Jesus invites me to know Him. Who is Jesus? The Apostle John tells me Jesus is the Word of God. And Jesus came to live among us.
When I see Jesus, I see God the Father. Now that is VERY good news. That is in fact … stunning!
The phrase “word of God” appears often in the Bible and can have a slightly different meaning depending on context and the Hebrew or Greek word used. John 1:1 says, “In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.” Here, Word is a title of the Master Jesus.
The term translated “Word” is logos, which basically means “the expression of a thought.” Logos can be thought of as the total message of God to man (Acts 11:1; 1 Thessalonians 2:13). Jesus embodied that total message, and that is why He is called the “Logos,” or “Word,” of God (Colossians 1:19; 2:9).
Word of God — Is Jesus the Messiah the incarnate Word of God? Is Jesus God in the flesh?
- John 1:1 — In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
- John 1:14 — And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
- John 12:45 — “He who sees Me sees the One who sent Me.”
- Colossians 1:15 — He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.
- Hebrews 1:2 — in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world.
- 1 John 1:1 — What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life.
- Revelation 19:13 — He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.