Over the next 12 days, we will explore different names that were given to Jesus. Today, we explore the name of Jesus; The Word. We hope that you find this series enlightening and that you will decide to explore the names of Jesus in depth.
The Word is God and because Jesus is God in the flesh and He was explained to be The Word in the Gospel of John. The greek translation for Word of God is Logos and by using this common phrase, John knows that every Jew will understand the meaning. By explaining Jesus in this way, he is declaring that Jesus is God.
Jesus is, always was, and always will be God. Everything John writes after this first verse goes back to the knowledge that Jesus is God.
The Word became Flesh
Jesus is God come to earth in the flesh. In John 1:14, the passage explains this,
“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”~John 1:14
John is telling us about his personal experience with Jesus in this passage. He is also explaining that Jesus came from God to walk the earth. The Word that “was God”, now came into being as flesh, that is, he exists as a human. In truth, God became Jesus!
When Jesus was created, the infinite God took on the form of a tiny unborn baby boy. Jesus did not stop being God when he became a man. He added humanity to His deity. Therefore, He was fully God and fully man.
Therefore, imagine God moving in human arms, breathing with human lungs or blood pumping with a human heart. It really is quite incredible if you think about it in those terms.
John 1:14 reveals three amazing facts: Jesus became a man; Jesus lived among us and Jesus revealed his glory while He was on Earth.
How does knowing that Jesus is God impact how you approach your relationship with God?
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12 Names of Jesus, click HERE.