The Testimony of John 1:1-3, 14 and Gen. 1:1, 2
Col. 2:9 (LITV) states, “For in Him (our Lord Jesus Christ) dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.” That is, in Christ Jesus you will find: God the Father; Jesus Christ, the Son of God; the Holy Spirit, as well as the Word of God. No other prophet can lay claim to this.
John 1:1, 2 reads, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God.”
What John 1:1, 2 tells us, is that even before anything, including microscopic life and matter, existed and could be comprehended, the Word of God was.
In Gen. 1:1-3 we find this description of the Person of the Word of God in action, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.”
Gen. 1:1-3 also aptly portray how we humans, who are made in the Image (i.e. Spirit) of God, function. When you as a person are in thought, you do exactly what the Spirit of God was doing in Gen. 1:1-3.
Thoughts are Creative
Thoughts are silent words that will eventually create your circumstances. In Gen. 1:1-3 the Holy Spirit of God in Christ meditated and brooded upon the thoughts of God as to what was, and what possibly could be at that time, and what God wanted. These thoughts of God were actually silent Words of God in Christ Jesus.
Those silent Words of God in Christ eventually gave birth and spoke our existence into being when they were vocalized and initially said, “Let there be light.”
This is exactly what you do when you are confronted with thoughts and then considers and contemplates the circumstances that pose the realities of what you have and the possibilities that you desire. Those imagined realities and possibilities that you meditate and brood upon will then be created in your circumstances when you vocalize your thoughts or quiet words.
In Isa. 14:24 the Word of God declares: “…Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand.” Prov. 23:7 (MKJV) gives a similar description of a man in thought, saying, “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he…”
Thus, we can understand that meditated and spoken words are spiritual and creative matter. Heb. 11:3 puts it this way, “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”
The Word of God in the Godhead as a Person
John 1:3 and John 1:14
It is quite significant that in John 1:3 the Word of God is referred to as a person. Continuing from John 1:1, 2, John 1:3, 4 tells us that, “All things were made by him (The Word of God); and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men.” This is to be understood as John 1:1 also tells us that the Word was God, and we cannot deny that God is a spiritual person, for we humans are made in His spiritual image.
John 1:4 also tells us that, “In him (The Word of God) was life; and the life was the light of men.” This is underscored by 1John 1:1, 2 who says, “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us…”
Thus, we can understand that the Word of God is Eternal Life. Therefore, without fellowship with the Word of God we cannot inherit and fellowship with Eternal Life in the Glory of God that is in the Face of Jesus Christ.
The Manifestation of the Word of Life
In John 1:14 we learn that this Spiritual Person of the Word of God, 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.” This Word of God became that Person, Jesus Christ.
In Rev. 1:11 we can learn that our Lord Jesus Christ is that Spiritual Person Who is the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last. In John 10:30 our Lord Jesus also confesses, “I and my Father are one.” The Master also says in John 6:63, “…The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”
And so, we can understand that:
- The Word of God is God,
- The Word of God is also the Son of God,
- The Word of God is also the Holy Spirit
- The Word of God is the Glory of God.
Rom. 6:4 says, “Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” This “newness of life” is Eternal Life, and Eternal Life is the Light of the Glory of God in Jesus Christ.
Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father. Moreover, in Rev. 19:13 we can learn that the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ is called, “…the Word of God.”
You cannot honour God the Father, or our Lord Jesus, nor the Holy Spirit, without first honouring His Word.
The Person of Jesus Christ in You
In 1Cor. 3:16 the Apostle Paul ask this question, “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” Also, in Col. 3:16 we find this instruction, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom.”
When you let the Word of Christ dwell in you, you become the temple of God and the Holy Spirit will dwell in you through the Word of God. In this way, you will fellowship with the Holy Spirit of the Word of Eternal Life in the Glory of God in Jesus Christ.
You cannot fellowship with the Holy Spirit through dreams and visions. It is written, “The Word is near you, even in your mouth and in your heart; that is, the Word of Faith which we proclaim” (Rom. 10:8 MKJV). We do not proclaim through dreams and visions that Christ was crucified for our transgressions and raised from the dead for our justification (Rom. 4:25).
The Word of God says in Jer. 23:14 (ESV), “But in the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen a horrible thing: they commit adultery and walk in lies …” The adultery referred to here is not the adultery between a man and a woman. This is a spiritual adultery between the spirit of man and the Holy Spirit.
Jer. 23:16 continues, “Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the LORD.”
We commit spiritual fornication when we fellowship with our usual dreams and visions – we fellowship with dreams and visions when we believe in them. Our usual dreams and visions are from our own hearts and not from the Holy Spirit. The dream and vision of the Holy Spirit is invariably with the heavens opened.
From Jer. 23:14 we can also learn that when we believe in the dreams and visions of our own heart, then we walk in lies or, as Rev. 22:15 puts it, we love and make a lie.
Dreams and visions compared to the Word of God are like chaff in the wind. On the other hand, the Word of God is like a consuming fire and a hammer that smashes a rock against all adversity in the lives of those who believe (Jer. 23:28, 29).
In John 14:23, 24, 26 (MKJV) our Lord Jesus says, “If a man loves Me, he will keep My Word. And My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My Words, and the Word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father’s who sent Me. But the Comforter, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things and bring all things to your remembrance, whatever I have said to you.”
From this passage of Scripture in John 14:23, 24, 26 we can also learn that God the Father, and our Lord Jesus, as well as the Word of God, and the Holy Spirit, are one and the same Person. From this passage of Scripture we can also learn that the Holy Spirit reminds you what our Lord Jesus said in the Bible.
A Word on Divination
When we understand that the Word of God is a Person, then we can also understand from Rom. 10:6-10 that when we have the Word of God in our hearts, then we also have our Lord Jesus Christ living in our hearts.
On the other hand, if we have dreams and visions that are not in the Light of the Glory of God that comes with the heavens opened, then we have a spirit of divination living in our hearts.
There is a difference between the spirit of divination and soothsaying in Acts 16:16, and the ministry of the Holy Spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ. The soothsayer in Acts 16:16 did not have the Holy Spirit. Her divination was done in the spirit of divination and miracles of Jannes and Jambre (Ex. 7:11, 12).
On the other hand, the prophetic word of knowledge that our Lord Jesus Christ demonstrated in John 4:17, 18 was given by the Holy Spirit of the Glory of God.
The works of Jannes and Jambre in Ex. 7:11, 12 is a clear indication that Satan does imitate the ministry of the Holy Spirit outlined in 1Cor. 12:8-10.
The Apostle Paul clearly teaches that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is in the Glory of God (2Cor. 3:7-11). It is only when our works are done in the Light of the Glory of God that our works are done in truth.
Your Confession Unto Righteousness of Faith in Christ
Rom. 10:6-10 says, “But the righteousness of faith says this: Do not say in your heart, Who shall ascend into Heaven? that is, to bring Christ down; or who shall descend into the deep? that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead. But what does it say? The Word is near you, even in your mouth and in your heart; that is, the Word of Faith which we proclaim; Because if you confess the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth one confesses unto salvation.”
You cannot see God, but you can see the Word of His Testimony about His Son Jesus Christ. When you confess, that is, acknowledge and proclaim, the Word of Christ, then you confess the Lord Jesus Christ. By doing so, you are accepted and justified by God.
You cannot proclaim a dream or a vision unto righteousness.
Heb. 1:1-3 the Apostle Paul teaches us that, “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.”
From Heb.1:2, 3 we learn that God now speaks to us through His Son, Jesus Christ, who upholds all things by the power of His Word. It is through the Power of His Word that the Holy Spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ ministers to you unto salvation.
In John 14:26 the Master says, “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” When the Holy Spirit ministers to you unto salvation, He reminds you of the Words of Christ.
Obedience unto Righteousness
The Apostle Paul asks in Rom. 6:16, “Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?”
In 1John 5:16 we learn, “If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.”
When you believe and obey the usual dreams and vision that you have, or that other people prophesy, and their interpretations, you sin the sin unto death. Beloved, there is no forgiveness for the sin unto death. That’s why the Apostle John says that we should not pray for those who sin the sin unto death.
Also, when you become expert in the interpretation of dreams and visions you will instinctively distort the Word of God. When you disobey and distort the Word of God, you reject the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
When you learn and obey the Scriptures, you learn and obey the Holy Spirit of our resurrected Lord Jesus Christ. This is why the Apostle Paul admonishes in Col. 3:16 that you should let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly.
Col. 3:16 teaches, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” According to Col. 3:16, teaching and admonishing through dreams and visions are not included in the ministry of the Holy Spirit.
The Deception of Dreams and Visions
Dreams and visions are in fact spiritual prophecies of attack on the elect of Christ. Hence, when you meditate on dreams and visions, those dreams and visions will manifest unto you – including all the calamities it prophesied unto you.
Conversely, when your thoughts are based on the covenants of blessings and deliverance found written in the Word of God, you certainly will create those blessings and deliverance that the Word of God promises for you and your loved ones.
When you learn and obey dreams and visions, you learn and obey the spirit who induced those dreams and visions. Dreams and visions will create deception and confusion in your life.
Satan is that spirit of confusion and can invoke all sorts of dreams and visions. In Nah. 3:4 Satan’s dreams and visions are described as, “the multitude of the whoredoms of the wellfavoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts.”
It is through the enchantment of dreams and visions that Satan destroys families.
The usual dreams and visions of our fallen hearts are illuminated with the sun and its light, the moon and its light, and artificial lights like, man-made fire, a candle, or electric light. The dream and vision of the Holy Spirit does not contain these lights.
The Dream and vision of the Holy Spirit invariably comes with the heavens opened and with the Cloud of Heaven. The cloud of Heaven, that Holy City Jerusalem up above, is not like the clouds of our earth and universe. The Cloud of Heaven is a fiery cloud that looks like fire with the glow of burning coals, but without the black patches of the glowing coals of our fires. The Cloud of Heaven has also got the brightness of a rainbow about it.
In the following verses of Scripture you will learn that the dream and vision of God is with the heavens opened: Ezek. 1:1; Dan. 7:13; Matt. 3:16; Mark 1:10; Acts 7:55, 56; 10:11.
The term “heavens opened” refers to that spiritual veil that lies over our hearts so that we cannot see the Light of the Glory of God. The Apostle Paul teaches in 2Cor. 4:3, 4 (DRB), “And if our gospel be also hid, it is hid to them that are lost, in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of unbelievers, that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not shine unto them.”
The light of the gospel of the glory of Christ is hidden from our spiritual eyes by Satan’s veil of death. In Isa. 25:7, 8 (ERV) the Word of God says, “But now there is a veil covering all nations and people. This veil is called “death.” But death will be destroyed forever. And the Lord GOD will wipe away every tear from every face. In the past, all of his people were sad, but God will take away that sadness from the earth. All of this will happen because the LORD said it would.”
Beloved, Isa. 25:7, 8 is fulfilled unto by faith in Jesus Christ. By faith in Christ Jesus you have deliverance from Satan’s veil of death with all its dreams and visions and plagues of destruction and death. We are told to distance ourselves from those who relish in the works of the veil of death. The Voice of God says in Rev. 18:4, “…Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.”
The Apostle Paul tells us in 2Cor. 3:12 that, when we are converted to the Lord Jesus Christ, the veil of death shall be taken away from over our hearts. However, the veil of death remains upon the heart of those who seek to be justified through the Law of Moses (2Cor. 3:15).
Your Spiritual Battle
In 2Cor. 10:3-5 it is written, “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.”
The significance of the Word of God in the Godhead is that the Word of God is a Spirit Who creates life and circumstances. Likewise, because you are created in the Spirit (Image) of God, your meditated thoughts will create circumstances in your life when vocalised into words.
Hence, it is important that you refrain from believing in dreams and visions and meditate upon its interpretation. In Josh. 1:8 we are advised to meditate on the Word of God day and night. For, our spiritual works are to be done in truth.
Our spiritual works are done in truth when they are done in the Light of the Holy Spirit of the Glory of God. This will also be what you will be judged on in the day of judgement. In John 3:19 our Lord Jesus Christ explains what we will be judged on in the day of judgement. In John 3:19 (LITV) He says, “And this is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness more than the Light, for their works were evil.
When you meditate on the Word of Christ you will grow in it, and it will open up unto you. Ps. 119:130 (MKJV) says, “The entrance of Your Words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.”
When you preserve the Word of God in your heart and in your mouth, He will produce the deliverance He promises in His Word. Col. 1:5, 6 tells us that the Word of truth bears fruit in us.
However, when you distort the Word of God for your life, you will suffer adversity and defeat.
On the other hand, if you understand the Word of God in the Godhead for your life, you can effectively bind every thought and manifestation of inferiority, destruction, sickness, and fear, in the Name of Jesus Christ. This you do by professing His Written Word unto salvation whenever you are faced with adversity, and also when you pray.
God bless and guide you.