John 1:1-5 GW is my text this morning I will share; In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was already with God in the beginning. Everything came into existence through him. Not one thing that exists was made without him. He was the source of life, and that life was the light for humanity. The light shines in the dark, and the dark has never extinguished it.
‘The Word being shared here is Jesus. He was the Word that was made flesh and dwelt among us, but He was already a part of God, for He was the Word of God. God spoke everything into existence and the Word He spoke was Jesus. Wow. That’s a whole lot to think about first thing in the morning! “He was the source of life, and the life was the light for humanity.” John 14:6, Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one goes to the Father except through me.”
I’ve always been a lover of the Word. I love to read it, think on it, ask for revelation on it. I love the hope and life it gives my soul. There is no part of it that doesn’t leave me in awe and astonished, but this part just blows me away. Jesus is the Word. No wonder he told us to eat his body and drink his blood, He’s asking us to partake of His Word, Himself. Get it? Which begs the question; Is this why so many are sick and die among us? (I Corinthians 11:29-30) because they don’t have understanding that the Word is still alive and living in us? Perhaps that is for another day.
Jesus is our source of light. That light shows us the path to take. He isn’t just a man who gave his life as a sacrifice for us, He sits at the right hand of the Father making intercession for us. That’s a picture completely alive and continually working for us. It’s not about works, it’s about Word. It’s about understanding the Word that never loses it’s power. It’s about understanding that the Word is in us, in our mouths and in our hearts. How can we be less than Him when He is in us. Perhaps what we really need to walk in complete victory, is to know that the Greater One lives in us. When we get understanding of this, nothing will be impossible for us. It’s faith in the One who is in us, the Word that is in us.
I used to think that occasional bible reading was sufficient, but I find that the Word has a more taste; the more I taste, the more I want. The more I want the more I need. I’m addicted to the Word. It’s an addiction that I don’t need to be delivered from or go through a 10 step program. It’s a healthy addiction, one that delivers and sets free, makes me do and say things I would normally not say or do. It gives me authority over things seen and unseen. It’s my DNA, who I am is who He is. Yes, I said it! I and the Father are one because the Word lives in me and the Word is with God. If you were to drain my blood, I would die, but you cannot take the Word from me.
Life and death is in the power of the tongue. The life is the Word. Choose the Word.