Bible Ballistics: BBs #370 What’s The Word???
“Jesus saith unto him,
I am the way,
and the life:
no man cometh unto the Father,
but by me.” John 14:6
The “Word” is Jesus! He came as ‘The Word’, He spoke ‘The Words’ of God, He lived His life revealing ‘The Word’ to a lost and dying world, the ‘Final Word’ for all time! Even as He told the disciples, He is the Only Way to God. But just as importantly HE is ‘The Word’ for abundant living in this life. Today. It’s why He came.
He who came for us—that we might have eternal life now and forever! We can have abundant life, by His grace, His power and His provision! It’s why He came, to save all who will believe and receive His sacrifice.
“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. 22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, 23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” Matthew 1:21-23
He came to “save his people from their sins”! That is The Word! And in saving us from the death that sin brings, by His blood, He gives us life—eternal life with Him in heaven, and abundant, victorious, powerful, and effective life now—living by the power of His truth and His Spirit.
“I am the door:
by me if any man enter in,
he shall be saved,
and shall go in and out,
and find pasture.
10 The thief cometh not,
but for to steal,
and to kill,
and to destroy:
I am come that they might have life,
and that they might have it more abundantly.
11 I am the good shepherd:
the good shepherd giveth his life
for the sheep.” John 10:9-11
So the question today is, “Are you trusting The One, Jesus, who came to give you life, or the one (Satan) who is leading people to death and hell?” Will you trust your life to The True Word or ‘the liar’? Jesus is the Only Word that never changes, and never lies.
“In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;” Titus 1:2
Jesus is the Eternal Word of God. Have you heard and received Him? There is no more important “Word”!
“In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him;
and without him was not any thing made
that was made.
4 In him was life;
and the life was the light of men.
5 And the light shineth in darkness;
and the darkness comprehended it not.…..
10 He was in the world,
and the world was made by him,
and the world knew him not.
11 He came unto his own,
and his own received him not.
12 But as many as received him,
to them gave he power
to become the sons of God,
even to them that believe on his name:
13 Which were born,
not of blood,
nor of the will of the flesh,
nor of the will of man,
but of God.” Portions of John 1:1-13
To close with a paraphrase of what my Pastor often says:
Sin IS the issue–
You’ll die from it–
You can’t fix it—
But Jesus CAN!
He died so you could live—
You can live through faith in His life-giving—
Sacrifice at Calvary!
So ‘What’s The Word’? Jesus! He is the answer to all of life’s issues. Will you hear Him, believe in Him and be saved? Or will you fall for the lies of the enemy of your soul? It’s your choice. But choose wisely, there is a test at the end!
And if you already know Him, then let His Word be evident in You, as you feast on His Word, walk in His Spirit, living for Him “by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me” (See Galatians 2:20)! Amen!