The Word of God
God’s word was first spoken through angels: “Let there be light and there was light” (Genesis 1:3). In Genesis, the angels represented God. When the earth was being formed.
The angel said to Mary “Do not be afraid” (Luke 1:30-33). In Hebrews “Long ago at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets” (Hebrews 1:1, 2). Peter also tells us “Men spoke from God” (2 Peter 1:21). In the word of God, we have something more sure, the prophetic word by which we will do well if we pay attention to it.
God spoke through Jesus: “He who comes from above bears witness to what he has seen and heard. Whoever receives his testimony, sets his seal to this: that God is true. For he whom God has sent utters the word of God. Whoever believes in the son has eternal life” (John 3:31-36).
God spoke through the apostles: “And he commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one appointed by God to be judge” (Acts 10:42) and the prophets “While I was speaking in prayer, the man Gabriel whom I had seen in vision came to me in swift flight at the time of the evening sacrifice” (Daniel 9:20-22).
Angels are created beings who act as God’s servants and messengers. Jeremiah talks about the prophets: “Then the Lord put out his hand and touched my mouth. And the Lord said to me, “Behold I have put my words into your mouth” (Jeremiah 1:19). Prophets were the people who spoke the word of God as they were moved by the Holy Spirit, which is God’s power at work.
The apostles and some of the other early Christian were used to speak God’s word directly: “Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly saying that: ‘It was necessary that the word of God be spoken to you first. Since you thrust it side and judge yourself unworthy of eternal life, behold we are turning to the Gentiles’. For so the Lord has commanded us saying, ‘I have made you a light to the Gentiles that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth’” (Acts 13:46, 47). In the last book of the Bible, Jesus himself speaks: “He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood and his name is the Word of God” (Revelation 19:13).
God’s messengers are both those people who carry the messages of God and the angels. Whoever carries the word of God represents God himself, even down to the present day.
Prophets spoke in olden days only: “In ancient times, God spoke to our forefathers by the prophets but in these last days he has spoken to us by his son” (Hebrews 1:1, 2). True prophets are not available in these last days of else, only false prophets.
Apostles were appointed by Jesus in the first century. When the apostles died, they did not pass on their apostleship to any others: the office of apostle died. Any apostles nowadays are pretenders. They lay up heavy burdens and put them on people’s shoulders. They do all their deeds to be seen of others. Also they shut the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces (Matthew 23).
Jesus Christ is message existing today and in the coming future. He is the first and the last. There is no other apart from him. He is yesterday, today and tomorrow We are in the edge of Christianity. We shall all be responsible at the judgement seat
Bro. Isaac Kapa