The Word is the presence of God
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
This scripture has captured the minds of many writers and many have written volumes of this scripture. You do not need to worry that I would write a very long message today but we will break it into the literal meaning of the message.
The word used as 'Word' is the word Greek word 'Logos' which means spoken word. What is very interesting in today's message is the word 'was' which comes from the word used for God the word translated as 'I AM' along with the word 'I' or 'me', in another word means 'exist'.
What caught my attention was the grammar of this word. The TVM of this word is T=Imperfect, V=[not stated], M=Indicative.
The imperfect tense generally represents continual or repeated action in the past. Where the present tense might indicate "they are asking," the imperfect would indicate "they kept on asking."
The indicative mood is a simple statement of fact. If an action really occurs or has occurred or will occur, it will be rendered in the indicative mood.
Going by the TVM = Body, Mind, Spirit formulae John is simply telling us:
In the beginning the Word of God was spoken and passed from generation to generation by mouth. The understanding of this Word was only with God. People even though did not understand it still knew the value of the Word and honoured it as was given to God.
Job was way before Moses and even then he wrote many a things of the Kingdom of God which gives great insight to the Kingdom of God.
History documents that when man invented ink and started writing down the Word of God every time they wrote the word YHWH (refereeing to God latter changed to Yahweh) they would first have a bath out of fear that their uncleanliness would cause God to be angry and they would die. They knew the Word (either spoken or written) was like the physical presence of God.
Man during that time even though had very little understanding of the Word, did not change the Word according to their understanding, had they done that we would have been in a great mess. Good or bad they wrote it as it was given unto them.
Today's man does not respect the Word of God like in those days. Even though through the Spirit of the Lord we are receiving the understanding of the Word, so the understanding is not only with God but also with man, yet the respect to the Word has been lost. Men instead of representing the Word in its Truth are misrepresenting and corrupting the Word. Man has even editing God's Word putting themselves above God.
Last Pentecost while praying the Lord gave the message He would deal with Pakistan and we all know since then what all has happen to that country. This year the message was about those who are twisting the Word of God and making people to believe in lies. By these lies they are making Christians to live life unlike Christian. These people are going to be dealt with in a serious manner. My heart says within the next 2 months things will start to manifest.
How many preachers are telling their congregation unless they deny themselves and take the mission of Christ given unto them they are not real Christians?
Christ has given each and every one of us a field to harvest. We are all called to witness Him, to give the Good News and to baptize people after giving them the understanding of God the Father, His Son and His Spirit in the respective order. We need to ask ourselves how many people have we baptized in the Name of Jesus? How many people have we given the Good News of Jesus Christ? How many times have we denied ourselves or how much have we denied the luxuries of life for the sake of others?
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, the world does not know You because your people do not shine your Light and your glory is not seen among your people. The Shepherds are not leading but misleading your sheep. They are building monuments, organizing events, building their own empires but these are far from your Kingdom and the Truth. Lord, intervene in your Church and as spoken in your Word set this Church in order...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripturesr ]
12 And it shall come to pass at that time, that I will search Jerusalem with candles, and punish the men that are settled on their lees: that say in their heart, The LORD will not do good, neither will he do evil.
13 Therefore their goods shall become a booty, and their houses a desolation: they shall also build houses, but not inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, but not drink the wine thereof.
14 The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hastens greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly.
15 That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of devastation and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness,
16 A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers.
17 And I will bring distress on men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung.
18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD's wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.
2 Son of man, speak to the children of your people, and say to them, When I bring the sword on a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman:
3 If when he sees the sword come on the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;
4 Then whoever hears the sound of the trumpet, and takes not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be on his own head.
5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be on him. But he that takes warning shall deliver his soul.
6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.
7 So you, O son of man, I have set you a watchman to the house of Israel; therefore you shall hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.
8 When I say to the wicked, O wicked man, you shall surely die; if you do not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at your hand.
9 Nevertheless, if you warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.
10 Therefore, O you son of man, speak to the house of Israel; Thus you speak, saying, If our transgressions and our sins be on us, and we pine away in them, how should we then live?
11 Say to them, As I live, said the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn you, turn you from your evil ways; for why will you die, O house of Israel?
18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All power is given to me in heaven and in earth.
19 Go you therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you: and, see, I am with you always, even to the end of the world. Amen.
34 And when he had called the people to him with his disciples also, he said to them, Whoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
35 For whoever will save his life shall lose it; but whoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.
36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
37 Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
38 Whoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.
12 Then the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah the prophet, after that Hananiah the prophet had broken the yoke from off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah, saying,
13 Go and tell Hananiah, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Thou hast broken the yokes of wood; but thou shalt make for them yokes of iron.
14 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; I have put a yoke of iron upon the neck of all these nations, that they may serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; and they shall serve him: and I have given him the beasts of the field also.
15 Then said the prophet Jeremiah unto Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, Hananiah; The LORD hath not sent thee; but thou makest this people to trust in a lie.
16 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will cast thee from off the face of the earth: this year thou shalt die, because thou hast taught rebellion against the LORD.
17 So Hananiah the prophet died the same year in the seventh month.
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