The Prophet Isaiah, in the divine prophecy revealed by God unto him, lists out the names by which Jesus shall be called, even before Jesus’ birth – the fourth being “The everlasting Father”, for the Bible records “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 9:6)
Naturally, one would find it absurd that a child who is born is to be called “The everlasting Father”. How can the Son of God be also God the Father? Herein is the beautiful mystery of two of the three persons of the Trinity of God prophesied. Jesus was more than a mere child who was born, he was the Son of God, who was given. God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son and whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16). In other words, God gave himself, to man, begotten as The Son. Jesus affirmed this when he declared that He and the Father are One (John 10:30).
In Jesus, we find the perfect juxtaposition of the divine with the human, the immortal with the mortal, the heavenly with the earthly, the eternal with the ephemeral, the Spiritual with the flesh for the Word became flesh and dwelt among men as man (John 1:1) and the Father with the Son. Jesus was not created for he existed eternally with God (John 1:1-3) and by him, through him, and for him were all things made (Colossians 1:16; Hebrews 2:10). Jesus was begotten of the Father (John 3:16) and said that he had come to reveal the Father unto man (Luke 10:22) for no man has seen the Father (John 1:18), except the begotten Son, for they are One and the Same. Jesus is The everlasting Father.
Points to ponder:
Jesus is the everlasting Father. The question that begs to be answered is, “Is he your everlasting Father?” For to as many as those who received him and who believe on his name, Jesus gave them the power to become the sons (and daughters) of God (John 1:12). The Son of God came to the world as the everlasting Father so that he could give the sons of men the power to become his own sons (and daughters). Jesus is The everlasting Father.
Isaiah 9:6 (KJV)
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.
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
John 1:11-13 (KJV)
11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.