Some Old Testament Evidence for a Multi-person Godhead

Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion, for I am coming and will dwell in your midst, says the Lord. And many nations will join themselves with the Lord in that day, and they will be My people. And I will reside in your midst, and you will know that the Lord of Hosts has sent Me to you.

Zechariah 2:10–11 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014)

Consider this passage from Zechariah. When reading it, pay close attention to Who is speaking, and Who they are talking about. The Person speaking promises to come and dwell in the midst of the Israelis. He calls Himself “the Lord.”

Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign: The virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Isaiah 7:14 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014)

Emmanuel, that is literally God with us. He is the promised Anointed One. He is the One Who would dwell in the midst of the people. He is the one to Whom many nations.

Look closely… The One Who comes and dwells in the midst of the people is sent by “the Lord of Hosts.” We have at least two Persons, here, One speaking Who is sent and One Who sends. It’s there for a reason.

The word translated into the English Lord in this selection is the Tetragrammaton. It is that Holy name of God. That’s kind of near, isn’t it?

There’s more. God back and count how many times the word YHWH (Lord) is used. Two of them we know refer to One Person. Perhaps it is to acknowledge a double honor. The other is to the Lord of Hosts, the Father. Of course, the third Person is also present, but by inference. He does the drawing. (It is my conjecture.)

It is Jesus Who is sent by God, and the Holy Spirit draws people to Him.

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