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Before time began, before anything or anyone was created, God was love. God did not create man or angels because He needed someone to love. God is self-sufficient and self-existent, His existence and happiness are not dependant on anyone. God is love and in order for God to be love He would need to have someone to love, that love must have existed before creation. This love that existed before anything is Inter-Trinitarian love. The Father loves the Son and Spirit, the Son loves the Father and Spirit, and the Spirit loves the Father and Son. All three are different persons but yet One. The Trinity is three persons in one sense and One in another and it is impossible for the human mind to fathom this great mystery. Each person within the Trinity is fully God. In other words, they all share the same attributes, glory, and authority. All three are in agreement and are never in the state of slightest disagreement or doubt. There is not one person in the Trinity that has a power that the other person does not. They all have the same equal power.
Before man was created, God the Father wanted to show His love toward the Son. The Father chose certain individual people of His choice and wrote their names in the Lamb’s Book of Life. The book was finished with no extra or missing pages, the writing was permanent. When the Father gave this book to the Son, He was giving a love offering to the Son, we are that love offering from the Father to the Son. Jesus did not accept this gift because we are so good, lovable, or desirable in any way. Jesus accepted us because He loves the Father and if Jesus rejected this gift, He would be rejecting a gift from the Father. This He cannot do. Jesus loves the Father so much that He accepted the gift. In order for this gift to work, in order for Jesus to fully receive this gift He needed to go down to earth to redeem it, to energize it. Just like putting batteries in a CD player to make it work, without any energy it’s useless.
Jesus went down to earth to redeem this humanity. While He was down there Jesus said, “This is the will of Him who sent Me, that of all that He has given Me I lose nothing, but raise it up on the last day.” (John 6:39).
Jesus prays to His Father, I ask on their behalf; I do not ask on behalf of the world, but of those whom You have given Me; for they are Yours; and all things that are Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine; and I have been glorified in them. I am no longer in the world; and yet they themselves are in the world, and I come to You Holy Father, keep them in Your name, the name which You have given Me, that they may be one even as We are. While I was with them, I was keeping them in Your name which You have given Me; and I guarded them and not one of them perished but the son of perdition, so that the Scripture would be fulfilled. (John 17:9-12).
that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me. The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me. Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. (John 17:21-24).
Jesus not only received us as a love offering, but He also decided to love us just as much as He loves the Father. Jesus gave back to the Father this love offering in an act of love, He shared His gift with the Father. As a result of all this love going around, we have been swept into this inter-Trinitarian love. We have been adopted into God’s family, He calls us sons. And now, the Father, Son, and Spirit love us perfectly with an infinite love, one that’s so vast we can only comprehend it to the tiniest degree.