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Aspects of the Word of God
What is truth? Thy word is TRUTH! The Word of God is described as a double-edged sword, the spirit and the letter of the Word are the two edges. The Logos and the Rhema are Greek words defining the two aspects of the Word of God. The word is the greatest mystery of all. It is alive. The Word is a person. HE is settled forever in heaven. The word became flesh and dwelt among us. There are 3 who bear witness in heaven, The Father, the Spirit and the Word, and these 3 agree as one.
Man can not live by bread alone but by every word (Rhema) that proceeds out of the mouth of God. The word of God spoken is a force which created and sustains the Universe. He watches over His Word to perform it. God sent the Word and he sent the Spirit went forth to perform the Word. Perfect faith is perfect knowledge and application of the Word. Faith itself has a multitude of aspects which study reveals. One is to the basic belief that there is a God, that He is a Person/personality; that He can be revealed to ourselves in a personal way; that He is present to act on our behalf. Faith might also be described this way: That God is at work on our personal behalf at all times and in all circumstance. This is the life lived "in faith."
Rhema, the proceeding word is the revelatory word which teaches all things to a believer. Rhema provides the bedrock of understanding. Rhema is manifested by the "anointing" of the Spirit so that it can shared (or ministered) to nurture the flock of God. It is the Wonderful Counselor, the Helper who goes alongside of us (paraclete), our Friend and our Guide.
Thy Word (Gr.logos) is truth. The logos is the mind of God and the recorded Word of God. It is His unchangeable and unalterable will. The Logos is the full counsel of God it delineates and defines all truth. If you continue in my word (Logos) then are you my true disciples and you will know the Truth and the Truth will make you free. Knowing the truth that will make you free is one of the most notable of 'half quoted' scripture. The qualifying clause is "If you continue in my word, you are my true disciple.. "
The way of God is a mystery.
The Truth of God is a mystery. The Holy Spirit reveals it. We who are
of the faith may say, "I was once blind, but now I see." -John 9- Psalm
91, - The Secret Place - The secret place of the most high God, is another
hint that not all know that place, it is a secret to those who are blinded
by the 'god of this world.'
Aren't all people equal? Hasn't God shared his revelation with every kindred, tribe and nation? Haven't Buddha, Krishna and Mohammed all heard form God? Should not their witness of truth be equal to the "Christian revelation" from the mouth of God? The question is universally asked and man has come up with his own answer with the help of certain spirits of deception! Can we dare to assert that many if not most of the world's religions are worshiping demons? There are many religions, many faiths, many religious writings and books. Who has knowledge of God? Which is true? Are they all true? Are they all from the same God as some say?
The hardest thing to
argue is that God has limited access to His revelation of Truth. He
chose only one covenant people unto whom he would reveal himself. The
Jews, the children of the patriarch Abraham, were the people, a nation
set aside from the nations on the earth. The recorded word (Logos) was
given unto them by Moses and later by the mouths of prophets and holy
men of old. Yes, there were other peoples who had their priests and prophets
also. The Egyptians, the Chaldeans, the Persians, the Caananites, and
many others. Jehovah (JHVH Adonai) instructed his people to destroy those
nation who worshiped demonic, false gods. They were to be annihilated
down to the last man, woman and child. These nations were corrupted by
demonic influence. Unlike today's world of ecumenicism, God would have
nothing to do with His covenant people risking being defiled by them.
Thus the children of Abraham were sanctified and set apart. As the history
of the Hebrew nation reveals they were seduced into the idolatry of the
nations about them and faced God's judgement. The time for the final judgement
against the rule of Lucifer on this planet is approaching. He will face
the wrath of God along with those who have been seduced by him. His plan
for mankind has no eternal rewards but it has eternal consequences.
It is a major revelation
of God in itself to realize that the Bible is indeed DIVINE, inspired
and infallible in its revelation. Only God could have prepared that
word and preserved it despite the handling of it over countless centuries
by mortal men. We know that heaven and earth shall pass away but that
Word shall abide forever.
We know that Holy men of
old were moved by God's Spirit to write the accounts in the Bible. Prophets
moved by the Spirit declared the thoughts of God and the intentions of
God. In the Law of God any prophet whose words proved untrue must be killed.
Because nothing pertaining to God is of a lie. Satan however, is a liar.
Jesus called him a deceiver, a liar from the beginning. God makes a clear
line to go out from the heavens. This line separates light and darkness.
The line of the Word separates truth and error. Satan however, is also
at work constantly to steal and subvert the Word. It is Lucifer's intent
to deceive, to kill, and to bring destruction.
After finding God by faith we continue to grow in knowledge of the Truth. What is truth? In the book of John (Gospel, John 17) Jesus says to the Father, "Sanctify them with your truth, your Word is Truth?" Again, to sanctify means to set apart and preserve a thing for God's particular purposes.
Of all the books written to explain Almighty God or speak for Him, only the Bible is infallible! This is a bold and absolute statement. Others do not believe this. I do. This is a statement of faith. I did not always know this. Now I do know this. He has written his word in my heart. When he does this it is established and nothing can persuade us otherwise. We would die to defend this truth as many have died because this truth was planted in their soul and spirit.
Scripture declares that
by Him were the worlds made. The Word has power. In Geneses 1:3
we read, "And God said, Let there be light: and there was light."
In Geneses 1:6, "And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst
of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters." And again
in Genesis 1:26, "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after
our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and
over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth,
and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth." Thus
God spoke the Word and the worlds were created.
In John Chapter 17 Jesus speaks to the Heavenly Father and hearkens back to a time when he shared fellowship with the Father in Glory, before the world was. The Word was the first manifestation of the creation. The word proceeded from God and created the heavens and the earth. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." (John 1:1 and Colossians 1:15))
The Word is a Living Entity. Christ is the incarnation of the Word. "The word became flesh." This is a mystery. (John 1:1) "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." (John 1:3) "All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made." Thus before the world was, Christ was. He created all things. He was with the Father. (John 17:1,2)
That which is called the
Word (the "Logos") is the written or recorded counsel of God, the mind
of God. There is a single purpose and plan of God for this earth. It is
described in one Book, the Bible, for His people to be the praise of the
whole earth. This Word shall pass the test of time. Jesus' own words are
recorded in Matthew 24, when he declared "Heaven and earth shall pass
away, but my Word shall shall never pass away." The
word of God is called a sure word. The word outlines the plan of God spoken
to his servants the prophets in time past in the spirit of prophecy, the
testimony of Jesus. This word is suitable for doctrine and for correction;
it is the "Spirit of Wisdom and Truth."
Spoken words have a spiritual force (life) in this world. We will also come to realize that human words which are out of character with God's Word and will can undo the Power of Faith. God's Word was spoken and it established the manifested universe. Words still have power to create and empower. Words control the activity of Angels and Demons. Words are Not to be Taken Lightly. Those who take this precept seriously and never waste a word can use this force of God. Words are misused by nearly everyone as it describes in James, a flow of sweet or bitter water from the same fountain. In the epistle of James, who was a younger brother of Jesus, (Yes Mary had several children after Jesus was born according to the Gospels) writes to say that our tongues are unruly and impossible to tame, but if it could they be tamed we could become a Perfect Man! Evil easily takes over our words and we give place to another spirit which is not of/from God but against Him. (James 3:11) Anyone who bridles his tongue and makes no offence in speaking is near to what is called a perfect man, a truly mature person. It is these who carry the power of life and death in thier tongues.
In Matthew Chapter 12 verse 26, Jesus addresses the necessity of guarding every word we speak. He teaches or rather gives warning that "we will give an account for every idle word," at a time of future reckoning.
Because the "Living Word" is a Spiritual substance, or more correctly, a person, the light and truth of the Word is hidden until the veil is removed. Only Jesus has the power to penetrate the veil of understanding. I and others can testify how reading the Bible was at one time, a meaningless chore until Christ's Spirit became our mentor and teacher and allowed truth to be unveiled.
The link of Faith to the Word is evident building up the mind and soul of all who read. It is the Word that brings light to our understanding. It is the word which shall never pass away. He watches over His word to perform it. Amen.
Only Jesus Christ Has the Power to Remove the Veil From Our Eyes andFrom Our Understanding
Revelation, inspiration, searching, knocking, asking; these are all
pathways that lead a seeker into the knowledge of the mysteries of God.
"God is a Spirit," says the scripture. His divine existence
is one that can only be perceived, believed on a non-sensing level.
If I say that I know God, whom you neither know nor see, you can only
judge my assertions on the basis of my personal credibility. Some spokes
persons for God or more credible than others. The early apostles did
not so much argue the existence of God as a theory or concept but to
prove His existence by supernatural attestations, demonstrating the
Power of God. (1Corinthians 2). So we have the matter of proving to
a materialistic non believing world that God is real and that He still
has a part in the day to day affairs of this world and its occupants.
We are given understanding in the light of Jeshua (Jesus) in a line by line, precept upon precept, understanding that Jesus is the Word of God, Itself the greatest mystery. For when the Scripture is made known in its completeness we shall See Him as He IS.
The following writings deal with the subject of Mysteries. They do little more than introduce the topics of God's mysteries, some of the mysteries. There remains, more, much more to be gleaned within these domains of study. Moreover, there are likely more and more mysteries and mysteries within mysteries which will come into our field of view in due time. Revelation is progressive and always deepening as His truth is being revealed by God's Holy Spirit in God's divine time. God is withholding certain things from us because it is not yet His time. Contrary to some ecclesiastical authorities we do not have all the answers (facts) as to Who God is and what His complete plan is for His Body, The Church (another mystery).
16:16 But who say ye that I am?
"Knowledge makes arrogant, love edifies."