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He Shall Be Called the Everlasting Father

Christ has many titles and names: A few of them are the Savior, the King of kings, the Lamb of God, the Son of God, and the Everlasting…Father? The Son shall be called the Father? How can that be? Let’s all hold on a minute and let the Spirit explain.

Every December hundreds of millions of Christians all over the world quote from Isaiah the prophet. The Spirit through him is announcing the coming of the Christ child: “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given…” The “child” here is universally believed to be the Son of God. Most stop there. They see that it is talking about the babe in the manger. But some go on reading: “…and the government shall be upon his shoulder…” Here they see a grown-up Christ becoming the King of the kingdom of God during the Thousand Year Reign of Christ! All but a few will stop there. But the overcomers will read on to the end of the verse. Speaking of Christ: “…And his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” (Isa. 9:6).

In one verse, the Spirit shows us a vision of the incarnation of Christ, from His birth to His death. We see His Resurrection and His ascension to the throne. And finally, we are given this nugget of golden knowledge: The Son’s “name shall be called the “Everlasting Father.” That bit of information is revelatory truth hidden in a mystery.  

And it is here that a chosen few will scratch their heads and ponder what they have just read.

How can the Son of God be the Everlasting Father?

Those who dig deep will immediately desire to know other scriptures that back this up. Christ’s own words bring up this idea of oneness. “I and my Father are one” (John 10:30; 17:11). Philip asked to be shown the Father. Christ replied, “He that has seen Me has seen the Father” (John 14:9). “He that sees me sees him that sent Me” (John 12:45). And we know the Father Yahweh sent the Son. Christ’s most fervent prayer is “that they [His followers] may be one, as we are…That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me and I in thee, that they also may be one in us (John 17:11, 21-22). Christ is praying for us, that we can become one with Him and the Father that dwells inside of the Son.

To know Christ as the Everlasting Father is to really know Him. And it is the key to the second part of this verse: “That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection…” (Phil. 3:10). Knowing Him through the lens of Oneness opens the door into becoming responsible stewards of His resurrection power. In other words, believing in Oneness comes before channeling the power of God.  

We are talking about the power that Christ and His apostles wielded—the power to speak words that transforms a drug addict into a disciple. It is the power to heal people trapped in the prison of cerebral palsy, to regenerate their nervous system with the resurrection power of God. It is the power to raise the dead. He promised us this: “Whatsoever you shall ask the Father in my name, He will give it to you…Ask and you shall receive” (John 16:24). It is a wide-open promise with no limitations for those in that level of spiritual growth.

Solving the Mystery

So how do we become one with the Father and the Son? How do we obtain the same understanding that Christ had about oneness? It starts with His word about the Father. First, the Father is the invisible Spirit Yahweh. The Spirit through the apostle Paul said that the Son of God “is the image of the invisible God” (Col. 1:l 5). The Son is the vessel that contains the Father. The Son is now comprised of several beings, not just “the man from Galilee.” Christ is the head, and we Christians are part of His body, His spiritual body. The Son is the body, the church; the fulness of Him that fills all in all…” (Eph. 1:23).

It was the Father that did the miracles through the Son. The Son said as much. “The Father that dwells in Me, He does the works” (Jn 14:19). The “works” are the miracles that the Son performed.

So then, when we see the Son, we are seeing both the Son and the Father, who is an invisible Spirit dwelling in the Son. And through God’s great grace and mercy, He has delivered on His promise to include us in being a part of the corporate body of the Son, the true church (ecclesia). This all happens by believing what He believes about each of us. It is all by faith. It is all about believing the tenets He has given to us about the oneness of the Godhead. When we believe His word on this, then His promises are activated, enabling us to walk through the door into “the power of the resurrection.”

That is how important these words are. For those who reject all of this will fade back to their theory-cluttered lives. And they will be like the archaeologist who stands on a Honduran jungle mound, dismissing it as an ancient dump site. Yet three meters below his feet, the bones of a Mayan prince begin to turn over in a gold laden grave.   Kenneth Wayne Hancock

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“O, Father, Where Art Thou?”

“O, Father, where art thou?” We have all wondered it, especially during trials of our faith. Where is our spiritual Father—really? He is not where we just think He may be. He is not where the preacher thinks He is. He is not where we hope he is. He is not where we imagine Him to be. He is not where we feel He is. No. No. The answer to this question does not come from a feeling. Feelings will let you down. So, how can we really know where He is?

“O, Father, where art Thou?” We will find the answer to this question in God’s words that have been written down. He is where He said he is. The word says that the Father is in His Son. Christ said that the Father is inside the Son. In fact, Christ commands us, “Believe me that the Father is in Me.”

The Son of God is the head of the spiritual body of Christ, which is the church. We are “members in particular” of His body. He is the head; we are His body. Because the Father dwells inside the Son, and because we are a part of the Son’s spiritual body, the Father dwells inside of us, too. That is if we have received His Spirit within our hearts.

“O, Father, where art thou?” The Father lives within the hearts of His children. We need only look in the mirror to see the Father’s dwelling place. He is in His temple—you and me. I wrote a song right after my conversion to Christ some 50 years ago called “He’s Living Here.” He is living here, deep inside, and it’s so clear this love I can’t hide because with Christ my old man is crucified…

His sweet presence can only be enjoyed when the Spirit of Truth is in our hearts. For the Father is the Spirit of Truth. If we have error within us, we are blocked from the Father. Because He is Truth. 

How Our Father Communicates with and through Us

Hearing from our Father is through words that the Spirit of Truth speaks. These words are from the Word. The words from the Word comes to us through thoughts. Our thoughts come from primarily two sources–our Father and the adversary Satan, who oversees dispensing evil thoughts and confusion into the earth (see Job 1). Remember Satan’s lies in the garden of Eden? “Has God really said that? God didn’t mean that. God just does not want you to know the best things.”

Satan is the accuser of the brethren. He accuses through negative thoughts running through our minds. Consequently, not every thought is from God. How can we discern? How can we tell which thought is from God and which is from Satan? For the answer, we must go back to the written word of God, for His thoughts will coincide with His written word. So, let’s not be waiting for audible words spoken to us by God in order to receive His words to us. We waste time doing that. No doubt that is what the five foolish virgins were doing. They did not study the written word, and they wound up with no oil in their lamps (Matt. 25:1-13). Go to the written word; these are His thoughts which outlines His plan and purpose. By studying His written words, we will have a library of His thoughts that the Spirit within can draw from. But do not go down every rabbit hole that Churchianity provides. They are in error; I didn’t say it; He did.

Christ said, The words I speak, they are spirit, and they are life. Our thoughts, no matter how lovely they sound to us, must agree with the written word of God. Dreams and visions do not always come from God. That is why we must “study to show ourselves approved unto God.” That is why we are told to “bring into captivity every thought unto obedience to Christ.” It helps to have the Teacher, the Spirit of Truth, teach us.

“O, Father, where art Thou?” His word says that the Father, the Holy Spirit, resides in the Son, of which Christ is the head, and we are the Son’s body. The Father dwells in us if we have indeed His Spirit residing within our hearts. But the Spirit will not dwell in unclean temples filled with error. It will not happen. Why? Because His word says so.

Where is the Father, the invisible Holy Ghost/Holy Spirit? I leave you with this quote. We will let the Spirit in Paul answer: “There is one body, and one Spirit…one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all and in you all” (Eph. 4:4-6). Kenneth Wayne Hancock

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“The Father’s Heart” Chapter 15 of the Book YAH-IS-SAVIOR: THE ROAD TO IMMORTALITY

Step Four—Knowledge of the Father’s Heart—His Plan and Purpose

I have found David, the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfill my will.” Acts 13: 22.

 “The counsel of Yahweh standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is Yahweh; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.” Psalms 33:11-12.

 Chapter 15  The Father’s Heart

 We are learning that the Savior’s Hebrew name is Yahshua, which means Yah-Is-Savior.  And we are learning  that He is the Road to Immortality. And we have learned that the steps along that Road are degrees of Wisdom and Knowledge about Him. We learned in “Step One” that Wisdom is to be in awe of the Creator—to have a reverential respect and trust for Him. In “Step Two” we learned the Knowledge of His true name and what it means to us on this way. “Step Three” gave us the Knowledge of God’s nature, His eternal Godhead—just who He is. We are now ready to take Step Four: Knowledge of His Eternal Plan and Purpose.

 “Step Four” is perhaps the biggest step, for it stretches our small hearts and minds and enlarges them so that they can be able to see through God’s eyes. “My thoughts are not your thoughts, saith Yahweh.”  We must realize that God has His own agenda. We humans have our own agenda, too. We are like Him in that we have a purpose for our own life. But very few of us have the same purpose for our lives as does our Heavenly Father. And herein lies the problem—for us. He has a Master design and purpose in making us and everything else in this universe, yet He is willing to use much patience in waiting for us, His crowning creation, to come into line with His purpose.

 His purpose is clear and straightforward: He is reproducing Himself through a select group of human beings. Yes, He loves us and wants to save us from our selves and our selfish desires and actions. But that is only a very small part of His eternal purpose and plan—a tiny piece of the cosmic puzzle that is His heart.

 What is in the Father’s heart? What desires lie there waiting to be manifested? The answer lies in the word “Father.” “Father” implies engendering, procreating, reproducing, for there cannot be a father except there be offspring. Or to state it in another way, one must have offspring in order to be a Father.

Now many claim that God is their Father. Almost all of the untold thousands of denominations of Christendom assent to that. They want to claim Him as their Father and yet deny the law of harvest He spoke into existence: “Each seed bears its own kind.” If they were His children, then they would be like Him; they would have His mind. They would share the secret desires of His heart by having the same plan and purpose that He has. The Father’s heart contains His plan and purpose: to reproduce Himself until He fills the whole universe with Himself. And He has created mankind to be the instruments that He will use to do this. He will use only His crowning creation Man to manifest Himself through.

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