“For unto us…a son is given…and his name shall be called…The everlasting Father…” Isa. 9:6.
Eternal wrestles with what our minds can comprehend. It speaks of the past, present and future as a state of being. “And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM…” Ex. 3:14. He is the only eternal One in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Everlasting speaks to a beginning with no end.
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth …And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”(Gen.1:1,26a, 27).
The Everlasting Father, Jesus Christ, the Son of God,
“Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature…by him were all things created…all things were created by him, and for him:
And he is before all things, and by him all things consist: And he is the head of the body, the church:
who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have preeminence.
For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell…”.(Col. 1:15-19).
“Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature…” Jesus had a beginning only in that He was born in the flesh. God the Son had no point of origin but was the originator of every created thing.
Father in the Hebrew (Ab) carries the meaning of father as in creator, originator, head, ruler. Jesus the Son of God is our Everlasting Father, our Creator.
“…And he is the head of the body, the church…” Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is our Everlasting Father as the head of the church. His birth, life, death, resurrection, ascension, and gift of the Holy Spirit gave birth to the church which is His body.
“And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all.” Eph. 1:22-23.
“…Christ is the head of the church: and he is the savior of the body…the church is subject unto Christ…
as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it…For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones…This is a great mystery…” (Taken from Eph. 5:23-32).
Being the Everlasting Father of His church, He is holy, without spot or blemish, He sanctifies and cleanses the body,
“That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that is should be holy and without blemish.” Eph. 5:27.
Jesus, God the Son, is our Everlasting Father in that He is the first fruit of the dead, the first to be resurrected to life to die no more.
“…the firstborn from the dead…”
“…I received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures…After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once..” 1Cor.15:3,4,6.
“But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man came death; by man came also the resurrection of the dead.” 1Cor. 15:20,21.
As our Everlasting Father, Jesus’ being the firstfruit of the dead, insures believers of everlasting life.
Jesus spoke to the crowd saying,
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself…they that have done good unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.” John 5:25,26,29.
“Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power…And I saw the dead, small and great stand before God…And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” Rev. 20: 6,12a,15.
Because the Everlasting Father is life we have, as His offspring, the breath of life. Because He is holy, those born of the Spirit are reckoned holy. Because He won the victory over death, those born of the Spirit, have victory over death. Our DNA is a match.
“And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead…Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood…to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.” Rev. 1:5,6.