Revealing the Mystery of the Trinity

The Reason Behind the Idea of the Father and the Son

I then asked her, “Sister, I have another question. God is the one true God, so why did the Lord Jesus call God the heavenly Father when teaching His disciples how to pray? And when He was being baptized, the Holy Spirit testified that the Lord Jesus was God’s beloved Son. What did that mean?”

Sister Keke shared more fellowship with me, saying, “Thanks be to God! We know that God’s words are all the truth and we cannot easily fathom them. The first thing we must understand is that what’s referred to in the Bible as the Father and the Son was just while the Lord Jesus was working in the flesh. God became flesh as the Lord Jesus because that was what was required by the work of redemption, so that’s the only reason that concept existed. There was no mention of the Father and the Son in the Old Testament, before God ever became flesh. So then why would God’s Spirit call His fleshly being beloved Son? It was mainly because the Lord Jesus was the first incarnation of God to walk among man. No human beings knew God and they had absolutely no concept of the incarnation. If the Lord Jesus had said that He was God Himself, the people of the time certainly wouldn’t have been able to accept that, and they would have madly resisted and condemned Him. Since the Lord Jesus was doing the work of redemption, it was enough for people to believe in and follow Him, and to accept Him as their Savior. It wasn’t necessary for people to have a more elevated understanding of God. That’s why God worked according to people’s actual stature and bore witness to the Lord Jesus as God’s beloved Son from the position of the Spirit — that way, people could understand. When the Lord Jesus called the Spirit in heaven Father, it was a way to show humility and submission to God. Before the Lord Jesus was crucified He inhabited average flesh, not a glorified body. That’s why He stood in the position of a created being and called God in heaven His Father.”

I was pretty moved by Sister Keke’s fellowship. I said, “Sister, now I get it. God humbled Himself to become a man in order to redeem us, and the Lord Jesus was actually God. It’s just that He never revealed His own identity, but quietly did the work of redemption for mankind. Whether God is in the Spirit or in the flesh, whether He is called the Father or the Son, He is in fact one single Spirit, one single God.”

Sister Keke approvingly sent me a thumbs-up emoji and said, “That’s right! God became flesh in the form of the Son of man because that was what we as humans needed for God’s salvation of us, but in essence, He was God Himself all along.”

I’ll Never Again Think of God as Fragmented After Understanding the Truth of the Trinity

Sister Keke then sent me another passage of God’s words for me to read. I read in earnest, “Because the ages are not alike and the work that God Himself does also differs, He needs to carry out His work within different realms. In this way, the identity He represents also differs. Man believes that Jehovah is the Father of Jesus, but this was actually not acknowledged by Jesus, who said: ‘We were never distinguished as Father and Son; I and the Father in heaven are one. The Father is in Me and I am in the Father; when man sees the Son, they are seeing the heavenly Father.’ When all has been said, be it the Father or the Son, They are one Spirit, not divided into separate persons. Once man attempts to explain, matters are complicated with the idea of distinct persons, as well as the relationship between Father, Son, and Spirit. When man speaks of separate persons, does this not materialize God? Man even ranks the persons as first, second, and third; these are all but the conceptions of man, not worthy of reference, and utterly unrealistic! … Jehovah is the Spirit, and so too is the substance of Jesus. Now in the last days, needless to say it is still the Spirit at work;[a] how could They be different persons? Is it not simply the Spirit of God carrying out the work of the Spirit from different perspectives? As such, there is no distinction between persons. Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and indubitably, His work was precisely that of the Holy Spirit. In the first stage of work carried out by Jehovah, He neither became flesh nor appeared to man. So man never saw His appearance. No matter how great and how tall He was, He was still the Spirit, God Himself who first created man. That is, He was the Spirit of God.

She went on in fellowship, “Believers like us want to split God into three based on our own imaginations and speculations, and we erroneously claim that God has three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, that together are the Trinity of the one and only God. Plus we hold to this fallacy as if it were the truth — this shows that in our faith, we have no understanding at all of God’s work, and that we’re really arrogant and lacking in reason. Now through today’s fellowship we’ve learned that there’s just one God, but God’s work develops in accordance with the age, and He chooses to work in different ways — in the flesh or in the Spirit — according to changes in the nature of His work as well as what we, corrupt humanity, require. But no matter how God appears to us, as long as He expresses the truth, and sustains and guides us, then He is God and we should accept and submit to Him. Sister, what do you say? If the Lord Jesus were to return today and once again clothe Himself with the flesh, with a different appearance, then what do you think the relationship between Him, Jehovah God, the Lord Jesus, and the Holy Spirit would be?”

I gave it a bit of thought and read the text that Sister Keke had sent to me: “Jehovah is the Spirit, and so too is the substance of Jesus. Now in the last days, needless to say it is still the Spirit at work;[a] how could They be different persons? Is it not simply the Spirit of God carrying out the work of the Spirit from different perspectives? As such, there is no distinction between persons.” I then said with certainty, “He would still be one God. That’s because when God takes on the flesh, no matter what kind of body it is, as long as it is God incarnate then that is God. Is that right?” Sister Keke said happily, “Thanks be to God, that’s it!” I responded, “Sister Keke, the pastor couldn’t give me a straight answer on the Trinity, but in this one fellowship with you today I’ve understood it. I really thank God for this! I can see that you’ve read a lot of books about God. Everything you’ve sent me has been so clear — it’s easier to understand than the Bible.”

Pleased, Sister Keke said, “Thank You God! I’ve only been a believer for a few years. I didn’t understand many mysteries of faith until I read this book, ‘The Scroll Opened by the Lamb.’”

“‘The Scroll Opened by the Lamb’? Could you send that to me? I’d really love to understand more in my faith.”

Sister Keke said, “Sure. I’ll send you a copy.”

Welcoming the Lord’s Return and Stepping Onto the Path of Salvation

Later on, Sister Keke shared fellowship with me on aspects of the truth such as God’s three stages of work, the mysteries of His names, and discerning between a true and a false Christ. Finally, she said that the Lord Jesus has already returned, and He is Almighty God in the flesh. In our gatherings we just had fellowship on and read Almighty God’s words. I was shocked to hear that the Lord Jesus has already returned. I didn’t dare believe that such a wonderful thing could happen for me after having been a believer for less than three months. Later I started comparing the Lord Jesus’ words in the Bible with the words of Almighty God and asked Sister Keke questions every single day. To my surprise, all of my questions were resolved with the words of Almighty God. I also watched a lot of things online created by The Church of Almighty God: films, videos, sketches, crosstalks, hymns, and recitations of God’s words. I thought to myself, “They’ve done all this in just a few short years. Isn’t that the power of God? Only that which comes from God could be so vibrant! The Lord Jesus once said, ‘But if I do, though you believe not Me, believe the works’ (John 10:38). It suddenly became clear to me that the Lord truly has returned!”

After a period of time of serious investigation, I became certain, without a doubt, that Almighty God is the returned Lord Jesus. The Lord has incarnated again — He has appeared and is working! Humming this hymn of God’s words, I felt an indescribable joy in my heart: “All who are able to obey the present utterances of the Holy Spirit are blessed. … You hear the voice of God directly, and behold the appearance of God, and so, throughout heaven and earth, and throughout the ages, none have been more blessed than you, this group of people.

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