We pray, “God save us,” and we should. We preach, “Jesus saves,” and we must. But practically, it is the third person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit, who delivers the goods in salvation.
A beautiful picture of the Holy Trinity emerges from the upper room discourse in John’s Gospel (ref. John 16:5-15). There the one true and living God speaks to His disciples of the mystery of the Trinity. Each person of the Godhead is identified.
The three men judging Paul’s third, fourth, and fifth trials are the middle men. They stand between Jerusalem and Rome, in Caesarea. They stand between imprisonment and freedom, for the Apostle Paul. And, they stand between belief and unbelief, in the gospel of Jesus Christ.