Was with God

John 1:1-2 WEB

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. [2] The same was in the beginning with God.

I love to hear God talk about himself. It’s always a mystery. And these verses are no different. God describes himself as the Word. More, we understand that through the author, God is also describing himself as Jesus Christ. And all the while, maintaining his Oneness as God. How can it be that God is the word and that God was with the word and that God is one? So, was Jesus with God? Or, is it that Jesus is God? Jesus in this verse is described as the Word of God. When I read that it makes me think of a voice. And I wonder if God is personifying his own voice as he talks about himself. When he imparted his own essence and gave birth to Christ as his only begotten son, his voice went from being Spirit to being Flesh. This makes sense when you think about the wording in the verse. It says the word was with God, not that the word is with God. That’s an important distinction because the circumstance of the Word being with God are in the past tense meaning they’ve changed. The author of John is going to spend the rest of his book telling us how the circumstances have changed. Jesus is not only God In the Flesh, He is the thought and mind of God revealed through the words of Christ. He is both with God and He is God.

Lord Jesus, please give me a revelation of your uniqueness and your oneness with the Father. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.

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