As You raised Your Son from the dead, the Head of the Church was brought up. Along with the Head, the body, that is, the church of Christ is resurrected with Him. Not in part, but in full, every part of her was brought to life. In Your great love for us You have brought Your Son to Life. Here in the stillness, we know that You are God, that You are exalted in the heavens and in the earth. Please do not cease the work of Your right arm. Your love for Your children is infinitely great and we have seen more of it in the recent days. Daily we are drawn to You. Our eyes turn to You. We opens wide our mouth and You fill it with every good Word of Spirit and Life. Your Words are our Life and You have caused them to dwell within each of our members. Please reveal to us that Your Words are exalted, are inseparable from Your love, are filled with Light, and bring us Life eternal in knowing Christ. Unfold Your Words of the Gospel to each of Your Bride's parts.
In Jesus Christ's Name,
Theme Song: Ancient Words
I will bow down toward Your holy temple
and will praise Your name
for Your love and Your faithfulness,
for You have exalted above all things
Your Name and Your Word. Ps 138:2
God's purpose with this letter is to give us a sight of the power, voice, and life-giving nature of His Word. Our Father has chosen to use His Word to instill and impart His Life to us. His Word has been the only Truth that remains forever and is thus exalted above the heavens and the earth. He uses a Divine interplay between His Word, His gift of faith, and the power of the Spirit to raise our souls from the dead. This work is unseen and yet it is eternal. This is the work that occurs on this very day in members of the bride scattered throughout the world. The ministry of His Word is exalted in power. Yes, His Words come to us from under His loving canopy.
JESUS IS THE WORD
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. By His Word, the earth was formed and is sustained. God spoke and the earth and the heavens came into existence. Until the time when Jesus was born, the people of God were given the Word of Jesus through their faith in the prophesied Deliverer. The belief of their Father's gift of Life through the sacrifice of His Son was the Word which sustained the souls of the believers who awaited the coming of Jesus Christ.
The precious nature of His Words was by no means disregarded by those who lived before "The Word became flesh and dwelt among us". As Moses taught the Israelites, "No, the Word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it. Deut 30:14". Christ was still yet to come but the Word of Christ dwelt in their hearts by faith. His Words were on the mouths of these ancient elect by their hope in their future Deliverer.
The power of these precious Words is unchanging. Before Them the mighty waters and created elements of the earth are held back. His voice is heard through the thunder and the lightning. His voice is infinitely loud, powerful, and majestic. Its effects are to break the cedars, to make Lebanon skip life a calf, to shake the dessert, to twist the oaks, and to lay the forests bare. At the very moments that His Words are heard from the heavens, countless glorious beings cry out "glory" from within His temple.
3 The Voice of the LORD is over the waters;
the LORD thunders over the mighty waters.
4 The Voice of the LORD is powerful;
the Voice of the LORD is majestic.
5 The Voice of the LORD breaks the cedars;
the LORD breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
Sirion like a young wild ox.
7 The Voice of the LORD strikes
with flashes of lightning.
8 The Voice of the LORD shakes the desert;
the LORD shakes the Desert of Kadesh.
9 The Voice of the LORD twists the oaks
and strips the forests bare.
The Israelites who heard the Word of God were filled with dread and fear. They could see that the Voice of the Lord could grant them a sentence of eternal damnation or an acceptance that was valued more than life itself: the Words that bring Life, and the Words of the Eternal Gospel. The Israelites who lived at the time of the Exodus cried out that they could not hear the voice of the Lord their God and survive. Their own words were filled with sin, hatred, and ultimately death. Their own words would have set a seal on them for His destruction by His own pure Word.
By the same Word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men. 2 Peter 3:7
The words of mankind were of no use to them. Their own words could never bring life or love into their hearts. Their words sought to justify their deeds which were worthy of only condemnation. Both their actions and words of defense were condemned. Their words could only be spoken with the desires for selfish gain and profit and could bring no eternal fruit. Their own words lay claim to the heavens and bestowed on them a deceptive shroud of power, control, wisdom, and importance, but deep in their souls they could not see the Light. There is no Light in those who speak their own words.
To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this Word, they have no light of dawn. Is 8:20
The holiness of their God was beyond comprehension and the Words that came out from the Holy Fire of the Lord who dwelt among them caused the people to fear His awesome judgments.
16 For this is what you asked of the LORD your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly when you said, “Let us not hear the voice of the LORD our God nor see this great fire anymore, or we will die.” Deut 18
Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in Me? The Words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in Me, who is doing His work. John 14:10
Let the morning bring me word of Your unfailing love,
for I have put my trust in You.
Show me the way I should go,
for to You I lift up my soul. Ps 143:8
For we also have had the Gospel preached to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because those who heard did not combine it with faith. Heb 4:2
To those who do not believe the Words of grace and Truth, the Words become a law of condemnation. For only those who have been set free from the law and who have become bond-servants of Jesus Christ are able to experience the loving refinement of the Word.
So then, the Word of the LORD to them will become:
Do and do, do and do,
rule on rule, rule on rule;
a little here, a little there—
so that they will go and fall backward,
be injured and snared and captured. Is 28:13
it gives understanding to the simple.Ps 119:130
But if anyone obeys His word, God’s love is truly made complete in Him. 1 John 2:5a
I write to you, young men,
because you are strong,
and the Word of God lives in you,
and you have overcome the evil one. I John 2:14
What can mortal man do to me? Ps 56:4
They were my joy and my heart’s delight,
for I bear Your Name,
O LORD God Almighty. Jer 15:16