"The Word is from the Lord, about the Lord, and is the Lord" (Apocalypse Revealed 200).
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory... (John 1: 1, 4, 14)
It is through the Word that the Lord is present with a person and conjoined with him, for the Lord is the Word, and as it were speaks with the person in it (Doctrine of the Lord 2).
The Word is a precious gift that helps us learn about the Lord. For the Word is from the Lord, about the Lord, and IS the Lord. He speaks to us in His Word and teaches us how to follow Him. In the Word, the Lord is "calling" us to heaven. If we respond to His call by trying to serve Him in our life, then He can help us understand the teachings of His Word more and more clearly. As we grow in this understanding, our ability to see the Lord's living presence in His Word will increase. It is written in John that the Lord is "the way, the truth, and the life" (14:6). And it is by means of the Word that He shows us the way, teaches us the truth, and offers us spiritual life.
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