The Word of God is known as “living water.” It is not a coincidence that God would use this terminology to describe the Bible, in my opinion. Nothing can live without water. It is the source of life. As well, the Bible flows like water. It reminds me of this picture – tributaries/rivers flowing into the ocean. All are water – all are composed of the same molecules. Each tributary is important as it travels along its way – nourishing the land in its path; but together, when they become one, they are greater.

Rivers are made of fresh water and yet they flow into the ocean, which is salty. When we are born again of the Spirit of God, we are given a fresh new start – a new beginning – free from sin. As we grow in Christ and flow into the Main Source (the ocean symbolizing being more Christ like), we become saltier – causing the unbeliever to thirst after what we have and will see Jesus in our lives through our testimony!

As I meditated on the Word’s spiritually nourishing effects this morning, I found today’s Name for Jesus 🙂 One of the previous Names we covered was Jesus being called “The Word.” However, today’s name is “The Word of God.” I am taking liberties in my view of this particular name – and you will see how beautifully it fits 🙂

It is not a coincidence that God would use different names for Jesus – each name describes a characteristic of our Saviour and God – each points us to the Main Source – God, the Three-In-One! According to Revelation 19:13, we see that Jesus is called the “Word of God”:

And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. ~Revelation 19:13

If you replace the phrase “Word of God” with the word “Jesus,” you will see how interchangeable they are. Again, this is not a coincidence, seeing that the Word of God is Jesus and Jesus is the Word of God. How beautifully put together is the Bible – the Holy Spirit’s work flows with each verse describing the Saviour! Just as the tributaries flow into the ocean, each verse flows and points toward Jesus Christ!

Let’s look at more verses and apply this concept. I will list the verse first and then my own emphasis below.

And as they were going down to the end of the city, Samuel said to Saul, Bid the servant pass on before us, (and he passed on,) but stand thou still a while, that I may shew thee the word of God. ~1 Samuel 9:27

“that I may shew thee Jesus.”

Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye. ~Mark 7:13

“Making Jesus of none effect through your tradition,”

And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God. ~Luke 4:4

“man shall not live by bread alone, but by Jesus.”

But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it. ~Luke 11:28

“blessed are they that hear Jesus and keep Him.”

For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ. ~2 Corinthians 2:17

“For we are not as many, which corrupt Jesus:”

But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. ~2 Corinthians 4:2

“nor handling Jesus deceitfully;”

For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe. ~1 Thessalonians 2:13

“when ye received Jesus which ye heard of us, ye received Him not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, Jesus, which effectually worketh in you that believe.”

And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. ~Revelation 19:13

“and his name is called Jesus.”

There are many more verses like these, but I think you get my point! One of my favorite Sunday School teachers once told us that since Jesus fulfilled the whole Law, we can easily take Psalm 119 and replace each of the following words with Jesus. Each of these words describes the word “law” in a different way:

Law, scriptures, precepts, testimonies, ways, statutes, commandments, word, and judgments

I challenge you to do this! It will have you whoopin’ and hollerin’ in the Lord 🙂

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