THE WORD OF GOD
All listening breaks into this crescendo, “God, after he spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, at the end of these days, has spoken to us in His Son” (Hebrews 1:1-2). The prophets talked about God, the Son reveals Him. “The word became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14), and He still dwells among us and we still must listen. Listening turns all the many words into a focus on The Word, Jesus. Listening becomes gazing at Jesus, our reasoning develops into looking at the Lord. Our focus and meditation shift from the head and the ears and move to listening with our hearts. Then we hear. Then we know.
“The heavens were opened and as I looked on, a white horse appeared; its rider was called ‘The Faithful and True.’ Justice is his standard in passing judgment and in waging war. His eyes blazed like fire, and on his head were many diadems (royal crowns); and he has a name written upon Him, which no one knows except Himself. And He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood; and His name is called The Word of God’ (The Revelation of Jesus Christ 19:10-13).
It is left to us to determine if the words and messages we receive from others are the words and messages from the Word of God. The Bible is not the Word of God. Jesus Christ is The Word of God. The Bible contains the words of God. We are called to listen.
“He who is of God hears the words of God.” Jesus