Thus far in this series, we've talked about Jesus as God,
and our Creator.
In this article, we talk about Jesus as the Word, and the
significance this bears in reference to the working of Jesus
in our lives.
Jesus is the Word of God
As we've discussed in the first two articles, Jesus is the
- "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word
was with God, and the Word was God" (Jn. 1:1-3).
In Revelation, John sees Jesus coming on a white horse
to wage war with the enemies of God.
- "He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His
name is called The Word of God" (Rev. 19:13).
Jesus' Weapon Is His Word
Jesus fights evil with His word.
To the church in Pergamum, Jesus referred to Himself as
the one who has the two-edged sword, indicating that His
word is the weapon of God (Rev. 2:12; Heb. 4:12).
Then in the vision of His war with the beast and the kings
of the earth, Jesus defeated them with the sword that comes
from His mouth -- The Word of God.
- "From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that
with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule
them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press
of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty" (Rev. 19:15).
- "And the rest were killed with the sword which came
from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse, and all
the birds were filled with their flesh" (Rev. 19:21).
As the Word, Jesus is the Power of God
The word of the cross is the power of God. Therefore, when
we preach Christ, we are preaching the power of God.
- "For the word of the cross is foolishness to
those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved
it is the power of God" (1 Cor. 1:18).
- "But we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling
block and to Gentiles foolishness, but to those who are
the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power
of God . . ." (1 Cor. 1:23-24).
Paul's statements are in perfect harmony with the fact
that the gospel is the power of God unto salvation.
- "For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it
is the power of God for salvation to everyone who
believes . . ." (Rom. 1:16).
- Since Jesus is the Word of God, He is the power of
God for salvation (Rev. 19:13; 1 Cor. 1:18, 24).
Statements in Hebrews and First Thessalonians also enlighten
us regarding Jesus as the Word and power of God, as He works
- "But to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks,
Christ the power of God . . . (1 Cor. 1:24).
- Now the God of peace . . . equip you in every
good thing to do His will, working in us that which
is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ
. . . (Heb. 13:20-21).
- ". . . the word of God, which also performs
its work in you who believe" (1 Th. 2:13).
Jesus is the power of God, who works in us through the
Word of God.
As the Word, Jesus is the Wisdom of God
Paul also tells us that Jesus is the wisdom of God.
- "But we preach Christ crucified . . . the
wisdom of God" (1 Cor. 1:23-24).
- "But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became
to us wisdom from God . . ." (1 Cor. 1:30).
Therefore Paul says:
- All the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are in Christ
- The word of Christ richly dwells in us, with all wisdom
As the Word, Jesus is the Truth
The word of God is truth (Jn. 17:17).
So then, as the Word, Jesus is the truth.
- "And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among
us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten
from the Father, full of grace and truth" (Jn.
Therefore, Jesus said of Himself that He's the truth.
- "I am the way, and the truth, and the
life; no one comes to the Father but through Me: (Jn.
- The true bread (John 6:32).
- The true light (John 1:9).
- The true vine (John 15:1).
- The faithful and true (Rev. 19:11).
Jesus is the one and only standard of truth.
Anything that disagrees with His word is false. It's from
the devil, the father of all lies (Jn. 8:44).
Anything in agreement with His word is truth.
- They are words of sober truth, as the truth is in Jesus
(Acts. 26:25; Eph. 4:21).
- Because, "the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness
and righteousness and truth" (Eph. 5:9).
To be continued.