The Trinity & Their Roles

Updated: Jun 12





Discovering the Trinity


How many of us truly get the three roles of the Trinity, they are separate but one, how can that be? In Genesis it says God created the world. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1)

Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works.” (John 14:10)

“I and the Father are one.” (John 10:30)


And in Colossians it says that all was created by Jesus, “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.” (Colossians 1:15-18)


As I sought to research in a way that I could pass this on to understand, I prayed. I needed to go to the source and this is what the Lord revealed to me. They are all separate persons, and yet one in unity.

God--------------------Jesus------------------Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is God imparting Himself to you through faith in Jesus Christ.


For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.” (Colossians 2:9-10)

Father (& what a father wants) ---Jesus—we come to God through His death and we receive by the power of the Holy Spirit within us.




1. God the Father and His Role: He is God Almighty, El Shaddai and everything comes from Him.

God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their pre-appointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and have our being.” (Acts 17:24-28)


Yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.” (I Corinthians 8:6)


a. He is God the Father:This, then, is how you should pray: “’Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.” (Matthew 6:9)

b. He is God and His Holy Standards comes from Him: “Be holy because I am holy.” (I Peter 1:16)

For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.” (Romans 1:17)

c. We are His Children: “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” (I John 3:1)

d. He loves us unconditionally and all love comes from Him: “Beloved, let us love one another, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” (I John 4:7-8)


But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)

The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.” (Jeremiah 31:3)


e. He Disciplines as a Father: “My son, do not take lightly the discipline of the Lord, and do not lose heart when He rebukes you. For the Lord disciplines the one He loves, and He chastises every son He receives.” Endure suffering as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father?” (Hebrews 12:5-7)


f. He Protects as a Father: “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble.” (Psalm 46:1)

For the Lord your God moves about in your camp to protect you and to deliver your enemies to you. Your camp must be holy, so that he will not see among you anything indecent and turn away from you.” (Deuteronomy 23:14)

g. He is Your Deliverer, our Defense, our refuge:The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” (Psalm 18:2)

h. He provides as a Father: "And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:19)

“Seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence." (II Peter 2:3)

i. He heals as a Father: “Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.” (Psalm 30:2)

j. He strengthens you: “You are my strength, I sing praise to you; you, God, are my fortress, my God on whom I can rely.” (Psalm 59:17)

k. He gives you power: “You, God, are awesome in your sanctuary; the God of Israel gives power and strength to his people. Praise be to God!” (Psalm 68:35)

l. He prospers you: “God sets the solitary in families; He brings out those who are bound into prosperity; But the rebellious dwell in a dry land.” (Psalm 68:6)

m. He encourages and comforts you: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.” (II Corinthians 1:3-4)



He is so much more but it could go on and on; next Jesus the Son. We come to God through Jesus Christ and His death and resurrection.



2. Jesus the Son: God spoke and it came to be. He spoke by the spoken and living, word—Jesus Christ. He is the living, written and spoken word. We come to God through Jesus Christ and His death on the cross. “For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.” (Colossians 1: 19-20)


Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)

This is how God’s love was revealed among us: God sent His one and only Son into the world, so that we might live through Him. And love consists in this: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as the atoning sacrifice for our sins.” (I John 4:9-10)


a. He was with God in the beginning; the Living, Spoken & Written Word of God: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” (John 1:1-4)

b. He has the fullness of God: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14)

For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.” (Colossians 2:9-10)

c. And we are God’s children through Jesus: “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” (John 1:12-13)

d. Jesus is our Savior: “And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.” (I John 4:14)

“But it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. (II Timothy 1:10)

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3:16-17)

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” (I Peter 1:3)

“I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die.” (John 11:25-26)

e. Jesus is our Mediator, Intercessor: For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant.” (Hebrews 9:15)

“But because Jesus lives forever, He has a permanent priesthood. Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.” (Hebrews 7:24-25)


Next, there is the Holy Spirit by which we have the power of God and so much more through Jesus Christ. We hear the Father through the Holy Spirit and we have everything we need through the Holy Spirit. Picture a cord connected to a lamp. The Holy Spirit is the wiring in the cord and we have light by Jesus Christ when it is plugged into the power source: God.


3. The Holy Spirit: Given to us by our faith in Jesus Christ as Son of God and receiving Him by asking Him into our hearts and asking forgiveness of our sins. “But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:8-10)


a. The Holy Spirit makes intercession and prays for us: “Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:26-28)


b. The Holy Spirit Leads and Guides: “However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth.” (John 16:13)

For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.” (Romans 8:14)

c. The Holy Spirit testifies and makes known to us the things of God: “But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me. And you also will bear witness, because you have been with Me from the beginning.” (John 15:26-27)


However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.” (John 16:13-15)


d. The Holy Spirit Convicts:And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of sin, because they do not believe in Me; of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.” (John 16:8-11)

e. The Holy Spirit Helps and Teacher: ““These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.” (John 14:25-26)

f. The Holy Spirit gives us fruit: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.” (Galatians 5:22-26)


The Holy Spirit through Jesus Christ is our connection to God but the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, a friend, a protector, a teacher, a guide, an intercessor, He convicts us only to stay connected to God and so much more.

Three in One: The Trinity—Separate but one and all we need to live victoriously here on earth and to have a promised home in heaven.

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” (II Corinthians 13:14)


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