We have come to end of the “The Element” series, having seen from the Scriptures how each of the elements – Earth, Air, Fire and Water and fully representative of the invisible Creator God, who is expressed in the personhood of Jesus Christ and as the Holy Spirit that indwells in all who chose to accept the Son of God, Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Fire, Air, Earth, and Water, the four elements, are also called the Triplicities, which play an important part in astrology. The term triplicities comes from the fact that there are three astrological zodiac signs associated with each of the four elements (e.g., Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn are associated with Earth, Gemini, Libra, Aquarius are associated with Air, Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius are associated with Fire, and Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces are associated with Water).
Jesus Christ is the expressed image of the Almighty (Elohim) God and is the spiritual Rock (Earth) of our Salvation. The breath of God is the Air that we need to be stay spiritually alive. The Holy Spirit of God is the Fire that consumes our sinfulness and the One who refines and purifies us. Jesus Christ is the source of the satisfying and saving living Water and those who are quenched by Him are eternally satisfied.
It is a pity that so many blindly follow these signs and their association with the elements to get direction in their lives (from getting high marks in an exam to choosing the spouse they are to wed). They seek direction from these creations of the Almighty God, instead of seeking God Godself. Instead of seeking the triplicities for answers, we must instead be seeking the Trinity (One God in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit) for the direction of our lives. No one has an excuse.
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead (Trinity of God); so that they (we) are without excuse: (Romans 1: 20)
Ephesians 4:4-6 (KJV)
4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
5 One Lord (Jesus Christ), one faith, one baptism,
6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.