WEEK OF DECEMBER 28 - JANUARY 3
God’s WORD had to become flesh to complete the redemption. Since He and His WORD are One, God Himself, in the form of a man – all God and all man – went to the altar of the Cross to pay the price for man’s treason. God sent His WORD, the same power tool with which He created this universe, to get the job done, When you receive Him, you become a son or daughter of God, just like the first man Adam, and are reconnected by the power of the living WORD to your heavenly Father (John 20:17), the Creator of all!
WEEK OF DECEMBER 21 - 27
Jesus, speaking of the eternal power of His words, said, “If you remain in Me, and My words remain in you, you will ask whatever you desire, and it shall be done for you.” (John 15:7) Why? Because the heaven and earth connection is restored through His words, and the born-again person becomes like Him, joined by His words to the very life force of God (John 6:63). No wonder 1 Corinthians says of the devil and his demons: “Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory” (KJV). The reestablishment of The WORD connection between heaven and earth was a mystery hidden in God. That mystery now revealed, is the zoe life of the living WORD in you – as He had been in Adam – restored. Colossians 1:27 says, “the glorious riches of this mystery among the nations ... is Christ [the Anointed One and His Anointing] in you, the hope of glory.” God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit set a trap for satan and all his demons that had been planned from the foundation of the world (1 Peter 1:19-20; Revelation 13:8), kept secret in Him. The plan would annihilate the devil’s grip of the law of sin and death on mankind and forever reconnect and restore fallen man to his rightful relationship and fellowship with His Father.
WEEK OF DECEMBER 14 - 20
In Jesus, the Anointed One, The WORD, is life, and His zoe life is the light of men. His words are life and light (John 6:63; 8:12). He is light, and in Him is no darkness at all (1 John 1:5). When a person believes and receives the truth of God’s WORD, the light contained in those words, brought forth from Light Himself, illuminates the mind of the receiver. The everlasting life and light contained in them instantly changes the inner man of the person who receives them, and his or her spirit is reborn (John 14:23). The zoe, or eternal life of God Himself, contained in His words, brings it to pass. At that moment the link is reconnected between heaven and earth. The life force of Almighty God flows into the person, through the power resident in His words, and fills him or her with God’s own Spirit and life. The person’s spirit is reborn in the image and likeness of God Himself, and he or she becomes a new creature in Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:17)
WEEK Of DECEMBER 7-13
God didn’t abandon the man. He put into motion His plan of redemption, which had been in the mind of God from the foundation of the world (Revelation 13:8). He began reaching out to fallen man to restore the link. Using His power tool of creation-His WORD-He connected with a man named Abram and cut a covenant of words, or promises with him. He declared to His covenant partner, speaking things that be not as though they were, that there was a Seed coming (Galatians 3:16)-The WORD made flesh-who would bless all nations of the earth (Genesis 22:18). Forty-two generations later God’s words came to pass. His WORD, part of Himself, took upon itself flesh, and Jesus (Hebrew: “he will save.” Matthew 1:21) was born as a baby in the town of Bethlehem (Hebrew: “house of bread,” John 6:51).