The Will Of God Made Flesh
The logos, the expression of the mind of God, has been with God from before the beginning, and in fact is God. The thought of God can no more be separated from God than our own thought can be separated from ourselves. No one better explains this than Bishop Fulton Sheen in his book, “Life of Christ.” Read what he has written:
Whatever there is in the world, is made according to the thought of God, for all things postulate thought. Every bird, every flower, every tree was made according to an idea existing in the Divine Mind… Prior to his earthly existence, Jesus Christ is eternally God, the Wisdom, the Thought of the Father.. In His earthly existence, He is that Thought or Word of God speaking to men. (Sheen, Life of Christ, Image Books, p25).
Throughout the history of God dealing with man he has revealed his will. On Mount Sinai he revealed his will through the law he gave to Moses. His will for man was in opposition to the will of man. Man’s will was all about how he could be fulfilled. God’s will was to bring man to ultimate fullness through being restored in right relationship to him.
This conflict of wills continued for centuries. Then God sent forth his word in the flesh of Jesus. “The word became flesh and made his dwelling among us” (John 1:14). All that Jesus said and did was a direct expression of the will of God. He came to earth to reveal the will of the Father.
The purpose of Christ was not to bring upon man the bondage of buckling to the law, but it was to change the will of man to reflect the will of God. In that way he would change the world.
Jesus, in the flesh was the word of God manifest. Holy Spirit in the heart of man is the word of God reiterated. Reconciled, renewed and restored man is the word of God manifest in the earth.
Prayer: Father, in my natural stat my will is to fulfill the desires of my flesh; grant me the grace of having your will in my heart. Amen.
Message: Jesus, in the flesh was the word of God manifest. Holy Spirit in the heart of man is the word of God reiterated. Reconciled, renewed and restored man is the word of God manifest in the earth.
Affirmation: As I submit to Holy Spirit, God's word in me, I am becoming the word of God manifest in the earth.
Reflection: This is a powerful concept. If in fact Jesus the Christ is the Logos, the manifest word or thought, of God, and that same Christ, or Logos, dwells in us, then does it follow that as we live the Christ life we are to be the manifest word of God on earth today? Give some thought to this.