Thursday, December 21, 2017

The Son...Shall Be Called...The Everlasting Father

All scripture references, unless otherwise noted, are from the King James Version of the Holy Bible. The Hebrew and Greek meaning of the words mentioned are from Strong's Hebrew-Greek Dictionary.
Isaiah 9:6 says, "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." The Son called the Father? Well, I'm a son and I am a father. But I am not my father. And he is not me, his son. (In fact he is not even alive anymore) Yet Isaiah under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost said, the "Son...shall be called...the Everlasting Father..." This is no doubt what the Lord Jesus meant when He said in John 16:26-27, "At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you: For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God." When you and I ask anything in Jesus name it is as though the Lord Jesus were asking the Father. And the Lord said in  John 8:28 "... When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him." Jesus, the Son of the Living God is called "...The everlasting Father..."

It is no wonder then that the Apostle Paul told Timothy in 
1st Timothy 3:16"And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory." How can the Son of God be His own Father? It is a mystery. But it is a mystery revealed in the Bible. The mystery does not involve a Trinity of persons in the Godhead. The doctrine of the Trinity was foisted on the 3rd century church as a means for the church to become the state religion. And much to the dismay of the Trinitarian theologians among us, God is One in His nature. Deuteronomy 6:4 says, "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD..." And while the verse of scripture translated "God," in the Hebrew is Elohim a plural form of the word, it would be a stretch to make it mean gods as if God were plural. The word god can apply to magistrates, or judges. In Strong's Hebrew-Greek dictionary the meaning is, "ĕlôhı̂ym (pronounced) el-o-heem' Plural of H433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative: - angels, X exceeding, God (gods) (-dess, -ly), X (very) great, judges, X mighty."

I read some time ago, one Trinitarian theologian, (I guess he was) who said the word "
God" implied a unity of the persons of the Godhead. So, being curious and wanting to be right, I went to where the Lord Jesus answered the question put to Him as to what the first commandment was? He replied in Mark 29:29b-30"...The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment." Again I looked in Strong's Hebrew-Greek dictionary and found the word Jesus used for one was the Greek word "heis. "The Greek meaning of the word, again according the Dr. Strong is, "heis (pronounced) hice (Including the neuter [etc.] ἕν hen); a primary numeral; one: - a (-n, -ny, certain), + abundantly, man, one (another), only, other, some. See also G1527, G3367, G3391, G3762." A primary numeral; one? Well that settled it for me. I would rather take Jesus' word than all the theologians in the world.  

The Lord Jesus declared in John 10:30"I and my Father are one."  (again the word Heis is used for one)  When He said that the Jews took up stones to stone Him. He asked in  John 10:32"...Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?" The Bible says in John 10:33"The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God." They recognized what He was saying in verse 30 was His claiming to be God. But they were wrong. He being God had made Himself man. He was truly the God-Man.

"...Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord..." Do you love Him with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength? If you do, you will have no problem with repentance or baptism in Jesus name. (See Acts 2:38) My friend God has promised to give you His Spirit if you will obey Him (See Acts 5:32) If you have never done so, why not do what the Apostle Paul told both the Jews and Greeks in Acts 20:21 to do, repent toward God and put your faith in the Lord Jesus. God will give you His Spirit. If you refuse, God will take away even that which you seem to have. (See Luke 8:18)


  1. Hello,
    It comes to mind how we are told in scripture that Jesus is the 'express image of God', but it also says that He was the first of many 'brethren'. Jesus said that His Words are Spirit and life, and I believe that, as Jesus said, we are one with Him and the Father in Spirit. Just as when smoke is divided, it is still smoke because it has not got a separate nature within it, so too are we all one with God in Christ Jesus because it is referring to the Spirit and not the flesh.

    1. Thank you so much for your comment. I agree wholeheartedly! Jesus Christ is called in scripture, "...the express image of his person..." (See Hebrews 1:3) The Lord Jesus told the Samaritan woman in John 4:24 that, "God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth." That is God's nature. And the apostle John said in 1st John 4:8b  "...for God is love." In Isaiah 40:18 the Bible asks, "To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him?" And again in Isaiah 46:5, "To whom will ye liken me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be like?" God is unlike anything in this world. I have heard God likened to water, or to an egg, etc., to try to explain the Godhead. The only one who fits the description is Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God. (See Matthew 16:16 and Philippians 2:6) Jesus Christ was God manifested in the flesh! (See 1st Timothy 3:16) The apostle Paul wrote in 2nd Corinthians 5:1, "...that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself..." The Lord did say in John 6:63 that His words were spirit and life. He also said that the flesh did not profit anything. Unfortunately John went on to say in John 6:66 that, "...many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him." The apostle Paul said in Colossians 2:9-10a that, " him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him..." He is truly 100% God and in the days of His flesh 100% man. I have found my completeness in Jesus. He is my Lord and my God. (See John 20:28)