Yesterday we talked about Creation being a universal witness. God’s creative genius and handiwork speak without saying a word. His creation is hidden to the blind to a point. When Helen Keller’s mentor broke through and connected with Helen, she said, “I knew there was a God but I didn’t know what to call Him.” God has given every human these two witnesses: CREATION and CONSCIENCE.
Today, we focus on the revelation of God’s spoken word and we have this revelation in two forms. First we have the Holy Scriptures. Paul said, “All Scripture is inspired by God.“ In 1 Peter 1:21, Peter says, For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. The word inspired means “God breathed”. In other words God breathed His Spirit into those who were doing the writing. Thus scripture is God’s revelation of Himself. A word is a thought revealed or the expression of the mind.
Words in general are powerful but God’s word is infinitely powerful. God created the universe through or by His word. Then God used His word to bless all that He had created. Satan came along and used words to deceive Adam and Eve. Adam and Eve quickly learned to use words to blame their sin on someone else. So words can be used in a good way or a bad way, to bless or to curse, to praise or to complain. Then God used Moses, David and the prophet to give us the written word which David said is perfect. Then in the fullness of time, God gave us the Incarnate WORD, the “Logos,” the Living-breathing Word. Jesus was a perfect expression of God’s mind. I went to bed several times last night due to a steroid shot and each time I lay down, I gave God thanks. What a blessing to have the word of God. I Have two studies and both are filled with bibles. I love the written word. I am reading the Living New Testament at present and I love it. I have never read a translation I did not like. God’s written word is an awesome gift. Thank You Father for the written word.
The Apostle John was mystic, he saw things the others did not see. He realized that the created world which we see with our eyes is a dim reflection of realities beyond our present vision. It is a mirror of spiritual realities. We will get into this more tomorrow. John uses the Greek word “Logos” as a metaphor for Jesus and so is “light”. His opening of chapter one begins like this… In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. You can read it like this, In the beginning was Jesus, and Jesus was with God, and Jesus was God. Most cults despise this passage. Through Jesus all things were created, nothing was made without HIM. Jesus is Life and Light. He dominates death and darkness. Paul ads in Colossians, The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
What hold creation together? What keeps the nucleus in the center of the atom? The LOGOS, the Word! Jesus is the comic glue that keeps the creation from disintegrating. Hallelujah, what a Savior!
One other thing: Jesus demonstrated to us how powerful the WORD really is: He spoke Lazarus from the grave. Matter of fact, all three resurrections were performed by the spoken WORD. He healed with the WORD; He even calmed the sea by speaking to the wind. When the winds and the waved responded to His WORD, the disciples were convinced–He was the Son of God.
- Loving this weather but they are giving more bad weather for the weekend.
- Sisters surgery went well. They got her wrist fixed. I guess the back will be next. It turned out to be a pretty nasty fall.
- I must get the DIGEST out today…say a pray.