God being the Trinity means that our salvation is possible. That sounds good, but what does it actually mean for me today?
The Father, the Son, and the Spirit are all playing, and have played, a pivotal role in our salvation. We have already seen how all three persons worked in Jesus’ birth – the same is true regarding Jesus’ resurrection. The wrath of the Father was poured out on the Son when He hung on the cross. After Jesus was dead for 3 days He was raised back to life by the power of the Spirit. Now that 2,000 years have nearly passed, what does the Trinity do now?
The Father has always been in the heavens, seated on His throne. From before time, the Father chose (or elected) some to be saved by His amazing grace. After Jesus came to earth, died and rose, He also ascended to the Father. Now at the Father’s right hand, Jesus is constantly pleading for us; He is always making sure that God is looking at His elect (those chosen before time) through His faithfulness rather than humanity’s sinfulness. Also when Jesus ascended, He and the Father sent the Spirit to be our helper. It is only by the Spirit’s power that anyone can come to a saving faith in Jesus. Jesus speaks to us when we read God’s Word and the Spirit reveals its truth.
Yes, it is a little confusing and can seem a bit too theological, but it is an amazing truth that is being worked out every time you open your Bible. God is constantly revealing Himself to be true through the Spirit’s power when you read the Word of God (which points always to Jesus).