God's Word - Jesus Christ
God's word is powerful and for our learning. word was given to prophets to speak to the people to warn them and turn them back to him. There are many books of scripture and instances where the word of God came to prophets who shared God's word with Israel.
What is the Word of God?
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Revelation 19:13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
The apostle John wrote the gospel of John and the book Revelation. It is clear that the apostle John is teaching us that Jesus Christ is the Word of God.
Every attribute that I have found about the word of God is the same attribute of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
How are Words Made?
Words come from our heart.
Physically, we are alive and have breath. When we breath out and talk, our breath is used to form our words. Here is a picture to illustrate
John likens the spirit of God to the wind - it cannot be seen, but it can be detected by its effect.
John 3:8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
When God speaks, his spirit comes out of his mouth and words are formed. Jesus Christ of Nazareth was born with the spirit of God and he is the word of God.
When we hear Jesus Christ, we are hearing the word of God.
Have you ever wanted more of the spirit of God? Just get close to Jesus Christ and feel his breath/spirit in your ear. By reading the scripture more, I got to know the spirit in which the scripture was written. This is a joy to me and has helped me understand God better.
God's Word is Eternal
God's word is eternal, and so is Jesus Christ.
Isaiah 40:8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
God's Word Brings Joy to Prophets
Jeremiah 15:16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.
John 6:53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.
Adding to God's Word
It's easy to add to or take away from God's word to change it's meaning when God's commandments are not convenient for us. But this is against God's will and does us no benefit.
Deuteronomy 4:2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.
Deuteronomy 21:5 And the priests the sons of Levi shall come near; for them the LORD thy God hath chosen to minister unto him, and to bless in the name of the LORD; and by their word shall every controversy and every stroke be tried:
It's easy to forget what God has said. It's important to read and reread the Word of God to remember what God has said.
Joshua 1:13 Remember the word which Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, saying, The LORD your God hath given you rest, and hath given you this land.
God's Word Shown
Many times it helps to have someone show us God's Word and make it understandable and clear.
1 Samuel 9:27 And as they were going down to the end of the city, Samuel said to Saul, Bid the servant pass on before us, (and he passed on,) but stand thou still a while, that I may shew thee the word of God.
Asking God's Word Done
2 Samuel 7:25 And now, O LORD God, the word that thou hast spoken concerning thy servant, and concerning his house, establish it for ever, and do as thou hast said.
God's Word is Tried and True and Pure
Have you ever gotten advice from someone and things didn't turn out right? Later you wished you'ld have read your Bible and rebuked the people who ill-advised you? Ever realize later that the other person had an agenda that led to your hurt? Ever have regrets from following God's Word?
2 Samuel 22:31 As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him.
Jesus Christ is perfect. There is no sin or spot in him.
Psalms 18:30 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.
Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
Jesus Christ is pure. Jesus Christ is God's word. He is the sinless Lamb of God.
God's Word Performed - Just A Matter of Time
1 Kings 8:20 And the LORD hath performed his word that he spake, and I am risen up in the room of David my father, and sit on the throne of Israel, as the LORD promised, and have built an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel.
Disobedience to God's Word
The following verse helped me get out of the 2x2 work. My companion Craig Jacobsen didn't like these verses when I preached on them. Later Craig asked me if I believed if people who didn't come to meetings were saved.
1 Kings 13:26 And when the prophet that brought him back from the way heard thereof, he said, It is the man of God, who was disobedient unto the word of the LORD: therefore the LORD hath delivered him unto the lion, which hath torn him, and slain him, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake unto him.
Who Speaks God Word
When people see evidence of the Word of God, then they know that the person who spoke to them is a man of God.
1 Kings 17:24 And the woman said to Elijah, Now by this I know that thou art a man of God, and that the word of the LORD in thy mouth is truth.
Trusting in God's Word
The king David was a man who knew what it was to trust his heart and life to God as Saul was pursuing him to kill him. Here's what David writes:
Praising God and His Word
Psalms 56:4 In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
God's Word is Powerful
Have you ever read the scripture and when you meditate on it your sin becomes clear as God's word cuts right down to the heart of a matter?
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
God's Love Perfected by God's Word
1 John 2:5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
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|To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. - Jesus Christ speaking to Saul, see Act 26:18, see Salvation through Jesus Christ.|