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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Life-Changing



In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He existed in the beginning with God. God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.
—John 1:3-5  (NLT)


Long before God created the heavens and earth and man, the Word existed. John refers to the Word as “He,” not “it.” The Word was God then, and it is God now. God created everything through the Word, and He still creates through the Word. The Word breathed life then, and it breathes life now. His life brought light then, and it brings life now. The Word is God. The light, brought by His life, is Jesus. The light of Jesus shines and reveals God's Truth. His light is eternal—never to be extinguished by the darkness. 

You are God’s creation. The Word is God, and it is His breath of spiritual life. Without it, you will drown in a sea of your own emotions instead of living in supernatural peace. The Word (God)) breathes His life into you. The Holy Spirit (God) reveals who you are and God’s purpose for your life. The Word molds, changes, recreates, and transforms your mind. Although never changing, the Word changes you with its Truth. God still “creates” you through the Truth and power of His Word. The love and gift of Jesus’ life for you fulfills the purpose of the Word. The Word is God’s Gospel Truth. 

“This same Good News that came to you is going out all over the world,” Paul wrote. “It is bearing fruit everywhere by changing lives, just as it changed your lives from the day you first heard and understood the truth about God’s wonderful grace” (Colossians 1:6, NLT). The Holy Spirit reveals God’s Truth in His Word about your identity in Christ. When you understand who you are—that His gift for your sin has made you righteous before God, then the power of the Gospel (God's Word) not only changes you but sets you free to live the purpose He reveals to you. His Grace and His Truth are the same—life-changing and powerful. 

God sent His Word to fulfill His purpose in you, and it shall do just that when you believe His Truth and Grace. His gift for you is the ultimate healing of spirit, soul, and body. The power of the Cross entirely heals you. That Truth is almost too good to be true. But you can stand on the Word of God because the Word is God, Jesus, and Holy Spirit—three in one.

Know who Jesus has created you to be. His Word is Truth and Grace. “He sent His Word and healed them" (Psalm 107:20a, NLT). That is life-changing.

© 2019 Lynn Lacher
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