The Third Person Of The Trinity

Southaven, Ms

By: Mike Upchurch

The Trinity as you know is comprised of the Heavenly Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit. They appear together in the very first chapter of the Bible…..

“Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”‭‭Genesis ‭1:26

As we’ve stated before, one of the most beautiful aspects of the Trinity is that all members are in complete unison. They are in perfect harmony and unity at all times. They agree on all things!  They never dispute each other or have any level of dissent or discord amongst Themselves. They work and flow and operate as One being, yet They are three distinct and separate Persons.

Think of it this way; the Father is the Master Architect. He designed and had the ultimate say in all construction in the beginning. Jesus was the Contractor. His role was to carry out the will of the Father, seeing to it that His plans were executed exactly as designed. And the Holy Spirit is the workforce that now accomplishes the Lord’s desires through the hearts of man. More on that on a moment.

 Yes, as a surprise to some, Jesus created the Universe and all that is in it for the Father’s pleasure; let’s look at the following scriptures confirming that…..

“In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He existed in the beginning with God. God created everything through Him, and nothing was created except through Him. The Word gave life to everything that was created, and His life brought light to everyone.”‭‭John‬ ‭1:1-4‬ ‭NLT

“For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything.”‭‭Colossians‬ ‭1:16-18

Again, Jesus is the Contractor working under the direction of the Father.  Jesus then comes to earth in obedience to the Father and surrenders His life on the cross. After His death, He subsequently rises from the dead conquering death, and the Father steps aside to allow the Son to rule (Matthew 28:18) yet the Father is still very active in all affairs.

After the Father turned the reigns over to His Son giving Him absolute authority and judgement over all the Universe, Jesus then sent the Holy Spirit to earth. He promised the disciples to wait and they would be filled with power…..

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you.  And you will be My witnesses, telling people about Me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”‭‭Acts of the Apostles‬ ‭1:8‬ ‭NLT‬‬

And He is still here on earth and is still at work now, dwelling in the hearts of all believers and carrying out the will of the Father in perfect harmony.

In summary the Father is the Architect, Jesus is the Contractor, and the Holy Spirit is the labor or workforce, carrying out the directives of the Father at the command of the Son. Once again, all in perfect harmony and in agreement at all times. So now you have three separate roles in the Trinity all working in unison. The Father is Spirit and He is everywhere, the Son is Lord and reigns on His throne in Heaven, and Holy Spirit is here on earth in the hearts of men.

That said, I will make this statement as adamantly as I can;


You need His power to resist sin. You need His power to live for Christ!  You need His wisdom to give you peace and direction!  You need His comfort to carry you!

The Holy Spirit is at all times in the presence of the Father and is at all times listening and then administering the will of the Father. But if you’re not listening to the Holy Spirit, how can you know what the will of the Father is for your life??  How can you possibly know the thoughts of the Father toward you if you’re not hearing them expressed by the Holy Spirit??

How can you know how much He loves you?  How can you know which job to take? Which person to marry?  What scriptures to consult and apply?  Which road to take home? 

You MUST be led of the Spirit in your every decision!  Paul said this in Romans…..

“For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.”‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:14‬

Are you a son or daughter of God?  Then you must be led by Him! You must ask the Holy Spirit to lead you; to speak to you; to order your steps. And He will do that!  And you must LISTEN!  His role is to lead you.  Look at Jesus’ own words as He described the role of the Holy Spirit…..

“I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.  John 14:16,17

He is your HELPER!  Jesus continued on…..

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 that I said to you.”‭‭John‬ ‭14:26‬

He will remind you of what the word says!  And He will exalt Jesus…..

“When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify about Me,”‭‭John‬ ‭15:26

‬And He is your conscience, speaking to you about right from wrong…..

“But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you. And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment;”  John 16:7,8

Remember, He is operating in perfect harmony with the Father and will convey all that the He would want you to know…..

“I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you.”‭‭John‬ ‭16:12-14

So again, let me reiterate;


You must listen to that small still voice deep inside you. He’s not an angel sitting on your shoulder whispering; He is the Spirit of God dwelling inside of you in your spirit.  You must listen on the inside. He’s not in your brain; that’s where you live.  But He is in your spirit!  Deep down inside you!   A still small voice!

The sweet Holy Spirit is gentle and He is a Gentleman.  He will never force you to do anything.  He will never insult you or reject you or ridicule you. He is holy though and He is easily grieved.  Do not grieve Him with your rejection of Him or your disobedience to His instruction…..

“And do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, He has identified you as His own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption.”‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:30‬ ‭NLT

‬Do not ignore Him either. He will speak to you if you will listen. Have you ever had a premonition?  A sense that you needed to do something or stop doing something?  Some might refer to it as a gut feeling or your conscience, but it’s more than likely the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, and He’s there to help you!!

He is always there for you. To help you. To lead you down the correct path. To remind you of scripture.  And to exalt Jesus in your life!  Listen to Him!  Let Him lead!  You’ll be in touch with every desire the Father and Son has for your life!

And that’s the way I see it!

Pastor Mike