The Word of God is Jesus Christ
The very first verse in the gospel of John tells us that in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. The Bible also says, "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." Genesis 1:1. I believe in Creation and another proof in the Bible is found in verse three in the gospel of John. This truth says all things were made by Him and nothing was made apart from Jesus Christ. Our Lord is the very embodiment of life. He will shine in darkness and this darkness will not be able to understand the Light of Jesus Christ.
(1) "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (2) The same was in the beginning with God. (3) All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made. (4) In Him was life; and the life was the light of men. (5) And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not." John 1: 1 - 5.
Jesus Christ is God and one with the Father. When the apostle John uses the term, "Word of God" this means the same with God. Jesus Christ is the second Person of the Trinity because He is the first - begotten of the Father. Jesus Christ is the Word because by him God has in these last days spoken to us. He has made known the mind of God to us somewhat similar when the words of a person make known his or her thoughts to other people except Jesus Christ is perfect and we are very far from this attribute because our characteristics in us are flawed. This is why we need Jesus Christ.
When this passage says, "In the beginning was the Word" … the apostle John is talking about the existence of Jesus Christ before His incarnation and before time even began on earth. The world had a beginning but Jesus Christ did not have a starting point and please do not try and figure this out because you will fail at every turn. We can not possibly understand that the Son of God (the second Person of the Trinity) was in the beginning but never began.
When the Bible says the Word was with God and the Word was God we need to understand that this is repeated in verse two in a different way because the text says the same was in the beginning with God. The meaning is clear in that Jesus Christ was from eternity. God created the world and Jesus Christ was with God in essence and substance because the Word (Jesus Christ) was God and still is and will be for all eternity. Sin did not catch the Triune Godhead by surprise because this grand affair of people's reconciliation back to God was understood between God the Father and His Son (Jesus Christ) in eternity past before Creation.
In verse three this passage writes all things were made by Him (Jesus Christ). He was with God and very active in the divine operations in the beginning of Time. In fact as I read further down in the latter part of verse three the Holy Spirit penned through the apostle John says without Him was not anything made that was made from the highest angel to the lowest bug. In plain simple terms God the Father did nothing without His Son in the work of Creation. This is proof that Jesus Christ is God. Our Messiah is not only the author of creation but the author of our faith. He redeemed our soul for our salvation in Him.
Verse four says in Him was life. Notice the apostle John is speaking a lot about Jesus Christ in the past tense. He is establishing right up front that Jesus Christ is God. He is the very embodiment of life and light. As believers we have His life but we should long for His light. Our spirit should be the candle of the Lord which comes from the life and light of God. The eternal Word (Jesus Christ) lights this candle in our spirit and as a result we are able to shine through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. If we do not know Jesus Christ we do not have life. The person that is not redeemed through the shed blood of Jesus Christ is dead in his or her sins. That does not sound like life. In fact it is death. People that are saved are right with their Creator. People that are not saved are separated from their Creator. Remember we would not even be here if it were not for Jesus Christ. As Christians we receive the light of divine revelation from the Bible which is the Word of God.
Verse five says … "And the light shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not." When Jesus Christ is manisfested to them in one way or another whether it be through Creation or some other means there is not a notice that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. It is usually not even regarded as a high priority. May I make a suggestion. Let this be a high priority. The Son of God is the Word of God who is life and His Light can shine in your heart. You just have to make a decision that the Lord of the entire universe desires to have a personal relationship with you but He will not force Himself on you. Choice is usually where the connection is made in any fellowship between two parties. If person A and person B does not work together there is no relationship. If you admit that your heart is dark and empty without Jesus Christ remember verse five says … "And the light shineth in darkness. One problem I personally see is the average Person's conscience is not convicted enough to feel very strongly about this issue of eternal salvation through Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ was also prophesied in the Old Testament and if anybody can read Isaiah chapter 53 and not come to the conclusion that Jesus Christ is the Son of God through that reading then something is very wrong.
If you would like to accept Jesus Christ into you heart as personal Savior and Lord now may be a good time to repent of all your sins and invite the Son of God into your life. God Bless you Bob D.