There is a time for everything (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8). God does everything in due time. For this reason we should not grow weary in well doing for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary (Galatians 6:9; 2 Thessalonians 3:13).
The process of Messiah’s sufferings and glories (Luke 24:25-27; 1 Peter 1:10-11) was a due process with each of the sufferings and each of the glories coming in its own due time. Because of this, it would have been premature and confusing to routinely address Jesus as “Father” prior to His final exaltation at the coming of the kingdom of God (which occurred shortly after the New Testament documents were written) just as it would have been premature to proclaim Him as Messiah prior to the completion of His sufferings (Matthew 16:20-21).
But that Jesus would ultimately be called “Father” is as sure as the Old Testament prophecies such as Isaiah 9:6 and 22:21-24.
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