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The Living Word (Part Two)

John 1:1. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”
The first epistle that Paul wrote to the Thessalonians was the beginning of the New Testament. It was written seventeen years after his conversion.
I Thessalonians 2:13, “Wherefore I also give continual thanks to God, because, when you heard from me the spoken Word of God, you received it not as the word of man, but, as it is in truth, the Word of God; who Himself works effectually in you that believe.
Notice, it was “the Spoken Word”. That was all they had, whether Paul gave it or Peter, or John, or any of the Apostles. It was God speaking through human lips. It had not yet been put into writing. Now, you can better understand Acts 19:20 telling of that great revival at Ephesus. Luke used this expression: “So mightily grew the Word of the Lord and prevailed.” It was the spoken Word.
The Pauline Revelation was only known to those who had heard him. The other Apostles did not have it. They had what the Spirit gave them to meet the emergency of the hour.
It is a fact that Christianity is what the Word says about redemption, about the body of Christ, or the New Creation. We become Christ-like in the measure that the Word prevails in us. The Word is Christ revealed. The Word is God present with us, speaking the living message of the loving Father God.
The Word is always NOW! It is His Word to me today. It is His voice, His last message. It becomes a living thing in my heart as I lovingly act upon it. It becomes a living thing on the lips of love. It has no power on the lips of those whose lives are out of fellowship with Him, who live in the reason realm. His Word makes our ministry limitless. His Word is what He is. It is the mind of the Father. The Living Word, will cause you to LIVE FOREVER. You matter to Me.
Much Love,
Because He Is – I am
Presider – Servant Leader