Revelations from the Word

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In the beginning was the Word

by Jean-Louis Coraboeuf

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was at the beginning with God. All things were made by Him, and nothing that was made was made without Him. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not been able to put it out (comprehend it)" (John 1:1-5)

Jesus, the Word of God, was with God at the time of the Creation (Hebrews 1:2). And so, light was created on the first day, and God saw that it was good (Genesis 1:3-5). After the fall, the light was no longer visible to the eyes of humans for man was chased from the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:22-24); it was then hidden in the Torah, "for the precept [mizvah] is a lamp, and the teaching [תורה, Torah] a light [אור,Or]" (Proverbs 6:23). In Hebrew, the word Torah which means teaching, contains the word light [Or]. God gave the Torah to Moses on Mount Sinai to have the Hebrew people enter into the Covenant that He made with Abraham. The light is revealed through the Torah so that man's spirit may become the lamp of the Lord, He which sounds the depths of the heart (Proverbs 20:27).

But the Torah did not reach perfection through the Levitical priesthood (Hebrews 7:11), this is why Jesus was the King chosen by God from the midst of His brothers, in order to rewrite the Torah given to Moses, "And it will happen when He is seated on the throne of His Kingdom, that He will write for him in a book, a copy [mishneh] of this law [torah], made according to the book which is before the priests, the Levites" (Deuteronomy 17:18). So Jesus came not to abolish the Torah, but to make it perfect or complete (Matthew 5:17), "you have heard that it was said to the elders… But I tell you… Then you will be perfect as My Heavenly Father is perfect" (Matthew 5:21-48).

It was thus that the Gospel, which completed the Torah of Moses, was written and introduces God's Covenant renewed in Jesus Christ. It is therefore necessary to have a revelation of Jesus, the Torah of God, in order to receive the Light which is in Him. As at the time of the Creation, God and His Spirit are there to bring man to Jesus Christ in order to make of him a new creation. Receiving the Light in this way, man becomes a child of God (John 1:12) in order to inherit the promise of Abraham.