The Living Word
Pontius Pilate asked Jesus, "What is truth?" Scripture confirms the nature of the Word of Truth in numerous places; Thy word (Logos) is TRUTH! Elsewhere, the Word of God is described as a sharp double-edged sword, the spirit and the letter of the Word are the two edges. The Logos and the Rhema are Greek words defining the two aspects of the Word of God. Logos set and settled, Rhema, active, present, out flowing and alive. The word is the greatest mystery of all. It is alive. The Word is a person. HE is settled forever in heaven. The word became flesh and dwelt among us. There are 3 who bear witness in heaven, The Father, the Spirit and the Word, and these 3 agree as one.
Man can not live by bread alone but by every word (Rhema) that proceeds out of the mouth of God. The word of God spoken is a force which created and sustains the Universe. He watches over His Word to perform it. God sent the Word and he sent the Spirit went forth to perform the Word. Perfect faith is perfect knowledge and application of the Word.
The proceeding word is the word which teaches all things, it is shared by and it nurtures the flock of God. It is the Wonderful Counselor, the Helper who goes alongside of us (paraclete), our Friend and our Guide.
Thy Word (Gr. logos) is truth. The logos is the mind of God and the recorded Word of God. It is His unchangeable and unalterable will. The Logos is the full counsel of God it delineates and defines all truth. If you continue in my word (Logos) then are you my true disciples and you will know the Truth and the Truth will make you free.
way of God is a mystery. The Truth of God is a mystery. The Holy Spirit
reveals it. We who are of the faith may say, "I was once blind,
but now I see." -John 9- Psalm 91, - The Secret Place -
Aren't all people equal? Hasn't God shared his revelation with every kindred, tribe and nation? Haven't Buddha, Krishna and Mohammad all heard form God? Should not their witness of truth be equal to the "Christian revelation" from the mouth of God? The question is universally asked and man has come up with his own answer with the help of certain spirits of deception!
There are many religions, many faiths, many religious writings and books. Who has knowledge of God? Which is true? Are they all true? Are they all from the same God as some say?
hardest thing to argue that God has limited access to His revelation
of Truth. He chose only one covenant people unto whom he would reveal
himself. The Jews were that people. The only people who God chose in
all the earth. The recorded word (Logos) was given unto them by the
mouth of prophets and holy men of old. Yes, there were other peoples
who had their priests and prophets also. The Egyptians, the Chaldeans,
the Persians, the Canaanites, and many others. Jehovah instructed his
people to destroy any nation who worshiped false Gods. They were to
be annihilated down to the last man, woman and child. These nations
were corrupted by demonic influence. God would have nothing to do with
them; His people were at risk of being defiled by them.
It is a major revelation of God in itself to realize that Bible is indeed DIVINE, inspired and infallible in its revelation. Only God could have prepared that word and preserved it despite the handling of it over countless centuries by mortal men. We know that heaven and earth shall pass away but that Word shall abide forever.
After finding God by faith we continue to grow in knowledge of the Truth. What is truth? In the book of John (Gospel, John 17) Jesus says to the Father, "Sanctify them with your truth, your Word is Truth?"
Of all the books written to explain God or speak for Him, only the Bible is infallible! This is a bold and absolute statement. Others do not believe this. I do. This is a statement of faith. I did not always know this. Now I do know this. He has written his word in my heart. When he does this it is established and nothing can persuade us otherwise. We would die to defend this truth.
know that Holy men of old were moved by God's Spirit to write the accounts
in the Bible. Prophets moved by the Spirit declared the thoughts of
God and the intentions of God. In the Law of God any prophet whoops
words proved untrue must be killed. Because nothing pertaining to God
is of a lie. Satan however, is a liar. Jesus called him a deceiver,
a liar from the beginning. God makes a clear line to go out from the
heavens. This line separates light and darkness. The line of the Word
separates truth and error. Satan however, is also at work constantly
to steal and subvert the Word. It is Lucifer's intent to deceive, to
kill, and to bring destruction.
declares that by Him were the worlds made. The Word has power. In Geneses
1:3 we read, "And God said, Let there be light: and there was
light." In Geneses 1:6, "And God said, Let there be
a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters
from the waters." And again in Genesis 1:26, "And God
said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them
have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air,
and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping
thing that creep upon the earth." Thus God spoke the Word and
the worlds were created.
In John Chapter 17 Jesus speaks to the Heavenly Father hearkening back to a time when they shared fellowship in Glory, before the world was. The Word is the first manifestation of the creation. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." (John 1:1 and Colossians 1:15))
The Word is a Living Entity. Christ is the incarnation of the Word. "The word became flesh." This is a mystery. (John 1:1) "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." (John 1:3) "All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made." Thus before the world was, Christ was. He created all things. He was with the Father. (John 17:1,2)
That which is called the Word (the "Logos") is the written or recorded counsel of God, the mind of God. There is a single purpose and plan of God for this earth. It is described in one Book, the Bible, for His people to be the praise of the whole earth. This Word shall pass the test of time. Jesus' own words are recorded in Matthew 24, when he declared "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my Word shall shall never pass away."
word of God is called a sure word. The word outlines the plan of God
spoken to his servants the prophets in time past in the spirit of prophecy,
the testimony of Jesus. This word is suitable for doctrine and for correction;
it is the "Spirit of Wisdom and Truth."
God's Word was spoken and it established the manifested universe. Words still have power to create and empower. Words control the activity of Angels and Demons. Words are Not to be Taken Lightly
In Matthew Chapter 12 verse 26, Jesus addresses the necessity of guarding every word we speak. He teaches or rather gives warning that "we will give an account for every idle word," at a time of future reckoning.
Spoken words have a spiritual force (life) in this world. We will also come to realize that human words which are out of character with God's Word and will can undo the Power of Faith.
the epistle of James, who was a younger brother of Jesus, (Yes Mary
had several children after Jesus was born according to the Gospels)
writes to say that our tongues are unruly and impossible to tame, but
if it could they be tamed we could become a Perfect Man! Evil easily
takes over our words and we give place to another spirit which is not
of/from God but against Him.
Because the "Living Word" is a Spiritual substance, or more correctly, a person, the light and truth of the Word is hidden until the veil is removed. Only Jesus has the power to penetrate the veil of understanding. I and others can testify how reading the Bible was at one time, a meaningless chore until Christ's Spirit became our mentor and teacher and allowed truth to be unveiled.
The link of Faith to the Word is evident building up the mind and soul of all who read. It is the Word that brings light to our understanding. It is the word which shall never pass away. He watches over His word to perform it. Amen.
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