â€œIn the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. . . . And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.â€ (John 1:1, 14)
by Henry Morris III, M.of Div.
ost of us would be familiar with the Greek term used by God to convey this unique title of the Lord Jesus: logos. Its basic meaning is â€œthat which can be communicated.â€ Sometimes it is used to embrace a collection of ideas expressed in a speech, or a thought in the sense of an idea, or the logic behind a concept.
Jesus is all of that: â€œNo man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared himâ€ (John 1:18). Not only did the Lord Jesus declare what the Father said but what the Father was like. It is obvious that Jesus was the Spokesperson: â€œWhatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speakâ€ (John 12:50). â€œThen Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal lifeâ€ (John 6:68).
Much of the active ministry of the Lord Jesus was doing what God would do. His healing, His preaching, His gracious ministry to the poor and needy were all a pictue of what God was like. But the miracles, the works of creation, were absolutely the â€œdeclarationâ€ of God. Turning water into wine, feeding the 5,000, creating a new hand and new eyesâ€”only the Creator could do that. In fact, Jesus said, â€œBelieve me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very worksâ€™ sakeâ€ (John 14:11).
Jesus is the Word of God in every sense that can be spoken, understood, seen, and experienced (Colossians 2:9). HMM III