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SIH HALTAL ICONChrist Is One With The Father

 

 Isa 9:6 – 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.

 

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9 Comments

  1. The Everlasting Father Was, Is and Will always be! Thank you Jesus! 🙂

  2. SLIMJIM says:

    I’ve always thought this was the most unexpected name for Jesus

  3. robertjgood says:

    Please explain the name if you get a chance. God bless. Bob

    • Rob Barkman says:

      Hi Robert,

      In my mind, there are two basic reasons why He is given this title:

      First of all, when Christ is described as the Everlasting Father, it is presenting the truth of the existence of the trinity. Although He is the second person of the Godhead (God the Son), because our Lord is Jehovah God, he can be described as The Everlasting Father as well. Note the “Everlasting Father” immediately followed the title “The mighty God” reminding us of His identity as God Himself. Also, another example of this principle is when He described Himself by saying “I and my Father are One” (Jhn 10:30).

      The apostle John clearly presents this truth in 1 John 10:30 when he says “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” Although there are many that might say this section of Scripture should not be considered inspired, I see no valid reason to not accept this as a part of the inspired Word.

      An interesting side note: The same principle takes place when Christ describes Himself as the Holy Spirit (the third person of the Godhead) in John 14:16-18… “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; [Even] the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.” He is able to do this because He is the very same God as the Holy Spirit therefore, in that sense, He is the same being as the Spirit.

      Secondly, Christ is described as the Creator of all things in Col 1:12-17: …Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated [us] into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, [even] the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether [they be] thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.”

      If we study the title “Everlasting Father” it gives us the idea of “The Eternally Existent One who preceded all, is chief over all,” which is alluding to His work as Creator (see Col 1:12-17 above). Christ, as Creator of all, is the Father of us all.

      So to summarize, the best I can understand things Christ is given the title “Everlasting God” to reveal His identity as Jehovah God and His identity as Creator of the World.

      Hope this helped a bit.

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