Pastor Ian shares a word titled ‘Jesus: Word of Life’.
The many names given to God helps us understand the nature of our Father. These names are given by God to enable us to understand who Jesus the Christ is and why He came from heaven to this earth.
Jesus did not have a beginning. Whenever there was a beginning He was there
In the opening verses of John’s gospel we read v.1:‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God.’ Then, a few lines further on v.14, John writes‘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.’
It is important to know that God was fully God, and also fully man. In securing our rescue through salvation, Jesus did not lay down His divinity but instead added our humanity.
When we look at Jesus, we look upon the nature of our Father.
We must remember that He became the word on Earth. The Word of Life.
We grope for the wall like the blind; we grope like those who have no eyes; we stumble at noon as in the twilight, among those in full vigor we are like dead men.”
Isaiah 59:10 ESV
Isaiah here reminds us that we are blind without the revelation of the presence of Jesus, His Holy Spirit. Isaiah includes himself, talking about ‘we’
The Holy Spirit revealed the communication, the heart of God to fallen humanity. The Holy Spirit then gives us the ability to understand the words revealed to humanity.
To know God and Jesus the word of life, we are totally dependent upon the revelation BROUGHT BY THE Holy Spirit ‘The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever…Deuteronomy 29:29 ESV
We cannot know God’s heart without having a revelation.
In our fallen state, we are enveloped in darkness, except that God reached down to us, we would be a people without hope. Life itself comes from Christ Jesus. The Father imparts Jesus to bring us not just physical life in all its fullness but spiritual life.
“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us— that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete. This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
1 John 1:1-9 ESV
The Christ’s obedience saves man from death and the curse of sin. God has spoken definitively and for all time through His Son, who is the Word of life.
We pray that you would know Jesus, you would receive the revelation that he longs to bring. Allow the Word of God to become life, a spiritual awakening and refreshing to you.