Jesus is the incarnation of God’s Word!
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God… 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. (John 1:1,14)
Have you ever heard someone deny that Jesus claimed to be God? Such a statement simply doesn’t make sense. Repeatedly, Jesus placed Himself on equal footing with the Father and the Holy Spirit. (John 10:30; 14:6-14) Scripture gives us a clear picture of His eternal, intimate relationship with the heavenly Father.
Why is it important for us to believe this? Jesus did something that had never been done before: He enabled men and women to see God in a new way. In Colossians 1:15, Paul explains that Jesus is the “image of the invisible God.” No one has ever looked upon the face of the Almighty. Jesus came to bridge the gap between God’s glory and mankind’s sinful nature.
What does John 1:1,14 mean when it says that Jesus is the Word of God? The answer to this question is found by first understanding the reason why John wrote his gospel. We find his purpose clearly stated in John 20:30-31: “Many other signs therefore Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these have been written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.” Once we understand that John’s purpose was to introduce the readers of his gospel to Jesus Christ, establishing Who Jesus is (God in the flesh) and what He did, all with the sole aim of leading them to embrace the saving work of Christ in faith, we are better able to understand why John introduces Jesus as “The Word” in John 1:1.
When you have your mind fully occupied by God’s Word, it’s the same as having it fully focused on Jesus. How can this be? This is because Jesus is the incarnation of God’s Word (John 1:14).
Is your mind fully occupied by God’s Word?
Are you allowing any ungodly words, thoughts or sights into your mind?
Lord, I ask You to open Your word to me. Allow the Holy Spirit to reveal truth and bring the scriptures alive when I read them. Your words are spirit and life. Give me insight into Your word. Help me to understand what You are saying. Give me the wisdom to apply Your word in practical ways to my life. Help me to understand how to share Your word, especially with Jewish people who do not yet know You. Equip me to share Your word with all people I meet. In Yeshua’s name, Amen.
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The beautiful prayer above was written by Jeff Bernstein for his daily devotional titled “Studying is Spiritual” being sent out on September 17, 2006. Jeff is the Founder of Gates of Zion. His assignment is to open the eyes of Jewish people worldwide to the light of the Messiah. He has a special focus on reaching the Jewish people in New York City, the marketplace capital of the world. The greatest concentration of Jews of any city in the world is New York City! I recommend you visit Gates of Zion [www.gatesofzion.net] and sign up for Jeff’s free daily devotional.
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