This week we begin our review of chapter 7 in Isaiah Decoded – Seraphim, God’s Angelic Messengers. As we have seen, becoming like God is a series of being reborn or recreated. First, we became a new creation of the Spirit as Zion/Jerusalem and were Born Again. Then, we became a new creation of the Son as God’s Sons and Daughters. Finally, as God’s Seraphim/Angels we begin the process of becoming a new creation of the Father. Though we can’t fully become like the Father as mortals, we can become like the Father in doing His Will and Work.
As stated in the introduction, we become like God as we experience a series of being reborn or recreated. This process included being Born Again as a new creation of the Spirit and recreated as a new creation of the Son. We complete this process of becoming like God when we become a new creation of the Father. We become like the Father as mortals as we do His Will and Work.
God’s Seraphim/Angels are Joint-Heirs with Messiah
Another concept that we see connected with God’s Seraphim/Angels is the designation of being Joint-Heirs with Messiah. Yeshua makes this declaration in the 12 chapter of Matthew when he links doing the Will of the Father with being His brothers and sisters.
“While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.” – Matthew 12:46-50
That being said, we have to be careful how we interpret Paul’s words about being joint-heirs with Messiah.
The Will and Work of the Father
Our go-to scripture for defining the Will and Work of the Father is found in the 6 chapter of John.
“Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he [Father] hath sent. And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.” - John 6:28,29,35
What we should understand about these verses that when Yeshua says to believe in Him that there is a whole theology imbedded in the word believe. We must believe in Him as both the Redeemer of Humanity but also Yehovah the God of Israel and the fullness of His theology, which is what we are doing in this review of Isaiah Decoded. Moreover, as God’s Seraphim/Angels/Joint Heirs, they are charged with knowing the true gospel and administering it to the world.
Another important scripture that we see here in chapter 6, defines the Will of the Father.
“For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.” – John 6:38-40
In these verses, it appears that Yeshua is defining the Will of the Father as believing in Him to be redeemed from eternal death – receiving everlasting life and being raised up. When we link the Work of the Father with the Will of the Father, what we get is that our covenants and relationship with God extend into eternity.
By Isaiah’s definition, God’s Endtime Seraphim/Angels do the Will and Work of the Father by obtaining God’s power, gathering the righteous, restoring all things, and delivering the righteous from all of the forces of evil. We also see God’s Seraphim/Angels connecting earth with heaven or eternity that we see in temple worship and receiving the sealing power.
Recreated to Do the Will and Work of the Father
When we look at being recreated to do the Will and Work of the Father, three primary aspects immerge - Being Perfected in the Father, Doing the Will and Work of the Father, and Being Bound with heaven/eternity.