The Life-giving Word
Word of God a Living Word
is the nature of the Word of God?
the word of God is living and active.
Sharper than any double-edged sword,
it penetrates even to the dividing soul and
spirit, joints and marrow; it judges
the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
are the oracles of God described?
was in the assembly in the desert, with the angel
who spoke to him on Mount Sinai, and with our
fathers, and he received living words
to pass on to us. Acts 7:38
was Peters testimony concerning Christs
Peter answered him, Lord to whom shall we
go? You have the words of eternal life.
did the Savior declare His Fathers
commandment to be?
I know that his
command leads to eternal life. So whatever I say
is just what the Father has told me to say.
Compared to Food
was intended by feeding the children of Israel
with the manna?
humbled you, causing you to hunger and then
feeding you with manna, which neither you nor
your fathers had known, to teach you that
man does not live on bread alone but every word
that comes from the mouth of God.
instance is recorded of one who fed upon the true
your words came, I ate them; they were my joy
and my hearts delight, for I bear your
name, O Lord God Almighty. Jeremiah 15:16.
reference did Jesus make to this same manna of
answered, It is written,
Man does not live on bread alone,
but on every word that comes from the
mouth of God. Matthew 4: 4.
How did the
Word of God become food to Jesus?
food, said Jesus, Is to do the will
of him who sent me and to finish
Jesus As the
What name is
applied to Jesus as the revelation of the thought
of God in the flesh?
the beginning was the Word, and the Word
was with God, and the Word was God. He was with
God in the beginning. John 1:1.
he was dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his
name is the Word of God.
did this Word become?
Word became flesh and made his dwelling
among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of
the One and Only, who came from the Father, full
of grace and truth. John 1:14.
was in the Word?
him was life, and that life was the light
of men. Verse 4.
was Jesus therefore also called?
which was from the beginning, which we have
heard, which we have seen with our own eyes,
which we have looked at and our hands have
touched this we proclaim concerning the Word
of life. 1 John 1:1.
Jesus As the
did Jesus declare Himself to be?
Jesus declared, I
am the bread of life. He who comes to
me will never go hungry, and he who believes on
me will never go thirsty. John 6:35.
What did He
suggest that men should do with Him, the Bread of
Just as the living
Father has sent me and I live because of the
Father, so the one who
feeds on me will live because of me.
This is the bread that came down from heaven.
Your forefathers ate manna and died, but he
who feeds on this bread will live forever.
John 6:57, 58.
Jesus really mean by eating His flesh?
The Spirit gives
life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I
have spoken to you are spirit
and they are life. Verse
Thus we clearly understand that to eat the
flesh of the Son of God is to live by His words.
As one has said, He who by faith receives
the word is receiving the very life and character
The Table of
privilege do we have?
have tasted the goodness of the word of God
and the powers of the coming age.
invitation is extended to all?
Taste and see
that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who
takes refuge in him.
How are we
instructed to pray for both physical and
Give us today our daily
Note When the
Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, the
thought of God was revealed in human flesh. When
holy men spoke as they were moved by the
Holy Spirit, the thought of God was
revealed in human language. The union of the
divine and the human in the manifestation of Gods
thought in the flesh is declared to be the
mystery of godliness, and there is the same
mystery in the union of the divine thought and
human language. The two revelations of God, in
human flesh and in human speech, are both called
the Word of God, and are both are the Word
of Life. He who fails to find Christ thus in
the Scriptures will not be able to feed upon the
Word as the life-giving Word.