December 14, 2017.    Pastor Charles

14 And the Word became 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.
John 1:14

The Word existed before what we call the beginning. He existed with God and the Spirit of God in all of the glory of God. Then the Word became flesh. This was the Word becoming Jesus. Philippians 2:7 says that He made Himself of no reputation in becoming a Man. This means He laid aside all of this glory and became flesh. Then the Father anointed Him with the Spirit of God and He was full of the glory of God. The Word was full of the glory of God.

Try to think of all the great miracles that Jesus performed. That was the Word in full manifestation. If the Word became flesh and in the person of Jesus all the miracles occurred, think of how potent the Word is. Think of the many times they came to arrest Jesus Christ, and He said His time had not come. He just walked past them, while they were looking in amazement. Think of when they came to arrest Him and He said, “I am He,” and they fell down. Think of the woman whose only son was dead and put in a casket and as people were mourning, Jesus came and touched the open casket and called the young man back to life. Think of the miracle at the graveside of Lazarus. Think of the woman with the issue of blood for twelve years who got healed and so much more. All of these happened because the Word became flesh.

Jesus performed all these miracles under the old dispensation because the new dispensation never came into existence until Jesus rose from the dead. Jesus operated under the Old Covenant. Now that Jesus has risen and ascended to heaven, we now have the anointing of the Holy Spirit. The anointing is in you and upon you. The Word is alive in us by His Spirit. Jesus is the Word. Everything that Jesus was and is, the Word is. So when there is the need to do a miracle do not say, “I wish Jesus were here.” He is here in the power of His Word. He is here in the power of His Spirit, and you can do all things through “Christ in you, the hope of glory.”

Confession: The Word is reality to me. The Word is powerful for me, in me and through me. Thank God, the Word became flesh.