The Spirit of Christ is the Everlasting Father
“Adelphos” means a “brother from the same womb”,
Isa 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the governmental (graces) will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor (Holy Spirit), Mighty God, Everlasting Father (Father), Prince of Peace (Son). Emphasis in brackets is mine.
If you look closely at the text you will notice that children are born but a Son is given. Mary bore the child Jesus and God the Father gave the Son, Christ. The final end product of the Father is a mature Son given into the World to bring the Culture of Heaven on the earth, and on the shoulders of this Son rests the fives fold Governmental Graces of the House of God His Father. This Son now operates in three distinctive yet equal modes of operation, each seamlessly dovetailing the next and interweaving between them. The given Son is also the “Sent” Son, his mandate is to exactly represent the One who sent Him, His Father. He radiates His Fathers glory. So the sent Son becomes the FATHER to many who have received Him, by only doing what He sees the Father doing and only saying what He hears the Father saying, He re-present the Father in a fresh and new way . This is the method by which the Father now chooses to speak to the earth. The Father wants to only communicate by Son (Hebrews 1), because when He uses this method there is no question in what is being said, he may speak clearly Spirit to Spirit, and download the content without any distortion. This then fundamentally will protect the accuracy of the message and therefore guarantee the outcome for which the messages was intended to accomplish. The Son is fully equipped and is now is given the designation, Wonderful Counselor which is the Holy Spirit, Might God and Everlasting Father, which is the Father and the Prince of Peace, the Son. To enforce order over the one who establishes disorder.
(Heb 2:12–15) He says, "I will declare your name to my brothers; in the presence of the congregation I will sing your praises." And again, "I will put my trust in him." And again he says, "Here am I, and the children God has given me." Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death that is, the devil and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.
The scripture above shows Jesus Christ operating with different facets of this Son Culture. He operates as a Brother (vs 12), as a Son (vs 13a) and as a Father (vs 13b). Let me begin my explaining Hebrews 2:12-15. Jesus Christ is talking and says that He will make known the Father to his brothers. Jesus Christ’s primary objective was to show you the Father. He says, "I will declare your name to my brothers; in the presence of the congregation (Called out, the Ekkelesia) I will sing your praises." The word for brother in the text is the Greek word “Adelphos” and it means a “brother from the same womb”, it also denotes a “fellowship of life based on identity of origin”, it also came to designate “a community of love equivalent to or bringing with it a community of life” ( see, Strong’s #80).
The declaration of Jesus is to show you your identity and by doing that He shows you your origin, your Father. God is Spirit and when he created you he created you in His image and likeness, he created you Spirit, first. This is the “proton consideration”, the first thing that must be reconciled by the apostolic fathers into the Households and their spiritual children. Just another consideration we never ever hear Jesus in Scripture singing praise songs right, so how did he fulfill that scripture without ever singing a song to the Father? By only doing what He saw the Father doing and only saying what he heard the Father saying he was doing the Will of the Father. He continually pointed to his origin and where he came from and who sent Him. I have come from the Father, He sent me to you, to show you His goodness. The Father is seeking true worship those that will worship Him in Spirit truth. So Praise and Worship is not 30 minutes of singing songs to God telling Him how great He is, worship is a lifestyle consecrated to doing the will of the Father 24/7.
Now in the same context, (Rom 8:12-17) Therefore, brothers (Adelphos) , we have an obligation but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it. For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father."The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs-heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
And again he says, "Here am I, and the children God has given me." Here the writer of Hebrews is quoting Isaiah 8:17-18. We have never considered that Jesus Christ fathered the 12 Disciples given to him by the heavenly Father, because it was not time for us to see that, but now the type and the shadow has been replaced by the reality of the fact that Jesus Himself spend three and half years with 12 men and did very specific and conclusive things with them. He had them overcome the world by asking of them to lay all down and follow Him and offered them a new identity of sonship and introduced them to the Kingdom of their Father, bringing them to the end of themselves for seeking their own provision and protection.
In John 17, Jesus Christ is giving an account of the souls of the disciples to the Heavenly Father, because that is what every Spiritual Father must do;
After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: "Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began. "I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours.
This 33 year old man was called the Everlasting Father because He perfectly represented God the Father. Indeed the book of Revelation would refer to Him as “The Faithful and True Witness,” meaning the One who faithful and accurately represented God the Father. The core of a patriarchal order is an order in which mature men show the nature and the character of God to those under their rule. It is with that in mind that Paul said to the Corinthians the following, in I Corinthians chapter 4 Paul says in verse 14, “I am not writing this to shame you but to warn you as my dear children. Even though you have ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel. Therefore I urge you to imitate me. For this reason I am sending to you Timothy, my son whom I love, who is faithful in the Lord. He will remind you of my way of life in Christ Jesus, which agrees with what I teach everywhere in every church.” And then at the end of it he says, “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power. What do you prefer? Shall I come to you with a whip, or in love and with a gentle spirit?” The point being, Paul presents himself to the Corinthians as their spiritual father, yet Jesus said, “Call no man on the earth your father because there's One who is your Father who is in heaven,” however Paul right here says, “I became your father.” Well the answer is very simple: there are nine different meanings of the word “father” in the Scriptures.
The meaning that Jesus was implying was that “God the Father is your Progenitor, you have originated from God the Father.” Paul was speaking of himself as a father of their faith, not as the one from whom they were born again. That is why he would say, “I thank God I didn't baptize any of you except Crispus and Gaius and the household of Stephanus, lest any of you should say I baptized in my own name,” in other words he was making it clear that the fathering that he was, was that he was instructed and sent to them as being the father of their faith. They had faith in the Lord Jesus Christ that Paul introduced them to but God the Father was the one from whom they were issued as in Hebrews 2:11 which says, “Both the One who makes men holy (who is Christ) and the ones who are made holy (that's us) are of the same Father which is why Jesus is not ashamed to call us brothers,” there the word for “brothers” is the word “adelphos” which means “to be of the same womb”. So we are born again of the womb of God and God is our Father in the sense of being our Progenitor. That means that there will never be an earthly relationship that will take precedent over our relationship to God the Father. But God assigns us fathers who are mature in their presentation of God the Father because they themselves have been instructed and schooled in the things of God and have practiced and learned the things of God so now they are able to say, “If you've seen me you've seen the Father,” much as Paul would say, “Follow me as I follow Christ.”
Now we have been raised however on the culture that says, “Don't do what I do, do what I say,” this is not the culture of the kingdom and such as would instruct us in that fashion are not fathers, they're speakers of word that they're admitting is not true to their own practice; they're not walking in the things that they're saying, therefore their word is devoid of meaning. A father is one whose word and whose deed are consistent and their consistency is that they show the character of God the Father. To say, “Do what I say and not what I do,” is exactly like a father promising his children to take them to some sporting event and there's always an excuse as to why he cannot do it. That must stop, that must stop. The body of Christ should have fathers whose word has already been worked in them so that they are accurate representatives of God the Father.
Here I'm not talking about people being perfect but I am talking about people for whom there's a minimum requirement of consistency. We have excused every foul and contemptible behavior by men in the church and that is precisely why the church is not afar to the lawlessness of the age of children who have no fathers, orphans. It is precisely why men have been raised to abandon their children without a fight and to live selfish lives within marriages and why the family itself has collapsed. All we're trying to do now is to present the kingdom as an extension of that fallen culture. I say, “No, the kingdom is not an extension of that fallen culture, the kingdom is meant to restore the propriety of righteous culture in the earth, where fathers are more than males, where fathers are more than 'pulpiteers', where fathers are more than people with degrees from seminary whose lives are wrecks but who are occupying places of authority and pulpits. It has to be more than this. The culture of the kingdom is meant to restore fathers to the body of Christ and young men are meant to be raised up and young women are meant to be raised up as proper sons of God. God has no daughters, God has only sons because He is the Father of our spirits and our spirits are neither male nor female.
In conclusion the use of the term spiritual father and son and Holy Spirit and the associated Culture of the Son must return to a model that can facilitate the outcome of producing mature sons in the Kingdom. Jesus Christ clearly was assigned 12 sons and brought 11 of them into spiritual maturity by teaching them how to hear the voice of the Father for themselves. This 11 would continue to father and disciple the other 70 sent out, after the resurrection of Christ and they formed part of the 120 “Called Out” that waited for the Holy Spirit in the upper room in Jerusalem. Jesus Christ began the process of building a Nation by choosing 12, just like Jacobs 12 that represented a Nation. The introduction of spiritual families into Households would become the basic model by which the Holy Spirit would ensure accountability to maturity and sin was very easily identified and corrected, we see this in the case of Ananias and Sapphire, and Peter their spiritual father. The Father wants a Holy Nation, comprising of Spiritual Families, for it will take a Nation to put on display the awesome power and majesty of a loving God and Father to the World of Nations. If you do not change our present structures, the Father will have no other option but to leave you to your own devices. Grace has been given for that to occur now; I do not believe that it will always be available.
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