In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1)
There is much that could be said about, and defined as – The Word of God. The most obvious, and the most revered and exalted in the speech and beliefs of Christians is the Word, as the Bible. Sadly, this often leaves the Logos Word, Jesus Christ, in a place He should never be – something less than pre-eminent.
More so than the Word of God – as the Bible, the Church and the world today are in desperate need of a greater understanding of The Word of God – in the Person of Jesus Christ.
This Word has always been. He Is. He put on flesh and became God incarnate into the earth, into humanity – in fact, revealing where humanity and divinity were always meant to collide into Oneness.
Yes, this Jesus died on a Roman Cross for all. He was buried, resurrected, ascended and seated at the right hand of Father’s throne. We know this well, and preach it as Gospel. And it is stunningly beautiful in it’s Mercy and Grace.
But where is Jesus today? Where is the throne? Father’s right hand? Father Himself?
In me. And you – for all who are in Christ. The real beauty of the Gospel is in the Divine Mystery, the paradox that the fullness of God – Father, Son and Spirit – take up residence in both the heavenlies, and in their Family, those who follow Them. The Great Intention is for Their Life to be expressed into the earth as a testimony of Their Divine Nature, Love and as a realization of Their Kingdom… come.
There is access, now, to a Life by which to Live. This Life was given in the Person of Christ, the Logos Word of God.
Saints who have crucified the Self, to Live by this indwelling Life, are the continued incarnation of Christ. The Word of God has Rule and Reign, alive and active, the sharpest of swords – having divided soul and spirit – that the fullness of Eternity is unveiled in the nakedness of now.
The Gospel cannot just be “Christ lives;” but that “Christ Lives… in you, through you.” That, it is not you who lives, but Christ Himself.
As the Word was One with God, those whom He is in, and they in Him – are, too, One with God. As the Word did nothing but what He saw His Father do, and said nothing but what He heard His Father say – from Oneness – so, too, are His branches who do and say out of the Source and Supply of Himself, the Vine. As you saw the face of God when looking upon Jesus – so too can God be seen, felt, touched, heard, real – as those in whom The Word resides and rules now.
The Word of God is more than words on a page. The Word of God, friend, is incarnate, still, today. Father’s desire has always been for His image bearers to be His likeness and nature, to have dominion and rule within His given Life. This has not changed from Eternity past. In the last days, God has “spoken,” giving His Word, through His Son, The Word. Now, His Children can Live by that same Life, the Word of God. To be His image. To express His nature. To exercise His Rule.
The Word of God is not just “up there” sitting. The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. When did that stop? When did the Word become mostly a book?
The Word of God is among you, yes. More, He is in you. Even more, when submitted to Live by His Life, The Word of God is you!