John, Bible Exposition

Day 1

John 1: 1

”In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God and the Word was God.”

The author of John’s gospel introduced Jesus to his reader as Word. The Greek word for Word is ’‘Logos’’. Logos means speech, word, reason, or message. The word of the LORD is the message of the Lord. For example Zechariah 4:6, “this is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel, “not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit”, says the LORD Almighty.” Jesus is God’s message to us. The message was with God and the message was God. In Rev 19;13, Jesus is called the ”Word of God.”

In the beginning, in Greek, is ‘’Ein Arche’’. In the beginning, was the Word is ‘’Ein Arche Ho logos’’. The is the same as in Genesis 1: 1. “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” The Word preexisted in the beginning, before creation, before time, before space, and before matter. The Word is the pre-existent, self-existent, and eternal God. He existed in eternity past, was never created, had no beginning and no end.

”The Word was with God and the Word was God”. The Word, Jesus, was in a face to face relationship with the Father. Jesus and the Father are two distinct personalities sharing the same Godhead. They are co-existent, co-equal, co-divine, identical in essence and substance. The Father is the first person of the Holy Trinity. Jesus is the second person of the Holy Trinity. The third person of the Holy Trinity is the Holy Spirit and He will be introduced in John 14 and 16.

Prayer
Heavenly Father, thank You that Jesus is the Word, the Logos, the message of God to us. Your Word is ” alive and active, sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow, it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart” Hebrews 4:12. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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