Father in heaven

Jesus (Yeshua‘) called God His Father in heaven. He is also our Father. In Matthew 5 Jesus taught that when we love our enemies we display the family likeness.

Heaven is not a geographical location, rather it is the spiritual dwelling of God. If we are in relationship with Him, we can experience His presence wherever we are. That closeness will continue for us forever.

My Father in heaven, pictured in the Greek text of Matthew 7:21 (NKJV). One of the names that Jesus gave to God the Father.

My Father in heaven, in the Greek text of Matthew 7:21 (NKJV).

Father in heaven in Greek:

Ho patēr en tois ouranois

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 3962, 3372

Bible references: Matt. 5:45 (NIV); 7:21 (NKJV) and a total of fourteen times.

I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. (Matthew 5:44-45 NIV)

Similar names for God are God of heaven, King of heaven, and Lord of heaven.

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