"In the beginning was the Word (Logos), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made. In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it."
God sent His messenger, a man named John, to tell people about the light, so that all should hear the message and believe. John himself was not the Light, but he came to tell people about the Light, the real Light. The Word was here in the world, Jesus, but no one recognized Him. He came to His own country, but His own peope did not receive Him. Some, however, did receive Him and believed in Him, so they were given the right to become God's children. Theiy did not become God's children by natural means.
The Word became a human being. He was made incarnate, flesh. God became man, full of grace and truth; and He lived among us. We saw His glory, the glory which He received as the Father's only Son. John spoke about Him in verses 15-18:
....He cries out, saying, "This was He of whom I said, 'He who comes after me has surpassed me because He was before me.' From the fullness of His grace, we have all received one blessing after another. For the law was give through Moses: grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only , who is at the Father's side, has made Him known.
Did you notice that "the Word" and "Him" go together ever single time? When we speak of the "Logos" we are not only speaking about the written Word of God, but also the One who speaks words to us, who is the incarnation of God, the Christ. It is one and the same.
The Gospel of John is totally the inspiration of the Holy Spirit speaking to John, who constructed the Gospel literally through a divine plan of revelation. The Spirit spoke in such a way that John could see the pattern in things, a divine pattern coming from heaven, so that he could understand it. The history of John is not chronological, except the very first story, the wedding at Cana, and the end, when Jesus dies and is raised. John gives us a divine outline, literally seeing the mind of God. The prologue of the gospel becomes an outline for the whole book. It conains every element of the rest of the gospel, and it gives you the true identity of the Son of God. Every characteristic Jesus had is found in the gospel of John.
The first thing we encounter in the gospel of John is the Word of God, Logos. The entire preamble (chapter 1) has it three times. The Logos is one and how many parts are in the One? Every paragraph starts with Jesus, the Logos.
The next thing you read is Jesus is the Light of the world. He brought light to the world--chapter 1 in Genesis. If the source of all light stepped into darkness what would there be? GOD stepped into the void. The Father, Son, and Spirit stepped into nothing. That's what John is talking about. In the beginning, the Light was God, the One who came down to earth.
What else did Jesus show us? The glory of John's gospel is in the middle of chapter 19, verse 30, when the Son cries out:
'....it is finished."
This is glory for the gospel of John. The King sacrifices Himself for me and for you. Glory is sitting on the mercy seat of the Art of the covenant. That is Christ's glory, to die for you and me. What a King!
Truth of God, truth and holiness, the very character of God. He is holy above all else. Therefore, everything He does is perfect, it's ordinate, it's in place, and iti's always speaking the truth. Pontius Pilate in John 19:37, "You are a king, then!.......Jesus answered, '....I came into the world to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me."
As Jesus revealed to John revelations, and John was the revelator writing it down, Jesus was the revelator of the Bible. Our faith is crystallogical. What Christ showed us, we believe. He showed us the Godhead Trinity. This is what is found in the prologue. Sven major phrases.
The origin of the "LOGOS" or Word of God concept, has been around literally forever. The idea of the perfect Mind of God, the perfect Will of God, the perfect Wisdom of God, all that He knows, and the perfect Word of God coexisting with the Being of God has existed in the Knowledge and understanding of all people groups since the creation of the world. The Word is not something He just throws out. It is God speaking Himself into the world.
God does not leave anything to chance, not one part of your life, not one part of the creation. God knew that, in the fullness of time, He would send His Son, born of a woman unto God. He knew that He would wait for the Roman Empire to pave the way. God chose that exact moment in time before the foundations of the world, when He would send the Logos. It's not by chance at all! It was planned right down to the minutia. When we see Jesus, we see the Father God.
All this knowledge, all this understanding, all you know about creation and don't understand, know is all made known. No more wondering.
ONE important change never before heard in any history, philosophy, religion, or writing of any kind. This NEW REVELATION found throughout the Gospel of John is this: that the LOGOS, the Word of God, is embodied in the flesh (Incarnation) of God in Man! This is the only time God became one of us, 100% God, 100% man. The LOGOS, the Word of God, is only found in the Person of Jesus Christ, Son of Man and Son of God.
Here is some self-reflection for you:
Are you ready to discover who God the Father is? Would you like to know your Father better?
Are you ready to meet Jesus Christ in person?
Are you ready to encounter God's Holy Spirit on a daily basis?
Are you ready to hear God's Spirit directly speaking to you?
Are you ready to reply to God the Father in truth and faith?
Are you ready to respond in love and obedience to Christ Jesus?
Are you ready to love and serve your neighbors?
Are you ready to tell others about the God you have come to know? As you know Him more, you will be able to speak about Him. God shows us clearly who He is. God is the God of the living, not of the dead. He is the God of Moses, Abraham. I am the God right here, right now; IHe is the God of the living. Is He not the God of the past and the future? He is always the God of the present, ever present with us right this second.
Are you ready to be renewed and transformed every day by the Spirit of God?
Let us embark on discovering who God really is, the Logos, the very mind of, the very will of, the very wisdom of, the very love of, the Word of God Himself. To Jesus Christ be glory forever and ever.