Every living thing has a voice. Humans and animals have a mouth through which their voices project. Nature has a voice through its beauty. Creation declares the majesty of God because looking at the sky, the mountains, the flowers, the living creatures, the universe and everything in it, it is all a wonder. A wonder which speaks beauty, design and wisdom – there is clearly nothing accidental about it all.
Words are spoken in many forms. There are words spoken in the form of truth, lies, opinions, fear, facts, instructions, motivation and many more, but all these cannot measure up to The WORD of God.
Just as our words are spoken in various forms, Gods word also comes in different forms when He speaks. His word can be released in the form of a commandment, in the form of a precept, in the form of a promise, in the form of judgment, and above all, in the form of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the Chief Word and this is what the Bible has to say about Him:
“He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.”
Jesus Christ as the Word is the full and perfect manifestation of God. He is heaven’s eternal vocabulary. As the word, Christ is the light of the Fathers glory. The Holy Spirit carries that glory and makes it known to us because Jesus Himself said when the Spirit of truth has come, “He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you“.
It is in Christ that we see the divine nature of God. It is also in Christ that we see the riches of Gods grace. His birth, life, death and resurrection speaks out the very heart of God towards mankind. His entire legacy on earth speaks loud about anything concerning religion.
The gospel of Jesus Christ truly messes up the idea of religion because He is the Chief Word. To the glory of the Father, where religion failed, Christ succeeded.
We know we have encountered the Chief Word when we are crowned with the ornament of grace. No amount of religious fabrications can beautify and make us holier than His grace of salvation discovered through His word. Religion will present us to a God whose power it denies only to make us sweat for what Christ has freely given to us – salvation and righteousness.“By grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is a gift of God.”
In Christ all things consist therefore in the word of God all things consist. There are two revelations this communicates. Firstly, that anything outside the word of God is outside consistency and therefore prone to destruction. Secondly, we are not to underestimate the power of Gods word. What we read as the Bible has more power to save, heal, deliver and create, more than we allow.
Since Christ Himself is the Chief Word, remember this, opening the Bible opens us up to a Person not just a book. It is only when we truly encounter the Chief Word that we will be set up to run with the word.