It was not until Pharaoh’s army, and the many years of bondage it represented, were washed away by the collapsing walls of water were the Israelites truly free from their oppressors. Paul wrote that they had been “baptized…in the cloud and in the sea” (I Corinthians 10:2), paralleling Jesus’ words that a man cannot enter the kingdom of God, except he be born of water and of the Spirit (John 3:5).
Although He is the Master Teacher, the Great Physician, the Lion of Judah, the Lily of the Valley and so much more, Jesus’ primary mission is as Redeemer and Savior. As the Light, it is only by Him that you are no longer in darkness (John 12:46).
Just as physical genes transfer physical traits from one generation to the next, so spiritual genes have transferred the trait of sin from Adam and Eve, our original parents, to every generation that has followed them. Sin is no surface problem; it is a spiritually genetic defect.
Just as Adam sinned willfully and was cast out of the garden, just as sheep without a shepherd wander astray, just as life comes up short by continually missing the mark, sin is an abnormal state that God never intended for you.
Jesus, as the Son (Matthew 1:21), said that He had come in His Father’s name (John 5:43) and that the Holy Ghost would come in His name (John 14:26). So if Jesus = Son and Jesus = Father and Jesus = Holy Ghost, then Son = Father = Holy Ghost. All three are the same despite different manifestations.
The Scriptures do not teach that one-third of God was manifest in the flesh but that God Himself and the entire quality of His being dwelt in a physical body—the person of Jesus Christ. When you get to heaven, all of God that you and everyone else will ever see for all eternity will be Jesus.
Ancient civilizations conveniently fashioned their gods in the images of themselves. God commanded Israel never to do so (Exodus 20:4). He is a Spirit and is limitless in every sense of the word.
When men trust more in their own philosophizing and the empty self-delusion that results; when they rely more upon their own tradition and ceremonialism, than the inspired, infallible scriptures of the Word of God, the result is that even the most straightforward and fundamental fact about God—that He is one, unalterably and indivisibly one—can be lost.