THE WORD IN YOUR MOUTH
“… He (Jesus) had a name written, that no man knew … his name is called The Word of God…” (Revelation 19:12-13 NASB).
THE WORD OF GOD came to the Israelites FIRST, because if anybody would recognize him, it would be them. After all, they had the Hebrew Scriptures and would most likely recognize HIS VOICE. However, “…He CAME to his OWN (the Israelites), and his OWN received him NOT…” (John 1:11 KJV).
The OUTWARD details and appearance of Jesus caused many of the Israelites to miss him or reject him and the “GOOD NEWS” of the Kingdom. . “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?” (John 14:9 KJV). “The Son is the RADIANCE of God’s glory and the EXACT representation of his being…” (Hebrews 1:3 KJV). “...God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance…” (1 Samuel 16:7 NASB).
Nevertheless, many of the Israelites rejected Jesus, as the MESSIAH and the WORD OF GOD. The WORD OF GOD went on to SPEAK to the GENTILES. “… AS MANY as received him, to them GAVE HE POWER TO BECOME THE SONS OF GOD, even to them that believe on his name (depend upon his WORD)…” (John 1:12 KJV).
However, there was a remnant of believing Israelites who DID recognize Jesus as both the MESSIAH and the WORD OF GOD.
Because of the REMNANT of the Israelite witnesses, over 2,000 years ago, billions of people worldwide have been SAVED by HEARING the GOOD NEWS.
“…God anointed Jesus of Nazareth (HOW?) with the Holy Ghost and WITH POWER: (WHAT DID THE ANOINTING ENABLE JESUS TO DO?) …[he]…. went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; (HOW WAS THAT POSSIBLE?) ... GOD WAS WITH HIM. And we (CONVERTED ISRAELITES) are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem…” (Acts 10:38-39 KJV). “… [The] Good News about Christ (the WORD)… It is the power of God at work, (MIRACULOUSLY) saving everyone who believes (WHO DEPENDS UPON HIS WORD)…” (Romans 1:16 NLT).
God, the WORD EXPRESSED and REVEALED himself through Jesus. Jesus made it CLEAR why he came. “…The Son of man CAME to seek and to save THAT WHICH WAS LOST…” (Luke 19:10 KJV). “… [Jesus CAME because he is the] … one … who can reconcile God and humanity…” (1 Timothy 2:5 NLT). “…[Jesus Christ CAME to be] the atoning sacrifice for our sins…” (1 John 2:2 NIV). “…[Jesus CAME to be] the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” (John 1:29 KJV). “….[Jesus] CAME not to be served but to serve others and TO GIVE HIS LIFE as a ransom for many…" (Matthew 20:28). “…[Jesus CAME because God is], NOT WILLING that any should perish, but that ALL should come to repentance…” (2 Peter 3:9 KJV). “…[Jesus] CAME that [you] may have life, and have it abundantly….” (John 10:10 KJV).
God, the WORD, did not come to PROVE, DEBATE, CONVINCE, DEFEND, or INTELLECTUALIZE with humanity, but he CAME to SAVE them. “…God sent, not his Son (his WORD) into the world to condemn the world, but that the world THROUGH HIM might BE SAVED…” (John 3:17 KJV).
Many Hebrews believed the GOOD NEWS and SPREAD the WORD OF GOD to others. “… You see, we don’t go around preaching about ourselves. We preach that Jesus Christ is Lord, and we ourselves are your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ. We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves…” (2 Corinthians 4:5-7 NLT).
God, the WORD came and SPOKE, but like ALWAYS his OWN people kept DOING what they wanted to DO. They didn’t LISTEN; just like his OWN people are STILL doing today. “…But my people would not listen to me. They kept doing whatever they wanted, following the stubborn desires of their evil hearts. They went backward instead of forward” (Jeremiah 7:24 NLT).
“But the people replied, “Don’t waste your breath. We will continue to live as we want to, stubbornly following our own evil desires” (JEREMIAH 18:12 NLT).
Some people do NOT like to let GO of the OLD ways of DOING things, even when it comes to God. The old covenant relationship cannot continue without depending upon his GRACE INSTEAD OF human effort. “…If you are trying … [in your OWN effort] … to make yourselves right with God by keeping the … [commandments depending upon human flesh], you have been cut off from Christ (the WORD OF GOD)! You have fallen away from God’s GRACE (unmerited favor, which means you CAN'T earn it, deserve, or become worthy of it)…” (Galatians 2:21 NLT).
Religious WORKS will not make ANYBODY right with God; GRACE (unmerited favor) through FAITH (depending upon God) does. “…a person is made right with God by faith [or depending upon]… Jesus Christ (THE WORD OF GOD)…” (Galatians 2:16 NLT). “…Grow in the grace (underserved and the unearned favor) …” (2 Peter 3:18).
“… We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ (or dependence upon Jesus Christ, the WORD). And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are…” (Romans 3:22 NLT). “… No one is justified by the Law (self-effort) before God is evident; for, "THE RIGHTEOUS MAN SHALL LIVE BY FAITH (dependence upon God)…" (Romans 3:11 NASB).
Jesus, the WORD, speaks and says you WON’T make your OWN self right with God, because you CAN’T. “…I want to do what is right, but I can’t. I want to do what is good, but I don’t….I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway. …” (Romans 7:14-25 NLT). “…Who will free me from this life that is dominated by SIN? Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord (the WORD OF GOD)…” (Romans 7:14-25 NLT). “…Apart from Me (Jesus, the WORD OF GOD), you can do nothing…” (John 15:5 NIV). “…by the GRACE of God I am what I am…” (1 Corinthians 15:10 NIV).
“…a person is made right with God by faith [or depending upon the WORD]… Jesus Christ…” (Galatians 2:16 NLT). “I do not treat the grace (unearned and undeserved favor) of God as meaningless. …” (Galatians 2:21 NLT). “…BY GRACE have ye been saved…” (Ephesians 2:8-9 ASV). “…We … [choose to receive]… the GRACE of the Lord Jesus Christ [by faith and then]… we [are] SAVED…” (Acts 15:11 KJV). “…The grace of our Lord was poured out (transferred) on me abundantly, ALONG WITH FAITH (the power to depend upon God’s WORD) and [his] love that are in Christ Jesus (his WORD)…” (1 Timothy 1:13-14 NIV).
Many of the Hebrews CHOSE to continue to follow the LAW through self-effort. God, the WORD, through Jesus, did not MEET their requirements or perception of a MESSIAH. They were FREE to CHOOSE. However, they LOST their original PURPOSE of being God's CHOSEN people "… You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless…” (Matthew 5:13 NASB).
If God’s CHOSEN people LOSE their distinctive qualities of preservation as witnesses, or as examples of holy morality, or as lights to the dark world; they have LOST their ability to REVEAL God, SPEAK for God, or SERVE his purpose. "… You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless …It is no longer good for anything…” (Matthew 5:13 NASB).
This LOSS of distinction produces LIFELESS, religious practices and behaviors that further extinguish the church’s ability to authentically REVEAL or SPEAK God’s message. “…He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me” (Mark 7:6 KJV).
When God’s people begin to practice Christianity according to their own self-effort; their religious behaviors will become LIFELESS too. “… [The LIFELESS]… are such [that]… serve not our Lord Jesus Christ (the WORD OF GOD), but their own belly (their own agendas)…” (Romans 16:18 KJV).
God, the WORD, came to REVEAL and SPEAK a message of LOVE in order to SAVE the lost. “….the gospel of Christ …. “Is” the power of God …” (Romans 1:16 KJV). “… [the word] “is” the power of God at work…” (Romans 1:16 NLT). “…. “…the Word (Jesus) was made FLESH (made into human form to SAVE the LOST) ...” (JOHN 1:14 KJV).
“…The only begotten (specially created) Son (Jesus, the WORD), of the Father, he hath declared (explained, revealed, or communicated for) him…” (John 1:18 KJV).
Jesus Christ, the WORD communicates a MESSAGE directly from his HEART (bosom) of God. “…No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom (heart) of the Father, he hath declared him…” (John 1:18 KJV). “…No one has ever seen God. But the unique One, who is himself God, is near to the Father’s heart. He has revealed God to us…” (John 1:18 NLT).
God, the WORD, may have been clothed in human FLESH, but he was SO MUCH MORE!! . “….The WORD was made flesh….” (John 1:14 KJV).
If mankind continues to look on the outside or the appearance, they will STILL miss the awesome purpose and POWER of the WORD of God. “…God is Spirit …” (John 4:24 KJV). “...God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, …” (1 Samuel 16:7 NASB).
It wasn’t simply JESUS’ human FLESH that made him awesome, but it was God, the “POWERFUL” Word, SPEAKING through him. “… [the word] is the power of God at work…” (Romans 1:16 NLT). “…God anointed Jesus of Nazareth (ANOINTED JESUS WITH WHAT?) with the Holy Ghost and WITH POWER: (WHAT DID JESUS DO?) who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; (HOW WAS JESUS ABLE TO DO IT?) for GOD, [THE HOLY SPIRIT]… WAS WITH HIM. And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem…” (Acts 10:38-39 KJV).
God, the Father, SPOKE through Jesus, the WORD and GOD’S MOUTHPIECE, revealing HIS thoughts and demonstrating HIS HOLY power. “…God is Spirit …” (John 4:24 KJV). Jesus SAID: “…I do nothing of myself…” (John 8:28 KJV). “…the Word was God …All things came into being through Him (THE WORD)… (John 1:1-4 NASB). “…the Father that dwelleth in me; [JESUS, THE WORD OF GOD], he doeth the works (through the power of his holy spirit)…” (John 14:10 KJV).
JESUS, the WORD, an earthen vessel, served as a MOUTHPIECE for God's heartfelt message. “….The WORD was made flesh….” (John 1:14 KJV). . “…THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK unto you, they ARE SPIRIT…” (John 6:63 KJV) “…God is Spirit …” (John 4:24 KJV). “…the Word was God … (John 1:1-4 NASB).
Remember, the bible SAYS: “…THERE ARE THREE that bear record (GIVE WITNESS TO) in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and THESE THREE ARE ONE “…THERE IS NO GOD, BUT ONE…” (1 Corinthians 8:4 KJV).
Look at this example: “…Then God SAID, “Let there be light”; AND THERE WAS LIGHT…” (Genesis 1:3 NASB).
1. “…Then God SAID (God spoke his thoughts);
2. “Let there be light” (Jesus, THE WORD, spoke his thoughts out loud);
3. AND THERE WAS LIGHT (The Holy Spirit did THE WORKS , that was spoken, CONFIRMING God’s WORD)…” (Genesis 1:3 NASB).
4. There is ONE God. Three different expressions. The Holy spirit DOES the works and confirms what the Word SPEAKS and the FATHER thinks.
God thinks. Jesus speaks his thoughts. The invisible Holy Spirit does the work that confirms God’s thoughts and Words. They are ALL in AGREEMENT and together they CREATE reality!
God, the WORD is responsible for communicating God’s message. JESUS, WHILE ON EARTH AND IN HUMAN FLESH DEPENDED UPON God, the Word, to SPEAK through him. “…I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a [WORD], what I should say, and what I should speak…” (John 12:49 KJV).
God, the WORD “SPEAKS” through human flesh or human mouthpieces, but is NOT human. “…God (the Word) is not human “…God is Spirit …Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill…” (Numbers 23:19 NIV & John 4:24 KJV) “…THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK unto you, they ARE SPIRIT (They ARE God)…” (John 6:63 KJV). “…Not one of all the LORD's good promises … failed; every one was fulfilled” (Joshua 21:45 NIV). “…My counsel (WORD)… SHALL stand, and I will do all my pleasure…” (Isaiah 46:10 KJV).
God’s THOUGHTS became WORDS. “…In the beginning was the Word (god’s thoughts), and the Word (god’s thoughts) was with God, and the Word (god’s thoughts) was God…” (John 1:1-4 NASB). “…. All things came into being through Him (THOUGHTS, WORD, POWER), and apart from Him (THOUGHTS, WORD, POWER) nothing came into being that has come into being … (John 1:1-4 NASB). “…these three agree in one…” (1 John 5:8 KJV).
There THREE expressions, God’s thoughts, God’s Word, and God’s Holy Spirit, they are in AGREEMENT, within ONE GOD. “…these three agree in one…” (1 John 5:8 KJV).
WHAT GOD THINKS, HE SPEAKS. WHAT GOD SPEAKS, HE DOES AND WHAT GOD DOES CONFIRMS HIS WORD. “…these three agree [WITH]In one…[GOD]….” (1 John 5:8 KJV).
As we said before, when the THOUGHTS of God, the WORD of God, and the POWER of God are in AGREEMENT “all things” come into being. “…All things came into being through Him… (John 1:1-4 NASB).
REALITIES, EXISTENCES, BEINGS, or CREATIONS all begin with God’s THOUGHTS (his unspoken Word). He shares those thoughts through his WORD.
Thus, God’s WORDS are spoken to you or spoken BY you in order to SAVE YOU and TRANSFORM your life, your circumstances, or the life of others. You can trust his WORDS with all your heart! “…So … my word … 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…” (Isaiah 55:11 KJV).
“…Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into [the human]… heart … the things which God hath prepared for [those who depend upon his WORD]....” (1 Corinthians 2:9 KJV).
“… [God] is able TO DO exceeding abundantly ABOVE all that we ask or think…” (Ephesians 3:20 KJV). “…he doeth the works…” (John 14:10 KJV).
“…I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?” (Jeremiah 32:27 KJV).
“…Trust in the Lord (the word) with all thine heart … In all thy ways acknowledge him (the Word), and he (the Word) shall direct thy paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV). “…The LORD (the Word) will accomplish (take care of)…that which concerns [you]…” (John 14:31 NASB). “…The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord (the Word) …” (Psalms 37:23 KJV).
God, the Father REVEALS his DIVINE nature and Holy POWER through his WORDS! WHY? “…so you will know that [HE “IS”] the Lord (YOUR LORD)…” (Exodus 10:1-2 NLT). “…Then you will know that [he is] the Lord your God…’” (Exodus 16:12 NLT).
“…The [word] of the LORD is … more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, by them Your servant is warned. In keeping them there is great reward …” (Psalm 19:7-11 NASB).
“… He (Jesus) had a name written, that no man knew … his name is called The Word of God…” (Revelation 19:12-13 NASB). “[Jesus, THE WORD OF GOD is]…highly exalted…” with a “name which is above every name…” (Philippians 2:9). “… his name is called The Word of God…” (Revelation 19:12-13 NASB).
EXAMPLE: This is what God instructed Ezekiel to SPEAK and Ezekiel SPOKE God’s WORD as he was instructed. HE TOLD HIM TO SAY: “ …‘My people …I will PUT my SPIRIT in you and you will LIVE …Then you will know that I the Lord have spoken, and I have done it, declares the Lord...’” (Ezekiel 37 NIV).
“…As [Ezekiel]… was prophesying (SPEAKING GOD’S WORD as God instructed him to do), there was a noise (The Holy Spirit started making, creating, or bringing into existence), a rattling sound, and THE BONES CAME TOGETHER, BONE TO BONE. [Ezekiel]… LOOKED, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them … [then]… BREATH ENTERED THEM; they came to LIFE and STOOD UP on their feet—a vast army… I HAVE DONE IT, declares the Lord…’” (Ezekiel 37 NIV).
THERE ARE OVER 7,000 PROMISES IN GOD'S WORD. GOD'S WORD IS POWERFUL WHEN SPOKEN. GOD'S WORD CREATES REALITIES, EXISTENCES, SAVES, AND TRANSFORMS LIVES OR CIRCUMSTANCES. GOD'S WORD HAS THE SAME POWER IN YOUR MOUTH AS IT DOES IN GOD'S MOUTH!