6. Is Jesus The Father In Heaven?
Is Jesus The Father In Heaven?
There are three things that are fundamental to obtaining a correct understanding and proving it.
- IDENTIFY who and what’s involved;
- VERIFY the descriptions (or the historical use); and
- TEST IT to PROVE IT.
Step 1: IDENTIFY>
a. Who?: “My Father” (the title and relationship to whom Jesus speaks);
b. What Location? : “in Heaven” (his Father’s location)
c. Find (and list) all scriptures reflecting; “My Father” (which is in Heaven) = “9”
d. Find (and list) all scriptures where Jesus says; “I am the Father” (in Heaven) = “0”
Step 2: VERIFY >
a. The name of God (who is in heaven) is identified in the scriptures as “the LORD H3068, the God of heaven”
Gen 24:3 And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:
Gen 24:7 The LORD God of heaven, which took me from my father’s house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence.
2Ch 36:23 Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, All the kingdoms of the earth hath the LORD God of heaven given me; and he hath charged me to build him an house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Who is there among you of all his people? The LORD his God be with him, and let him go up.
Ezr 1:2 Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The LORD God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah.
Jon 1:9 And he said unto them, I am an Hebrew; and I fear the LORD, the God of heaven, which hath made the sea and the dry land.
b. The Father is the “Lord of Heaven” (Mat 11:25; Luke 10:21) & the God of Heaven (Acts 17:24)
- It is important to note that when we speak of the Father (in most instances) we are speaking of God however there is one instance where “Father” does refer to our Lord Jesus (Isaiah 9:6 – The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father) with the understanding that the prophesy being mentioned is not proclaiming Jesus to be God (the Father).
c. Jesus never said “I am the Father” nor “I am God” and this important fact is almost always ignored. When we attach a man-made claim to identify Jesus we are going to end up making claims that are never stated as such in the Bible. They usually conflict or contradict those scriptures that are contained within the Bible.
Step 3: TEST IT >
* Not one time does Jesus speak to himself or refer to himself as “Father”.
My Father, Which is in Heaven:
Spoken By Jesus 9 times
Mat 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Mat 10:32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
Mat 10:33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.
Mat 12:50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
Mat 15:13 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.
Mat 16:17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
Mat 18:10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.
Mat 18:19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
Mat 18:35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.
(Matthew 20:23, 24:36, 25:34, 26:29, 42, 53; Luke 2:49, 10:22, 22:29, 24:49; John 2:16, 5:17, 43, 6:32, 65, 8:19, 49, 54, 10:17, 18, 12:26, 14:2, 7, 12, 21, 15:1, 8, 16:10, 18:11, 20: 21; Revelation 2:27, 3:5, 21)
Joh 8:28 Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.
Joh 8:38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.
Joh 10:25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me.
Joh 10:29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.
Joh 10:30 I and my Father are one.
Joh 10:32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?
Joh 10:37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.
Joh 14:20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
Joh 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
Joh 14:28 Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.
Joh 20:17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.
Mat 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
Luk 10:21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.
Luk 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
Luk 23:46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.
Joh 5:19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
Joh 6:32 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.
Joh 11:41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.
Joh 17:1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: