John 1:1-5 – “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.” NKJV
In the beginning was or existed THE LOGOS. I realize that in translating from the Greek to English the translators felt the need to find a means of explaining the meaning and chose the word ‘WORD’. He is more than a ‘word’ and the Logos identifies the completeness of His person and being. This is descriptive of the reality that Jesus is the full embodiment of everything God and He is more than a word, teaching, theory, concept, idea or revelation. He is GOD and all that embodies and entails.
He is eternally existent although through the divine miracle of the Immaculate Conception he was born to a woman and walked among us as flesh and yet as God. John recognized his COMPLETENESS and chose the word Logos for that reason. He is not the ‘written word’ as excluding the ‘spoken word’ or ‘personal word’ He is GOD – The Logos. He is the spring from which life flows, wisdom is emanated, hope springs eternal and redemption becomes reality.
He is creator. He is life. He is light. He is God and being God He is THE LOGOS or the full embodiment and revelation of God. I make no attempt to explain the Godhead and any attempt to do so in this public forum would probably degenerate into a debate over that matter. I simply wish to call to the forefront of our thinking that Jesus is THE LOGOS, the full expression of God. He is not, as some argue, just a great prophet – He is GOD! He is not, as some would argue, somehow lesser than the Father – He is GOD! He is THE LOGOS that opted to become the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. He is THE LOGOS that opted to become man’s substitute and bear the penalty of sin so that you and I could have LIFE.
This One is the One described in John 3:16 who came as an expression of the incredible unmerited, undeserved and unconditional Love of God for His mankind. He is the One who now makes intercession before the Throne of Heaven for us. He is the One who has returned to Heaven to prepare a place for us and has promised to return for us so that we can spend eternity together. He is GOD – The Logos!
As THE LOGOS He is the means of revelation of God’s way and will. He is the thought of God expressed in human form with human words and deeds. He is the declaration of God coming in a form that we can relate and as Hebrews declares, “He was tempted in all points like we yet without sin.” (Hebrews 4:15). He is more than a ‘word’ for He is the Ultimate Word – THE LOGOS or GOD!
When you and I receive the LOGOS into our hearts and out of that Life He brings the Holy Spirit speaks a particular word to us we receive the Rhema of the Logos and upon that ‘word’ we can anchor our faith for it is not simply in something spoken but the GOD who spoke. I would suggest that it is far more important to our spiritual development to receive GOD – the Logos than to scour the countryside to get ‘a word’. I am not diminishing the benefit of ‘hearing’ a word from God but I am lifting up the importance of having Him who, is THE WORD reigning in our hearts. The former will have a much lesser impact and value without the latter. Remember the words of Jesus: “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness…”
May the Lord bless you richly is my prayer and fill you to overflowing with His Life!