Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
In looking up the word God in the Strong's Concordance, there are several things that stand out. First of all, when following this word to its root, the main meanings are of strength and might. And then, another thing noted is that this word is a plural word. Right in the very first verse of the Bible reference is made to the triune God, the Three-In-One. The Father spoke the Word (the Son, the Living Word) and the Spirit of God was hovering and then moving over the creation. I like to think of God in this sense as the Father being the essence, the heart, the plans and purposes, the desires. And then, the Son actually speaks forth what is in the heart of God, while the Spirit of God unleashes the power to accomplish what has come from the heart and then is spoken into being. If we continue to trace this word Elohim to its roots, we land on the Hebrew word 'uwl, which Strong's defines "from an unused root mean. to twist, i.e. (by impl.) be strong; the body (as being rolled together); also powerful: -mighty, strength."
One of the basic tenets of the Jewish faith is found in Deuteronomy 6:4, 5, Hear, O Israel: The LORD your God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. God in these verses is also Elohim. But this is one thing that the Jews stumble over; they don't equate Jesus as God because they believe in One God. However, we see here the uniqueness of this Three-In-One God, the rolling together, this One, yet three divine expressions. I remember teaching children's church of this concept as an egg which has three parts to it--the shell, the white, and the yellow yolk. All of it is the egg and each part of it is the egg. The Oneness found here is more that just one being; it has to do with a unity of thought, of purpose, of desire, an agreement, if you will, a total agreement of thought and action. And regarding this, we see a strength in agreement. Hebrews 11:6 says this of our faith: And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. The word please in this passage carries the idea of coming into agreement with God. Jesus teaches us about this agreement in Matthew 18, saying, "Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them." The Lord invites us to come into agreement with Him, to speak the same thing He speaks, for His desires to become our desires. Jesus invites us into a union with Him. "I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing."
Christ baptizes us in His Spirit as we inter into the power of God working in our lives. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
We can make a difference in our world by the power of God!!!