What Does John 1:1 Mean?

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1:1(NASB)

Verse Thoughts

In the beginning is Deity's statement of fact. In the beginning are words pregnant with meaning that subordinate logic, philosophy, psychology and science. In the beginning is a concept that astounds both the religious thinker and confounds the pagan theorist but in the Beginning was the WORD.

Before time and space were created and before angelic voices chorused their harmonic holy, holy, holy, in heavenly places - The Word is forever present throughout the span of eternity past, in conscious personal existence yet wholly distinct from the Father, for in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God - And the Word both received and reciprocated the love of God.

A unique relationship and unbreakable unity existed between the eternal Godhead before the uncreated God spoke the created universe into being and formed man from the dust of the earth in His own image and likeness. The eternal Word was with God and through this second Person of the Trinity all things were created that were made. Each Person of the Trinity have their own unique roles and their own indigenous responsibilities and yet They work in perfect harmony, being equal in every aspect of perfect Godhood.  

The Lord our God is One, working together in perfect harmony and united in every attribute and function of consummate Deity - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - working together perfect union and thrilling harmony with each other Members of this eternal, uncreated Tri-Unity.

The Word was not only with God in the beginning but from eternity past the Word was God. The Word not only dwelt with God from before time and space and matter existed, but the Word truly was God - for the Lord our God is One Lord and yet presented in Three perfect Persons - consubstantial, co-eternal, co-equal - Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty.

The Word can never simple be identified as a god - for to consider Him so would be to deny His claim to eternal divinity and render Him as an inferior the Father - NO, as the Bible records: in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.

In the absolute and unique unity of the Godhead, before the foundation of the worlds was the WORD, Who is identified for all eternity as the only One qualified to become incarnate flesh:- Immanuel:- God with us:- perfect God made fully Man:- fully God and became perfect Man - for in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory - as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

My Prayer

Father in heaven I worship Your holy name and praise Who Your holy name. Thank You for sending Jesus the Word made flesh, Who was in the bosom of the Father before the world began and Who came to earth in human flesh, so that a sinner such as I may be redeemed by His precious blood – forever, in His name I pray, AMEN.

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