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Hovers Over Jesus 6

Father Declares from the Clouds

Jesus' BaptismIn the Gospels, we discover the Holy Spirit in the Trinity at the Baptism of Jesus. The Father declares from the clouds "This is my beloved Son" and the Holy Spirit hovers over Jesus like a dove. Here are all three members of the Holy Trinity at once. Jesus is being baptized, the Father's voice is heard from Heaven and the Spirit comes upon Jesus like a dove. Jesus talks at length later about his close relationship to both the Father and the Holy Spirit in the Godhead. He says in John 20.17, "Jesus said, 'Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, "I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God."'" and in John 15.26 "When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father — the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father — he will testify about me."

The Great Commission

Jesus AscendsEven as Jesus ascends to heaven, he commissions his disciples in Matthew 28.19-20a with the great words, "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you." Baptism is to be performed in the name of the three persons of the Trinity. The Holy Spirit in the Trinity is found in the final instruction of Jesus to the Apostles. Later, Saint Paul blessed the Corinthian Christians with the threefold name of the Trinity in 2 Corinthians 13.14, "May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God (the Father) and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all"

"Holy Spirit Trinity"
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by Ron Meacock

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