In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God, the Word WAS God! They ARE ONE.
All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
In him was life; and the life was the light of men. In the Words of God was life and that life was the light of men. And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; God spoke, life, into Adam, God put a small piece of himself (the Word was God) into Adam, Gods intended design, will, for ALL mankind.
I think people think that God actually spoke audible words to Adam, words with a decibel level. I think God has not changed His ways, I believe that Gods “voice”, is and always has been His Spirit. The Spirit, takes from God and carries what He hears, words of God, to those who can receive them. This is what Jesus told His disciples in John 16:12-15.
But satan came and broke that bond, that connection, His wisdom and knowledge, that God ordained, But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory (our glory, the light of men, which is His Word): The Greek word for “ordained”, here in 1st Corinthians 2:7 is, proorizō , and it means, to limit, in advance.
1st Corinthians 13:9, For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. The Greek word for part is moros, and it means, (to get as a section or allotment); a division or share;
1st Corinthians 13:12, For now we see through a glass, darkly (obscurely, in part); but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
1st Corinthians 13:10, But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. That which is perfect refers to the second coming of Christ.
You see, In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God, the Word was God, everything that was made, was made by Him, including man, the Word was life, and THAT life was the light of men. He whom God sent speaks the Words of God, John 3:34. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise; John 5:19.
For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak. John 12:49-50.
Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. John 14:10. The Word/s of God are what framed the worlds, Hebrews 11:3. The Words of God, For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart; Hebrews 4:12. Because of who the Words come from, is WHY they are quick and powerful, in Him, the Word, is life, and that life is the light of men.
Jesus said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father; John 14:12. John 7:38-39, He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.) This is why the disciples were told to tarry, that they would be endued with power from on high, God’s wisdom and knowledge, which comes from His Word, from His mouth.
You must understand that scripture, memorized, is not the same thing. Paul told Timothy, 2nd Timothy 3:14-15, But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. Faith cometh by… hearing the Word of God, not using your mind to memorize scripture. The Word is what instructs, rebukes, the Word is good for correction, reproof, and instruction in righteousness.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith (from a Word to the next Word, from the mouth of God): as it is written, The just shall live by faith. For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Romans 1:16-18.
In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God, THE WORD WAS GOD, through Him, the Word, were ALL things made, in Him, the Word, was LIFE, and that life was the light of ALL men, for God breathed into his nostrils, the breath of life, His Word. Then there was the fall, man no longer having the light (God’s Word) IN them anymore, man going his way, being drawn away and enticed, following the wants and desires of his carnal mind/flesh.
Then the Word became flesh, and it pleased God to bruise Him, for our sakes, so that we might be redeemed to our creator. Once Christ had finished His assignment on earth, He said to His Father, among many things, “I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.” Before the world was, was the Word, it was with God, it WAS God, ALL things were made by Him, in Him was life and that life was the light of men. John 6:63, It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
If you have heard the gospel of Jesus Christ, a Word from God concerning his Son, your flesh has profited you nothing in knowing, hearing. You have heard because your heart was not hardened, you received NEW life, your light has been restored. You are now able to hear what the Holy Spirit has been told to show you, this must include reproof, correction, instruction in righteousness; The thoughts of God can now be your thoughts, we can now Know the Ways of God because He has said that HE, would write them on our hearts and in our inward parts, HE would do it, if we have ears to hear, IF the cares and worries of this world do not choke out the Word.
Mark 4:14-32, The sower soweth the word. And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts. And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended. And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful. And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred.
A Lamp Under a Basket
And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick? For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad.
If any man have ears to hear, let him hear. And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given. For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath.
The Parable of the Seed Growing
And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how. For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear. But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.
The Parable of the Mustard Seed And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth: But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it. If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, if you have a Word from the mouth of God as small as a grain of mustard seed, you can say to this fig tree…;
Isaiah 55:11, So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. This is why Jesus said that we must live by every Word that proceeds from the mouth of God, (literally).
I pray that God has opened the eyes of your understanding to see what it is that He has given you, and that scripture has it’s place in our lives, but it, the book, is not the go to source for us, because He has restored His original Way to us, through the death, burial and resurrection of his Son, and made active toward us who believe on his Son.
Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, all of these are/is the Word of God, in Him is life, the Word is truth, Jesus is how we begin to HEAR the mystery of the Kingdom of God, His Word. So then, faith cometh by hearing, hearing by the Word of God.
Galatians 3:2-3 & 5, This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh (the leaning on your own understanding, the understanding of others, while you study scripture, THEOLOGY)? He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
God has given us the Spirit to Know everything that He has given us, pertaining to life and godliness, and the Spirit brings to us what the Father/Son tells Him.
1st John 2:20, But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. 1st John 2:27, But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you (because God said He would, Jeremiah 31:33-34): but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
The Word of God framed the worlds, the Word of God is quick and powerful, it is life and that life is the light of men, it comes from the mouth of God, the Word is substance of things hoped for, evidence of things not seen, the Word is what instructs us in righteousness, the Word is spiritually discerned, the Word, when it comes from above, from the mouth of God, is first pure, peaceable, then gentle, easy to be intreated, the Word is what conforms us to the likeness of the Son, by the renewing of our minds, from being carnal-pertaining to the flesh, to being mindful of the things of the Spirit, a.k.a. being spiritually minded.
Mark 8:35, For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.
Ask, Seek and Knock, then be patient and wait on a Word from God. Listen, while you wait, for a prompting to hear, or a prompting to read a specific passage of scripture. The door of faith will be opened to you (reference to Acts 14:27). Remember, faith cometh by hearing the/a Word from God.