Today, the word of God comes to those who have received the word of God as Christ, the anointed one. In spite of all the mention of life and light and spirit, it is the word of God, which comes to us, and the word is God. Christ Jesus, the Son and spirit, are all the word of God. The word is God. God did not send the word made flesh to have man worship the manifestation. Christ Jesus, the Son, is the activity of God's word that gives light and life to spirit in man.
When Jesus, the man, confessed to be the way the truth, the life, the light, it was to man and for man. Only God himself could be these things to man. They are all God in manifestation. What is man? Without the word of God, he is fruitless and he is mortal. He will only live and manifest a temporal existence and bring no glory to God; it will be a worthless existence. His worship is hypocrisy, for he, without the word, has neither spirit nor truth although he is very convinced that he does have these things. "The way to life is narrow and few there are that find it" Very few people believe this statement. Christ is the life of God to the believer, and he is the word of God.
We are told not to see Jesus as the flesh brings him to us. We must see beyond the veil of the flesh, beyond the biblical accounts, beyond the fact that he did things no other man did. He is really the invisible God in form and word. This is the only way mortal man can receive the testimony. Man is mortal; therefore existence beyond the body of flesh is only in God. The light of life is given to us in the word of God - coming through the manifestation of Christ Jesus.
Without the word of God there is no Christ, and no Jesus, and no son. Without the word, man has no consciousness of God in his life. It is impossible for God to give man life. God cannot be separated; separation is death. God's word is law. The law has no mercy. The Old Testament plainly reveals this about the word. This means that God himself (who gave the word) can only adjust the word of God, as law. For nobody else has the power or ability to do anything from the force of the law, except God himself.
To bring grace and mercy to man, God's word came in a manifestation in Christ Jesus - it was very important Through him, a relationship can be established as father. This word, as Christ Jesus, is the seed of a new generation, out of the word of God in spirit. Many think they can escape the law of the word and retain their "P, their "me", their "self' and their "soul." This is a mistake. The flesh man has no chance, except in Christ, to get free from the law of God's word, which is an immutable, unchangeable law.
God has not changed and he will never change. People say that God changes - that he loves everyone and that he has made adjustments. Finally, they say that this idea of God's unconditional love will eventually triumph. I say don't count on it. In the past God destroyed man by water, fire, plaques and wars. These go on among men with no end in sight. All these evils are not out of God's control. The law of sin and death goes on without change. God is the absolute. This has not changed and will not change.
All of humanity lives in the death realm, which is basically a separation from a conscious realization of God - for God is life. It is a realm that operates in the inability to fulfill the word of the law. What happens to the flesh in this realm is very deceiving. The good can suffer and die early, while sinners often seem to go without punishment. The reality of punishment is spiritual separation from God, which is the death.
John 16:7, Jesus said,
The religious system has given us images and ideas about heaven - that is, it has a white throne and Jesus, the man, is sitting at his right hand, and angels are all around, and there are other beings worshipping God. These ideas are all vain imaginations of the flesh mind. These imaginations will do nothing for you as far receiving Christ (who he really is). They need to be subject to the Christ in you and they will all be put away. Men apparently have a very difficult time releasing these forms, ideas and the imaginations of heaven. However, they are revealed in the spirit and clarity comes to the man who believes.
Consider what I say and may the Lord give you understanding.