The Name of God’s Beloved Son is The Word of God. Always Has Been, Always Will Be.
The story line from which I take today’s weblog entry is found in the Transfiguration of Jesus on the Mount and is found in [Matthew 17:5] in which God the Father says to disciples, Peter, James and John, who had accompanied Jesus on this trip, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!” In the events that led up to this short vocal message from God the Father, Jesus was transfigured right before their eyes. His face shone like the sun, and his garments became as white as the light. Needless to say the disciples were astounded when Moses and Elijah appeared before their very eyes and began talking with Jesus. Peter, never missing an opportunity to speak up and not understanding who’s the important one of the three, said to Jesus, “If you wish we will make three tabernacles; one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” It didn’t take God the Father long to set Peter straight on this matter when He said to the three of them, “This (Jesus) is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!” When John wrote his gospel some years later, He began his gospel with the words, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And in the fourteenth verse of his opening chapter, John tells us, “And the Word (that was in the beginning with God) became flesh (Jesus) and dwelt among us, and we beheld His Glory, (on the Mount of Transfiguration) the glory as of the only Begotten of the Father, full of Grace and Truth.” We see in these two verses of scriptures that John came to understand the person God said is my Beloved Son on the mount of transfiguration is the same person in verse fourteen being referred to as the Word of God who took upon Himself a fleshly body and dwelt among men.
Christians, are like a lot of other folks in that they try to separate the man Jesus from the Word of God and it can’t be done for the simple reason they are both one and the same person. Jesus is the fleshly body of the Word of God, and the Word of God which is Spirit and Truth indwelt the fleshly body of Jesus the man. That’s why God the Father said to the three disciples, “This is my Beloved Son. Hear Him!” How wise we would be if we listened to the Father’s advice to Peter, James and John, and hear what the Holy Spirit is saying to us through the Words on the pages of our bible. Those Words in red are Spirit and they are Truth in logos (written) form, so that we, like Peter, James and John, might learn to do what those Words are telling us to do. Reading the Words of Jesus on the pages of our bible is just the same as though Jesus, the Word of God, was physically present speaking to us. The Words on the pages of our bible carry the same weight today as they did when Jesus spoke them 2,000 years ago. They are packed with the same spiritual power Jesus used back then to transform lives and kick the devil out of any situation He confronted. The writer of the book of Hebrews said this in chapter 4 verse 12; “For the Word of God (whom we know as Jesus) is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His (the Word’s) sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.” That’s why the devil knew he was in trouble every time he saw Jesus coming. He knew Jesus (the Word of God – the very same Words that are written on the pages of our bible and of which the writer of Hebrews says is ALIVE) was going to give him a spiritual butt kicking. What Jesus (the Word of God) did to the devil back then is what the Body of Christ should be doing to the devil today. If you want to see God smile; the next time the devil comes calling at your door with some symptoms of illness or lack; smack him upside his head with the Word of God and watch him skedaddle quicker than you can blink an eye. Jesus won’t mind.
Moses who gave the Law of God to the Israelites was not the important one in the meeting with Jesus that day. Elijah who was chief among the prophets was not the important one at that meeting either, as God the Father pointed out to the three disciples, HIS WORD, whom He gave the name Jesus, (which means Savior) was Chief among the three. And it is the Word of God that strengthens us in our time of need. It is the Word of God that delivers us from the power of Satan, and it is the Word of God that reveals unto us the nature and personality of God the Father. Jesus (GOD’S WORD in the flesh) is the expressed image of the Father, and showed us what the will of the Father is for mankind. It is the expressed will of the Father for man to be free of the power of sin so we can worship Him in Spirit and in Truth by bowing down before Him giving Him the worship He deserves and then rising up and putting our enemy in his place by healing the sick, casting out devils, and setting the captives free just as Jesus demonstrated for us time and time again in the scriptures. The Christian isn’t suppose to be a wimp; humble yes, but we were born to be kings and a priests unto our God. [Revelation 1:5-6] “Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and had made us kings and priest, (or a kingdom of priest) to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” DThrash
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