The Unity Of The Godhead in Pentecost

The Unity Of The Godhead in Pentecost

May 19, 2024

Readings: Isaiah 44:1-8
1 Corinthians 12:4-13
John 14: 8-17

Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost should not be confined to only 1 day. Pentecost is the strength of life. We are supposed to be created in the very likeness and image of God, but sad to say, many of us have taken the ways of the world instead. During the time when Christ came, there was much confusion going on in the world. People were looking for the answers to their problems. There were many even claiming to be gods. John 14: 8-12 Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.”

Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves. Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever – the Spirit of truth.” Jesus is one with the Father and the Holy Spirit. And yet we tend to separate the Spirit from the Father and the Son.

1 John 4:12 No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God remains in us, and His love is perfected in us. John 17:21 “that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.” God emphasizes this to us through the sending of Christ.

God is royalty. The Creation was perfect- and yet in humility, the Lord came to us as a baby. He became what we are, a human being. The people were looking for a king, a powerful ruler. But He came as a baby. And this helpless child rose to become the Redeemer of the whole world. The enemy has been deceiving us into believing we are small, that we cannot do anything. John 17:21 “that they may all be one; just as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me.” John 14:11 “Believe me, I am in the Father and the Father is in me. Otherwise, believe me because of what I’ve been doing.”

Jesus was a carpenter. He went through the struggles of man. He faced the same difficulties. We need to wake up and live out the life that Christ has given to us so that the world may know about God’s goodness. Jesus was not afraid of work. He worked as a carpenter with His father Joseph. John 14:12 “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” We’ve got to know who we are in Christ before knowing the empowerment of the Holy Spirit in us.” Ephesians 4:4 “There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called.” Ephesians 4:8 Therefore it says: “Having ascended on high, He led captive captivity, and gave gifts to men.” He lifted us out of the bondage of Satan and gave gifts to us and empowered us with the Holy Spirit. We’ve allowed the ways of the world to control us when we should be controlled by His Spirit. 1 John 4:4 “You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.” Philippians 1:21 “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.”

Colossians 3:4 “When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” Colossians 1:27 “To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Ephesians 6:10 “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.”

From the beginning of time, God has been wanting to communicate with man. Even when He knew that Adam had sinned, He still called out, “Adam where are you?” When the Children of Israel were in the wilderness, He told them to build a tabernacle so He could dwell with them. 1 Corinthians 6:19 “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?”

God’s presence is with us. The enemy may try to deceive us and say God is not with us. God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are one and in unity. This is what Pentecost is about. We may not see the victory yet, but we must wait upon the Lord.


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