The Glory of the One and Only

Daily God Walk Friday, April 22, 2010

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father full of grace and truth. – John 1:14

 The active force of God is the Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit performs the acts which fulfill God’s will. Holy Spirit is released through the Word of the living God. We first see this in Genesis 1:1-3; “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth… The Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light.”

We have read that the glory of God is manifest through the creation and we have read how the stars declare his glory, but nothing displays his glory more than his Word for it is through his Word that he gloriously reveals himself.

The mental pictures we can imagine are the best we can do to comprehend the awesome power displayed through the speaking of his Word in creation, but that can not even come close to realizing the full glory of God released through the simple words of God, “Let there be light.”

Then, something gloriously marvelous took place. Holy Spirit overshadowed Mary and suddenly the eternal word began to take the form of a human in the womb of this virgin girl. The same word that was spoken at creation was becoming flesh and dwelling among men.

This flesh-Word was as enthused with Holy Spirit as the word of creation. Not only was the Word made flesh but Holy Spirit was made manifest in the Word. The glory that John and the others saw was the glory of the Eternal One, the One and Only, the very expression of the Almighty God in flesh.

God has said that he would not give his glory to another, and he hasn’t. God’s Word, which John 1:1 told us is itself God, became flesh and thus God’s glory was manifest to man. Just as Holy Spirit over the waters waiting to be released to reveal God’s glory in creation so Holy Spirit was birthed in the Word made flesh and the Christ was enthused with glorious Holy Spirit power. Hallelujah!

 Prayer: Thank you Father for revealing yourself through the Word, Jesus, the Christ the manifestation of your glory. Amen.

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