- Isaiah 40:8 (VOICE) The grass withers, the flower fades; nothing lasts except the word of our God. It will stand forever.
- Proverbs 30:5 (VOICE) Every word of God will be put to the test and proven true; He is a defense for those who trust in Him.
- John 1:1 (EXB) In the beginning [Gen. 1:1] ·there was the Word [the Word already existed; the Word refers to Christ, God’s revelation of himself]. The Word was ·with [in the presence of; in intimate relationship with] God [the Father], and the Word was [fully] God.
A Prophetic Nugget from our Dyed4you Ministries blog is connected to this. It’s called “My Word is a Mighty Weapon.”
Proverbs 30:5 (NLT) Every word of God proves true. He is a shield to all who come to him for protection.
Beloved, My Word is a mighty weapon – a two-edged sword. It is unbreakable and true. I AM your shield – put your faith in Me. Stand fast in the day of trouble and rely on your firm foundation to keep your stance secure.
I will not shake. I will not move. My Word is true, and a safety to all who cling to it, for I AM steadfast and mighty, and My Word gives keen insight that uncovers dark motives and hidden agendas. Trust in Me. Trust in My Word. Look to Me for your protection.
Another Prophetic Nugget from our Dyed4you Ministries blog is connected to this. It’s called “My Eternal Word.”
Isaiah 40:8 (NLT) The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever.
Beloved, before the foundations of the earth, My Word existed – carried on My breath, made manifest in My creation; My Word apparent for all to see. For those who have an ear to hear and those who have an eye to see, My Word is vibrant and alive, mighty and powerful, comforting and steadfast.
I remain the same. I AM steadfast and true, faithful to My Word, and holy and righteous. My Word was made flesh – the bread of life. My Word is sustenance to strengthen and build you up. Allow Me to be your firm foundation. Rest in Me. Rely on Me. I AM life, and I AM eternal.
Another Prophetic Nugget from our Dyed4you Ministries blog is connected to this. It is called “Make Me Your Firm Foundation.”
John 1:1 (NLT) In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Beloved, I AM. I AM the Alpha and Omega – the beginning and the end. From the foundations of the earth I have always been. I AM everlasting, and My Word endures forever. No firmer foundation can be found, for I AM steadfast and unchanging. Everything else is soft ground and sinking sand compared to My solid bedrock. Make Me your firm foundation.
I AM truly reliable, I AM completely faithful, and My love for you is steadfast. In a world of chaos and uncertainty, I AM your hiding place and your strong tower. I AM resolute and unwavering, a fixed point in a sea of motion. Grab hold and refuse to let go. Beloved, make Me your firm foundation.
And another Prophetic Nugget from our Dyed4you Ministries blog is connected to this. It’s called “Deeper Still.”
2 Timothy 3:16 (TPT) Every Scripture has been written by the Holy Spirit, the breath of God. It will empower you by its instruction and correction, giving you the strength to take the right direction and lead you deeper into the path of godliness.
Beloved, My Word is living and active – infused with the breath of My Spirit. It is invaluable for gaining wisdom and direction. It instructs and chastens. It comforts and encourages. It speaks to your heart. Receive the light it brings, for that light is Me.
Come deeper, beloved. I stand beckoning you – inviting you closer still. There is more – always more – to be had in Me. Behold, I AM Galah Raz, the Revealer of Mysteries – the All-Knowing One. You cannot plumb My depths, but My Word invites you to try. Come deeper still, beloved. Deeper still.
The Voice Translation commentary shares interesting thoughts about the beginning of the book of John and the use of the word Word. Here is a portion of what they shared:
…John’s Gospel names Jesus as the Logos and declares that He existed long before time was measured. This Greek word carries a variety of meanings, all relating to the act of speaking…John’s use of logos is unique and has often been rendered as “Word.” While this is a useful translation, even a casual understanding demonstrates that “Word” reflects only part of its meaning. Most readers will interpret “word” as a unit of language—a combination of sounds generally spoken but also written—that carries meaning. To understand what John means, readers need something more than their cultural understanding of “word”; they need a new way of thinking about it. This is why we have chosen to offer another rendering, an interpretive, poetic translation, of what may be one of the most theologically loaded words in Scripture. Since logos essentially refers to the act of speaking or bringing thoughts to expression, we have decided to use the word “voice” to capture that reality. John declares that truth has culminated in the person of Jesus. No single word captures the complete meaning of logos, but “voice” has a number of advantages.
First, “voice” manifests the act of speaking. Voice is that which is spoken and that which is heard; it comes on both sides of any communication event, bridging the gap between sender and receiver. John intends that in Jesus God is speaking and revealing Himself to the world.
Second, a voice is distinct and personal. We can distinguish people from one another simply by their voices. In John 10 Jesus describes the fact that the sheep hear the voice of the shepherd when he calls and they follow, but they refuse to follow a stranger because they do not know his voice ( John 10:1-5 ). John desires that we know Jesus as the Son of God and believe in Him personally as the Good Shepherd.
Third, “voice” is dynamic in that it reflects the robust and powerful activity of a living God. It is historical in that any act of speaking comes to expression and takes place in the real world as a “voice” calling, demanding a response. It challenges any notion that the Christian faith can be reduced to rules, propositions, or doctrines that can be merely believed or dismissed and not lived out in our lives. Since in Jesus God is speaking and revealing Himself to the world, and since in Jesus we hear the Voice of God, then this new reality changes everything so we, too, must change.
With that said, we remember that though His Word is documented in our sacred texts, what makes them sacred is the breath behind the words. They are what make “the Word.” We must hear the Voice. We must heed it and listen to its direction. It is the voice of our Beloved. A Prophetic Nugget from our Dyed4you Ministries blog is connected to this. It’s called “Be My Living Word in the Earth.”
John 1:1 (VOICE) Before time itself was measured, the Voice was speaking. The Voice was and is God.
Beloved, hear Me, for I AM yet speaking. My Word carried on My breath – My Spirit. I still speak today. Will you have ears to hear? Will you heed My voice? It is not enough to say you love My Word, true love is demonstrated by obedience – a yielding to truth, by becoming a manifestation of My Word.
I lead you rightly, so listen for My still small voice. Recognize it as it echoes My written Word which you have read and hidden in your heart. Hear and respond. Hear and obey. Align with My Son – My Word made manifest – by doing as He did, by living like Him – by being My living Word in the earth.
John 1:1-5 (VOICE) Before time itself was measured, the Voice was speaking. The Voice was and is God. This celestial Word remained ever present with the Creator; His speech shaped the entire cosmos. Immersed in the practice of creating, all things that exist were birthed in Him. His breath filled all things with a living, breathing light— A light that thrives in the depths of darkness, blazes through murky bottoms. It cannot and will not be quenched.
Father kept bringing to mind two worship songs as we were birthing this. The first is Don Moen’s “Firm Foundation,” which declares that Jesus is our firm foundation and our hope. We place our trust in His holy Word because it is faithful and mighty. We know God has a plan for us, it’s good, and we rest in this knowledge.
The second song is the hymn “My Hope is Built on Nothing Less” (technically a version of it Kim Hill sang at a conference in the late 1990’s). This hymn reminds us to rest completely in the Lord. Everything else is simply sinking sand. God is the only One truly stable and steadfast. Regardless of trials and tests and darkness, Jesus remains unwaveringly devoted – His price for our redemption long-since paid. He is our solid rock and on Him we will stand.
The name of the silk hidden in this image is Mighty Sword. The colors in it are slate representing bedrock, smoky blue representing continual sweet aroma from a heart filled with gratitude and praise, gray representing armor of God, camel representing steadfast, feet will not slip, orange representing fiery passion, mink brown representing humility, gold shimmer representing divine light, and silver shimmer representing childlike faith.
Father, thank You for Your Word. Thank You that it, like you, is everlasting. Thank You for the firm foundation Your Word provides. Thank You that life in You is a rich one indeed. Thank You for challenging and growing us. Thank You for feeling we are even worthy of Your attention. You are a good God – to you be all the Glory! Amen.