Experiencing Christ

The Word Making Us Sons

1 Pet 1:23 Having been regenerated not of corruptible seed but of incorruptible, through the living and abiding word [logos] of God. 
John 17:8 For the words [rhema] which You gave Me I have given to them, and they received them and knew truly that I came forth from You, and they have believed that You sent Me.

The written word in the Bible is the logos. But when you read the logos, the Spirit will use a sentence, a phrase, or even a single word to inspire you, and that word will become the instant word, rhema. For example, John 3:16 is the logos. One day, as you read this verse, suddenly the words, “God so loved the world,” stand out, and you say, “Oh, God so loved me!” By this we see how the constant word becomes the instant word, how the logos becomes the rhema.

Both the constant word and the instant word, the logos and the rhema, are for imparting eternal life into the believers who receive these words. The Father’s words are not mainly for teaching or instruction; they are mainly for imparting life into the believers. When the words, “God so loved the world,” stood out to you and you were inspired, saying, “Praise God, You loved me,” life was immediately imparted into you. You received the Father’s life… When we have the life of the Father, we also have the Father and enjoy the Father.

When we received the word of God, we were regenerated by that word and became the sons of God. In this way, God became our Father and we became the sons of God. The Lord came to reveal to His disciples that God is the Father, the source of life, who intends to bring forth countless sons. Therefore, the Lord brought the word of God to His disciples, who, by receiving the word, became the reborn sons of God.

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