1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was god.1 [Christ is the Word of God; his name is the word of God. The Bible is not the Word; the Bible is scriptures. "The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way. I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning. Then I was by him, as one brought up with him; and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him." Pro 8:22-30.]
2 The same was in the beginning with God. [The Word, who dwelled with God in the beginning, stepped out to become Jesus, the firstborn in the dimension of the new creation. "I came out from the Father. I came forth from the Father." John 16:27-28; and He possesses all the fullness of the Father, is the only visible representation of the Father, (the invisible God), and is the only begotten Son, (all other sons of God are adopted).]
3 All things were made by him; and there was nothing made without him. [him is Jesus.]
4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.2 [The word, who is Jesus, is the life of God and the light of men. Christ is the light of men: the true light that enlightens every man who comes into the world, given to them so that they might believe. John 1:7,9. The life of God in measure to control men was lost for all men when Adam disobeyed God and fell. When you have crucified your sinful, selfish life and are afterward restored to the righteousness and holiness of God's image, Christ, then you live in Christ, and Christ lives in you, controlling all your words and deeds; and this life is then eternal. Eternal life is to be a new creature in Christ on earth and forever.]
5 The light shines in the darkness; and the darkness did not comprehend it.3 [The light of the Word, Christ, shines in the darkness of men's hearts, but men do not understand that it is Christ, gently and anonymously reasoning with them, attempting to reprove them for their evil ways. Eph 5:13. If men believe what Christ tells them, they believe and love the truth, but if they deny the reasoning, loving their selfish, evil ways, they hate the truth and light, who is Christ. Peter told believers: "we have the more sure prophetic word [the word in your heart]; to which you do well to pay attention, as to a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star [Jesus] rises in your hearts;" 2 Pet 1:19.]
16 For by him all things were created that are in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether they are thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers. All things were created by him and for him;
17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
18 He is the head of his body, the church; who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that in all things he might have the preeminence.
19 For it pleased the Father that all fullness should dwell in him;
20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, to reconcile by him [Jesus], all things to himself [the Father]; by him [Jesus], I say, whether they are things on earth, or things in heaven.3 ["And when all things are subdued to him, then will the Son himself also be subject to him [God] who put all things under him, that God [the Father] may be all in all." 1 Cor 15:28. All things include all men and women.]
6 Who, though He was one with God and in the form of God, did not think this equality with God was something to be retained [held fast];
7 But made himself nothing, and took upon himself the nature of a slave, and became like men, born a human being.
8 And after appearing in the likeness of man, he humbled himself further, and carried his obedience to death, even the death of the cross!
|Hebrews 1:2 |
2 Has in these last days spoken to us in his Son, whom he has appointed heir of all things, and through whom he created the worlds; [The last days were proclaimed by Peter at Pentecost, which was after the death and accession of Jesus. Paul, the believed author of this letter, was taught the gospel by the Spirit of Jesus, and not Jesus in the flesh. In this verse "God...has spoken to us by his son," means that Christ speaks to us from the word in our heart. So today if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts. Heb 4:7,12:25. ]