In this blog post, we take a look at a few evidences of the Triune Godhead in the Old Testament. Once again the Word of God will show that "the New Testament reveals what the Old Testament had concealed."
8 For the Lord of Hosts says this: “He has sent Me for His glory against the nations who are plundering you, for anyone who touches you touches the pupil of His eye.
9 I will move against them with My power, and they will become plunder for their own servants. Then you will know that the Lord of Hosts has sent Me.
10 “Daughter Zion, shout for joy and be glad, for I am coming to dwell among you”—this is the Lord’s declaration."
In the passage above, God, the Lord of Hosts is speaking, yet He says He is being sent in v. 9. In verse 10, God also says that He, the Lord, will dwell among the Israelites. That we get from the prophet Zechariah.
It was the prophet Isaiah who saw The Lord seated on His throne in heaven (see Isaiah 6:1, 8 and John 12:41) more than 700 years before the Logos would take on a human body. And so it makes sense that it would be Isaiah who recorded these verses in which the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob once again displays His complex unity:
“This is My Servant; I strengthen Him, this is My Chosen One; I delight in Him. I have put My Spirit on Him; He will bring justice to the nations." Isaiah 42:1
In Isaiah 42:1, the Father speaks of the Son and the Spirit as separate Persons.
In Isaiah 48:16, God is speaking (note the reference to eternal existence), and yet again He says He and the Spirit are being sent.
In Isaiah 63:8, God says He is the Savior of His people. In the New Testament, the Messiah and Savior is One Whose name is Yeshua, which means "YHWH saves." In the rest of the passage, mention is again made of "the Angel of His Presence," and the Holy Spirit, both distinct Persons Who are themselves divine, and yet still One God. Father, Son and Spirit always, always act as One, always in perfect unity.
In Isaiah 60-61, YHWH says from heaven:
22 "The least will become a thousand,
the smallest a mighty nation.
I am Yahweh;
I will accomplish it quickly in its time.
1 The Spirit of the Lord God is on Me,
because the Lord has anointed Me
to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives
and freedom to the prisoners;
2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor..."
18 "The Spirit of the Lord is on Me,
because He has anointed Me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent Me
to proclaim freedom to the captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to set free the oppressed,
19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor."
20 He then rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. And the eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fixed on Him.
21 He began by saying to them, “Today as you listen, this Scripture has been fulfilled.” Luke 4
The Lord Our God is One!
The Jewish Concept of the Complex Unity of God