1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. … 14 And the Word was made 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. 15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. [Jhn 1:1, 14-15 KJV]
This is one of the greatest concepts to ever grace the pages of scripture.
Jesus is the embodiment of the Word.
Jesus is the personification of the Word.
Everything the Word is, is Jesus. No more. No less.
Word – Definition
After wrapping your head around the concept of Jesus being the Word in human form, you must ask one question: What is “The Word”?
When the book of John was written, the New Testament didn’t exist. When John referenced the Word, he certainly didn’t have the New Testament in mind. In John’s day, there was no New Testament. The Bible as we know it didn’t exist until hundreds of years later.
The Word of God is simple. It is the Word of God – the Words that God Himself spoke. When the Old Testament said, “Thus saith the LORD”, it is followed by the words that God Himself spoke. This is the word of God. The Bible contains many different “words”. It contains the words of Moses, David, Joshua, Job, Jeremiah, and Paul, among many others. But it also contains the Word of God.
Many fundamentals believe that every word of the Bible is God’s Word. But it doesn’t take much study to see that not every word is God’s Word. For example, Paul made it clear in 1 Corinthians 7:12, Paul said, “But to the rest speak I, not the Lord…”
Obviously this passage clearly says that the words that follow are Paul’s words, NOT God’s. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure this out.
Many men throughout the Bible admitted guilt and sin. Obviously, the words they speak, admitting sin, and guilt are those of sinful man, NOT God. We could go into many examples. But I assume you get the point.
Therefore, God’s Word is woven throughout the Bible. And “generally” speaking, the Bible is “God’s Word”. But not every word of the Bible is God’s Word.
You must differentiate between the Word of God, and the word of man in the scriptures.
In Genesis 1, the author proclaims, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
But the literal Word of God is not recorded until verse 3, “And God said, Let there be light!…”
Jesus said, “I am the Light”.
In the following verse, God said, “Let there be a firmament (an expanse) in the midst of the waters, dividing waters from the waters.”
The firmament spoken of here is the expanse of air between the waters of the earth (oceans), and the waters of the sky (clouds).
Jesus is the firmament. He is the “expanse”, or bridge dividing heaven and earth.
A few verses later, God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed….”
Once again, the scriptures confirm that Jesus is the embodiment of this Word, saying in Isaiah 53:2 “He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground.”
Jesus is the personification, the embodiment of the Word. The Word of God in human form.
I could go on to list every single instance in the Bible that says, “Thus said the LORD”, or “The LORD spoke”, or “God spoke”, or “God said”. And you will see that Jesus is the fulfillment of that Word – the personification of that Word.
The Personification of Torah
This is the most powerful of all points in this article. Jesus is the Word in the flesh. The Torah is the Word. Jesus is the Torah in the flesh. Jesus is the living, walking “Torah”, if you will.
Do you really want to learn about Jesus? Do you really want to know what the REAL Jesus was really like?
LOOK AT THE TORAH
The Torah is the guidelines and instructions of God, laid out for us in the first five books of the Bible – the so called, “Books of Moses”.
This has vast implications. For example, do you want to know what Jesus thought about homosexuality? Look at the written form of Jesus – the written Word of God – the Torah.
Do you want to know what Jesus thought about eating pork? Look at the written form of Jesus – the written Word of God – the Torah.
Do you want to know what Jesus thought about sorcery? Look at the written for of the Jesus – the written Word of God – the Torah.
The implications go far beyond that which is covered in this article.
Read the Torah. If you see anything in there that does not “jive” with your version of Jesus, you best get rid of all false perceptions, and opt in for the genuine Jesus – The Word in the Flesh.