HE SHALL BE CALLED… (Continued)
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 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."
Isaiah 11:1-7 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:
2 And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;
3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:
4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth: with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.
5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.
Isaiah prophesied that Jesus would be called the Everlasting Father. One may ask how can we as believers manifest the attributes of the Father? The Apostle Paul plainly unveils this truth in I Corinthians 4:15, "For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel." Not many fathers! Could the reason possibly be that there are not many fathers because there are not many preachers of the Gospel? Our Heavenly Father has provided all we need to execute His will through His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. All must be accomplished from the position of an obedient son just as Jesus is. That position is crying out to Abba Father acknowledging that all things are possible unto Him and even when we would not like to go through the trial, there is always the exclamation of nevertheless not what we want but rather Thy will be done. "And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father (Galatians 4:6)."
On one occasion, Philip asked Jesus to shew him and the other followers the Father. Jesus responded, "…Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father - (John 14:9)?" In John 10:30 Jesus proclaimed, "I and my Father are one." In John 17, Jesus prayed that we all be One with Himself and Father. Just as the Works and Words of Jesus were the full intention of the Father’s thoughts and heart, so it should be with every believer. May we all consider what we do at all times and survey how much is actually what we heard from the Father and whether it will bring glory unto Him.