As we move into part 3 within the “Trinity” heading of my Great Uncle’s little black binder of Scripture notes, it looks like we are going to be diving into the Holy Spirit.
But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative – that is the Holy Spirit – he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.
In this verse, we have the complete Trinity represented. First the Father is mentioned, and then he is credited with sending his counterpart the Holy Spirit. The one speaking these words is Jesus.
Come closer, and listen to this. From the beginning I have told you plainly what would happen. And now the Sovereign Lord and his Spirit have sent me with this message.
The first Scripture that my Great Uncle noted as the Holy Spirit came from the New Testament, quoted from Jesus. This piece, from Isaiah, is from the Old Testament. The understanding or acceptance of the Holy Spirit’s connection with God has been consistent through the ages. His role was evident and active then (Old Testament), through to the New Testament, and even now as He is the advocate that we have until Christ’s return.
1 Timothy 3:16
Without question, this is the great mystery of our faith: Christ was revealed in a human body and vindicated by the Spirit. He was seen by angels and announced to the nations. He was believed in throughout the world and taken to heaven in glory.
In the 1 Timothy verse, we also see the referencing of Christ and the Holy Spirit after Jesus ascended to Heaven.
But I will send you the Advocate – the Spirit of truth. he will come to your from the Father and testify about me.
Another reference to the Father and the Holy Spirit, directly spoken by Jesus.
One of the things I love about Scripture is it’s consistency throughout about who God is, and the trinity. While there are some more verses to go in this section, it is apparent at this point, that my Great Uncle’s notations are evidentiary points to the credibility of the Trinity.