his gospel account:
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it…. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:1-5, 14).
During His ministry Jesus taught that after His departure He would send the Holy Spirit to be with us instead. This would be far better than His limited physical Presence for the Holy Spirit would actually live within each believer.
“…I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.” (John 14:16-17)
The arrival of the Holy Spirit is described in the 2nd chapter of Acts.
As these Spirit-empowered believers evangelized and formed the early Church, they wrote letters and histories as guided by the Spirit…
“…no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” (2 Pet. 1:20-21)
In time these writings were gathered to comprise what we call the New Testament. Both Old and New Testaments we call “The Bible” – a 66 document bibliography of sorts of 39 O.T. and 27 N.T. writings of every sort all telling one coherent story of the unfolding plan of God.
So by personage, spirit and writings God reveals Himself to us… to you. Trust in Him and rejoice this day in God’s revelations to us. Surely they demonstrate His Love and good intentions in eternity for all who place their trust in Him.
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