John 1: Who Is The Word?
Verse of the Day: V1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
1. Word (V1-14)
V1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
Jesus was the Word. Since the beginning, Jesus was with God, the Father. It was God’s plan that Jesus became man to dwell among mankind, and subsequently to die and shed His precious blood not for His own sins, but the sins of the whole world, for you and me.
V14 “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”
2. Wilderness (V15-28)
V19 “And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?”
John the Baptist introduced himself to the priests and Levites as the man in the wilderness preparing for the coming of the Messiah. He preached to them that the prophecy of the prophets of the Old Testament, including Esaias, had been miraculously fulfilled, as God indeed became man, to save sinners, from fiery hell to pearly heaven.
V23 “He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.”
3. Water (V29-51)
V33 “And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.”
God, the Father, spoke to John the Baptist, that Jesus shall be the one that the Spirit of God shall descend after John had baptized Jesus with water. Indeed John witnessed the Spirit descending like a dove upon Jesus. While John baptized Jesus with water, Jesus baptizes every believer with the Holy Ghost. Today Jesus baptizes us by sending the Holy Ghost to dwell within us when we believe and accept Jesus as our personal Saviour. After the Holy Ghost has dwelt within us, the next step is for us to be baptized into the water, which is an act of our obedience to God, that we desire to be like Jesus, buried in the water of death, and raised in the newness of life, to serve the true and living God.
V34 “And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, I believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Word, the Son of God.