This is truly a revelation. I have not heard anyone, who claimed to believe in God, or understand Scripture, say what I am about to say.
I did not rush to tell what God has revealed to me, because of Matthew 7:6. However, I feel that I must weigh that verse against the second Royal Law, which is do to others as you want them to do to you. Because I would want someone, anyone, to tell me what I am about to tell you, I must tell you.
Everyone wrestles with the concept of the trinity, just as I did, and there are many explanations from men. All of which make no sense. First we are told that there is only one God and then we are told there are really three! Then we are told that we cannot understand God, whereupon the writer attempts to explain what he claims we, and by default he, cannot understand!
Well, the truth is we can understand God. We are told that the Holy Spirit is sent to us to teach us all things (John 14:26 & 1 John 2:27). If you have been baptized into the name of Jesus Christ, you have the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38). If you have the perfect teacher and can be taught all things, then you can be taught to know and understand God. Don’t believe man, believe God. I am just repeating Scripture (1 John 2:27).
I am not the teacher. I have been listening to the Spirit for quite a while now. I do not listen to men for the answers; only the questions. So, as I am always giving advice, even when I am not asked for it, listen to my question and ask the Spirit if my answer is true. Remember that I am only a student, so, in the spirit and words of Elihu, “Let us discern for ourselves what is right; let us learn together what is good.” (Job 34:4 NIV)
The question is, “Who was God speaking of in Matthew 3:17?” There were two that He could have been speaking of, Jesus or the Spirit! I know your first answer, as it was always my answer. However, if God was really saying that the Holy Spirit is His son, and you study His Word from that point of view, all things become clear.
Doesn’t it make more sense to see the Holy Spirit as the one and only Son of God?
All wisdom comes from the Teacher, who is called the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is called wisdom in Proverbs and chapter eight states that wisdom was born (NIV), brought forth (KJV), before anything. The wisdom spoken of is not just an attribute, but a being. That makes Genesis 1:2 clear. God is saying that His Son was already with Him.
Reading the first chapter of John, with the idea that the Holy Spirit is the Son of God, makes every verse of that chapter clear. The Spirit, Son of God, is called the Word in that chapter.
It even makes the sacrifice for the sins of Israel clear! In Leviticus chapter sixteen the goat that was slain represents the son of man (Jesus) and the scapegoat represents the Son of God (Christ). (Lev 16:10 NIV) “But the goat chosen by lot as the scapegoat shall be presented alive before the LORD to be used for making atonement by sending it into the desert as a scapegoat.” The world is the desert and the Holy Spirit is in the world: He is here, in you and me.
I welcome any comment, question, or accusation that you might have, as all question lead to a better understanding.
My goal is to be a good student, not a good teacher; or even a teacher at all. I hope that is also your goal. It is the glory of the Holy Spirit to teach all things and I am not going to attempt to usurp His glory, by attempting to teach. (Mat 23:8-10)