Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Please Pass the Power
My heart swells with wonder when I ponder the mysterious reality of John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:2 says, HE was with God in the beginning.
Jesus is the Word.
In the beginning God said, "Let there be...." and "there was..." all things created by His Word, at His command.
The powerful, life-giving, life-sustaining word of God. Is Jesus.
Does not that amazing revelation move you?
So, just as Satan attempted to kill Jesus, it stands to reason that he would like to snuff out the Living Word. He knows how powerful and life-giving it is. And as we know, he (our enemy) is out to steal, kill, and destroy. (John 10:10)
James 1:18 states that we are "given birth" through the word of truth, and James 1:21 says that the word planted in a soul saves a soul.
James 1:22-24 talks about not merely listening to Jesus, but doing what He says. (Jesus and the Word are interchangeable, right?) and in doing so, we will be blessed.
"Jesus", the life-giver, planted in our heart gives us life and freedom. When I intently look into the Word of God, I am intently looking at Jesus.
How precious to me is my Bible. We are so blessed to have such access to Jesus all over our homes and the internet. Would you like to share the Living Word? Look at the website for the American Bible Society. They zealously pursue getting Bibles in the hands of people with little access. A wonderful opportunity to share Jesus, the Living Word with others. :)