The revelation of the Trinity is a great divine filter. On the outside of the filter is all of man's pride and self trust. It appears as nonsense that we speak of God as Triune.
On the inside of experience within the the filter are those who know God has come to live within them. And they cannot make any discernible distinction between the Father in them, the Son in them, and the Holy Spirit in them.
We know God has come to be in us. We cannot detect any difference between the Three of the Triune God.
Once again, the Apostle Paul speaks to the Corinthians about their experience of God indwelling them:
"But you are not in the flesh, but in the spirit [the regenerated human spirit] if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Yet if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not of Him. (v.9)
But if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, the spirit [regenerated human spirit] is life because of righteousness. (v.10)
And if the Spirit of the One who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortals bodies through His Spirit who indwells you." (v.11) (Romans 8:9-11)
Who indwells the Christians ?
Who is the One who has come to live in them?
1.) The Spirit of God (v.9)
2.) The Spirit of Christ (v.9)
3.) Christ Himself (v.10)
4.) The Spirit of the One who raised Jesus from the dead (v.11)
Has the Father come to live in the believers?
Ephesians 4:6 - "One God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and IN ALL."
That means "in all"
the members of the one mystical Body of Christ (v.4)
Is Christ indwelling the Christians?
Ephesians 3:17 - "That Christ may make His home in your hearts through faith ..."
Galatians 1:15,16 - "But when it pleased God, who set me apart from my mother's womb and called me through His grace, to reveal His Son in me."
Second Corinthians 13:5 - "Test yourselves whether you are in the faith; prove yourselves. Or do you not know that Jesus Christ is in you, unless you are disapproved."
What about the Father and the Son? Are both the Father and the Son within the Christians ?
John 14:23 - "Jesus answered and said to him, If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word, and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make an abode with him."
We can detect no difference. We know God is within us since we were born again, since we came to be forgiven sinners receiving Jesus as our Lord and Savior. Praise the Lord.
And now the Holy Spirit is within us as the Lord -
"He who is joined to the Lord is one spirit." (1 Cor. 6:17)
"The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you." (2 Timothy 4:22)
Do you realize what will happen to you if you begin to proclaim by faith that indeed Jesus Christ lives in you ? First you invite Him into your heart.
Then each morning when you wake up you start the day by standing by faith on His promise - "Lord Jesus Christ, YOU live in me. Thankyou Lord Jesus Christ, YOU live within me."
Not sentimentally, but actually
- Jesus Christ the risen and available Lord will make His home in your heart through faith.
This can be taken to the bank. This is trustworthy.
In the books of Acts the angel told the apostles to go to the temple and proclaim all the words of this new divine life they had received -
"Go and stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this life." (Acts 5:20)
And I am going to write it again still. One day it is going to click with some of you -
"the last Adam became a life giving Spirit" (1 Cor. 15:45)
Jesus of Nazareth is living and available. He is in a form in which He can enter into your innermost spiritual being and GIVE divine Life. He can GIVE God into you - Because "the last Adam [Christ] BECAME A LIFE GIVING SPIRIT."
Christ ... became a life giving Spirit. With Him there is a bountiful and rich and all-inclusive wonderful supply of everything we need. This is known as "the bountiful supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ" (Phil. 1:19)
"For I know that for me this will turn out to salvation through your petition and the bountiful supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ." (Phil 1:19)
Anyway, the born anew cannot tell any difference within between Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We know God is within living spreading, operating and growing.