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We Call Him Father

(Jn. 5:17-18) “But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work. Therefore, the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.” In the day of Jesus, calling God “Father,” was a shocking statement, because that placed you in the direct family of God Himself. The concept of God having a Son was also foreign to the teaching of the “one God” doctrine of the Jew. However, it was not foreign to the prophesies of scripture concerning the coming of “Messiah,” or the “prince” that shall come (Dan. 9:25-26). 1) Jesus Called God “My Father .”  Only God’s true children can call Him Father. Of course, Jesus was and is the only begotten Son of God in the flesh, (His first born), but today anyone who calls upon Jesus for salvation can now call God Father. (Heb 2:10) “For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory...” (Rom. 8:15)”but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.” 2) Jesus Revealed To Us “The Father.”  (Jn 14:9) Jesus said, “he that hath seen me hath seen the Father.” (10) “... but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.” God became man, and in doing so revealed to us not only His Deity through his miracles, but also His love through His Son’s Death. Therefore, when we glorify Jesus, we glorify The Father also!

 

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