What Child is This

What Child is This? Creator and Savior! Conclusion


By Clint Bishard

Jesus Created Ministries


Today, we will be concluding our series on the nature of God concerning His act of creating the universe. Last week, I covered verses showing the Father and Son active in the creation. Today I want to highlight some verses revealing the Holy Spirit’s part in the creation and then draw them together with some concluding thoughts.

God the Spirit Created

·        In Gen. 1:2 we see the Spirit of God involved in the work of creation “And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters”.

·        Job 26:13 “By His Spirit He adorned the heavens

·        Psalm 104:30 “You send forth Your Spirit, they are created;”

The Scriptural references above and those in last week’s article clearly show us the involvement of all three Persons of the Trinity in the creation. Given this background, the Godhead is clearly in view in Gen 1:26. Gen. 1:26&27 states “Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.’ 27So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him;” There is nothing else but the Trinity that can be in view in these verses (not even angels) by the "Us" reference; verse 26 states "Us" and yet verse 27 states that we were made "in the image of God". Therefore, God was declaring His plural nature in the very first chapter of the Holy Scriptures passed down through the ages. 

Who Created? God created! God the Father created through God the Son by God the Holy Spirit. “This is not to be taken to mean that different parts of creation are attributed to different persons within the Trinity, but rather that the whole is the work of the triune God.”[1]

Just as we see all three persons of the Trinity involved in the creation of man, all three are likewise involved in the salvation of man (see Ephesians, chapter 1). All three persons of the Trinity are also involved in prayer. We pray to God the Father, in the name of God the Son, in the power of God the Holy Spirit. 

Although the word "Trinity" is not directly mentioned in the Scriptures, the Bible throughout affirms the triune nature of God. We hope and pray you know this God personally.

[1] Douglas, J. (1982; Published in electronic form by Logos Research Systems, 1996). New Bible Dictionary. Includes index. (electronic ed. of 2nd ed.). Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House.


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