The Living Word

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

The very first passage in the gospel of John indicates that the Word of God is more than just a compilation of ancient text and new testament letters. The Word is alive. The Word is God.

The Bible is the written Word of God and is the manifestation of Jesus Christ – similar, Jesus is the true manifestation of the Word. The Bible is a Spiritually inspired work, carefully crafted through divine intervention, penned by multiple servants, tracked and protected for over a thousand years, compiled, translated, and made available to us through His grace and love. The Bible is much more than just a book, it’s the Word of God at work.

No other message or book is alive, yet the Word is.  By way of the Spirit, the Word is alive and interacts with whoever may consume it. The Bible is the living Word and is the very Spirit of God in print.  This in-itself is difficult to comprehend, but you can be witness to truth by partaking in the divine relationship and reading it.

When you read or think upon the Word you are in direct communication with God. Remember the Word is God, and the Word being alive, will have a direct, intimate, and spiritual connection with you every time you interact with it. This makes the Word unique and provides for self discovering evidence that the Word is truly alive, actively at work and communicating with you on a spiritual level from within. It’s not Gods intention to keep Himself secret, but rather present Himself to you through His Word.

To know God is to know His Word. We cannot know God without first knowing His Word. When we spend time with the Word we spend time with the Lord and He with us.

Revelation 3:20  Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If any anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come into him and dine with him, and he with Me.

The distinct difference between Christianity and other religions is the personal relationship between God and man. This personal relationship is not only something unique, but something strongly desired and sought after by God. Once this relationship is sought after by man, its existence is genuinely confirmed through unique understanding and made clear by the grace and glory of God. The reality of the relationship will be evident to the one genuinely seeking companionship with the Lord.

Jesus desires that we have a close and personal relationship with Him, and it is His will that we might know and love Him. To have and experience this relationship with Jesus is not difficult or riddled with procedure. He is at the door of your heart, and He is always trying to reach you in non-intrusive ways. He is kind and gentle, full of respect and says that if anyone hears His voice AND opens the door, He will enter and be in fellowship with that person.

His voice is presented by way the Word. Anyone who hears the Word of God and receives it has opened the door. Once the door is open, Jesus does not barge in or invade, but continues to be a perfect gentleman, seeking to establish an honest and mutual relationship with you. He wants to be in fellowship with you.

The Lord of the universe, creator of all things and having the power to control all things, will not force or manipulate you into a relationship with Him. There is nothing kind, genuine, or pure about a relationship that has been forced into togetherness and appreciation. He is the very representation of all things kind. His desire is that through your own will, you will chose to enter into a close and personal relationship with Him. This is what God almighty longs for. This is why He stands at the door knocking. He is reaching out to you.

James 4:8  Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.

All relationships are strengthened by way of togetherness.  God is not intrusive or invasive, but is always working to better establish His relationship with you.  He calls out to you and He responds when you reply.  His desire is to be in a real relationship with you, which includes two way communication and interaction.  Nothing in this relationship is one-sided and no effort on your part will be in vein.

We draw near to God by reading and meditating upon His Word.

When we are in the Word of God we are spending time with Him, discovering who He is and strengthening our relationship with Him. The Word being alive, is active and contributing to the relationship during this time together by touching and embracing our heart in ways which are unknown and indescribable. The living Word is active and at work within us whenever we spend time with it.

 

Matthew 4:4  And Jesus answered and said, “It is written, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.

 

Hebrews 4:12  For the Word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword… and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

 

Deuteronomy 11:18-20  Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Write them on the door-frames of your houses and on your gates,

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