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2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
3 Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light.
The Word itself, or what was spoken, became flesh
, it manifested where man could actually see the Word of the Lord. They didn't just hear it through the prophets, even though that is quite real and valuable, but mankind could visibly see the Word in action, how the Word worked. The Word was given a form, a body
, that we know as Yeshua or Jesus.
14 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.
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
9 Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, 'Show us the Father'?
II Corinthians 5:19
19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
God's Word is therefore Life
for those who have no hope. God's Word is pure Truth
that can be counted on and have faith in, there is no lie in God's Word
. God's Word is the Way
God would have all creation walk in the Kingdom. Now remember who the Word is.
6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. (We have to be born again through the Word.)
I Peter 1:23
23 having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever,
Isaiah 59:21 is an example:
21 "As for Me," says the LORD, "this is My covenant with them: My Spirit who is upon you, and My words (that call things into being that are not) which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your descendants, nor from the mouth of your descendants' descendants," says the LORD, "from this time and forevermore."
I Corinthians 15:49
49 And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly Man
The new creature born into this age of the church is a part of the 8th
day new creation and very different from Adam. For more information on the 8th day, please read A Look at the Kingdom of God.
Psalm 102:18 prophesies of this generation.
18 This will be written for the generation to come, that a people yet to be created may praise the LORD.
The people of the early church were born through words spoken by God for that era.
18 Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures (for that era).
20 Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, "The kingdom of God does not come with observation;
21 nor will they say, 'See here!' or 'See there!' For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you."
16 "This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,"
Isaiah 51:16 prophesied:
16 And I have put My words in your mouth; I have covered you with the shadow of My hand, that I may plant the heavens, lay the foundations of the earth, and say to Zion, 'You are My people.'"
2 Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the LORD's house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it.
3 Many people shall come and say, "Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths." For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her (Babylon), my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.