Dr. Charlie Fiskeaux – “ Jesus, the Word”
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” – John 1:1, 14 (NKJV)
Words are those brief remarks or expressions by which we convey thoughts, messages, and concepts to another person. Words can affect us cognitively, causing us to be “hearers of the word, but not doers of the word.” However, words can also affect us emotionally, engaging our spirits, and compelling us to take action. Words can express thoughts that are trivial, ephemeral, and mundane, or thoughts that are weighty, eternal, and exalted.
In the spiritual world, God desires to communicate to us about Himself with thoughts and concepts that have the potential to change us from persons distanced from God to be His children, part of His family. As God searched through heaven’s vast array of possibilities, He concluded that the most effective means of communicating with us as humans would be through a person, who would, in one sense, become one of us but, in another sense, would convey God’s best intentions for us. Thus the Son of God, Jesus, became God’s Word to us. Jesus’ life and Spirit communicate with us, engage our thoughts and emotions, compel us to action, and lead us ultimately to our heavenly home with God’s family forever.