The Trinity is one of the most misunderstood concepts there is in the Bible. And because of the misunderstanding of the Trinity, people also misunderstand the Godhead and its members. The Godhead is a term used to declare how many members of the Spirit realm are in fact God and not part of the angelic host.
God is a title not a name taken from the Hebrew word Elohim.It is a uni-plural word meaning one facet but with more than one participant to make up the facet; such as team, group, class, etc. these all are one within themselves but can also be composed of more than one single individual.
The Godhead Explained
No matter where I look in the beginning when God created the creation I can only find a duality in its membership. St. John the first chapter at the first verse states, “in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God.” If the Word was God and the Word was with God, clearly you have God with God. This will only give you two at this point.
Now let us take a look at that beginning. In the book of Genesis the first chapter it reads at verse one, “in the beginning God created the heaven and the earth,” at the 26 verse it reads, “and God said let us make man in our image after our lives.” Here we see that the words us and our are clearly plural. At the 27th verse it clearly states and God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him. We see here that God went from plural to singular, indicating that only one member did the creating. Let us see what member did the creating.
St. John first chapter at the at the 10th verse says, “he was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.” At the third verse it says “all things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.” The statements clearly defined that it was Jesus who did the creating in the beginning.
Bible Lesson of The Godhead Explained
In the book of Colossians, the first chapter we can also see the divine preeminence of Jesus Christ. When we take a closer look at verses 15 through 16 it states, “for by him were all things created, that art in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, dominions, or principalities, or powers; all things were created by him, and for him. And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.”
It would appear as we read the written word, that only one member of the Godhead is doing all the work. But as we look into St. John the 5th chapter, verses 15 through 18, it becomes more definitive. Here Jesus has healed the man on the Sabbath day , and has received much criticism for doing so. At the 16th verse it states, “and therefore the Jews persecuted Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he is done these things on the Sabbath day. But Jesus answered them, My father worketh as hitherto, and I work.” The 18th verse states therefore the Jews sought the more to to kill him, because he had not only broken the Sabbath, but said also that God was his father, making himself equal to God. But what should be recognized here is that Jesus is declaring just who is and by means these healings are being manifested. It is only being done by the Godhead.
To validate more, let us go to the last prayer made to the Father by Jesus just before the Romans took him away to be crucified. Here in St. John 17 verses 3-5 it states, “And this is life eternal that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent (notice there are only two mentioned).” Verse 4, “I have glorified thee on the earth, I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.” Verse 5, “And now O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self, with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.”
This is a prayer by Jesus asking God the Father for restoration to his former glory and power (which was all power). In St. Matthew chapter 28 and verse 18, it states, “And Jesus came and spake unto them saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.” What this says is that at the resurrection of Our Lord and Savior, he had regained power in totality, taking his place in the God family or Godhead which was only two in the beginning and even now consist of two.
If only readers understand God’s agenda and plan,which is very definitive when we look at the blueprint, God is recreating himself bringing into this world sons and daughters of God, who should have never tasted death! If God created us in his image and likeness, and he did, our dying was never part of the plan because God cannot die! But God does have choice, and so do we; nevertheless we chose death! And because God so loved the world that he was creating, (in spite of our choice), one of the members of the Godhead, ( who could not die), was made flesh for the sole purpose of removing the death sentence on the whole creation brought on us by the disobedience of one man.
The man Adam brought sin and death to man, it took Jesus to restore man back to eternal life. And at his rising from the dead, Jesus became the first born Son of God. We see this clearly when we read in I Corinthians (15:20-23), “but now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first-fruits of them that slept.” Verse 22 continues, “For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order; Christ the first-fruits ; afterwards they that are Christ; at his coming.”
Here we see the beginning of the creation of God with raising of Jesus the only begotten of the Father and we can validate this with other scriptures. Revelations 3:14, Jesus is speaking to one of the seven churches, notice what he is called in verses 14. “And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God.”
If he then was the beginning of God’s family by resurrection, then there must be more sons to come at his second coming. Let us validate more; Philippians (3:20-21) declares, “For our conversation is in heaven, from whence also we look for our Saviour, The Lord Jesus Christ; Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working thereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.”
And again in St. John (1: 12-13), “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them who believe on his name. Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.”
To conclusion, the Godhead as we have seen through the Word of God, is and has always had two members. Both members being God in the beginning having all power at the start. One member did the creation, and reduced himself to flesh and blood to become a sin sacrifice for the saving of the world because of the love both members had for the their creation. We should not get confused because Jesus says he was sent to do the Father’s will. He only spoke in this manner because being as a man he was demonstrating as the captain of our salvation how we should conduct ourselves.
The Trinity and The Godhead Explained
Allow the scripture to explain in Philippians chapter 2: 5-8, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus, Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God; But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of man. And being found in fashion as a man he humbled himself, and became obedient, unto death, even the death of the cross, showing us how we should be until we are truly in every sense of the word BORN AGAIN!
Now let’s look at one last scripture as the creation is complete. Revelations 22: at the first verse states, “and he shewed a pure river of water of life proceeding out of the throne of God and the Lamb (only two).” Lets go to the third verse; “And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him.” Even when all is said and done, there are only two in the Godhead.
May God give you all understanding in the mighty name of Jesus, Amen.