THE WORD BECAME FLESH!

Home / Prayer Network / THE WORD BECAME FLESH!

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. HE WAS WITH GOD IN THE BEGINNING.” (John 1:1-2)

[The Chaldee translation very frequently calls the Messiah ‘Memra’ – the WORD of Jehovah, and speaks of many things in the Old Testament, said to be done by the Lord, as done by that WORD of the Lord. Even the Jews were taught that the WORD of God was the same with God! John, in the close of his letter (John 1:18), simply tells us why he calls Christ the ‘WORD’ – because he is the only begotten Son, who is in the inseparable from the Father, and has acknowledged him as such. Word is two-fold: ‘logos endiathetosWORD CONCEIVED; and ‘logos prophorikos’ – WORD UTTERED.]

ALL THINGS WERE MADE BY HIM; and without him was not anything made that was made.” (John 1:3)

[There is the ‘word’ spoken, this of course is speech, the principal and most natural expression of the mind. Christ is the ‘WORD’, because by him God has in these last days spoken to us (Heb. 1:2), and has directed us to hear him, (Mat. 17:5). He has revealed God’s mind to us, as a man’s word or speech makes known his own thoughts! In the beginning when God spoke the ‘Word’ the WORD went out and accomplished just what the Father said!]

“In him was life, and that life was THE LIGHT OF ALL MANKIND.” (John 1:4)

[Jesus is also the ‘light’ of the world (John 12:37), he reveals God’s word or enlightens us concerning the meaning of the word!]

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:5)

[God’s own chosen people, who had entered in to a covenant with Him, rejected Jesus Christ our wonderful Lord and savior!]

“He was in the world, and THE WORLD WAS MADE BY HIM, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and HIS OWN RECEIVED HIM NOT. But as many as received him, TO THEM GAVE HE POWER TO BECOME THE SONS OF GOD, even to them that believe on his name…” (John 1:10-12)

[Our way to Jesus was made by the rejection of God’s chosen people! Now we are the children of God, he is our ‘Abba Father’ we are his offspring, we are His heirs and we are JOINT HEIRS WITH CHRIST!]

“And the Word became flesh AND DWELT AMONG US, and WE HAVE SEEN HIS GLORY, glory as of THE ONLY SON FROM THE FATHER, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14)

[Oh how we must love the WORD of God, we must hide it in our hearts, speak it to our family, pray it to our Abba Father! When we pray the WORD back to our Abba Father, we are showing Him that we do indeed LOVE THE LORD WITH OUR ALL!]

WHEN WE PRAY THE WORD BACK TO OUR ABBA FATHER, WE ARE SHOWING HIM THAT WE DO INDEED LOVE THE LORD WITH OUR ALL!

-Bill Stockham