BOSOM OF THE FATHER
Today’s essay is suitable for all “age groups in Christ.” It is not an earth (soul of man) shattering article, but it is one we should all understand the meaning of.
This essay comes from a peculiar verse found in John Chapter 1. It states that “No one has SEEN God, that the ONLY BEGGOTTEN SON declares him, from the BOSOM (breasts) of the FATHER.” It is an important verse, because it is yet another wonderful allegory for us to discover the meaning of. When we do this, we too, may find ourselves in the BOSOM OF THE FATHER. This I hope at least J
No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
Here we see that only the SON can SEE God. In earlier articles, I have written about the allegory of SIGHT. To SEE something, is to PERCIEVE IT, to UNDERSTAND IT. This is the most important thing, WISDOM. For Wisdom is a TREE OF LIFE.
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
In John 1:18, the SON is the ONLY ONE that SEES (Understands the Truth) GOD. When Jesus said these words, he was standing among the disciples. So what is being said here is of great importance. But where is this BOSOM OF THE FATHER?
The SON declares God from this Bosom. Meaning, the SON explains the THINGS OF GOD, from the BOSOM. Things he would NOT be able to explain, if he did not have understanding. So could this Bosom, be a place of enlightenment? Let’s see.
Now, when Jesus spoke these words he was not literally in God’s bosom when declaring God. So, the Bosom of God should also be looked upon as a parable, as so many things are in the Bible.
And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:
The things of the Kingdom of God are a MYSTERY and we must allow the Lord to teach us, we must allow The Holy Spirit to guide us and lead us. So, we must look at this word BOSOM with new eyes. We must ask God what, and where, this BOSOM is.
Let’s first look at it, in earthly terms. When a Baby is a suckling. It is being nourished and fed from the BOSOM OF ITS MOTHER. The Baby is fed MILK. (this reveals much to us about this passage in John)
Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.
Before God is to teach us the complete and full mystery, he must FIRST teach us with MILK. Then when they are weaned from the milk, he begins to teach THE FULLNESS OFGOD..
1 Corinthians 3 1And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. 2I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
Those that are given MILK are NEW to the things of God. They are BABES in CHRIST. They are not taught the DEEP WATERS of TRUTH, as they are not ready to receive it.
There were many things Jesus wanted to say to the disciples but he knew they were not ready to receive them. There are many things, the Sons of God, have to share, that must be held back until the Time appointed by the Father. The teaching of “the Way” is held back from these babes in CHRIST until they are weaned OFF THE MILK (fundamental principles of God) and ready to chew on some meat.
We see a picture of this after Moses had the revelation of God. He knew the Truth, but understood Israel wasn’t ready for the understanding he had been blessed with. This is why the PHYSICAL LAW was a type and shadow of the Truth. They were pictures of the SPIRITUAL in the SENSUAL (temporal) world. Moses had to VEIL his face, he had to HIDE THE DEEP WISDOM he had from Israel, he had to MASK it, to keep Israel from CHOKING on the MEAT GOD SENDS.
2 Corinthians 3:13 And not as Moses, which put a veil over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:
Like a baby, most Christians would choke on the deeper things of God. They are not ready to move unto perfection. This is a process, we must crawl before we walk, walk before we run, and run before we Fly!
1 Peter 2:2
As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
Here we see that when we are NEW TO THE FAITH, we should DESIRE the SINCIRE (truest and most pure) MILK of the WORD.
If you are in the BOSOM of the FATHER as Jesus (the Son of God), then the MILK (teaching) you are receiving is the PUREST AND MOST TRUE. The problem is many are not in the BOSOM OF THE FATHER… Most are in the BOSOM of a STRANGE WOMAN… Most are being fed lies, and the SOUR MILK produced ends up KILLING them.
If someone who is ignorant of the Truth is teaching you then what you learn is FOUL and will NOT NOURISH YOU SPIRITUALLY… As we see in many passages of scripture.
1 Kings 3:20
And she arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while thine handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom.
(To be carnally minded is DEATH, so of course when someone ignorantly teaches lies and idolatries it cannot GIVE LIFE)
And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?
The Stranger pictured here, is someone who does not know the things of God. As children we are told to never talk to strangers, but even children mistake a “stranger” for a friend. And as the horror of a child being kidnapped is still true today, spiritually we see the same is true for the children of God, who are being kidnapped, molested, and killed, by STRANGERS to the Faith.
(A STRANGE WOMAN is not a true PARENT. God is the TRUE PARENT, here he asks why Israel would allow themselves to take the breast (teaching) of the carnal and ignorant… in their teaching there is no life, we are ravished, taken advantage of, and killed spiritually.)
But the BOSOM OF THE FATHER is a good place to be.
No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. Being in the understanding and teaching of God we can TRULLY DECLARE GOD, as Jesus did. 21When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me. 22Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom he spake. 23Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved. 24Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be of whom he spake. 25He then lying on Jesus’ breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it?
Being in the BOSOM, or in the TEACHING AND UNDERSTANDING of Jesus and God, you also find out WHO THE BETRAYER of TRUTH IS… But only in the BOSOM of God can you declare GOD, SO others like Jesus’s disciples can rest on your BOSOM (understanding and teaching) so that together, the betrayer is revealed and God is glorified.
The one who BETRAYS Christ, is JUDAS in this scene. He appeared to be one of Jesus’s disciples, even came from the same tribe, and eat from the same table, dipped the same sop. Judas appeared to be in the BOSOM OF CHRIST, but he was in the BOSOM of a STRANGER. (Devil/Lies)
Judas, is called the SON OF PERDITION. This is that SPIRIT of the ANTICHRIST which wants to rule and loves the things of Man, but hates the THINGS OF GOD. To find out, who the ANTICHRIST (carnal man) is, you MUST be in the BOSOM OF CHRIST. As Peter is pictured above. Once you receive the SINCIRE TRUTH of God, you understand that, God is in control and that “WHO YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE” is actually the ENEMY, son of perdition, betrayer. You find out, by resting on Christ’s Bosom (teaching/understanding/knowledge) that “YOU MUST DECREASE AND HE MUST INCREASE.
This is not a huge revelation for many, as it should be easy to see the allegory of “being in the Bosom of the Father”
So today, Go within, as the FATHER TO NURSE YOU TO MAKE YOU STRONG that you may be able to endure the MEAT that God, has yet to offer.
Galatians 4 1Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;
As children, we feel like slaves, we feel like worthless human beings that have no power at all. As children (not mature in the WORD) we can barely stand on our own two feet. We feel more like a servant, than we do a leader in this world.
Let me leave you with this thought however, in Gal 4, we are told, that as Children (without full understanding of who we are) we are no different than slaves and servants, ALTHOUGH WE ARE LORD OF EVERYTHING.
So what does that mean? It means, we MUST be in the BOSOM OF GOD, to find out WHO WE REALLY ARE, and who WE ARE NOT.
Peace to you and yours,