THE WORD CAME INTO TIME (Genesis 1/3)
THE WORD CAME ONTO STONE (II Corinthians 3/7)
THE WORD CAME INTO FLESH (John 1/1-4)
THE WORD CAME ONTO PAPER (Matthew 4/4)
THE WORD COMES INTO FLESH AGAIN (Psalm 119)
In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth – one of the things we are told is that He ‘hovered over’ the water.
The first WORD(s) that He spoke was: ‘Let there be light’ and of course there was light. (Genesis 1/1-3)
Man had not yet been made, and the result of this creative word spoken, was not for his eyes to behold at that creative moment.
In John 1/1 we are told that in the beginning was The Word, and The Word was…God. Some have interpreted this as God being only ‘a word’ as in language, or some kind of mantra.
But this is so ridiculous it doesn’t need addressed – it’s like saying a Coca Cola is just a word, we can soak the paper it is written on to saturation and we might be able to drink it down.
Strange comparison I know, but Coca Cola is a drink, and ‘The Word’ is a person – namely the Son of God.
What God has to say is within His being, it is within what we as Christians refer to as the Trinity.
When God spoke – the godhead was and is, in total co-ordination and co-operation, when doing so. They each have different roles to play, best known to them. Once we figure that all out, i.e. figure out exactly how they function, then they are no longer God, confined as they would be to the ability of our imagination.
But to help us ‘rest’ in our finite little intellects – I like to think of it this way – God The Father thinks, God the Son (The Word) speaks, and the Holy Spirit carries out what is spoken.
Jesus the Son of God, left heaven and took upon Himself the body of a man. Jesus Christ has come in the flesh.
That is – The Word became flesh.
14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
When God was speaking and creating, He of course was not seen by man. But His Word was released into time. ‘Let there be – and there was.’
God did not speak man into being however. He formed man of the dust of the earth He had already created, and breathed life into him.
…And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
So in Old Testament ‘times’, the creative Word is spoken, the old testament commandments are written and engraved on stone from the hand of God.
In New Testament ‘times’ – The Son of God Himself, who called things into being now comes and indwells a body created in Mary’s womb.
He later moves upon men (having gone back to heaven), and inspires and energizes them to write once again – His Word, executed by the third person of the Godhead, The Holy Spirit.
His Word written on papyrus and now on ‘air mail’ paper or displayed digitally – enters us – if we will meditate upon it. The Word then, becomes flesh in us, in that we are called to allow it to fill our minds.
Your testimonies are wonderful;
Therefore MY SOUL KEEPS THEM.
The ENTRANCE OF YOUR WORDS gives light;
It gives understanding to the simple.
I opened my mouth and panted,
For I longed for Your commandments.
Regarding – The Word – The Son of God – we read:
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
Concerning the words The Word spoke He says….
…the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
The same words spoken at the beginning of creation are the same words spoken onto the pages of scripture, that give us spiritual life, if observed, digested and obeyed, after an encounter with The Christ of God.