Who Is 'Dad'?
WHO Is The Father Of Your Spirit?
Who Is Dad?
First, let's look at the term "Dad". Please forgive me for the personal reference to the one who fathered my spirit, and yours. He actually 'begot' your spirit. One of the foundational principles of the universe is that "LIKE BEGETS LIKE"!!! All reproduction is "after ones own kind". So when God, who is a spirit had children, He obviously gave birth to SPIRIT children. This, my friend, is basic spiritual truth, which our theologians and teachers have garbled so badly that confusion and 'mystery' enshroud the church of Jesus Christ.
Do you remember what the "Nicene Creed" says about Jesus?
"... One Lord Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,
Begotten from the Father before all ages,
God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God,
Begotten, not made; of the same essence as the Father. "
The point is that Jesus was BEGOTTEN by His Father. His Father gave "BIRTH" to the spirit being who much later came into the body of the Nazarene. In the same way, it was the spirit inside each of us which was "BEGOTTEN" by it's Father in the misty ages of the past. In other words, God's fatherhood of us, His children, directly points to His fatherhood of the SPIRIT that resides in each one of us. The bible is clear that our bodies are 'made', and of course, an artisan can never be called "the father" of his 'creation'. The spirit is the life, the animation. Our spirit is the part of us that was "begotten of the same essence as (its) Father".
"Flesh gives birth to flesh, spirit gives birth to spirit. John 3:6
The essence of the One we call God is that He is a Spirit, in the simplest of Jesus' words; "God is spirit"
When He became a parent, what did He parent?
What constituted Him a Father?
WHAT DID HE GIVE BIRTH TO??? ***SPIRITS***
"spirit gives birth to spirit" John 3:6
Oh but I can hear it now! Hank Hanagraff would start HOWLING; "Oh sure, now you're going to start telling us about mother god and father god having a bunch of god babies..."
You may have libraries full of commentaries from which you can quote extensively, but if with Jesus' very words you do not align your truth, then misaligned is your foundation, and your building will always be crooked. Orthodoxy my friend, is "a house built on the sand" Mat 7:26 "that collapses suddenly, in an instant." Isa 30:13 because they have been mislead even in the very basics of what Jesus taught. Will you open your eyes NOW? Or will you wait, and be shocked?
Yes Hank mocks the Mormons when they call in, and rightly so in many matters of truth, including this one... Instead you prefer to throw the proverbial "baby out with the bathwater". I hope these pages will help clear away some of the confusion that abounds concerning 'spirits'.
Did you know that Jesus let's you choose what you believe; "Why don't you choose for yourself what is right? Luk 12:57
So even though it was your local priest or pastor who taught you some convoluted, off the wall theology, YOU ARE STILL RESPONSIBLE! He tells you to "choose for yourself..."
WHO Is The Father Of Your Spirit?
The bible is very clear.
Isaiah 9:6 confirms for us EXACTLY who the Father of our spirit is: For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
So let's make sure we have this right.. It states very plainly in Isaiah that JESUS IS OUR FATHER.
We are "of the same essence" as Jesus, the Father of OUR spirit. Burning within each of us is a deathless spirit flame that was "begotten". This spirit shares one very important characteristic with its father - they are both ETERNAL, ongoing, deathless beings.
I will never cease to proclaim - JESUS IS THE FATHER OF MY SPIRIT, and yours too. Hopefully, if you fell into the trap of calling Jesus your BROTHER, then you can quickly get up and out of that flaming pit!!!
"... submit to the Father of our spirits and live! Heb 12:9
"Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness and who seek the LORD: Look to the rock from which you were cut and to the quarry from which you were hewn. Isa 51:1
You deserted the Rock, who fathered you; you forgot the God who gave you birth.
Care to do a little word study to fill in a few details?
"You deserted the Rock, who fathered you"
- Strongs # 3205 - to bear young, birth, bring forth, beget. "you forgot the God who gave you birth - Strongs # 2342 - twist, twirl in spiral motion, writhe in pain, bring forth.
Or how about Zech 12:1
"The LORD, who forms the spirit of man within him"
- Strongs # 3335 - squeezed into shape. From observation we can see that a normal full grown human is between 5 and 6 feet tall. This verse in Zech, when read with the correct understanding of the words involved, gives us the thought of a "full sized spirit" being "shoehorned" or "squeezed into a 20" inch long baby.
Again it must be emphasized that if a magician God you desire to have tickle your ears, then so be it. But if TRUTH you desire, then look to the CENTRAL PATTERN that our Father has conformed all to; the things we see on earth are a reflection of that which is the reality, in heaven.
Yes, the spiritual toddler loves to puff out his chest and boast about his "magician God". NO FEAT IS TOO SMALL FOR THIS GOD - everywhere at the same moment, hears every thought that is thought by every human on earth, created all of the known universe in 6 - 24 hour periods of time, and during the "Tonight Show" He snaps His fingers many times as He brings forth a fresh virgin spirit! It doesn't matter that none of these wonderful feats are really in the bible!!! The bottom line is that for a mere tithe of your income, you too can procure the FAVORS of this great magician - actually put Him in your very own pocket.
Your interest, and tithe is all of the support that a good "ear tickler" needs...
A logical question to follow is about 'God the Father'? Jesus spoke continuously about HIS FATHER. At times it seems that He had little else He cared to talk about. His Father gave Him His words:
These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.
John 14: 24
His Father even told Him HOW to say it:
For I did not speak of my own accord, but the Father who sent me commanded me what to say and how to say it.
... I do exactly what my Father has commanded me.
Jesus even went as far as to say that
"my Father is greater than I" John 14:28
Once you remove the Trinitarian voodoo, we see simply a very obedient, faithful SON. Is it any wonder we call Him "the Son of God"? Jesus' Father was the Father of His Spirit. In the same fashion are WE SONS OF OUR FATHER, JESUS.
So what is Jesus' Father's relationship to us? In our current vernacular we would call Jesus' father our "GRANDFATHER", but the Jews didn't have that term. To the Jews, all previous generations were 'father'.
For more on this subject please read; God: Who? What? Where?
The NEXT subject available is about God PLACING Spirits.
By Noah Russell