The Doctrine Of The Father

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THE DOCTRINE OF THE FATHER

(Theology Proper) The Study of God the Father

Our Text:

Joh 5:26  For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;
Joh 5:27  And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.

Does God the Father exist?

God says everyone on this earth should know of Him and there will be no excuse!

Rom 1:18  For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
Rom 1:19  Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; [for God hath shewed it unto them].
Rom 1:20  [For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse]:
Rom 1:21  Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

If we had to write down everything we know about our Father who is in Heaven, not many of us could write very much. We should be ashamed.

Jesus Christ Himself mentions the Father more than 200 times.

Some things that Jesus tells us:

1.) The Father is Spirit:

Joh 4:24  God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

That word “is” was added to this verse. God is not limited, so God is Spirit. This explains why Our Father can be everywhere at one time. To say He is “a spirit” would be an attempt to place limits on Our Father. A body would localize where God is everywhere. He cannot be limited!

2.) The Father is omnipotent:

Mat 19:26  But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

3.) The Father is omniscient:

Mat 10:28  And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Mat 10:29  Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and [one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father].
Mat 10:30  [But the very hairs of your head are all numbered].
Mat 10:31  Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Mat 10:32  Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
Mat 10:33  But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

4.) The Father is HOLY:

Joh 17:11  And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. [Holy Father], keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.

5.) The Father is righteous:

Joh 17:25  [O righteous Father], the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.

Most of the world still does not know The Father.

6.) The Father is loving:

Joh 3:16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Joh 3:17  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

Joh 17:23  I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

7.) The Father is good:

Mat 6:26  Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

Mat 6:28  And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
Mat 6:29  And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Mat 6:30  Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

Mat 19:17  And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

These are all words that Christ Jesus used to describe the “Father”.

I.) He is the Father of “all” life.

Joh 5:26  For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;

Psa 36:9  For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.

Eph 4:17  This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,
Eph 4:18  Having the understanding darkened, [being alienated from the life of God] through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:

Psa 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

A.) Our Father provides the vegetation:

Psa 104:14  He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;

Psa 104:16  The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted;

Mat 6:30  [Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field], which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

B.) Our Father tends and cares for nature:

Psa 104:14  He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;

Psa 104:16  The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted;

Psa 104:18  The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and the rocks for the conies.

Psa 104:20  Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.
Psa 104:21  The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God.

Psa 104:27  These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season.

Mat 6:26  Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

Psa 145:15  The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season.
Psa 145:16  Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.
Psa 145:17  The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.
Psa 145:18  The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.
Psa 145:19  He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.
Psa 145:20  The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked will he destroy.

C.) The Father tends to our weather:

Psa 135:6  Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.
Psa 135:7  He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries.

Psa 147:8  Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.

Psa 147:16  He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.
Psa 147:17  He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?
Psa 147:18  He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.

D.) The Father tends and cares for our seasons:

Gen 8:22  While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

Since it is God that will destroy this Earth we live on, then we should know “until that time that He does” this promise of God will be the law of the land.

II.) He is the Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

During the earthly ministry of Christ, the Father was His favorite subject.

A.) The Father sent His Son:

Joh 20:21  Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: [as my Father hath sent me], even so send I you.

Joh 6:57  [As the living Father hath sent me], and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.

Joh 8:18  I am one that bear witness of myself, and [the Father that sent me] beareth witness of me.

Gal 4:4  But when the fulness of the time was come, [God sent forth his Son], made of a woman, made under the law,
Gal 4:5  To redeem them that were under the law, [that we might receive the adoption of sons].

1Jn 4:14  And we have seen and do testify [that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world]. (John 3:16)

B.) The Father commanded the angels to worship His Son:

Heb 1:6  And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.

Luk 2:13  And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Luk 2:14  Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

C.) The Father sealed His Son:

Joh 6:27  Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: [for him hath God the Father sealed].

D.) The Father honors His Son:

Joh 8:54  Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: [it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God]:

It is every religion that should understand this.

E.) The Father bore witness to His Son:

Joh 8:18  I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.

F.) The Father loves His Son:

Joh 10:17  Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
Joh 10:18  No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

G.) The Father glorified His Son:

Joh 12:27  Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.
Joh 12:28  Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.

Joh 17:1  These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:

Joh 17:5  And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

H.) The Father taught His Son:

Joh 8:28  Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; [but as my Father hath taught me], I speak these things.
Joh 8:29  And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.

I.) The Father anointed His Son:

Joh 3:34  For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.

Luk 4:18  The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because [he hath anointed me to preach the gospel] to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
Luk 4:19  [To preach the acceptable year of the Lord].

J.) The Father delighted in His Son:

Mat 3:17  And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Mat 17:5  While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

And there were other witnesses:

2Pe 1:17  For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
2Pe 1:18  And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.

K.) The Father listened to His Son:

Joh 11:40  Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?
Joh 11:41  Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, [I thank thee that thou hast heard me].
Joh 11:42  [And I knew that thou hearest me always]: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.

Joh 12:27  Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.
Joh 12:28  Father, glorify thy name. [Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again].

L.) The Father offered up His Son for our sin:

Joh 18:11  Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: [the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?]

Rom 8:32  He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

1Jn 4:9  In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
1Jn 4:10  Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

M.) The Father was satisfied in His Son:

Joh 8:28  Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.
Joh 8:29  And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; [for I do always those things that please him].

N.) It is the Father that raised His Son:

Gal 1:1  Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and [God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)]

Eph 1:20  Which he wrought in Christ, [when he raised him from the dead], and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,

This where we can apply the term “begotten” to His resurrection rather than at His birth.

O.) The Father exalts His Son:

Php 2:9  Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
Php 2:10  That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
Php 2:11  And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Eph 1:21  Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:

P.) The Father made His Son the head of the Church:

Eph 1:22  And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
Eph 1:23  Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

Q.) The Father commits all judgment unto His Son:

Joh 3:35  The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.
Joh 3:36  He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

Joh 5:21  For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.
Joh 5:22  For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:
Joh 5:23  That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.
Joh 5:24  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
Joh 5:25  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.
Joh 5:26  For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;
Joh 5:27  And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.

This drives the liberal crowd nuts.

III.) He is the Father of all believers.

While God is the creator of all men, HE IS THE “FATHER” ONLY OF BELIEVERS:

1Jn 3:1  Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

Who is the father of the unbeliever?

Joh 8:44  Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

What is a believer? It may be easier to describe the unbeliever.

1Jn 2:21  I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
1Jn 2:22  Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
1Jn 2:23  Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
1Jn 2:24  Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.

1Jn 5:10  He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.
1Jn 5:11  And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
1Jn 5:12  He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
1Jn 5:13  These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

This also drives the Liberal crowd nuts.

A.) The Father predestined every believer to become His children:

1Pe 1:2  Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, [through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ]: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

Rom 8:29  For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

Act 13:48  And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and [as many as were ordained to eternal life believed].

B.) The Father elected the believer:

Eph 1:4  According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

2Th 2:13  But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation [through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth]:
2Th 2:14  Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1Pe 2:9  But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
1Pe 2:10  Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

C.) The Father has given all the believers to Christ Jesus:

Joh 6:37  All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
Joh 6:38  For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.

Joh 6:44  No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
Joh 6:45  [It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me].

Joh 10:29  My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.
Joh 10:30  I and my Father are one.

Joh 13:3  Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God;

D.) The Father conforms each believer to the image of Christ:

Rom 8:29  For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Rom 8:30  Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

E.) The Father redeemed the believer:

Eph 1:7  In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
Eph 1:8  Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
Eph 1:9  Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
Eph 1:10  That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:

F.) The Father justifies the believer:

Rom 8:33  Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth.

G.) The Father indwells the believer:

Joh 14:23  Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, [and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him].

H.) The Father seals the believer with the Holy Spirit:

Eph 1:13  In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

Eph 4:30  And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

It is the Father that sent the Holy Spirit:

Joh 14:16  And I will pray the Father, and [he shall give you another Comforter], that he may abide with you for ever;
Joh 14:17  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.

Joh 14:26  But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, [whom the Father will send] in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

Joh 15:26  But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you [from the Father], even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

H.) The Father keeps the believer:

Joh 10:29  My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.

Joh 17:11  And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.

I.) The Father honors the believer:

Joh 12:26  If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.

J.) The Father blesses the believer:

Eph 1:3  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, [who hath blessed us] with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

K.) The Father loves the believer:

2Th 2:16  Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, [even our Father, which hath loved us], and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,
2Th 2:17  Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.

Joh 14:21  He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: [and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father], and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

L.) The Father comforts the believer:

2Co 1:3  Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;

Rev 21:4  And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

2Th 2:16  Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,
2Th 2:17  Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.

M.) The Father sanctifies the believer:

Jud 1:1  Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, [to them that are sanctified by God the Father], and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:

How does he do this?

Joh 17:17  Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

N.) The Father gives peace to the believer:

1Co 1:3  Grace be unto you, [and peace, from God our Father], and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

O.) The Father is glorified when each believer bears fruit:

Joh 15:8  Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

P.) The Father reveals the truth to the believer:

Mat 11:25  At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.

(babes in Christ, the new believer)

Eph 1:17  That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
Eph 1:18  The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
Eph 1:19  And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
Eph 1:20  Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
Eph 1:21  Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:

Q.) The Father supplies the needs of the believer:

Mat 6:32  (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
Mat 6:33  But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

R.) The Father chastens His believers:

Heb 12:5  And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:
Heb 12:6  For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
Heb 12:7  If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
Heb 12:8  But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
Heb 12:9  Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?
Heb 12:10  For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.

S.) The Father restores the believer:

Psa 23:3  He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Psa 51:12  Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

Luk 15:21  And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.
Luk 15:22  But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:
Luk 15:23  And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:
Luk 15:24  For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.

T.) The Father will one day gather all believers in Christ Jesus:

Eph 1:10  That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
Eph 1:11  In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
Eph 1:12  That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

U.) The Father will one day reward every believer:

Mat 6:1  Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.

Heb 11:6  But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

2Ti 4:8  Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

V.) The Father will one day “Glorify” all believers:

Rom 8:30  Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, [them he also glorified].

Joh 5:24  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
Joh 5:25  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.
Joh 5:26  For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;
Joh 5:27  And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.

IV.) Our Father in Heaven lived up to His names of the Old Testament.

What are some of the Jewish names given of God?

A.) Elohim: Used two thousand times in the Bible.

Gen 17:1  And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.

B.) Adonai: Used 449 times plus 315 times in association with Yahweh.

Psa 8:1 O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! [who hast set thy glory above the heavens].

Jos 3:11  Behold, the ark of the covenant of [the Lord of all the earth] passeth over before you into Jordan.

C.) Yahweh: (YHWH) used 6828 times in the Old Testament.

Exo 3:14  And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
Exo 3:15  And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.

Gen 12:8  And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the LORD. (this is who Abraham knew as his God)

Exo 6:6  Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, [I am] the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments:

Exo 20:1  And God spake all these words, saying,
Exo 20:2  [I am] the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

D.) El Shaddai: The covenant keeping God.

Gen 17:1  And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.
Gen 17:2  And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.
Gen 17:3  And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,
Gen 17:4  As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.
Gen 17:5  Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.
Gen 17:6  And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.
Gen 17:7  And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.
Gen 17:8  And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.

E.) El Elyon: The God most High

Gen 14:18  And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.
Gen 14:19  And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:
Gen 14:20  And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.
Gen 14:21  And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself.
Gen 14:22  And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,

F.) El Olam: The everlasting God

Gen 21:33  And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting God.

Isa 40:28  Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.

There are others:

G.) Jehovah-Jireh: The Lord will provide.

Gen 22:14  And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.

H.) Jehovah-Nissi: The Lord Our Banner.

Exo 17:15  And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovahnissi:

I.) Jehovah-Shalom: The Lord is Peace.

Jdg 6:24  Then Gideon built an altar there unto the LORD, and called it Jehovahshalom: unto this day it is yet in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.

J.) Jehovah-Sabbaoth: The Lord of Hosts.

1Sa 1:3  And this man went up out of his city yearly to worship and to sacrifice unto [the LORD of hosts] in Shiloh. And the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, the priests of the LORD, were there.

K.) Jehovah-Maccaddeshcem: The Lord Thy Sanctifier.

Exo 31:13  Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that [I am the LORD that doth sanctify you].

L.) Jehovah-Tsidkenu: The Lord Our Righteousness.

Jer 23:6  In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

We should all realize the “Trinity of God”: The “Trinity” is composed of three united Persons without separate existence and so completely united as to form One God. The divine nature subsists in three distinctions.

Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

The Bible says:

Isa 44:8  Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.

Isa 43:10  Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.
Isa 43:11  I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.
Isa 43:12  I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, that I am God.
Isa 43:13  Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it?

God does as pleases, His Own Will:

Eph 1:11  In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him [who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will]:

Who are we to question such a God as we have?

Let’s pray!

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