“Being born again, not of the corruptible seed, but of the incorruptible seed, by the word of God which liveth and abideth forever” – 1Peter 1:22
LIGHT FOR NOW: You are born of the word.
A vital fact that must be understood by every believer is that the word of God is the very fabric of the new creature. This man is the product of the word. The word of God is the raw material that produced the new man (the finished product). The question that now comes to the fore is, when Peter said that we are born of the incorruptible seed which is the word of God, what did he mean? Did he mean the book called the bible gave birth to us? Now, the “word” in 1Peter 1:23 was translated from the Greek word “logos” which implies the idea, plan, intent, reason, concept, message or subject matter.
The word “logos” is the same word that was used in John 1:1, “In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God and the word was God”. The word in this text is referring to the person of Jesus. Therefore, being born of the word of God means Christ gave birth to us. The word of God is a person; it was a person that gave birth to us (the new creation) upon his resurrection and not the bible. So, we can safely say that the word of God is not a book; the word of God is a person. What then is the essence of the bible? The bible is the writing that explains the person of Jesus.
Jesus is the message of the bible. No wonder Jesus in John 5:39 said, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me”. The scriptures testify of Christ; so, Jesus is the message of the bible. He is the word of God. The bible is a manual and Jesus is the product. Therefore, to say you are born of the word would mean you are born of God or you are born again. Jesus is the very fabric of the new creature; he is the manufacturer that produced the new creature (his finished product). We are Jesus’ product; and Jesus’ product cannot be faulty, therefore we are not faulty. Hallelujah!!!
INSTRUCTION: You are a finished product: there is no fault in you because there are no faults in your manufacturer (Jesus Christ); think about this.
Prayer: Thank you Lord for who I am in you. Thank you for my realities that are opening up to me. I will walk in the fullness of my realities till nothing else matter, in Jesus Name!
QUOTE: Jesus is the fabric of the new creature.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: JOHN CHAPTER 3; EVENING: EPHESIANS CHAPTER 3