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The Daily Word of Righteousness
Becoming the Word
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. (II Corinthians 3:18)
We find in the nineteenth chapter of the Book of Revelation that when Christ returns, His name is The Word of God.
Think of it, His very name is the Word of God.
John tells us He has been the Word from the beginning and now is the Word made flesh.
Gabriel told Mary His name is Jesus, meaning He will save His people from their sins.
When He appears He again will be The Word of God.
What does it mean for Jesus to be The Word of God? It means that Jesus is the living representation, the portrayal, the personification, the demonstration, the Substance of all God ever has said, is saying, and shall say in the future.
The Bible tells us we should be true and faithful. Jesus is true and faithful. The Bible tells us there is perfect joy in the Presence of the Father. Jesus has perfect joy in the Presence of the Father. The Bible tells us we are not to be afraid of bad news. The Lord Jesus is not afraid of bad news. The Bible tells us we must be righteous, holy, and obedient to God. Jesus is righteous, holy, and obedient to God.
This is a marvel beyond all marvels.
But there is something more marvelous than this!
You've got to be kidding. I'm not kidding.
Every saint is called to become the Word of God. Our life is to proceed eternally from the mouth of God.
We are being changed into the image of the Glory of the Lord. The eternal moral law is being engraved in our mind and heart. Christ, the living Word, is being formed in us through the operations of the gifts and ministries given by the Spirit of God.
Line upon line. Precept upon precept. We are the flesh being made the Word, the covenant of God with mankind. We are God's covenant with the peoples of the earth for through us they can receive the wisdom and mercy of God.
You and I have about as much chance of making ourselves the Word of God as an ant does learning algebra.
But we didn't think up this great thing and we are not doing it. God is doing it.
Let's say that you are a liar. Many Christians are liars although they don't like to think of their behavior in such a vivid manner.
The Bible commands us to speak truthfully. God is truthful and Psalms tells us deceivers will not stand in His sight.
Okay. So you confess your lying nature to the Lord and He forgives you and cleanses you from all unrighteousness. You do your part and then God will do His.
In the meanwhile, if you truly are living as a disciple of Jesus (the Bible promises don't work for the average church-attender, you have to be a disciple), Christ is being formed in you. Christ was born in you when you received Him and now He is being formed in you through the travail of the ministry as well as the circumstances through which the Lord is bringing you.
What is being formed in you is the Word of God. In this particular instance, Truth is being formed in you. When you have come to the fullness of maturity as measured by the stature of Christ, the Word of God, you will be truth incarnate. There will be no lie left in you. The Divine nature that has been formed in you does not and cannot lie.
The transformation from the human nature to the Word of God is God's idea and He has the power to do it. Don't you agree?