There is so much the bible says on this awesome topic, and i am not sure i can do it the justice it deserves in the way God has revealed it to me, but i will try! I wanted to add separate posts here because i am typing with one finger on an iphone, and wanted to save the post before i get timed out or it gets lost somehow, but the site forces me to edit my original post to add to it instead of allowing additions, so i will be adding to it, so check back
There is an expression we use called “giving our word” which means we are saying we promise, we vow to keep or do what we say. Keeping our word shows others we are honest, we can be counted on to do what we say. Our words help others to know our thoughts and intents. God's words are powerful with the ability to create from nothing. He simply speaks and it IS.
Genesis 1 says that God created the heavens and earth which was formless and void until God SPOKE to the formless void and darkness over the surface of the deep waters and created light. He SPOKE means He used WORDS, (or the WORD) which John says is Jesus. Jesus was not created, he was begotten. He often said “i and the Father are One” and John 1:1 echoes that in his gospel when he says the WORD was WITH God and the WORD WAS God. I will use bible references, Genesis 1 is below).
John says clearly in John 1:3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. Keep in mind also that John is referred to as the “disciple Jesus loved” and John often accompanied Jesus with a select few (Peter, James & John) to miracles and manifestations that the other disciples did not witness first hand. John also was given the book of Revelation, in which he says the name of Jesus is the word. Revelation 19:13 He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His NAME is called The Word of God . . . And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, “king of kings, and lord of lords.”
Revelation 13:8 also refers to Jesus as the lamb that was slain BEFORE the foundation of the earth. We see in the bible that God is able to see the future before it happens. The apostle John says God IS Love, and 1Corinthians 13 the Love Chapter says Love never Fails! God is so awesome that it is impossible for Him to fail at anything. So he knew that some of the angels would rebel, and He knew that man would disobey, so even before man fell, even before the earth was created, God had already slain the lamb. How could that be? I am not sure but i know that it is because God’s word says so. Perhaps there was some precreation agreement with Jesus that they already knew all this and that the sacrifice had to be made in advance, perhaps because God is not limited to time as we know time, that He goes before us and sees the future, that He goes before time, and he and Jesus agreed that the Father would “give his WORD” his promise of a savior, and that Jesus would be The personification of that WORD, the WORD itself (since God speaks things into being, so Jesus agreed to be that human savior, and i feel they both saw into the future that Jesus would prevail in that call and be that perfect sacrifice.
I feel that The Father & Son agreed that the Savior needed to be a human being, so that humans would understand that Jesus loved us enough to humble himself to become human, and dependent upon the Father (also the WORD—remember the Father and Jesus are ONE and John says the WORD WAS God). Jesus was the savior and the forerunner the first fruits, the restorer of what Adam lost, Jesus is the fulfillment of the promises of God, the full manifestation of the character of God. When the disciples asked Jesus to show them the Father, Jesus replied (John 14:8)
8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?
10 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.
11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.
And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the Book of Life of the Lamb, slain from the foundation of the world.
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was (good; and God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.
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Again God made all things through Christ (the WORD)
Ephesians 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
The WORD (Jesus) is also our spiritual weapons: The sword of the WORD as most people know, but also the Holy Spirit pointed out to me one day the WORD (Jesus) is also the shield of faith and the HELMET of salvation and the breastplate of Righteousness! I will back that up with scriptures.
above all, taking the SHIELD of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the WORD of God;
Psalm 18:2 He IS my SHIELD and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Psalm 18:30 He is a SHIELD for ALL
Who take refuge IN Him
The shield of faith is the WORD: Faith come by hearing, hearing by the WORD Romans 10:17
For he put on RIGHTEOUSNESS as a BREASTPLATE, and an HELMET of SALVATION upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak.
1 Corinthians 1:30 But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who BECAME for us wisdom from God—and RIGHTEOUSNESS and sanctification and redemption
Acts 4:12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other NAME under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.** His NAME as Revelation 19:13 says IS the WORD!
Revelation says the over-comers prevailed “by the blood of the lamb and the WORD of their testimony” Our testimony is of the WORD of God, the WORD Himself, Jesus Christ.
So reading the word is not just a good idea for Christians, it is a NECESSITY for (1) life, (2) Victory, for (3) wisdom, Righteousness, sanctification and redemption for (4) safety, for (5)sustenance, (6) refreshment,for (7)joy and (8)satisfaction, our (9)forgiveness, our (10) cleansing and so much more!!! He is our all in all.
(1)=Matthew 4:4 Man does not LIVE by bread alone but by EVERY WORD that proceeds from the mouth of God.
(2)2 corinthians 2:14 Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ (aka the WORD)
(3) 1 Corinthians 1:30 But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who BECAME for us WISDOM from God—and RIGHTEOUSNESS and sanctification and redemption
(4) psalm 91:2 He is my refuge
(5)=John 6:35 Jesus said He is the BREAD of life
(6)He quenches our deepest thirsts. Jesus said let all who thirst come to me -John 7:37
(7) John 15:11 These things I have spoken to you, that my JOY may be in you, and that your joy may be FULL.
They shall be abundantly SATISFIED with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.
(10) Jesus washes the bride with the WATER of the WORD Ephesians 5:26
that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the WORD
1 Corinthians 15:28 Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be ALL in ALL.
I feel that it is very possible that Jesus’s death also can also save fallen angels who are convinced of God’s love and repent. It does not mean that they will but possibly that it is offered to them.
and by Him to reconcile ALL things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.
to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places,
So the salvation of Christ (the WORD) is powerful, hearing the WORD even produces faith!
Faith come by hearing, hearing by the WORD Romans 10:17
So i believe our relationship with God is through the WORD and that salvation is more than a sinner’s prayer, it is a relationship with the WORD/Jesus Christ.
When the bible talks about being IN Christ it means being IN the WORD
abiding in the Vine (Jesus said he IS the vine) so it means again abiding in the WORD
Salvation by no other NAME: Revelation 19:13 says his NAME is the WORD!
We need salvation daily from a multitude of things: sickness, emotions & motivation that fluctuate, problems in our relationships, praying etc and there are answers in the WORD for all the help we need because it is IMPOSSIBLE for God to fail us! His love is unfailing! Thank you Jesus! All praise be to you Jesus! Psalm 107:8 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love
and his wonderful deeds for mankind,
9 for he satisfies the thirsty
and fills the hungry with good things.
Lastly since Jesus Christ IS the WORD, the ANTIChrist would be one OPPOSED to or in disagreement with the WORD. since Jesus said he IS the truth, the antichrist is a lie that does not line up with the word of God. The antiChrist will come as a false savior. A lie, an imposter.
That’s all i will say for now!! Great question and my favorite bible topic as you can see!! God bless!