“Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,” – Ephesians 1:15-19
LIGHT FOR NOW: Jesus gives substance to the bible.
From previous studies, we deduced that the term “word of God” used there was in reference to the person of Jesus. But don’t forget that this person; the word of God or the living word was contained in the written word in Genesis (before the foundation of the world). In other words, the message of the person (Jesus Christ) in the book called the bible is what gives substantiality to the book and thus, it is what validates the book (the bible) to be called the word of God. That’s why we deduced from our previous studies having examined the word “rhema” as used twice in verse 25 of 1Peter 1 that the utterances of the prophets that came from God were Christ centered utterances or utterances concerning Christ. Now, let’s observe the word “word” used in verse 23; it was translated from the Greek word “logos”. The word “logos” means the intent, idea, reason, plan, concept, message or subject matter. No character in the bible (from the Old Testament into the New Testament) is described as the logos except Jesus. So, why is Jesus called the logos? The way the word “logos” was used in John’s synoptic will provide more elucidation, it reads (John 1:1-4). Notice, he uses the word “logos” thrice in verse 1 and in verse 3 and 4, John uses the pronoun him repeatedly implying that “the word (logos)” is a person; the person, Christ Jesus. And so, in verse 14 of John 1, he now says “And the word was made flesh…” In other words, one vital reason why Jesus is called the “logos” is because we explain God perfectly through Him. That is why the study of God (theology) will be the study of Christ (Christology). And thus, outside Christ, a man cannot know God. Keep the meaning of the word “logos” in mind as the study continues in subsequent days. Hallelujah!
INSTRUCTION: Never try to know God outside Jesus.
PRAYER: Father, I declare that I am focused and fixated on the gospel of Christ and nothing more, in Jesus Name. Amen.
QUOTE: Bible theology outside Christology will only birth men’s ideology.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: JOHN CHAPTER 1 EVENING: 1JOHN CHAPTER 1