John 1:1. The Word proclaimed by Jesus was the Father Himself
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
See John 1:18; 14:10.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of an only-begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten son who is in the bosom of the Father, he has declared Him.
See John 1:1c.
For He whom God has sent speaks the Words of God.
He who hears my Word and believes Him who sent me has eternal life.
You do not have His Word abiding in you, for you do not believe him whom He sent. You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about me and you are unwilling to come to me so that you may have life.
John 6:32-58. The Bread of Life: God's Word (see Matthew 4:4).
Jesus who kept His Father's Word is the Fleshly Embodiment of the Father's Word, the Bread of God.
It is my Father who gives you the true bread out of heaven. For the Bread of God is that which descends out of heaven, and gives life to the world.... I am the Bread of life.... the Bread also which I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.... unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in yourselves. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him. Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father (see 4:34; 12:50), so he who eats me, he also will live because of me. This is the Bread which descended out of heaven (see 8:55); not as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this Bread will live forever.
This is a difficult Word who can listen to it? .... It is the Spirit that gives life; the flesh counts for nothing; the Words that I have spoken to you are Spirit and are life.
My teaching is not mine, but His who sent me. If anyone is willing to do His will, he will know of the teaching, whether it is of God or whether I speak from myself. He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but he who is seeking the glory of the One who sent him, He is true, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.
if I do judge, my judgment is true; for I am not alone in it, but I and the Father who sent me. Even in your law it has been written that the testimony of two men is true. I am he who testifies about myself, and the Father who sent me testifies about me.... You know neither me nor my Father; if you knew me, you would know my Father also...He who sent me is true; and the things which I heard from Him, these I speak to the world.... I do nothing from myself, but I speak these things as the Father taught me....If you abide in my Word, then you are truly my disciples and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.... I speak the things which I have seen with my Father... He who is of God hears the words of God.... if anyone keeps my Word he will never see death.... If I glorify Myself, my glory is nothing; it is my Father who glorifies me.... I do know Him and keep His Word.
The Words that I say to you I do not speak from myself, but the Father abiding in me does the works.
And Jesus cried out and said, "He who believes in me, does not believe in me but in Him who sent me. He who sees me sees Him who sent me. I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in me will not remain in darkness. If anyone hears my sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. He who rejects me and does not receive my sayings, has One who judges him; the Word I spoke is what will judge him at the last day. For I did not speak from myself, but the Father Himself who sent me has given me a command as to what to say and what to speak. I know that His command is eternal life; therefore the things I speak, I speak just as the Father has told me.
He who does not love me does not keep my Words; and the Word which you hear is not mine, but the Fatherís who sent me.
The words which You gave me I have given to them....I have given them Your Word.
Sanctify them in the Truth; Your Word is Truth. Just You sent me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in Truth.
1 John 1:1-2
What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life and the life was manifested, and we have seen and testify and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested to us.
See John 1:4.
For the Word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart and there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to His eyes with Whom we have to do. Therefore, since we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.
He has a name written on him which no one knows except Himself. He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called the Word of God. (Knowing here does not mean knowing about. No one knows this name but Jesus himself refers to the fact he is the only one who can be called this name. He is the only one who perfectly kept God's Word and he is therefore the embodiment of the Father's Word. For that reason, keeping God's Word amounts to being conformed to the image of God's Son, Jesus. See Romans 8:29).
Last Revision/Update: April 26, 2016