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"Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am." John 8:58




Subject Prophecy Fulfillment
The Messiah would would be eternal. Psalm 102:25-27a Colossians 1:17
The Messiah would be from everlasting. Proverbs 8:22-23 John 17:5
The Messiah would be from everlasting (the "Everlasting Father"). Isaiah 9:6e Revelation 1:8
The Messiah would be from everlasting. Isaiah 48:16a John 1:1-2
The Messiah would be from everlasting. Micah 5:2c John 8:58



The Messiah would be eternal.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Psalm 102:25-27a
" 25 Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands. 26 They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed: 27 But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end."
Colossians 1:17
"And he is before all things, and by him all things consist."

Hebrews 1:10-12
" 10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: 11 They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; 12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail."

Hebrews 13:8
"Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever."

More Prophecies From This Book Additional Fulfillment Examples
John 1:1-2,  8:58,  17:5,  17:24,  Revelation 1:8,  1:17,  2:8,  22:13

The Messiah would be from everlasting.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Proverbs 8:22-23
" 22 The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. 23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was."
John 17:5
"And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was."
More Prophecies From This Book Additional Fulfillment Examples
John 1:1-2,  8:58,  17:24,  Colossians 1:17,  Revelation 1:8,  1:17,  2:8,  22:1

The Messiah would be from everlasting (the "Everlasting Father").
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 9:6e
"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."
Revelation 1:8
"I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty."

1 John 5:11-12
" 11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life."

More Prophecies From This Book Additional Fulfillment Examples
John 1:1-2,  8:58,  17:5,  17:24,  Revelation 1:17,  2:8,  22:13
Notes

The phrase "the Everlasting Father" does not refer to "God the Father" as in the first person of the Trinity, but rather to Messiah, and His role in respect to eternity. "Father" could be applied to Jesus, as King Messiah He will rule upon the throne of David (Isaiah 9:7)  and will be the father figure who lovingly and tenderly cares for and disciplines his subjects. But "Father" as used here has a greater meaning:

"The everlasting Father", which is the Hebrew "Avi-ad," literally means "Father of Eternity." In Hebrew and in Arabic, one who "possesses" a thing can be called "the father of" it.1  Examples: Father of Strength, Father of knowledge, or Father of Peace. Therefore Messiah is the source of, the creator of, the possessor of, and the ruler of eternity. "Eternity belongs to Jesus, not Jesus to eternity."

Eternal life is not just a period of time, it is the very person of Jesus. As "Father of Eternity," Jesus grants His nature of eternal life to those who believe He died for their sins and accept Him as Savior. 1 John 5:20  says; "And we know that the Son of God is come ... This is the true God, and eternal life." Jesus, as recorded in John 17:3  says; "And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent."

1. Barnes Notes, Isaiah

The Messiah would be from everlasting.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Isaiah 48:16a
"Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord God, and his Spirit, hath sent me."
John 1:1-2
" 1 IN the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God."
More Prophecies From This Book Additional Fulfillment Examples
John 8:58,  17:5,  17:24,  Colossians 1:17,  Revelation 1:8,  1:17-18,  2:8,  22:13

The Messiah would be from everlasting.
Prophecy Fulfillment
Micah 5:2c
"But thou, Beth-lehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting."
John 8:58
"Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am."
More Prophecies From This Book Additional Fulfillment Examples
John 1:1-2,  8:58,  17:5,  17:24,  Colossians 1:17,  Revelation 1:8,  1:17,  2:8,  22:13