“God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son…”
Christ is the bright shining Glory of God the Father. In His Son, Jesus the Christ, we see God the Father clearly and exactly. He is the the Final Word of God, the Superior Word of God to all the words of prophets in their words, dreams and visions. Even Moses whom the Lord God spoke to, “face to face..plainly, and not in dark sayings; and he sees the form of the Lord.” (Num. 12:8) is overshadowed completely by the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ who, “is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.” (2 Cor 4:6; Col 1:15). In the wonderful mystery of the Trinity we see the very essence of God the Father in Christ. “He is the revelation of the very heart of God. In Him has been seen the embodiment of the Eternal Power by which the worlds were made. In Him has been unveiled the Eternal Love by which all things are preserved and sustained.” (P. M.Muir.)
“By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God.” (Heb 11:3). He created the universe with Christ as his frame of reference. He framed the words that were Christ, “For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.” (Col 1:16-18).
All the years, the times, ways and people that God used to speak his Words he was leading up to framing, giving structure and support of time and space by putting Christ into glorious words of Scripture. “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God (John 1:1). The text became tactile, words became a man and that Man was the God-man who lived among us (John 1:14). The frame became the foundation, the solitary cornerstone (1 Cor 4:11; Eph 2:20) of all that is, even the living and the dead.
God’s written Word in both the Old and New Testaments speaks fresh and new through His Word every day because Jesus is the reference for how speaks in the Bible. In the study and contemplation and especially the preaching and teaching of the words of the scriptures God is speaking every day, and he speaks Christ to us. Every day the Bible is fresh and alive as is the Risen Christ and as we read them we know we are connected with God through the scriptures which are much more than the writings of men.
God speaking to us in these last days by His Son. The method, mode, style and means by which he speaks is Christ, the living Word of God. This is how Christ dwells in our hearts by faith. His Word. He is like a tree planted by the riverside (Psalm 1:1-3) and he is planted in our hearts for his seed remains in us (1 John 3:9) It is Christ who grows and grows in our minds and hearts making us like sturdy, stable oaks of righteousness (Isa 61:3). Our faith came by hearing the seed of the living and enduring Word of God (1 Peter 1:23NIV). That Word, is the Word of Christ (Rom. 10:17) dwells in us lavishly (Col 3:16) and the Holy Spirit reinforces our inner being with his power, through the words which the Holy Ghost teaches (1 Cor 2:13) and the words he speaks is when he brings glory to Christ (John 16:14). The Holy Spirit teaches us through the Scriptures, “the width and length and depth and height-to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” (Eph 3:18). Christ is the Word and that Word is final.
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