In the Beginning Was the Word

This opening phrase from John 1:1 goes on to say, “and the word was with God, and the word was God.” This simple phrase has created countless opinions from theologians, Bible scholars, and religious leaders for years. You can spend hours with the countless pages of historical data that has been written on what this means.

The original derivation of the “Word” came from the Greek word Logos which meant word, however there is a mystical, creative, addition to that definition that includes the idea of the influence of a basic principle of the Universe.

In the spiritual conversation, there is the spiritual Self of pure divine energy and then the ego self of material form and illusion. When we have learned to speak from our spiritual Self, we speak the words of God which are defined as words of love, appreciation, harmony, abundance and peace. When we sink back into the daily words used in our current material world, we wind up using words that bring forth anger, sickness, lack, disharmony, and the other foibles of the physical world that show up in our world as suffering and struggle.

Jesus tells us in Mt. 12:37, “For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” We are being told that our words are creating the world we live in. If we don’t like the world we are living in, the solution is to change the words that we are using and use words that create the type of world we want to live in.

Unfortunately, our conditioning tells us to blame anyone else for our problems. It is always somebody else’s fault and we are the victims of countless wrongs that others and society have perpetuated against us. It is difficult to adopt a new way of life and turn things around. This begins with the slow regeneration of our conditioned mind by beginning a spiritual path. This is a journey spoken about in most of the major religions of the world.

The prophet Isaiah in Isaiah 55:11 says, “So shall be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and succeed in the thing for which I sent it.”

This is the application of “Practical Christianity” that Charles Fillmore shared in his sharing of the real teachings of Jesus the Christ.  We can learn to craft our words to create the world of peace and abundance for all. We can all use these ideas as we begin our path back to the Father’s House, the Kingdom of Heaven within.

I love you...

Rev. Robert