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The Meaning Of God’s Word

Posted by Job on March 1, 2007

WHAT IS THE MEANING OF GOD’S WORD? 

John 1:1 – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 

Jesus Christ, The Word of God, has always existed. The Word of God is a part of God, and the Word of God is God. It was with The Word of God that all things were created. It is with the Word of God that life is granted. And it shall be by The Word of God that evil – meaning that all who reject God by rejecting His Word – will be destroyed. God’s Word cannot be described or imagined because it cannot be contained. The universe itself is not big enough to contain God, for God Himself created the universe, and it was by and with The Word of God that the universe was created. The eternal infinite Word of God took on the form of a temporal finite man and dwelled among us for 33 years in the form of Jesus Christ. Though the Word of God was with us, it never departed from God, not even when The Word of God took on the sins of mankind and God had to turn away His face. And God reclaimed His Word from hell and death when He resurrected Jesus Christ. 

You must understand that there is no difference between the old covenant and the new covenant, because both covenants are the Word of God. Of course One God is going to have One Word, so for there to have been two covenants there would have had to been two Gods. But we know that such is not true. There is no Jewish God and Christian God. There is no kind God and angry God. There is no Catholic God and Protestant God. There is no charismatic God and ceremonial God. There is only One True God with One True Word and One True Covenant, and the covenant with God can only be accepted through acceptance of the Son. The Son contains both God’s Law and God’s Grace. Rejecting the Old Testament means that you reject The Law. Rejecting the New Testament means that you reject Grace. You must accept both the Law of the Sovereign God and the Grace of the Loving God in order to accept God’s Complete Word, which is Jesus Christ. You must accept Jesus Christ to be saved and avoid destruction in the lake of fire. The God of Job, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Noah, Joseph, Moses, and the prophets is the same God of Peter, Paul, Philip, Luke, and Matthew. Jesus Christ came not to destroy the law but fulfill it. The law is not the end of grace or understanding but the beginning. Both the law and grace were fulfilled and completed in Christ, and by accepting Christ we both fulfill the law of the Old Covenant (which is being men after God’s own heart as was God’s servant David as well as being friends of God as was Abraham) and receive the grace of The New Covenant (which is all of our sins being paid for through Christ). 

By receiving The Word of God, we are all prophets. We are all rabbis. We are all priests after the order of Melchisedec (Hebrews 7:21). We are the adopted sons of God and people of God, not by genetics or religion but through the Holy Spirit of God. Christians must recognize that the Old Testament is not mere history. Jews and others must recognize that the New Testament is not a rejection of The Law, the prophets, the patriarchs, or Jehovah. God’s Word is continuous and complete, and rejecting any of it means to reject all of it. Meanwhile, accepting any of it in spirit and in truth means that you accept all of it. God is good, and if you have the goodness of God in you, you will love both His Commandments and His Grace and desire that others love and receive it also. But if you do not have the love of God in you, you will always seek some separation between God and man, and will erect arbitrary barriers of religion and tradition. You will not accept what you do not understand, and you will not understand what you will not accept. God is not trying to cast off the Jews or the Gentiles for it is His Desire that all men be saved. Jesus Christ did not come to destroy the Sabbath, the Passover, Purim, etc. for all of those things were given in God’s Word which was Christ Himself. Christ could not destroy or diminish even a part of Himself, and God will not violate any part of His Word for that will create a division in the Godhead and a house divided against itself will fall. And for God to cast off Jews, Christians, or anyone else who calls upon His Name with a sincere heart would result in the violation of His covenant, which would violate His Word and cause a division. All who Believers of Jehovah must look to God’s Word to confirm God, His Word, and His Spirit; not to deny any of it and not to deny any of His people.  

Look to the Heavens. Observe current events. See the prophecies of God’s prophets coming true! Look for the truth in God’s Word. Do not be so faithless as to call others liars and charlatans simply because you yourself do not believe. Do not be afraid to touch God, taste God, hear God, feel God. You in your heart know that God is real, and your spirit knows as well. Allow yourself to experience God as God desires to be experienced by you, and as your spirit desires to experience God, which is through the spirit! And I am not talking about some emotional charismatic experience. We mistake emotionalism for spirituality because our society and culture teaches us to bottle up our emotions. That is unhealthy and unGodlike. Seek a Godly outlet for your emotions, including confessions before God and praise and worship services. But worshipping God through the spirit is a matter of faith. You must BELIEVE that God is there and you must BELIEVE that you have a spirit and you must BELIEVE that your spirit is communicating with your God. That is the first step. The second step is to believe and act upon the fact that there is a connection between your spiritual and your physical. That is where most charismatics go wrong. They believe and teach that the natural comes first. They believe that worshipping in the natural activates the spiritual. What they are teaching is how to reach an emotional ecstatic mind state, which is easily imitated in paganism, spiritism, witchcraft, and occult. It is actually a state of self – hypnosis. Many of the pagans use drugs to enhance this emotional state, but it is all to easy to reach it without them, for the brain itself produces chemicals that can cause the euphoria, as well as uncontrollable body movements and hallucinations. Because it is an unusual experience, people mistake it for a spiritual one. But it is all too possible to have such an experience without believing a whit in God, and certainly not believing in God’s Power or His Word. True worship in spirit comes by faith, not by physicality or emotionalism. A great many of you charismatics need to stop being so emotional and physical and start getting serious about what you truly believe and whether you have a true understanding of God’s Word, which is Jesus Christ. And I am not talking about truly understanding the Bible, I mean if you truly understand and believe what God Himself is writing into your heart, and whether your heart is the stone tablet of unbelief and rebellion or the flesh of love and faith. It is not hard; it only requires you to believe that God is there and that God is speaking to and through you. Once you believe, you will be able to worship God in spirit in any situation naturally, without trying, while your body does regular everyday tasks like eating, driving, housecleaning, or working, and no one else need know what you are doing unless you tell them or unless God tells them. You can have a bunch of faithless charismatics and the only way you will know that they ever pray or praise God is when they are all sweating, shaking, and rolling around. But you can have two people who truly love God and have faith, and they can be sitting in a room with one another silently, and one will at times spiritually HEAR what the other is silently praying!  

Do not be taken aback. It is all in God’s Word, and to truly receive God’s Word you do not need intellect, experience, or prowess of any sort; just faith. You have to have faith that what you see is real, not your imagination. You have to reject all of these humanistic explanations for all the things that you see, hear, feel, and experience, for all the “unexplained phenomena.” There is no such thing as “unexplained phenomena”; there are only people who reject the explanation, and that explanation is that God is real, the spirit world is real, and the war between good and evil over your soul is real. And it is all in God’s Word. 

What is God’s Word anyway? God’s Word is the will of God, what God wants to do. God’s Word is the power of God, how God works and moves and what He does. God’s Word is the nature of God; His personality. God’s Word are The Commandments of God; His instructions to us. And God’s Word are The Promises of God, such as His covenants and prophesies, and not just those given to the people in the Bible but that which He gives to everyone who will believe and accept it. God’s Word is His right hand, and his right hand has gotten Him the victory through the might and power of God Himself. God is a just and righteous God who cannot sin or lie, and He is a jealous God who demands that His children serve only Him, for serving any but God means inevitably sinning against Him. And everything that God tells us, whether we take it for good or for evil, will come to pass. These things must be so, will be so, and are so because they are God’s Word. People who set themselves against God’s righteousness, God’s goodness, God’s wrath, God’s judgment, God’s grace, God’s law, God’s authority, God’s work, and God’s power are not setting themselves against people who have a certain doctrine, theology, or interpretation that they disagree with. No, they are setting themselves against God Himself by setting themselves against God’s Word. Such people are not rejecting the counsel of humans, but the very work, nature, will, promises, commandments, and authority of God Himself, and unless these people repent they will be destroyed.
Jesus Christ is there whenever God speaks. Genesis 1 and 2 talks about how God spake and the universe was created out of nothing. I suppose that such can be interpreted as whatever God wants done, Jesus Christ does it with the power of the Holy Spirit. So, God wanted the debt for Adam to be paid in the form of a man born of a virgin, and God wanted that man resurrected from the dead. It was what God wanted, and so The Word of God became a man and did it. Otherwise, The Word of God remains a spirit with God and does God’s bidding in the spirit realm, which manifests itself in the natural realm. All power is given to and by Jesus Christ, because Jesus Christ is God’s Word, and God’s Word is what God wants to get done.
 

God’s Word, Jesus Christ, is the link between the Father and the Spirit. Both the Spirit and the Word are subject to the Father. Both The Spirit and The Word are of The Father. Both The Spirit and The Word are distinct from The Father, with separate personalities. Why do they have separate personalities? Because they have separate jobs. But though they have separate personalities and separate roles and are distinct of the Father and subject to The Father, they are still of The Father and one with The Father. Too strange to understand? The best aid is actually found in the first covenant that God made with man through Noah: the rainbow. A ray of light is one, but when you shine it through water or through a prism, it breaks up into various colors each with its distinct wavelength. Looking at light further, you see that it is not composed of “rays” at all but particles, photons, each of which has energy. So each light particle breaks up into a bunch of frequencies and wavelengths all with their own characteristics and their own purposes. When we read the Bible with understanding or when God speaks to our hearts, we are looking at God through a prism, breaking Him up to see all of His parts which are the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and we can further still see the components and characteristics of each. There is more to God than His Word, but it is only by God’s Word that God is revealed to His creation. That is why Jesus Christ said “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).  

We have to know that God is loving, righteous, good, generous, merciful, and fair. We have to know that God cannot look upon or tolerate and will ultimately destroy sin. We have to know that God is sovereign; the only true authority and power. We have to know that God created all things according to His Will and Purpose. We have to recognize God’s Self Will: that God is a function of Himself alone and answers to and depends upon no one or nothing else. We have to recognize that God created us and not we Him. We have to recognize that we can enquire of God, but we cannot judge or accuse Him. We have to recognize that God has the ability and desire to keep all of His promises to us, and therefore He will, and further that fact is a good thing to all who trust in God. And we have to recognize that we have to do everything that God says without question. We have to do all these things to accept God’s Word, and we have to accept God’s Word or else God will reject us. It is incumbent upon all Believers to come to grips with the meaning of God’s Word, and that meaning can only be revealed to us with sincere supplications and prayer.  

Prayer:

Father God in the name of Christ Jesus, please help me have faith in Your Word, and please reveal Your Word to me. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen! 

Deliverance:

The demons that work in this area is faithlessness, and it heavily attacks all members of the Body of Christ, causing us to seek things which are not God’s Word and which are against God’s Word. Please read the Basic Spiritual Warfare guide to learn more about how to go against these demons to help set captives free and win battles in the name of your God through the power, authority, and victory given to you by his Son Jesus Christ and by his blood shed for you!

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