The Word of God.
John refers to Jesus as the Word: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). In Revelation, John is even more explicit: “He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God.”
What’s the significance that Jesus is “The Word of God”? It means that He’s the embodiment and executor of God’s word. God’s word became a human being: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father” (John 1:14).
It’s no surprise, then, that Jesus said: “You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me” (John 5:39). The Bible is the grand testimony of Jesus—the written word testifying of the living Word. They are identical. Do you read God’s word in light of Jesus?
Recently, I saw a meme about Carly Simon’s song, You’re So Vain. It stated: “You’re so vain you probably think this psalm is about you.” Many times, we make the Bible so me-centric that we ignore its Christ-centric reality.
In the context of today’s verse and the book of Revelation, we see Jesus as “The Word of God,” executing His divine judgments. In John, He had said: “The Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son, that all may honor the Son, just as they honor the Father” (John 5:22-23). Jesus executes God’s judgments, manifesting Himself as supreme Victor and Judge over all evil.
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