“Spirit and Life (John 6:63)”
I’ve been meditating on verses like these for a while. Words spoken the way Jesus spoke them contain spiritual and creative energy. In the book of Genesis we read that God made the universe by speaking words.
John equates Jesus as the physical embodiment of the Word. In the first few lines of his Gospel he says that the Word (Jesus) was in the beginning and that through him all things were made.
In a similar way, Colossians 1:16 says that in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible…all things have been created through him and for him.
Hebrews 11:3 puts it even more clearly. “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”
New discoveries in quantum physics reveal that there is a hidden/invisible dimension which seems to have preceded and created the material world.
My reading of the situation is that words are the parent force.
It is my conviction that those of us who believe and who love the Lord should be speaking His words like He did and doing the same works that He did, to show people how much God loves them.
We can do this when we don’t doubt (Mark 11:23) and when we co-operate with the Holy Spirit, who energises – gives real, lasting, genuine life – to everything.