A Matryoshka doll made in Russia is one large wooden doll. If you are looking at it you will only see one wooden doll on the shelf. If you don’t touch it and examine it you will walk away thinking that it was just one wooden doll on the shelf. If you did pick it up you would discover that the one doll pulls apart from the middle with something else inside.
You take what is inside out thinking now you have two wooden dolls, a male and a female. You pull apart the female in the middle to find there is another doll inside. Now, you want to know how many more can there be inside each wooden doll. You finally reach the tiniest doll that does not open in the middle reaching the end of the many dolls that were inside that first one doll you originally saw on the shelf. You carefully pull each one back inside the other until you are back to seeing only one doll on the shelf. One wooden doll has several hidden dolls within.
God is like that one doll that you see on the shelf with everything else inside it. Before God created the sun, the moon, the stars, the planets, the earth, and mankind. He had a place called heaven that had His throne, a mount for the assembly that raised up to the heights of the clouds (Is. 14:13, 14), and there were different kinds of angels (Is. 6:2-7). God was like this Matryoshka doll all things were created from within Him: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible…; all things have been created through him and for him. God is before all things, and in him all things hold together (Col. 1:16, 17). God told His people in the Bible over and over that He is one God. The wooden dolls if they had intelligence and could see from within the last doll that they were all in Him with no outside boundaries. We could see we are all inside God and there are no outside boundaries to Him. They (the dolls) are all inside of Him. There is nothing outside of Him. He said, “I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God beside me…” (Is. 45:51).
He is one in all things, but all things do not number Him. The plurality of this one God is He is in all things and all things come out to be a great number that we cannot count as man, but the all things are one in God. You and I have been given a one standalone spirit, but there is more to our one spirit. My spirit has many members that make the totality of my existence. When you look at me and I look at you we see one body for each other. I have a spirit and a body adding to the count of numbers to two. I have eyes that allow me to see, one member of my oneness adding to the count of numbers to three. I have a mouth that allows my spirit to speak through adding to the count to four members of one body. You can go on and on naming all the things that make up the totality of your existence, but only seeing one body. One body with many members. One is many, but the many are one inside God. There is no dividing God when He is in all things. To make God plural is to divide His everywhere present at the same time God into separate parts when He is in all the plural things at the same place and time remaining as one God. To try to start counting beyond one God there are “Not Enough Numbers” to speak the end of counting Him. Does this not make Him God? This should make your heart rejoice that He is the “I AM” that loves us with everything within Him.
We are like the Matryoshka dolls inside of God. Adam came from God. Eve came from Adam. All children after that came from a man and a woman becoming one with each other. We are seeing God from the inside. His insides have planets, a sun, a moon, and stars that we look up at from the earth or from the probes we have sent flying inside of Him. Would this not match the definition of God? God would be far above His creations. We are living, moving, and having our being inside of Him (Acts 17:28). He is the one God and Father of all that is inside of Him. He is over all and through all and in all (Eph. 4:6).
I would love to see a Matryoshka doll with the first wooden doll painted like pure light, the second wooden doll painted with creation of the things like the sun, moon, stars, planets, earth, grass, trees, mankind…etc, the third wooden doll painted with a man (Adam, 1 Tim 2:13), the fourth wooden doll painted with a woman (Eve), the fifth wooden doll painted with the fall of mankind, and a red bloodline going forward, the sixth wooden doll painted with the story of Jesus, and the seventh wooden doll painted with us being born again rejoining God in fellowship and in heaven.
We are trying to comprehend an everywhere at once at the same time God far deep from within Him just like little creatures inside an Ecosphere trying to see us holding them in our hand. The earth is like that Ecosphere inside of God. God is everywhere. This is why it is easy to seek Him and feel after Him because He is not far from every one of us (Acts 17:27). The last wooden doll looking back through the others could easily start believing in multiple Gods and plurality of Gods because it is easier for us to count than to have to deal with endless numbers, but this will only work if they lose sight of the totality before the beginning of time He was that one doll that everything was created from. We take words from the Bible or looking at creation to start attempting a counting process of Him. How can you count a God that is present everywhere at once at the same time? One makes more sense because He is in all things, all things in Him, and any number past one is “Not Enough Numbers“. You can’t say after the number 2 billion God ends.
In Genesis 1:26 God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness…” If we can talk to ourselves out loud why is it God cannot talk to Himself out loud? You have one body with many members. Your spirit(one member) spoke through your mouth (another member) and your ears (another member) listened to the sound of what was said with your mind (another member) processing what was said all the while only one physical person is visible doing the talking. I have always been told it is alright to talk to yourself, but when you start answering yourself the trouble begins. In Eph. 1:11 talking about God and how things work out according to the purpose/plan of Him who worketh (eth means continually) all/everything after the counsel/conformity of his own will. God should have more of a right to talk to Himself than we do seeing how He is everywhere at once at the same time. He can be speaking verbally to someone in China in their language and at the same time speaking verbally to you and me in our language. He is the God not restricted in any way. He does not strain or stress handling the functions of all things. Is He not God? To think we are on the inside of His omnipresence? This really makes my heart rejoice and mind to think of Him as an all around wall of protection and guiding presence, but seeing Him is the true challenge.
BY THE RIVER – 3
Would it be hard for God to speak from heaven with a voice, controlling a descending dove as like the Holy Spirit, and coming out of the water as a man who was just baptized? (Mtt. 3:16, 17; Mk. 1:11). God does not get bogged down with multitasking in fulfilling His love promise to us. He is everywhere at once at the same time then He could speak from the rocks in the river, the grass on the bank, the trees beside the river, and anywhere else He chooses to speak, but His promise to John for a sign of the Savior that he could understand was a dove because you cannot physically see the Spirit of God and live (1 Tim. 6:16), descending upon Jesus (Jn 1:32, 34). Everything God does towards us is in a manner that we can comprehend who He is, what He is, when He wants things to happen, and where He wants it to happen. All the while He is one God in all things at once at the same time. This is not a chance to start dividing Him and counting Him. There are “Not Enough Numbers” to finish counting His presences because He is not divided at all. He is one in all things and all things are one in Him.
The voice in heaven saying, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.“, the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and landing on Jesus after coming out of the water from baptism is where some count this as a sign to them there are three separate Gods. Three is not a big enough number to start dividing and counting God. Everything is simplified from God to us because He really wants us to see and perceive, to hear and understand. This one God was multitasking for the people at the river, John who was baptizing Jesus for the fulfillment of all kinds of things at once. He can do that because He is God. He does it for you and I every day. Things happen around us for multiple reasons giving us a chance to see, hear, and feel His love.
JESUS PRAYING – 2
The mankind side of Jesus prayed to the Father, the everywhere at the same time God as an example of how we, mankind, should be. Remember, God wants us to understand and He simplifies things through examples, symbols, and typologies. Jesus was like us, a man of flesh and blood fully human because God wanted to share in our humanity in every way as a part of a man who could die, in our place taking away the power of death, freeing us from sin, and becoming a high priest between us and God (Heb. 2:14-16). Jesus was born the second Adam, the promised bloodline of salvation for us. The first man created, Adam, failed for all of mankind not resisting temptation in his flesh (key words) being a standalone living soul. The second Adam created, Jesus, succeeded in making a door way of salvation for all of mankind in his flesh (key words) being the fullness of God manifested in a fleshly body and being the Spirit that makes us alive to Him again (1 Cor. 15:45-49, Col 2:8, 9). Jesus the man is the perfect example on how we should be with God the Spirit.
Again, this is where we as mankind struggle at attempting to start counting God in a divided way. Jesus on the ground praying to God in heaven is what we see. Jesus the man is giving us an example of what we should be doing and the everywhere God included inside of Jesus wants our fellowship. Again, cannot God be fully inside Jesus and continue to be everywhere else? We want to understand God so badly we will accept putting Him in numbers we can count and not leaving an open-ended numberless count of Him. It hurts our minds in the attempt to wrap around how far He really goes in all things. All of this is what makes Him worthy of the title God (Omnipresent, Omniscient, and Omnipotent).
SALVATION – 3 or 1
One of the most common places in the Bible people put a number on God is Mtt. 28:19, 20. Jesus, remember God in the flesh, said to his apostles (key word) for them to go to all nations teaching them, baptizing them in the name (key word) of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. The teaching part was for all nations to observe/obey all things/everything that Jesus commanded the apostles (key word) .
We want to be able to say God the Father (#1 separate), God the Son (#2 separate), and God the Holy Spirit (#3 separate), but this is forgetting God is one in all things, all the things are one in Him, the present everywhere at once and at the same time God. He wants us to see Him (His Spirit) as the Father of all creation being inside all creation. He wants us to see Him (His Spirit) as the Lamb being provided by Himself in the son redeeming us from sin. He wants us to see Him (His Spirit) once again joining with us inside our bodies with our spirit for the regeneration and reconciling us to Himself. Saying God is three persons is “Not Enough Numbers” for an omnipresent God. “Father” is a sign, symbol, and typology for us to understand Him as the “Father of Creation“, like a title over an office door. You can be a father in having a son. “Son” is a sign, symbol, and typology for when He came among us and provided a way for us to rejoin Him free from sin. You can be a son born to your father. “Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost” is a sign, symbol, and typology for us to understand God becoming one inside our bodies with our spirit helping us to not to fail with temptation, but how to get to heaven.
Do you know what the apostles did with “… baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost…“? When it came down to doing what Jesus commanded them? This is what they said about being saved, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness/remission of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.“ “The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.” This last part of the scripture means that this is still the way for us today to be saved until God returns to take us home. At this point this is where the apostles saw God not as three, but as the everywhere at the same time one God in all things. They did not divide God up into three parts, but kept Him as the ONE GOD. The name of Jesus contains the Father of Creation, the Son of Redemption, and the Regeneration of the Holy Spirit, all in one. God was inside Jesus and everywhere else also at once for us to repent to from the garden of Eden to the present, water baptism (born again of water phase, Jn. 3) is where the blood of the Lamb (Jesus the man) is applied washing away of sins, and receiving the Holy Spirit (born again of the Spirit phase, Jn. 3) guiding us in truth. God came to mankind as the Father of Creation phase, then as the Son of Redemption phase, and the finale phase as the Holy Spirit. Another reason the apostles only baptized in the name of Jesus besides being one with God was God is a Spirit; you cannot kill a spirit, nor is there any blood in a spirit. The blood was in the man named Jesus. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are three phases or stages of God’s plan to save His children and not a number count of His Deity.
To adventure out beyond one is NOT ENOUGH NUMBERS. Omnipresent means being present everywhere at once at the same time. If you believe God is Omnipresent then you believe there is nothing outside of God and that inside of Him is everything. If He is in everything is there any number man could come up with to be the totality sum of God other than one in all things? Anything beyond one is “Not Enough Numbers“. To say there is two God’s is not enough numbers standing before Omnipresent. To say there are three God’s is not enough numbers standing before Omnipresent. All numbers past one concerning God are methods of manifestations on a level of communications to whom God is trying to connect with in perception and understanding.
“Not Enough Numbers” is inspiring to me to NOT to limit God, box Him into something only my mind can handle, or attempt to divide Him when He absolutely loves oneness in Himself and all things. This is the time to step outside and slowly start looking around realizing everywhere your eyes see from up close to the farthest distance He is there and beyond.