KEY SCRIPTURE: John 1:1 KJV “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”.
We have now lowered the curtain on the study of the book of Matthew. We now start with the gospel according to John. Matthew Mark and Luke are the synoptic gospels. They have similar or same recordings of the events in the Lord’s life. The gospel of John although recorded certain similar events, dwelt more on the discourses the Lord had with certain individuals. It happens to have been written later than when the first three were written. John recorded his gospel with a lot of insight into the impact of the new life that the Lord Jesus brought to mankind. John 1:4 KJV “In him was life; and the life was the light of men”.
A close study of each of the gospels reveal a unique presentation of the Messiah. Matthew portrays Him as the king of the Jews, whose kingdom must be pursued first. Mark presents him as the servant who came to serve. Luke also presented Him as the son of man while John present Jesus as the Son of God.
John wrote his book with a lot of spiritual insight. He gave lots of revelation about Jesus that only the Holy Spirit could reveal to a mortal being. He introduced his recording with a rather resounding revelation about Jesus, He wrote, “In the beginning was the Word…”. What type of beginning was he talking about? He was referring to the beginning of beginnings. He says the word was with God. This shows the word was not created. The word is indeed one with God. He says the word was or is God.
Jesus is the eternal word of God. Everyone’s word dwells in his bosom, John 1:18 KJV “No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him”. No one created his word. According Revelations Jesus name is the word of God. Rev. 19:13 KJV And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. This first verse of John reveals Jesus indeed as God.
THOUGHT: THE WORD OF GOD IS THE WISDOM OF GOD.
John 1:3 KJV ” All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”
Rev 19:13 KJV And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.