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Everlasting Father

Is Jesus really the Everlasting Father, as Isaiah 9:6 announces He is?  Is He not the Son of God? Follow along and I will try to untangle this mystery. Again, I warn you to test everything you read or hear about God by the Bible.  Those who ignore this will be led into false doctrine.

We’ve noted in previous studies in this Christmas series that Jesus is named and described as WONDERFUL.  He’s wonderful beyond any man  or anything in this world.

We’ve also noted Him as COUNSELOR.  Nothing is too hard for Him. We receive wise counsel from Him as we read and listen to His Word, the Bible.  Any counsel that ignores the Bible could be of Satan. Beware of receiving counsel from anyone who denies, twists or  ignores the Bible.

In the previous message, we noted Jesus as The MIGHTY GOD.

He is the Elohim of the Bible. That Hebrew name used over 2500 times in the Bible speaks of His strength and preeminence.  

He is the Jehovah of the Bible.  That name speaks of His relationship with His people. 

He is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end or all things.  

He is the I AM of both the Old and New Testament.  You find that name in Exodus 3:14  and again in John 8:58 where Jesus makes that claim.

He is the Lamb of God, announced by John the Baptist at the beginning of Jesus’ earthly ministry, but in God’s foreknowledge He  is  the Lamb slain from before the foundation of the world, as we learn in Revelation 13:8

We come now to a huge thought.  He is not only the Son of God, but He is the Everlasting Father, Isaiah 9:6 announces. How can that be?  That is the topic of study before us.

What we DO  know is that Jesus is the Son of God. God announces His coming Son in Psalm 2:4-7  In Daniel 3:25 Jesus is seen as the Son of God in the fiery furnace with the three Hebrew young men, Shadrack, Meschach and Abednego.   The angel Gabriel also announces the baby Jesus, whom the virgin Mary would bear, as The Son of God.  The Father announced Him publicly as His Son as His baptism by John the Baptist in Matthew 3:17  and again at His transfiguration in Matthew 17:5.

THE WORK OF THE SON

 

God the Father turned His whole idea of a  creation over to His eternal Son, Jesus.

1. The Son created this universe, including the earth.  That is clearly taught in John 1,  Colossians 1,  Hebrews 1 and Revelation 1 and 4.

2. When man sinned and brought God’s curse on himself,  God the Son, knowing it from before the foundation of the earth, planned and carried out redemption by the grace of God and through the shedding of blood and the death of Jesus and through His bodily resurrection.

3. The third work of the Son is to reign over the world during the Millennium as King of Kings and Lord or Lords.  That is described in Revelation 20 and it is prophesied in Isaiah 11, and 35  and in Zechariah, as well as other prophecies scattered throughout the Old Testament.

4. The fourth work of the Son is to judge Christians at the Bema Judgment Seat of Christ.  II Corinthians 5:9-10 

5. The fifth work of the Son at the end of the Millennium is to  condemn the lost Christ rejecters to The Lake of Fire.  Revelation 20:11-15

6. The sixth and final work of the Son is to take His Bride, His blood-bought Church to His Heavenly Home He has prepared for us.  John 14:1-6 and Revelation 21:9

THE AMAZING TRUTH WHICH FOLLOWS THE WORK OF CHRIST

 

Let me begin by reminding you that one of the names of Jesus in Isaiah 9:6 is  Everlasting Father.  How can the Son of God also be the Everlasting Father?    Never forget that Jesus IS GOD!   It was not that God was not wiling to suffer and die for us, so He sent His Son instead.  Not at all!  Rather the Everlasting Father came down in the person of His Son to suffer and die for our sins and then rise again the third day.

What did Jesus say in John10:30? “I and my Father are ONE.”

What did Jesus say in John 14:8-9 When Philip requested  ” Lord, show us the Father and we’ll be satisfied.”  Jesus answered, ” He that has seen me has seen the Father.”

When the work of Christ is completed: His creating, redeeming, reigning, judging the saints, condemning the lost, and taking His Bride to be with Himself forever: when that is accomplished; the Trinity will not necessarily cease to exist, but the Trinity will have accomplished God’s purpose.

Turn to I Corinthians 15:24-28 and learn what happens next.  After we are caught up to be with Christ,  “Then cometh the end, when He, Jesus, shall have delivered up the Kingdom of God, even the Father, when He shall put down all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign until He  has put all enemies under His feet.”  That is, He reigns to the end of the events in Revelation 20.  The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

Now read carefully verse 28  “And when all things shall b subdued under Him, JESUS,  then shall the Son also be subject unto Him (the Father)  who put all things under Him ( The Son) that God may be all in all!

Is there a Trinity throughout eternity?  I believe so.  However, Christ has accomplished His purpose in creating, redeeming, and judging. The Holy Spirit’s work of convicting and teaching and helping to conform us to Christ is complete.  The Son continues to have His eternal Bride, His Church; but now  He is totally submitted and one with The Everlasting Father, that as far as we are concerned, God is all in all to us. Christ is our Heavenly Bridegroom and He is our everlasting Father throughout eternity.

I am not dogmatic about this. It’s just that until I have fresh light on the matter, I am satisfied to rest in this truth that in Heaven  Jesus will not only be our Heavenly Bridegroom.  He will be one with the Everlasting Father that God may be all in all.

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December 21, 2010 - Posted by | Christmas Series

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