“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.”
The Word of God.
Oh, that our eyes would be opened that we might see.
The Word of God.
Say it again and let it sink in. The…Word…of…God.
The world was created by the spoken Word of God.
The creations declared the glory of the Lord.
The world was taught the Holiness of God through the written word.
And the people of God declared the glory of the Lord.
The world was taught the love of God through His Son, Jesus Christ.
And the glory of the Lord walked among the people and reconciled them to Himself.
Jesus Christ. The Word of God.
Hebrews 1:3 (Amplified Study Bible) reads, “He (Jesus) is the sole expression of the glory of God (the Light-being, the out-raying or radiance of the divine), and He is the perfect imprint and very image of God’s nature, upholding and maintaining and guiding and propelling the universe by His mighty word of power. When He had, by offering Himself, accomplished our cleansing of sin and riddance of guilt, He sat down at the right hand of the divine Majesty on high.”
John 1:18 (Amplified Study Bible) explains, “No man has ever seen God at any time; the only unique Son, or the only begotten God, Who is in the bosom (in the intimate presence) of the Father, He (Jesus) has declared Him (He has revealed Him (God) and brought Him out where He can be seen; He (Jesus) has interpreted Him (God) and He has made Him known).
When we hold our bibles, we are holding the Word of God – the VERY Word of God. When we read our bibles, we are reading the VERY Word of God. We certainly know these things, but take a moment to CONSIDER these things. Elohim, the Creator of the Universe, is making Himself known to us.
God’s Word is a treasure. It is Holy. It is an extension of His hand and His heart.
May we never take it for granted.
Below is a video that you must see. It will take 10 minutes, but it will change your life. I will leave you with this thought: “He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called the Word of God.” (Revelation 19:13)
Father, Please let these images sink into our spirits and cause us to treasure Your Word like never before. Forgive us for taking Your Word for granted – for knowing it was special, but not revering it as the Holy Word of God. Forgive us, Lord. Enlighten our minds to understand Your Word. Stir up a hunger and thirst for Your Word in Your children. Thank You, Lord. Thank You for sending Your Word to reveal Yourself to us. We love you, Lord.
I can hardly breathe…with tears streaming, I thank God for His grace and mercy. We had a friend, Klaus Kugler, and he and his family ministered to tribes in Indonesia…cannibal tribes…and brought the gospel to them and helped with translating the Word. What joy these people exude!
Thank you, Nan…you made my day!
Beautiful and very true!
Let us learn to redeem the time. We must pray earnestly for God to open our eyes that we can see the wonders of His Word! Reading the Word in the Spirit, not as if the Bible was ANY book, our whole perspective changes. The whole of it is like a love letter from our Beloved who is far away and yet very near. Immanuel. He has left the Holy Spirit IN US to help us translate His eternal message into teachings we can understand. The Holy Spirit is the perfect translator!
I'm so glad ya'll enjoyed it. What a faith-encourager! And what a lesson to learn. So easily we take God's Word for granted – how sad. Carina, I like what you said about reading the Word in the Spirit – that is right on! Bless you ladies!