Wednesday March 1, 2023

Word in the flesh

“And the Word (of God) became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14 

Today I want to turn the focus on to Jesus being the “Word” of God.  This passage in John 1 is truly amazing.  It starts out in verse 1 saying in the very beginning of everything, there was the Word, and that Word was with God and that Word was God! (Word = God) I am thinking about “Word” and my conclusion so far is that there is no “word” without speaking.  Even if it is just one word, it cannot be a word until it is spoken or else it is just a thought.  So, as you read the scripture reading today, consider the word “speaking” every time you read “Word” or “Him”, since He is the Word.  This is opening up my understanding on speaking God’s Word.  It seems when we speak God’s Word, we are speaking God, or at a minimum speaking “God” language.  (Heavenese)

The passage also says that “All things were made by Him (the Word/speaking), and without Him (the Word/speaking) nothing was made or created.”  If you go back in Genesis 1 and read the creation account, you see that everything that God created, He spoke it into existence.  The scripture says, “And God said . . .” and then it was there.  “Then God said, “Let there be light; and there was light.” (Genesis 1:3)  It doesn’t say “and God thought let there be light.”  I’m sure He thought it, but nothing happened until He spoke.

So, consider that Jesus was God’s Word wrapped up in flesh and blood like us.  God’s very Word!  God’s breath became a man, just like one of us, in body form, to live among us, to show us how to live and live victoriously in this world.  Jesus said He only said what came from His Father, because He was His Father’s Word in the flesh.

I can’t seem to express this strongly enough or come up with the words big enough to stress the importance of speaking God’s Word.  Also, the privilege and power that God’s Words carry.  Yet, God gave us permission and wants us to speak them!  He created us to speak!  We are the only ones of His creations on earth that He gave this power and authority to.  Yet, how often do we abuse this great gift of speech?  Instead of speaking the words that God gave us, we speak the doubt and unbelief in agreement with God’s enemy.

I want to leave you with one final thought today:  “But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God/speaking the Word of God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26 God’s Word is a creative force and when we speak them, we put ourselves in agreement with His power and His will.

Today, I want to encourage you to consider your words and how they affect your everyday life.  Are you speaking life (God’s Words) into every circumstance, situation, and problem?  If not, you can start today.  Listen to yourself talking.  If you hear any words that seem contrary to what Jesus would say, repent quickly and ask God for the right words to apply in that situation. One hint is, God’s Words are encouraging, uplifting, and bring freedom/peace to any given circumstance.  If you are not seeing those results, ask the Holy Spirit for the God Words to say, then speak the power of God’s Words to your “mountain” of circumstances. Line your life up with God and His plan today by speaking them out with His Words.

Today’s scripture reading:  John 1:14-28

14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

15 John bore witness of Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me is preferred before me, for He was before me.’ ”

16 And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. 

17 For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 

18 No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.

19 Now this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?”

20 He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.”

21 And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” And he answered, “No.”

22 Then they said to him, “Who are you, that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?”

23 He said: “I am ‘The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Make straight the way of the Lord,” ’ as the prophet Isaiah said.”

24 Now those who were sent were from the Pharisees. 

25 And they asked him, saying, “Why then do you baptize if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?”

26 John answered them, saying, “I baptize with water, but there stands One among you whom you do not know. 

27 It is He who, coming after me, is preferred before me, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose.”

28 These things were done in Bethabara beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

Published by L. Lyden

Lynette is a recently published author and coordinator of Voices Magazine who endeavors to use her gifts and influence to encourage and promote aspiring writers. Her Daily Dose blog has been an outlet for her to encourage readers to walk closer to God each day. She is a wife, mother and grandmother who loves spending time and going on special outings with her family.

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