By the transporting power of the Holy Ghost I was seated in heavenly places in the arms of Christ. Through His grace and by my personal relationship with Christ I was granted access to the Father.


By the Spirit -

         Through Jesus -

               To The Father.


A vision of The Trinity At Work

        I was praising the Lord in the spirit one day when suddenly I was transported by the Spirit to the throne room of God. Immediately, I was before the Father’s throne at His feet. I was on my knees and Jesus was with me on one knee. He had His right arm around my shoulders and His left hand was under my chin holding my head. I was transfixed before God. I was afraid to move for fear that the vision, though I knew I was really in the throne room of God, would dissolve just as quickly as it had appeared. The Father then spoke to me and asked me, “What can I do for you?”

        I asked for salvation for some people and some other things and then precipitously asked the Lord, “What can I do for you?” His reply was simple and quick. “Love one another.”After a bit longer the vision lifted but my memory of it has never faded.

        The picture of the workings of the Trinity has served me well for three and a half decades. Jesus was on one knee to show His subservience to one thing and one thing only, the Father . I was in His arms to show that whatever is accepted of Jesus and in His care is also accepted by the Father and that it is by this fact that we have access to the throne of grace. It is the Father who hears and answers our prayers when they are offered in the “name” of Jesus. My being in His arms showed I was asking in accord with His desires and with Christ’s OK. But what made this visit to the throne room happen, what made it a reality, was the power of the Spirit to transport me into the arms of Jesus and appear, in all spiritual reality, in heaven before God. “And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:” Jesus having one arm around me and one hand under my chin provided a perfect picture of the Song of Solomon when he appears in chapter two and eight to His bride with the same love and care. “His left hand is under my head, and his right hand doth embrace me.”  It is by His love that we are able to hold our head up in the presence of the Father and make our requests known to Him in time of need. This whole picture is a perfect illustration of The Trinity at work for the believer.

        By the transporting power of the Holy Ghost I was seated in heavenly places in the arms of Christ. Through His grace and by my personal relationship with Christ I was granted access to the Father. The owner and master of the household of faith is all things and provides all things to his children. The Father is overseer and conceiver of the plan of salvation. He is omnipotent and omniscient. There is nothing He does not know and He is the architect of the sprawling spiritual house in which we live. The Son is the only path of entrance, for he delivered to us the only key that can unlock the door, a key in the form of the cross. A personal acknowledgment of Him as the Savior of our life is required if we are to be a resident in this great household of faith and we must concede to his will by obedience to the Spirit if we are to live in harmony with him in the heavenly home, his residence. But Jesus is much more than just Lord and Savior to those who have taken up residence in the household of faith. He is our advocate with the Father, always ready to intercede with the Father in our behalf. He wants to be our Friend, Parent, and most wonderfully, because he is man, he can be our brother, our sibling able to identify with us in everything. And he is Shepherd and Captain of our souls He wants to be our eternal husband and make us one being with Him - even as He and His Father are one. The Spirit is omnipresent - ever ready to console, convince, convert, guide and comfort on a personal level any believer of the household of faith who will allow him into their private quarters.

        Life is good and active in the house of God. The adventure of life never ceases. The Triune God, always in perfect harmony, is ever present, ever ready, to give us what we need by His effectual workings in our lives. It is by - through - and to. By the power of the Spirit and through the love of Jesus we can go into the presence of our caring Father. “Cast all your cares upon God, for he careth for you.”  When someone asks you; How does the Trinity operate, how does it work? Answer them: by through and to, that’s how! How does the Trinity work? BY, THROUGH, and TO - One, in God’s Love working together for a person’s salvation.

Intro to Purified Perfect
The Circle of Perfection


Where ever the word God appears in the English versions of the Old Testament it is translated from the word Elohim. Elohim is the plural form of Eloah, remarkably, the sacred Hebrew Scriptures almost never use Eloah when mentioning or recognizing God, whereas Elohim is used exclusively. This plural designation for God, commencing with all references to Him in Genesis, including the story of creation of Man, is remarkable because it insinuates the Triune nature of the Godhead, which traditionally the Jews fought against tooth and nail. Genesis 1.26-27 And God (Elohim) said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God (Elohim) created man in his own image, in the image of God (Elohim) created he him; male and female created he them. This Elohim is not a single Eloah, or Creator, but three eternal and divine witnesses of perfect oneness, in heaven. By two or three witnesses shall the matter be established is the pronouncement of The Elohim, because it is in keeping with the nature of the divine. Three bear witness in heaven, Jahweh [the Father], Dapar [the Word], and Ruwach [the Holy Ghost]: and these three are ONE and together exist as The Elohim, or, simply - Elohim [God]. Therefore, 1 John 5.7 can accurately say: For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. This is Elohim, translated God, taken by the Hebrews as One God, but undeniably referring to the plural nature of God, though ONE in perfect unity. And this, this plurality of God always insinuated in the use of Elohim, was used exclusively by all prophets and scribes of the Old Testament whenever they spoke of the Creator and maker of all things.

By - Through – and - To

How the Trinity Works

by Terry Smith


        Anyone who is born again is a legitimate child of God and may take up residency, as it were, in the household of faith. This house of faith, though it must be taken as a spiritual house, can be compared to an earthly home with bedrooms, showers, kitchens, dining areas, family rooms, dens and even exercise rooms and gymnasiums for each individual believer. So big is this house of God that each of us can be said to have our own bath, bedroom, closet, study and dining room - a well equipped studio apartment. We also share many rooms and parts of the house with our fellow believers: communal dining halls, family rooms, great and busy kitchens, grounds and gardens. Of course, this is symbolic of our spiritual riches and the ‘home’ which the Spirit of God provides for us as we sojourn in this world. What we need to do is take up residency in this household of faith and learn to be a proper resident. It is a living home where our experience in it is always expanding, changing and renewing. There is a tremendous variety of shades of faith among the inhabitants, from heretics, lazy and silly and stubborn people, to true believers who walk by the prescribed directives of God’s Word and the Holy Spirit, trusting and relying upon the Lord. Some walk in the flesh and are never free from condemnation because it is not possible for flesh to dwell in this spiritual house without obvious conflict. Others, who walk in the spirit, fit in, spirit walking with spirit in unison, and it is the spiritual person in Christ who is freed from this condemnation and incongruity because they are spiritual living in a spiritual habitat. There are many windows and various levels with stairs and hallways for access to each part of the boundless mansion, each place or quarter a spiritual realm in its own right conducive for the spiritual person to gain ground in his spiritual life.

        Also, there exist foyers, anterooms, lobbies and visitor’s rooms scattered profusely about the property and grounds where the invited or curious visitor may get a glimpse of the spiritual life that takes place in this grand spiritual house which is at the disposal of any of the born-again residents who are wise enough to avail themselves of its vibrant spiritual life. Clearly posted about the property in Christ’s own handwriting, written in His Blood are the placards: YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN IF YOU ARE TO ENTER THIS PLACE. It is not a sign meant to intimidate, but just a simple statement of irrevocable Truth. A little and narrow door remains the only entrance to this vast, boundless abode, unsearchable in all its beauty, reaching from sky to sky. Above the door is a blood stained cross, bright as light, made of an unknown type of wood. This door, from the earliest beginnings of the Church, remains the one and the only legitimate means of entrance. Over the years vast numbers of people have entered by a back door of the building, cut out by the chain saws of men’s powerful ideas, giving religious people, they suppose, the right to ignore the sign as an antiquated and small minded idea of a day gone by. But they make a fatal mistake. Some – many – have come through the narrow door with other pretenses and state of belief and mind and have taken up residency without regard for God’s wishes that they should enter the door by faith in His Word and Christ only. But it makes no difference for it is not possible to partake of the benefits of living in God’s House unless we have been Born-Again. It is the only way in which we can get to know the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, the only way one may have true access to the throne-room of God which lies at an elevated place in the center of the household of faith.

        By far, more fascinating and compelling than the house in which we live or the great estate which Scripture calls “the household of God” , is the Creator, builder and master of this wonderful spiritual edifice. He is like no other, everything about Him is supernatural and wonderful; His name is synonymous with LOVE. He is like no other because - when He speaks it comes to pass - when He ordains it is chosen - when He decides it is done. He is Three-in-One, all three are in perfect harmony at all times. He is The Triune God. This Divine Nature of God and the workings of the Trinity is the prime purpose of this teaching. How the owner of the house, the creator and builder of the household of Faith, is one God in three, and how the relationship between the three works for the salvation of all those who enter in at the narrow gate. …


        Most newly born-again Christians discover that they have heard the expression Father, Son and Holy Ghost but are still hazy about it all, often confused, even troubled in their soul. Who should they address when praying, which part of the Trinity oversees what aspect of their new life, what is the relationship of Father to Son, what is the relationship of the Spirit to both. Do I pray to the Father; or is it only Jesus to whom I should pray? Is the Holy Ghost an active person of the Trinity, someone I should pray to or does he pray for me, is he someone who is always sitting silently in the background never making Himself known? Are the Three submitted to one another and in what order; or are all three equal in authority? How should I address myself to each one, and when? These questions are very real and legitimate and need to be settled by an understanding in the mind and heart of every believer.

        The working and reality of the Trinity was fought about during the first few centuries of Christianity when the foundations of the faith were being laid in the Church . Some of these misconceptions taught that Jesus and the Father are one and the same being, some taught that Jesus was only spirit and not God come in the flesh, some argued about his humanity vs. His Divine nature and some taught that there was no such thing as the Holy Ghost, or that He is not a separate and distinct person from the Father and Jesus. These influences came from paganism, polytheism, Rabbinical Judaism and early corruptions or misinterpretations of the Gospel. In all cases they somehow denied or confused the Trinity, confounding ideas about the mission and relationship between the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. All this nonsense and confusion stands as the ultimate testimony of the shortcomings and evils of ‘theology’ when it replaces simple study and belief in the Word of God, the Bible. Regardless, every perversion and confusion about the Trinity is dispelled by study of God’s Word and looking to its infallible writings for clarification about the relationship and purpose of God through the Three Supreme Persons with a single, unified nature.

        The greatest source of confusion came in two forms: 1. denying that Jesus is God; 2. denying that He is man. Of course the simple truth is: Jesus is both Son of God and Son of Man. He is both divine and human. This is why He was born of a virgin woman. God was His sire and man His mother. He is Son of God and Son of Man. Of all beings in the universe Jesus is unique because He is partaker of both the eternal and temporal nature and yet free from sin. “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.” (Hebrews 4:15) Because of this, Jesus is not just the only mediator he is the natural mediator between God the Father and Man.

        God said of Himself: “I am that I am.” The way this is expressed today might be: “it is what it is”. God is who he is. He is One at all times and it is not possible that any person of the Godhead could not be one, in perfect agreement at all times and forever. Many of the Jews also fell into error because they insisted that God is one God and that the Father had to be alone without any other deity. They believed this meant that Jesus could not be eternal and of the same substance as God Himself. This error was due to their stubborn refusal to understand God’s directive in the Old Testament, “Hear Oh, Israel, the Lord thy God is One”,  as a declaration of unity of the Trinity as well as the Oneness of God. It was also from fear brought about by Babylonian, Egyptian and Greco-Roman polytheism and mythologies that espoused multiple gods. The heathen worshiped many gods and this was at the heart of the world’s most predominate religion and the one sanctioned as the Roman Empire’s official state religion during the early formative years of Christianity.

        All of this can be dispelled by the Scriptures which wonderfully teach about the workings of the Trinity in simple and direct terms. Jesus taught His disciples clearly about the matter. He said, “I and my Father are one.” (Jn 10:30) And at the last supper He said, “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” (Jn 14:26) But of all the Scriptures one verse in Ephesians summarizes the workings of the Trinity for man’s salvation with perfect clarity and simplicity.


            “For through him [Jesus] we both [Jew and Gentile] have access by one Spirit unto the Father.” Ephesians 2:18


        Here in Ephesians lies the greatest most succinct description of God’s Triune working in the Bible. By – Through - and To. By the power of the blood of Jesus, through the power of the Holy Ghost, we can go to the Father. The Trinity works in perfect harmony to give us access to the Father and it is by the Trinity’s coordination of love and power that the process is brought to bear that makes our communion with God a reality. Let the vision described in the sidebar which I once experienced serve as an example to illustrate the simple but profound truth of the workings of the Trinity.


      “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord.” (Eph. 19-21)

     Many wrong ideas about the Trinity were suggested and incorporated into various systems of belief that were rejected by the Church as heretical. Beliefs labeled Dualism, Ebionism,, Doceticism and Gnosticism were debated and at times fostered, each one confused the workings of The Triune God.

     For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.