GOD THE FATHER
- 1 Etymology
- 2 Appearance
- 3 MAKER OF SPIRITS
- 4 INVISIBLE SPIRIT
- 5 THE CREATOR
- 6 Eternal, THE ANCIENT OF DAYS
- 7 THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL
- 8 GOD is Love
- 9 PROTECTOR of the Righteous Who Trust in HIM
- 10 Sees Everything from Heaven
- 11 Pure Words
- 12 Hates the Wicked
- 13 Ignored by Mankind
- 14 Pleasing GOD
- 15 Sources
GOD THE FATHER or simply GOD is the ULTIMATE SOURCE of all knowledge, power, authority, and CREATOR of the spirits of all. HE is the HIGH and LOFTY ONE WHO INHABITS ETERNITY (Isaiah 57:15), so high above everyone and everything that mankind cannot comprehend HIM, apart from revelation through Jesus. (Matthew 11:27; Isaiah 55:8-9) Unlike Jesus, no person has ever seen HIM for HE is a SPIRIT that lives far beyond Earth with Jesus. (Isaiah 57:15) GOD THE FATHER will ultimately be honored above all, for when everything is subjected to Jesus, then Jesus will bow the knee to GOD THE FATHER. (1 Corinthians 15:27-28)
HE is the very definition of holiness, love, purity, and justice. He is the eternal ANCIENT OF DAYS who will judge all, with a justice refined from perfect purity and love. HE hates all the wicked which harm the poor and meek; HE is a PROTECTOR of the needy and righteous, surrounding HIMSELF with only the purest and most godly in HIS Holy Temple far beyond Earth. Despite this HE has a sense of humor, rolling HIS eyes at man's ignorance (Acts 17:30) and laughing at the rulers of the Earth as they plot to rebel against HIM and His Annointed. (Psalms 2:2-6)
The Tetragrammaton YHWH commonly used to refer to the God of the Israelites in the Old Testament is pronounced 'Jahd-Hah-Vah-Hah' similar to 'J@hovah.' In Psalms 68:4 it is translated as "JAH" or transliterated as "YAHH" from the Hebrew. They are all ways to pronounce the same name. HE is also SHADDAY EL (Sha-da-ee El), ALMIGHTY GOD.
|“||Exodus 6:3 And I appeared <ra'ah> unto Abraham <'Abraham>, unto Isaac <Yitschaq>, and unto Jacob <Ya`aqob>, by the name of God <'el> Almighty <Shadday>, but by my name <shem> JEHOVAH <Y@hovah> was I not known <yada`> to them.
Psalms 68:4 Sing <shiyr> unto God, <'elohiym> sing praises <zamar> to his name: <shem> extol <calal> him that rideth <rakab> upon the heavens <`arabah> by his name <shem> JAH, <Yahh> and rejoice <`alaz> before <paniym> him.
To the Christian, He is ABBA, an affectionate Hebrew term for 'Daddy.'
|“||Mark 14:36 And he said, abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.
Romans 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, abba, Father.
Galatians 4:6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, abba, Father.
The FATHER is clothed in snow-white clothing with hair like purest wool and a throne like a fiery flame. (Daniel 7:9) Millions stand around Him serving Him, and there is a fiery stream coming forth from before Him. (Daniel 7:10)
|“||Daniel 7:9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.
10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.
MAKER OF SPIRITS
All spirits stem from GOD THE FATHER, including those of Jesus and the Holy Spirit. GOD THE FATHER is truly the ETERNAL BEING, and ULTIMATE ORIGINATOR of all that exists. HE is so powerful that if HE ever decided to, HE could simply cause everything to stop existing by withdrawing HIS breath from mankind and causing everyone and everything to crumble back into dust, for all spirits come from HIM. (Job 34:14-15; Ecclesiastes 12:7) HE controls the very breath of life by which anyone can exist.
|“||Job 34:14 If he set his heart upon man, if he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath;
15 All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again unto dust.
Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
Ecclesiastes 12:1 ¶ Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;
By comparison, even the powers of Jesus HIS Son and the Holy Spirit are not worth noting, indeed they received their powers from HIM, and came forth from HIM.
GOD THE FATHER is an INVISIBLE SPIRIT, who can only be seen spiritually for HE remains in spiritual form. HE is the SOURCE of all spirits and SUSTAINER OF ALL LIFE AND BREATH.
|“||1 Timothy 6:16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.
1 John 4:12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
Jesus is Declared to be HIS Image
GOD THE FATHER has declared Jesus to be HIS Son and spitting image of who HE is and what HE is like.
|“||John 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.||”|
Known Through Jesus
No one knows the FATHER but Jesus, and those who Jesus reveals HIM to.
|“||Matthew 11:27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.||”|
Higher Thoughts than Mankind
This is because the FATHER'S thoughts are higher than those of mankind. People focus on material things, sexual lusts, foods to satisfy their stomachs, and physical pleasures. GOD'S thoughts are of holiness, purity, love, righteousness, and justice perpetually even as HE surrounds Himself with the pure and keeps the wicked from HIM, a level of holiness alien to mankind.
|“||Isaiah 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Will be Ultimately Honored
After every knee bows to Jesus, then Jesus Himself will bow the knee to GOD THE FATHER.
|“||1 Corinthians 15:27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.
28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
Although GOD THE FATHER allowed Jesus to create everything, it was through His own power. GOD THE FATHER is the CREATOR. (Ecclesiastes 12:1)
RULER OF CREATION
Heaven is GOD'S throne and Earth is HIS footstool. HE has need of nothing.
|“||Psalms 50:7 Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I am God, even thy God.
8 I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices Or thy burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.
9 I will take no bullock out of thy house, Nor he goats out of thy folds.
10 For every beast of the forest is mine, And the cattle upon a thousand hills.
11 I know all the fowls of the mountains: And the wild beasts of the field are mine.
12 If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: For the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.
13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls, Or drink the blood of goats?
14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; And pay thy vows unto the most High:
15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
Eternal, THE ANCIENT OF DAYS
GOD THE FATHER is eternal. HE is the only ONE that always existed, and HE always will exist, everything else exists only because HE allows it to.
|“||Daniel 7:9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.||”|
THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL
GOD THE FATHER went before the Israelites, leading them safely through the wilderness, shaking the Earth before HIM and scattering kings in front of HIM. HE is the HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL (Isaiah 41:14-17) As summarized in Psalms 78, HE split the seas so the Israelites could escape from Egypt, destroying Pharaoh's army, after HE destroyed the Egyptians with plagues to force Pharaoh to let them leave. HE made water come from the rocks, and the food of angels, manna, fall from Heaven to feed them, leading them to Mount Sinai which HE had purchased with the power of HIS right hand in battle. (v. 54) Time and again the Israelites did evil and rejected GOD, causing HIM to punish them with numerous captivities and destruction, yet each time HE had mercy, restoring and healing them.
|“||Psalms 68:7 ¶ O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, when thou didst march through the wilderness; Selah:
8 The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
9 Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, whereby thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary.
10 Thy congregation hath dwelt therein: thou, O God, hast prepared of thy goodness for the poor.
11 The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.
12 Kings of armies did flee apace: and she that tarried at home divided the spoil.
13 Though ye have lien among the pots, yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.
14 When the Almighty scattered kings in it, it was white as snow in Salmon.
Isaiah 41:20 That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of the LORD hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created it.
Psalms 78:12 Marvellous things did he in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.
GOD is Love
GOD THE FATHER is Love, all Love stems from HIM.
|“||1 John 4:7 ¶ Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
Expressed HIS Love by Sending HIS Son to Earth
THE FATHER showed His goodwill towards, and love for mankind by sending HIS Son Jesus to Earth.
|“||1 John 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.||”|
Expressed HIS Love by Giving HIS Spirit to Christians
|“||1 John 4:13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
14 ¶ And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
Rescued Jesus from Hell
GOD THE FATHER went down into Hell to save Jesus after the Crucifixion, because the armies of Hell were too strong for Him to fight alone.
|“||Psalms 16:10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
Psalms 16:8 ¶ I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
Psalms 49:15 ¶ But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.
Psalms 18:3 I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
Jesus was healed by GOD THE FATHER:
|“||Psalms 30:2 O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.
3 O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.
PROTECTOR of the Righteous Who Trust in HIM
THE FATHER protects the righteous who trust in HIM.
|“||Psalms 5:11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: Let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
12 For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; With favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.
Psalms 7:10 My defence is of God, Which saveth the upright in heart.
Psalms 9:9 The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, A refuge in times of trouble.
Psalms 4:8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: For thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.
Sees Everything from Heaven
Everything is Visible to HIM
Nothing is hidden from GOD THE FATHER, who sees everything in Heaven, Earth, Hell, and the entire universe.
|“||Proverbs 15:3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, Beholding the evil and the good.
Psalms 139:7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
Ecclesiastes 5:8 If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there be higher than they.
Laughs at Rulers Rebelling
GOD and those with HIM laugh at the rulers of the Earth rebelling against HIM and Jesus, HIS Annointed Son.
|“||Psalms 2:2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
Lives in a Holy Temple
GOD THE FATHER lives in a Holy Temple far from Earth "above the Heavens."
|“||Psalms 5:7 But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: And in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.
Psalms 8:1O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! Who hast set thy glory above the heavens.
Psalms 11:4 The LORDis in his holy temple, The LORD's throne is in heaven: His eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.
No Evil or Foolish Allowed Near
|“||Psalms 5:4 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness:
Neither shall evil dwell with thee.
5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: Thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: The LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.
Only the Godly and Humble Allowed
|“||Psalms 4:3 But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: The LORD will hear when I call unto him.||”|
Judges Righteousness from His Throne
|“||Psalms 9:4For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; Thou satest in the throne judging right.
7 But the LORD shall endure for ever:He hath prepared his throne for judgment.
Tests All Hearts to Find the Righteous and Godly
GOD tests all hearts, seeking to determine which are righteous and godly.
|“||Psalms 7:9 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: For the righteous God Trieth the hearts and reins.||”|
|“||Psalms 12:6 The words of the LORD are pure words: As silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
7 Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, Thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.
Hates the Wicked
THE FATHER hates the wicked and is angry at them every day. (Psalms 7:11)
|“||Psalms 7:11 God judgeth the righteous, And God is angry with the wicked every day.||”|
Ignores Their Prayers
THE FATHER ignores the prayers of the wicked which persecute the poor.
|“||Isaiah 1:15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.
16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; 17learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
Ignored by Mankind
People do not seek after THE FATHER or attempt to know HIM or HIS ways.
|“||Job 35:10 but none saith, Where is God my maker, Who giveth songs in the night;
11 Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, And maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?
Psalms 14:2 The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, To see if there were any that did understand, And seek God.
Avoid Sinners, Keep HIS Commandments
|“||Psalms 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, Nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; And in his law doth he meditate day and night.
Although GOD once ignored idolatrous ignorance (KJV 'winked at' or i.e. rolled HIS eyes at) HE now commands all to repent.
|“||Acts 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:||”|