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“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us” John 1:1,14
The above passage of scripture was written by the Apostle John about God the Word, Jesus, who came to earth in the “flesh and dwelt among us.” God – the Word – was made flesh, Jesus, the Christ child, and dwelt among us. Since the Bible tells us that Jesus is the Word, who is detailed in written form, the Holy Bible, we need to consider just how dear we should hold the written Word of God to our hearts. Do we cherish our Bibles and study them every day, or are they sitting on bookshelves somewhere gathering dust? God told the Prophet Jeremiah that He would make a new covenant (New Testament) with His people and “write it in their hearts” (Jeremiah 31:33). It is at this time of year that we celebrate the arrival of our Savior, as prophesied hundreds of years before He was born: “Thou, Bethlehem Ephratah (birthplace of Jesus), though thou be little (a small city) among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall come forth unto Me that is to be ruler in Israel, whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting” Micah 5:2. “For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace, of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David and upon his kingdom to order it, and to establish it with judgment and justice from henceforth, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this” Isaiah 9:6-7. God is the “Word,” which is the Word of God. God’s Word is powerful. “For the Word of God is quick and powerful and sharper than any two-edged 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” Hebrews 4:12. God’s Word can bring conviction; God’s Word can save souls; God’s Word can heal the heart and body, and as we learned from the Book of Genesis, God’s Word even creates. God’s Holy Word is all-powerful; it is the Living Word. So, what have we done with God’s Holy Word? Personally, I can’t go a day without diving into it. I love it. God’s Word contains the instructions to gain Eternal Life, the Kingdom of God and to dwell forever with our Lord and Savior. I have written every word of it, studying it slowly, “line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little, there a little” (Isaiah 28:10). I am writing the Books of the Bible for the second time, including the Apocrypha (hidden books). I have written some of the second copies in Spanish; but I started all over in Hebrew, the original text, which provides greater insight than the Spanish or English translations. I can’t get enough of God’s Holy Word. I am sharing this information in hopes of inspiring those of you who might not yet have a zeal for knowing God’s Word, the Living Word. The Bible tells us that the testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy (Revelation 19:10). The Holy Word of God is prophetic; it reveals the future and it reveals who Jesus really is. It is impossible to know Jesus, in the manner we should know Him, without knowing His Word. I can say from personal experience that the more we know God’s Word, the more intimately we know Jesus Himself. There is no other book in the world that can lead the way to Eternal Life; there is no other book in the world that reveals the mysteries of God; there is no other book that reveals prophecy and insight into the future, or that provides the kind of wisdom, knowledge and understanding that only comes from God. Jesus is the powerful Word of God and He came down from his throne in glory to dwell among men. His own people did not receive Him when He arrived the first time; but He has promised He will come again and, according to Bible prophecy, His return is imminent. People have thought throughout the centuries that He could have returned hundreds of years ago, but had they known the Word of God, which clearly tells us that Israel had to be a nation, and Jerusalem had to belong to the Jews again, they would have known long ago that Jesus would not return until our generation (Psalm 102:16).
Do you know God’s Word – Jesus?
God bless you with the Light of the world and Merry Christmas!