It is important to first define "the WORD"
Yeshua (the WORD) frequently referenced the Law and the Prophets.
(Matthew 5:17, 7:12, 11:13, 22;40, Luke 16:16, 24:44)
The Law (the Book of the Law) is the Torah.
The Torah is the WORD of Yahweh.
The Torah (the WORD of Yahweh) contains the Law of Moses (the Levitical Law) and the Ten Commandments.
The Ten Commandments are also called the the Law of Yahweh, the Covenant of Yahweh, the Ten WORDS, and the Decalogue.
In Deuteronomy 4:13 & 10:4, and in Exodus 34:28, the Hebrew word, dabar, means literally WORDS; even though it is generally translated as Commandments.
The Hebrew phrase, `eser dabar, in these passages means literally, the Ten Words.
28 He was there with Yahweh forty days and forty nights;
he neither ate bread, nor drank water. He wrote on the tablets the
words of the COVENANT, the ten (`eser = ten) commandments (dabar =
13 And he declared to you his COVENANT, which he
commanded you to perform, that is, the ten (`eser = ten) commandments
(dabar = WORDS), and he wrote them on two tablets of stone.
4 He wrote on the tablets, according to the first
writing, the ten (`eser = ten) commandments (dabar = WORDS), which
Yahweh spoke to you on the mountain out of the middle of the fire in
the day of the assembly: and Yahweh gave them to me.
The Ten Commandments are often referred to as the Decalogue, meaning the Ten Words.
When translated into Greek, `eser dabar is deca logoi. Deca means ten, and logoi means words. From this Greek phrase, we get the English transliteration, Decalogue.
The Ten WORDS were written in stone (implying permanence) by the hand of Yahweh (Exodus 31:18, Deuteronomy 9:10)
The Laws of Yahweh (the WORD) are everlasting Laws (Psalm 89:34, 105:7-8, 111:7-9, 119:160, Isaiah 24:5, 40:7, I Peter 1:25-25)
The WORD is the everlasting Law of Yahweh contained in the Torah, and includes the Ten Commandments (the Ten WORDS).
In what manner did the Word become flesh?
The Spirit of Yahweh (the Holy Spirit) overshadowed Mary and she conceived a Son.
Holy Spirit gave Yeshua, the Son of Yahweh, into her care.
35 And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come
upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you;
therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God.
20 But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of
the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do
not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her
is from the Holy Spirit.
Yeshua is the Word of Yahweh (the Law of Yahweh, the Covenant of Yahweh) in the flesh.
The Word of Yahweh, through whom everything was made that has been made, became flesh and dwelt among us.
The WORD did not stop being the WORD when it became flesh!
Yeshua (who is the Law of Yahweh in the flesh) came to Earth to teach and to uphold the Law of Yahweh. He came to perfectly keep (fulfill) the Law. He came to fulfill the role of the Kinsman Redeemer, as required by the Law. When Yeshua returns, He will fulfill the judgment portion of the Law.
Without Yeshua's perfection in keeping the Law, He would not have been found worthy to open the Scroll sealed with Seven Seals, and thereby to Redeem the Elect.
Revelation 5:5-9 (ESV)
5 And one of the elders said to me, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe > of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the SCROLL and
its SEVEN SEALS.”
6 And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders
I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and with
seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth.
7 And he went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who was seated on
8 And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four
elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of
incense, which are the prayers of the saints.
9 And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the SCROLL and to
open its SEALS, for you were slain, and by your blood you RANSOMED
(REDEEMED/PURCHASED) people for God from every tribe and language and
people and nation,
Yeshua is the fulfillment of every part of the Law.
In fulfilling the Law (perfectly keeping the Law), He did not abolish the Law.
The Law will not be abolished until both heaven and Earth pass away.
Matthew 5:17-19 (ESV)
17 Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have NOT
come to abolish them but to fulfill them.
18 For truly, I say to you, UNTIL HEAVEN AND EARTH PASS AWAY, not an iota, not a
dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.
19 Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches
others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever
does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
What does Scripture say about the WORD (Yeshua)?
Both Psalm 19 & Psalm 119 refer to the WORD of Yahweh as being sweeter than honey.
The Towrah (the WORD) is perfect. It renews one's life and makes one wise. (Psalm 19:7)
The judgments of Yahweh are reliable and righteous. (Psalm 19:9)
They are more desirable than gold; they are sweeter than honey (dĕbash). (Psalm 19:10)
The WORD (dabar) of Yahweh will keep one's feet from the evil path. (Psalm 119:101)
The WORD ('imrah; 'amar) of Yahweh is SWEETER than HONEY (dĕbash). (Psalm 119:103)
The WORD (dabar) of Yahweh gives life. (Psalm 119:107)
Honey (dĕbash) symbolizes the WORD (dabar) of Yahweh, and represents choosing good.
14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin will
conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
15 He shall eat butter and HONEY (dĕbash) when he knows to refuse the evil,
and CHOOSE the GOOD.
The Promised Land was a land flowing with milk and HONEY. (Exodus 3:8)
HONEY symbolizes the WORD of Yahweh, the Ten Commandments.
Israel was meant to be a people that were wise and understanding in the sight of the surrounding nations. They were meant to share the Laws of Yahweh with mankind, who had forgotten them. Israel was meant to be a land flowing with milk and HONEY (the WORD).
5 Behold, I have taught you statutes and ordinances, even as Yahweh my God
commanded me, that you should do so in the middle of the land where you go in
to possess it.
6 Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding
in the sight of the peoples, who shall hear all these statutes, and say,
“Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.”
7 For what great nation is there, that has a god so near to them, as Yahweh
our God is whenever we call on him?
8 What great nation is there, that has statutes and ordinances so righteous as
all this law, which I set before you today?
During the Millennial Reign, many peoples shall go and say:
3 Come, let’s go up to the mountain of Yahweh, to the house of the God of Jacob;
and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths. For out of Zion
the Law shall go out, and Yahweh’s WORD from Jerusalem.
During the Millennial Reign, the land of Israel will truly be a land flowing with milk and HONEY (the WORD of Yahweh). Yeshua (the WORD) will flow from Jerusalem.
When Yahweh said that His WORD (dabar) is sweeter than HONEY (dĕbash), it was a play on words that is seen in Hebrew, but is lost in English translation.
The dabar of Yahweh is sweeter than dĕbash.
Manna tasted like HONEY. (Exodus:16:31)
Manna was the BREAD out of HEAVEN. (John 6:32)
Yeshua is the TRUE BREAD out of HEAVEN. (John 6:32)
Yeshua is the BREAD of LIFE. (John 6:48)
Yeshua is the LIVING BREAD. (John 6:51)
The LIVING BREAD is the sweeter than HONEY WORD of Yahweh.
Yeshua is the sweeter than HONEY WORD of Yahweh. (John 1:1)
Anyone who eats of the WORD, the LIVING BREAD, will LIVE FOREVER. (John 6:51)
The WORD of Yahweh is the Ten Commandments. (Exodus 34:28, Deuteronomy 4:13)
The Covenant of Yahweh is the Ten Commandments. (Exodus 34:28, Deuteronomy 4:13)
The WORD of Yahweh is the Covenant. (Exodus 34:28, Deuteronomy 4:13)
The WORD of Yahweh gives LIFE. (Psalm 119:107)
Yeshua is the WORD which has existed from the beginning. (John 1:1-2)
Yeshua gives LIFE to the world. (John 6:33, John 10:10)
Yeshua is the WORD which gives LIFE. (John 1:1-2, John 6:33, John 10:10)
Yeshua is the STONE which the builders rejected. (Psalm 118:22, Matthew 21:42, Acts 4:11, 1 Peter 2:7)
Yeshua is the LIVING STONE. (1 Peter 2:4)
The WORD of Yahweh is LIVING and active. (Hebrews 4:12)
Yeshua (the WORD of Yahweh) is LIVING and active. (Acts 1:3, Acts 14:15, Romans 14:9, Hebrews 10:31, 1 Peter 3:18, Revelation 1:18)
The WORD of Yahweh is the SWORD of the Spirit. (Ephesians 6:17)
Yeshua will destroy His enemies with the SWORD that proceeds from His mouth. (Revelation 19:15)
Yeshua will destroy the enemy with the WORD (the Law), which is the SWORD of the Spirit.
The WORD that proceeds out of the mouth of Yahweh is the Ten Commandments. (Deuteronomy 4:12-13)
The WORD that was from the beginning is the Ten Commandments. (1 John 2:3-7)
The WORD that was from the beginning is Yeshua! (John 1:1-2)
Yeshua is the WORD that became FLESH and LIVED among us. (John 1:14)
The WORD, the Ten Commandments, the LAW, became FLESH and LIVED among us.
Yeshua did not come to abolish the Law. (Matthew 5:17)
Yeshua is the fulfillment of the Law. (Matthew 5:17)
Yeshua is the embodiment of the Law.
Yeshua is the Law (the WORD) in the flesh!
Anyone who Partakes of YESHUA ... the TRUE BREAD, the LIVING BREAD, the BREAD of LIFE, the WORD, the COVENANT, the TEN COMMANDMENTS ... WILL LIVE FOREVER!
58 This is the bread which came down from heaven; not as your
fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread WILL LIVE
According to 1 Kings 3:12, King Solomon was the wisest man to ever live.
King Solomon said:
13 After everything has been heard, this is the
conclusion of the matter. Fear Yahweh, and keep His Commandments (His
WORD); for this is the whole duty of man.
14 Yahweh will bring every work into judgment, with every hidden thing, whether
it is good, or whether it is evil.