The apostle John wrote, ”For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.” (1 John 5:7) God is The Trinity: The Being of God, the Word of God and the Breath of God. When God is silent, He is one. When God speaks, He manifests Himself in three. From His Being proceeds His Word and through His Word comes out His Breath.
The Father is God who is in heaven. He is invisible, intangible and unreachable. He is the God who is above us. Nevertheless, the Father wants to come to us and be with us. He wants to show and tell us about Himself. He wants to communicate with us because He wants to have relationship with us. So, He sent His Word to us. The Word of God is God who became a Man and dwelt among us. The apostle John wrote, “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life.” (1 John 1:1) He is visible, tangible and reachable. He is the God who is with us.
God does want only to be with us to have a relationship with us, but He wants to become one with us as well. He wants us to become like Him. He wants us to feel what He feels, to think what He thinks, to speak what He speaks, to do what He does. He wants us to have His life. So, God sent His Spirit to abide in us and to fill us. The Spirit of God is God who is breathed into us. He is invisible, but He can be sensed and felt. He is the God who is in us. The apostle John wrote, “By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.” (1 John 4:13)
The Lord Jesus is our perfect example as man. He shows us what we must receive in our lives as man. He received the Spirit of God and the word of God in His life. In his gospel, Matthew wrote, “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.” (Matthew 3:16-17) So, we also need to receive the Word of God as well as the Spirit of God in our lives.
The Lord Jesus is The Word of God who became a man. When He lived on earth, He always spoke God’s words to the people, telling them about God and inviting them to come to Him so that they might have a relationship with God. When He spoke to the people, He always told them to believe in Him and to abide in His word. Why? Because He is the Word of God and by abiding in His word, they would know the truth that would set them free. In his gospel, John wrote, “Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:31-32)
To have a strong and deep relationship with God, falsehood must not be found in our lives. Our heart must be free from hypocrisy and insincerity if we expect to have this strong and deep relationship. To experience this, we must know the truth and to know the truth we must abide in the word of God. What does it mean to abide in the word of God? It is to hear and to do the word of God in our lives. The apostle James wrote, “But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.” (James 1:25)
The Holy Spirit is God’s breath that He wants to breathe into the lives of the people like He did in the beginning when He created man. It is written, “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.” (Genesis 2:7) When the people of God receive the Holy Spirit, they will be made alive and have the life of God in them. This life of God will bring freedom and then transformation in their lives. So, God expects them to be open to the Holy Spirit and to surrender to Him. The apostle Paul wrote, “Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” (2 Corinthians 3:17-18)
The Holy Spirit will set us free from demonic bondages and from human limitations. When we have bondages in our lives, we cannot do what we want to do. The things which are possible become impossible for us. When we have limitations, we can only do what we naturally can do. The things that are naturally possible are possible for us but the things that are naturally impossible are impossible for us. However when we are free, we can do what we naturally cannot do. The things which are impossible become possible for us. All things become possible for us.
The Holy Spirit will transform us into another man. Without the Holy Spirit we are helpless to change ourselves. Even if we try hard, the most that we can be is a better person. It is like a slave who tries hard to become a master, but the most he can be is a slave of a better master. But with the Holy Spirit we shall supernaturally be transformed, not into a better person, but into a completely different person. It is like a worthless slave whose life is miraculously transformed and he becomes an honorable king.