In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him, nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. (John 1:1-5)
The Amazing Word
When Moses began penning the history of humanity the Spirit directed him to begin with the only place that man can begin: the word. God reveals Himself through natural revelation as the heavens declare His glory and the earth is a manifestation of His power but without the written word the character of the Creator remains unknown. From the beginning of creation, God spoke to man words whereby he would know what to do to be pleasing to the Lord. Through various ways over eons of time, God spoke to the fathers directly or through prophets so that all men would come to a knowledge of the truth. The imperative of the divine was to speak words to His creation and without a word He never failed to place a man in a position of accountability to obedience. Without the revealed word, God could be held to blame for the failure of men. There has never been a time in the history of humanity where men have been ignorant of the word of God. The creation often rejects the word of God but they must acknowledge the presence of the word.
What is amazing about the word of God can be seen in how the world was formed by the word of God. On the first day of creation, God said (spoke) for light to appear and it did. Throughout the process of creation, the word was spoken and creation was formed. Gazing into the limitless sky of stars that fill the night a man must acknowledge that everything is in its place because God spoke and it was ordained. The apostle Peter will declare that all the world is held in place by the same word that created it. In the beginning, God spoke and the earth and universe came into being and the sun rises and sets with the seasons filling each year and all of this is held together by the word of God. The breath of life that fills the body of a mortal man exists because the word of God declares it to be. Man’s habitation or boundary is established by the word of God and cannot be changed. Nations rise and fall by the declaration of the word of God. There is nothing that man can do to escape the word of God.
Creation was ordained by the word of God and the world that now stands is determined by the word of God held until the day the word of God speaks and the universe is destroyed. When the final day of man’s existence comes and the Son of God returns with His holy angels in flaming fire it will be because the word of God has spoken. This word will be an instantaneous moment of destruction and salvation. Most men will hear the word of the Lord to depart into outer darkness and the blessed with hearing the words of salvation when the Father says, “Enter in.” What separates men from the curse of eternal perdition and the joy of eternal life will be words. All men will be judged by the word of God and no one will escape the word of the Lord. His judgment is based on divine the truth that is fully revealed to all men in every generation. The word of God created the world, sustained the world, and destroyed the world. This same word opened the doors of salvation for all men, gave the creation of God the knowledge to save themselves from His wrath, and will either condemn or save the soul in eternity.
Two thousand years ago a baby was born in the city of Bethlehem to a virgin named Mary. This little child would grow to be the Christ, the Son of the Living God. Jesus is the Word, He was with God as the Word and as the Word He is God. The love of the Father sent His Son to die for humanity so the fullness of the Word could be revealed to the sinful nature of men. Jesus created the world, He gave His life for the world and at the word of His Father will return to take the saints home with Him. He is the embodiment of the Word because salvation comes through Jesus Christ as the eternal word. Life comes from the divine Word and eternal light is created by the sacrifice of Jesus through the word of grace and the word of mercy. While Jesus was dying He spoke seven sayings to show the great love of the Father to all men. Shortly thereafter the word of God was contained within the pages of the holy writ as men called the book, “The Bible.” Reading the words of the Bible creation is revealed, salvation declared and Heaven opened through the amazing revelation of the Word.