Biblical Concept: God the Father and God the Son Passages
Question: Why is the Holy Spirit not included in the following passages?
Answer: Having studied God’s holiness, God’s righteousness, sanctification, God’s essence, and God’s council; each member of the Triune God of the Bible has a particular role / interest from the very beginning of creation. When the Three Persons of the Biblical God chose to act toward humanity as Father, Son, and Spirit; perhaps They acted according to Their Individual Personalities? The Father took the role of Planner because that is what He is like Personally. The Son took the role of becoming manifest to humanity because that is what He is like Personally. The Holy Spirit empowers / sanctifies<![if !supportFootnotes]><![endif]> because that best fits His Personal desire. (See: NAS 1 Peter 1:2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, that you may obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace be yours in fullest measure.)<![if !supportFootnotes]><![endif]> Perhaps the Holy Spirit is not included in the following passages because He has more important areas of interest to accomplish?
(The end parentheses are mine.)
NAS Matthew 11:27 "All things have been handed over to Me by My Father; and no one knows the Son, except the Father; nor does anyone know the Father, except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him. (Father, Son, the revealed / manifest Ones.)
NAS Matthew 16:27 "For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and will then recompense every man according to his deeds. (The Son, the manifest One.)
ªªªNAS Matthew 24:36 "But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. (Father = planner, see 1 Peter 1:2a above. How does Jesus’ statement relate to the Holy Spirit? Might this statement of Jesus be the greatest exhibition of Divine humility among the Triune God of the Bible during the Angelic Conflict? Or, this lack of knowledge should be restricted to the incarnation / veiled Deity period of Jesus’ earthly life. The Holy Spirit and a veil of His omniscience is not a necessary part of the perspective? But if it is, this is a great exhibition of Divine humility during the Angelic Conflict.)
NAS Mark 8:38 "For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels." (Manifest interests of Son and Father.)
NAS Mark 13:32 "But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. (See Matthew 24:36 above.)
NAS Luke 1:32 "He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; (Jesus the manifest One.)
ªªªNAS Luke 9:26 "For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when He comes in His glory, and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. (Manifest interests of Son and Father. See the Biblical Concept: The Earthly Reign of God the Father and note the Holy Spirit’s throne protecting in Revelation 1:4b and 4:5.)
©ª§¨NAS Luke 10:22 "All things have been handed over to Me by My Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him." (Father, Son, the revealed / manifest Ones.)
NAS John 3:35 "The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into His hand. (Manifest interests of Son and Father.)
NAS John 5:19 Jesus therefore answered and was saying to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner. (Manifest interests of Son and Father.)
NAS John 5:20 "For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself is doing; and greater works than these will He show Him, that you may marvel.
NAS John 5:21 "For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son also gives life to whom He wishes. (Manifest interests of Son and Father.) (Relate this to the Holy Spirit?)
ªNAS John 5:22 "For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son, (Manifest interests of Son and Father.) (Relate this to the Holy Spirit?)
ªNAS John 5:23 in order that all may honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him. (Manifest interests of Son and Father.) (Relate this to the Holy Spirit?)
ªNAS John 5:26 "For just as the Father has life in Himself, even so He gave to the Son also to have life in Himself; (Relate this to the Holy Spirit?)
NAS John 6:27 "Do not work for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man shall give to you, for on Him the Father, even God, has set His seal." (Manifest interests of Son and Father.)
ªNAS John 6:40 "For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him, may have eternal life; and I Myself will raise him up on the last day." (Manifest interests of Son and Father.) (Relate this to the Holy Spirit?)
NAS John 8:28 Jesus therefore said, "When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and I do nothing on My own initiative, but I speak these things as the Father taught Me. (Manifest Divine humility in the Angelic Conflict.)
NAS John 10:36 do you say of Him, whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, 'You are blaspheming,' because I said, 'I am the Son of God '? (Manifest interests of Son and Father.)
ªNAS John 14:13 "And whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. (Relate this to the Holy Spirit?)
NAS John 17:1 These things Jesus spoke; and lifting up His eyes to heaven, He said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify Thy Son, that the Son may glorify Thee, (Manifest interests of Son and Father.)
ªªªNAS 2 Timothy 1:2 to Timothy, my beloved son: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. (Why not the Holy Spirit? Compare footnote 1 above. ‘Grace, mercy, and peace’ are different areas of interest than ‘holy, sanctified, just, immutable, and veracity.’)
NAS Hebrews 1:5 For to which of the angels did He ever say, "Thou art My Son, Today I have begotten Thee"? And again, "I will be a Father to Him And He shall be a Son to Me"? (Manifest interests of Son and Father.)
NAS 2 Peter 1:17 For when He received honor and glory from God the Father, such an utterance as this was made to Him by the Majestic Glory, "This is My beloved Son with whom I am well-pleased "-- (Recall the Dove Holy Spirit descending.<![if !supportFootnotes]><![endif]>)
ªNAS 1 John 1:3 what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, that you also may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. (Why not the Holy Spirit? Because He is permanently indwelling--either filled, quenched, or grieved.)
ªNAS 1 John 2:22 Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son. (Why not the Holy Spirit? Because Jesus Christ is the pathway to the indwelling Holy Spirit.)
ªNAS 1 John 2:23 Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father; the one who confesses the Son has the Father also. (Why not the Holy Spirit? See the previous.)
ªNAS 1 John 2:24 As for you, let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father. (Why not the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit indwells permanently, the abiding Father and Son is a spiritual consistency issue. Also John 14:23.)
NAS 1 John 4:14 And we have beheld and bear witness that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world. (Manifest interests of Son and Father.)
ªNAS 2 John 1:3 Grace, mercy and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love. (Why not the Holy Spirit? See 2 Timothy 1:2.)
ªNAS 2 John 1:9 Anyone who goes too far and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son. (Why not the Holy Spirit? See 1 John 2:24 above.)
<![if !supportFootnotes]><![endif]> “Holy” Spirit, sanctification, justification, all are the same word concept (lemma - headword). It is theologically accurate to say that the Holy Spirit, of the Triune God, focuses on / protects the concepts of holiness, justice, righteousness, immutability, and veracity. These are the areas of interest of His personality among the Triunity.
<![if !supportFootnotes]><![endif]> If you take a greater interest in the Person of God and fellowshipping with Him, perhaps your spiritual hangnails / warts / deformities would change perspective?
<![if !supportFootnotes]><![endif]> NAS Matthew 3:16 And after being baptized, Jesus went up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming upon Him,
NAS Mark 1:10 And immediately coming up out of the water, He saw the heavens opening, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon Him;
NAS Luke 3:22 and the Holy Spirit descended upon Him in bodily form like a dove, and a voice came out of heaven, "Thou art My beloved Son, in Thee I am well-pleased."
NAS John 1:32 And John bore witness saying, "I have beheld the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven, and He remained upon Him.