REDEEMING YOUR TIMELINE: Part 1– The Holy Trinity
Pastor Troy Brewer, OpenDoor Church, Burleson, TX
Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021
There is ONE God with three separate parts:
The Father, The Son & The Holy Spirit
The life-giving side of God is the Father (God for us).
The creator and the ONE who rules over creation is Jesus (God with us).
The empowering person is The Holy Spirit (God in us).
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made.
4 In Him was life, and that life was the Light of men.
5 And the Light shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not.
The creating, transforming side of God is Jesus
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 And the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3 And God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.
5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
All things were made by Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made.
In the beginning (Time) God created the heaven (Space) and the earth (Matter).
Jesus can change, manipulate, reverse or completely transform matter–all matter, any matter.
Jesus can change, manipulate, reverse or completely transform space and distance–all space, any distance.
Power over distance: John 5:49-50
Later, a royal official came to Cana to ask Jesus to heal his dying son in Capernaum, about twenty miles away. Without moving, Jesus told him, “‘Go back home. Your son will live!’”
He healed the boy from a distance.
His disciples gathered in a room, with the doors firmly shut because they feared for their lives, when “Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, ‘Peace be with you’” (John 20:19). Their beloved teacher, whom they had seen killed and entombed, suddenly materialized inside a locked room and greeted them! Lest they think He was an impostor, He showed them the nail punctures from His crucifixion and the spear wound in His side.
Jesus can change, manipulate, reverse or completely transform time–all time, any time.
Power over time: John 5:8
By the pool of Bethesda, Jesus saw a man who had been disabled for 38 years. The Lord commanded him, “‘Stand up, pick up your mat, and walk!’” It didn’t matter that the man had been lame for almost four decades; when Jesus said “walk,” he walked!
Psalms 139:3-6 (Passion Translation)
You are so intimately aware of me, Lord. You read my heart like an open book and you know all the words I’m about to speak before I even start a sentence! You know every step I will take before my journey even begins. You’ve gone into the future to prepare the way, and in kindness you follow behind me to spare me from the hurt of my past. With your hand of love upon my life, you impart blessings to me.
Psalms 139:24 (Passion Translation)
See if there is any path of pain I’m walking on, and lead me back to your glorious, everlasting ways – the path that brings me back to you.
Psalms 139:7-10 (Passion Translation)
Where could I go from your Spirit? Where could I run and hide from your face? If I go up to heaven (eternity), you’re there! If I go down to the realm of the dead, you’re there too! If I fly with wings into the shining dawn (tomorrow), you’re there! If I fly into the radiant sunset (yesterday), you’re there waiting. Wherever I go, your hand will guide me; your strength will empower me.
Psalms 138:8 – (Passion Translation)
You keep every promise you’ve ever made to me! Since your love for me is constant and endless, I ask you, Lord, to finish every good thing that you’ve begun in me.
All Time has 3 major parts––past, present and future
All Matter has 3 major parts—protons, neutrons, and electrons
All Space has 3 major parts––Height, depth and width
“. . . being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.”
For those looking at my notes, here are some additional examples of three in scripture:
EXAMPLES OF “THREE” IN SCRIPTURE:
God: FATHER, SON, HOLY SPIRIT
He established his covenant through: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob
The Monarchy of Israel: Saul, David, Solomon
The 3 closest disciples: Peter, James, John
The Temple: Outer Court, Inner Court, Most Holy Place
3 Hebrew children: Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego
The sons of Noah: Shem, Ham, Japheth
Man: Body, Soul & Spirit
The enemy: Flesh, world, the devil
The handiwork of God: gold, silver, precious stones
The handiwork of man: Wood, Hay, Stubble (1 Cor 3:12)
Dimensions: Length, breadth, height
The Word of God: written, spoken, living
The Feasts: Unleavened Break, Weeks, Tabernacles
The arks: Noah’s, bulrushes, covenant
The contents of the Ark of the covenant: Tablets, Aarons Rod, Golden Pot (Hebrews 9:4)
“Now Abideth” from 1 Corinthians 13:13: Faith, hope, love
God’s path (Proverbs 2:9 & 1:3) Righteousness, Judgment, Equity
The way of the world (1 John 2:16): Lust of the flesh, Lust of the eyes, the pride of life
The way of the flesh (Jude 1:11) the way of Cain, the error of Balaam, naysaying of Korah.
Temptations from James 1:15: Lust, sin, death
The writing on the wall (Daniel 5:25): Mene, Tekel, Peres
The judgment of the writing: Numbered, weighed, divided
The Levitical priesthood: Levites, Priests, High Priest
The judgments in Revelation: Seals, trumpets, vials
2 Chronicles 6:38, God has prepared a: land, city, house
The earth in Gen 1: without form, void, darkness was on the face of the deep
The will of God from Romans 12:2: Good, acceptable, Perfect
Moses: 40 years as an Egyptian, 40 years as a shepherd, 40 years as a deliverer
The number three is the first of four perfect numbers. Three denotes and illustrates perfect completion or fullness. Even the word fullness occurs three times in the bible.
The fullness of God, the fullness of Christ and the fullness of the Godhead Eph 3:19 Eph 4:13 Col 2:9
Jesus is seen as a
PROPHET, PRIEST, KING
GOOD SHEPHERD, GREAT SHEPHERD, CHIEF SHEPHERD
SUN MOON STARS
DEATH BURIAL RESURRECTION
HUMILITY CONVICTION REPENTANCE
KNOWLEDGE UNDERSTANDING WISDOM
LOWLINESS MEEKNESS LONG-SUFFERING
GOD IS LOVE GOD IS SPIRIT GOD IS LIGHT
LAW GRACE GLORY
The power of the devil: ACCUSE, DECEIVE, CONDEMN
Three mountains in Jerusalem: GILEAD, MORIAH, ZION
- JESUS RAISED THREE PERSONS FROM THE DEAD
- THE WRITING ON THE CROSS WAS IN THREE LANGUAGES
- GOD SPOKE FROM HEAVEN TO JESUS 3 DIFFERENT TIMES
- THE JORDAN RIVER WAS PARTED THREE DIFFERENT TIMES
- ON THE THIRD DAY THE EARTH ROSE UP OUT OF THE WATERS
- NOAH’S ARK HAD THREE LEVELS
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