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Is the WORD of God a PERSON? - Dr. Michael Heiser

Updated: Feb 27

Video from Dr. Michael Heiser

Is the WORD of God a PERSON? - Dr. Michael Heiser

"The word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision.» Okay, visions are things you see. Otherwise, you wouldn't call it a vision! The word of the Lord can denote a visual experience of God. So, the Old Testament teaches us that God can show up in human form, and he's referred to as the word of the Lord. And this is the backdrop for a lot of that language in the New Testament.' from video introduction.

The writer of Hebrews informs readers that God’s Word is more than simply a historical record of events and people: “For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).

In this passage, Word of God refers to His revelation in a general sense, meaning any method God uses to communicate with humans. Our primary exposure is through His written Word, the Bible. We learn in Scripture that the Word of God is alive and active—it not only lives but works. Let’s explore these two characteristics of God’s revelation to humankind.

The original Greek word translated here as “living” means “to have life” or “alive.” The Word of God is alive because God is a living God (Hebrews 3:12). Jesus said, “The very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life” (John 6:63, NLT). In the parable of the sower, Jesus compared God’s Word to seed (Matthew 13:1–23). Seed, like the Word, is a living organism that, when spread and planted in fertile soil, produces abundant life..." from the article: What does it mean that the Word of God is living and active (Hebrews 4:12)?

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