Isaiah 9:6 “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”
Here in this wonderful passage of scripture God gives us some most wonderful and exciting news about our Saviour Jesus The Christ. First notice the words “For unto us a child is born” God speaks here as a thing already done, God did not say this Child would be born but as though He already had been. So how is this The Saviour of mankind, Jesus The Christ? We must understand that we are speaking of God, Who is eternal. There is a reason that God never changes, that reason is because He is eternal. John Gill described this word “eternal” this way “God is eternal, from everlasting to everlasting; the Ancient of days, before all things, and all time; which is, and was, and is to come:” since God is “before all things, and all time; which is, and was, and is to come” He can describe things as though they have already happened, because to God they have. This is the reason God cannot change, He has already predestinated, or ordained all that is going to be. Therefore, before the creation of the world, before sin entered the world God had already ordained our Saviour, Jesus The Christ, therefore it was as sure as though it had already happened. Another example of this is found in Romans 8:29-30 “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. (30.) Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. God foreknew them (His Elect) before creation and had predestinated them to be called, justified, and glorified and it is as certain as though it had already happened. If you are saved you have experienced all of these except one, being glorified has yet to happen, this completion of our salvation will not take place until Jesus raptures us in His return glorifying our bodies completing the trifecta of our salvation soul, spirit, and body. So, while we can ascribe all these other names to Jesus Christ, some have an issue with the words “The everlasting Father” Their argument is, how can the Son of God also be described as “The everlasting Father”? I must ask, of whom are the scriptures describing, Jesus is not just a Son, He is the Son of God. Jesus declared in John 10:30 “I and my Father are one.” Now understand, they are not one as the churches are unified as one, but they are absolutely one single being. Jesus also said in John 14:9 “...he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?” Also remember in John chapter one verse one where John wrote about Jesus “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” This is proof that Jesus Christ was not “just” Gods Son, but God Himself in the likeness of sinful flesh. In Verse 14 of John 1 it says, “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us…” If Jesus Christ is God, then He is God in the flesh. The words “everlasting Father” recognizes His as creator of all things. Which is verified in Colossians 1:16 "For by him were all things created..." and in verse 17 it says, “And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.” Again, speaking of Jesus Christ. This is telling us that Jesus Christ is “the Father of eternity”, which identifies Him as the creator of all things, before all things He was. One thing about Jesus Christ people forget is, He is God, very God. While He was born as a child, He came from eternity which is proved out in all the above scriptures.