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Everlasting Father

Everlasting FatherEverlasting Father

Everlasting Father

Here is what we tend to do:

  • Look back favorably on how things used to be
  • Look forward with fear on how things will be

Isaiah 9:1-3

“Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan—

The people walking in darkness
have seen a great light;

on those living in the land of deep darkness
a light has dawned
.


You have enlarged the nation
and increased their joy;
they rejoice before you
as people rejoice at the harvest,
as warriors rejoice
when dividing the plunder.”

Map during Isaiah

Everlasting Father

  • Abi – Father
  • Ad – Eternal

These four names are called throne names

Who is the Father of

Who is the “Father of the constitution?”

Who is the “Father of modern medicine?”

Who is the “Father of astronomy?”

Who is the “Father of evolution?”

 

The Messiah is going to father a new era that will last forever

John 8:56-58

56 Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad.”

57 “You are not yet fifty years old,” they said to him, “and you have seen Abraham!”

58 “Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!”

Luke 13:34

 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing.

What are some characteristics of a father that Jesus represents?

  1. He is the giver of life

Titus 3:3-7

At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.

What are some characteristics of a father that Jesus represents?

  1. He is the giver of life
  2. He is a good provider

               

Philippians 4:19

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus

Jesus provides:

  • Protection
  • Strength
  • Hope
  • Love and joy
  • Salvation
  • Peace

What are some characteristics of a father that Jesus represents?

  1. He is the giver of life
  2. He is a good provider
  3. He cares for his children

 

A good parent provides boundaries

What are some characteristics of a father that Jesus represents?

  1. He is the giver of life
  2. He is a good provider
  3. He cares for his children
  4. He gives us eternal love

Romans 8:35-39

”Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:

 “For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
                   

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord!”

& Something to remember for us parents:

  • We may not like all the decisions our kids make
  • We will always love them

 

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Mighty God

Mighty God-Isaiah 9:6Mighty God

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Mighty God

Isaiah 9:6-7

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Of the greatness of his government and peace
there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne
and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
with justice and righteousness
from that time on and forever.

A child will be born:

  • The government will be on his shoulders
  • No end to his government and peace
  • His reign will be righteous and just
  • His reign will never end

                MIGHTY GOD in Hebrew is “El Gibbor

Gibbor – Refers to a mighty warrior

In Hebrew the Bible uses gibbor in terms of a champion or hero

Champion – The one left standing after a conflict is over

Hero – The one who defeats the enemy

El – Refers to God

Examples:

  • Elohim – God
  • El Shaddai – The Lord God almighty
  • El Elyon – The most High God
  • El Olam – The everlasting God

What does Jesus being a mighty warrior look like for us?

  1. Jesus is able to do what he has promised

 

Colossians 2:13-15

When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, 14 having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross. 15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross

John 10:27-30

My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. 30 I and the Father are one.”

No one can snatch you out of Jesus’ hands

The devil’s weapon was – sin

What does Jesus being a mighty warrior look like for us?

  1. Jesus is able to do what he has promised
  2. He is able to help us where we need it

1 John 3:8

The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s works

& Jesus came to do even more than to destroy the devil’s works:

  • He has come to heal
  • He has come to restore relationships
  • He has come to build us up

               

1 Peter 3:22

Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at God’s right hand—with angels, authorities and powers in submission to him       

Matthew 28:18

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

Hebrews 1:3

“The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven

 

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