Verse of the day.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
“In the beginning” implies that from the start of time, from the earliest records of things known, was the Word. “The Word was with God” implies that a relationship existed between God and the Word and because God never ceases to be God, “the Word was God” simply means that the Word is God. Further explaining this ‘Word’ is John 1:14 – the Word was made flesh.
When it comes to understanding “Jesus”, there is a lot of debate around it because people find it easy to get on with the idea of God (even the Pharisees did) but they considered a revolution in accepting who the Messiah was. Some said He was a prophet, others called Him a messenger; even Jesus had to pose the question to His disciples – who do you say I am? Peter responded accurately in Matthew 16:16 – “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
Jesus is the only begotten son of God (John 3:16) and Jesus is God in flesh (John 1:14). The two can’t be separated from each other. The word is God (John 1:1) and the word is Jesus (John 1:14). The Word of God is described as the truth in Colossians 1:5. Jesus says He is the Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14:6).
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The Word of God was made flesh and granted us a direct representation of God with us. Jesus walked the walk with us, yet without sin, His divine nature remaining intact. However, Jesus was not immune to feelings. He felt things just the same way we feel things. He cried (John 11:35), prayed, got tired, was bruised, was accused, rejected and He was loved amongst many other things.
The Word was spoken by God (Genesis 1:3) in creation and Jesus was involved in this (Colossians 1:16). Jesus as the Word is God’s channel to you and I (Hebrews 1:1-3). He speaks the Word of God in truth and as the Father had sent Him. The love of God for His son Jesus gives Him the power to be the expression of God and to do the things He does (John 5:20-21).
Through His Word, He brought the dead back to life (John 11:43). Through the power in the Word, people went home rejoicing, filled with Gladness. Through His Word, He performed many miracles (Matthew 14:36). The Word is power. Jesus is power.
The word was made flesh that we may believe in Him. It was love that made God send His son to chase after us, live with us and redeem us.
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Jesus, I believe in you. I know you came to die for me. I pray for a deeper revelation of you in my everyday life. Amen.
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