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The Catholic Defender: The Bible Reveals the Close Relationship Between The Father and the Son

"Turn to me and you will be saved, all you ends of the earth, for I am God, and there is no other. By my own self I swear it; what comes from my mouth is saving justice, it is an irrevocable word: All shall bend the knee to me, by me every tongue shall swear, saying, 'In Yahweh alone are saving justice and strength,' until all those who used to rage at him come to him in shame. In Yahweh the whole race of Israel finds justice and glory." Isaiah 45:22-25

Very interesting passage coming from Isaiah. Yahweh is clear that "all shall bend the knee to me, by me every tongue shall swear..." This is incredible the connection between God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. Consider the following:

"Who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross. Because of this, God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." Philippians 2:6-11

King David has a unique way to express this especially since he did not have the revelation that came centuries after him:

"Your throne, O God, stands forever; your royal scepter is a scepter for justice. You love justice and hate wrongdoing; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellow kings." Psalms 45:7-8

When King David refers to God's royal scepter, he is referring the Son who receives the anointing from His Father. Consider the following:

"A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was with child and wailed aloud in pain as she labored to give birth. Then another sign appeared in the sky; it was a huge red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and on its heads were seven diadems. Its tail swept away a third of the stars in the sky and hurled them down to the earth. Then the dragon stood before the woman about to give birth, to devour her child when she gave birth. She gave birth to a son, a male child, destined to rule all the nations with an iron rod. Her child was caught up to God and his throne. Revelation 12:1-5

Another great connection is that God is the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last. I love Isaiah 44:6 that states:

"Thus says the LORD, Israel’s king, its redeemer, the LORD of hosts: I am the first, I am the last; there is no God but me." There is but One God, Isaiah had only a glimpse of who the "redeemer" is. Consider what Jesus says about Himself:

"Behold, he is coming amid the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him. All the peoples of the earth will lament him. Yes. Amen. “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “the one who is and who was and who is to come, the almighty.” Revelation 1:7-8, also read Revelation 1:17-18, 21:6-7, and 22:13

The Holy Spirit I've heard sums up the love between the Father and the Son. John 15:26 states:

“When the Advocate comes whom I will send* you from the Father, the Spirit of truth that proceeds from the Father, he will testify to me. And you also testify, because you have been with me from the beginning."

Glory be to the Father, Who by His almighty power and love created me, making me in the image and likeness of God.

Glory be to the Son, Who by His Precious Blood delivered me from hell,

and opened for me the gates of heaven.

Glory be to the Holy Spirit, Who has sanctified me in the sacrament of Baptism,

and continues to sanctify me by the graces I receive daily from His bounty.

Glory be to the Three adorable Persons of the Holy Trinity, now and forever. Amen


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