of Life Lessons
THE WORD (3)
The Word as spoken of in Genesis, and in the first
chapter of John, both refer to the spoken Word of God.
The Word can be either written or spoken with equal effect.
So consider the following facts of it.
(1) The written
word is symbolic, and conveys a message, and if properly written, will be
recreated in your mind, and effective.
(2) The spoken
word is a symbol with power, and has both the basic energy, and the creative
power of the Father, as demonstrated in John 1: 1 --
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God."
Or in John 1:14, "and
the Word became flesh."
We, our beings, mankind, the race, are the manifestations of the active
Word of God. God said it, and it was done. We
say it, and it is and shall be done.
was known as the Logos of the Word. We,
in turn, are the Logos (plural) -- many of the many-membered sonships of the
are the extensions of God's spoken word. When
we reach the state where we speak from the Self, then we become the Word of God
written word is merely the symbolic combination of power-focus of the spoken
word to the person reading them.
said, Let there be Light, and there was Light, in Genesis.
Here we have the potential and the Spirit; it activated the Power in the
voice and the Word of God was manifest.
was created in the beginning by the great Word or Logos, through projection into
space of Divine Creative Power.
Creator is God in the act of creating, and is the supreme Uni-Being -- nameless,
but with supreme Will, a Will-Power which the Egyptians called "RA."
word, or "rite" is from Sanskrit "riti", meaning a
going-away -- from the Aryan "ri" -- "to flow."
In this sense, using a writ is using the word, since rites help to
understand the way, in causing a flow to the form which depicts the desired
said, in Matthew 4: 4, "Man
shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth from the mouth
gives us the evaluation of the statement made by the Master when he said,
"Think not what goeth into the mouth," but what cometh out is what
defileth the soul.
said, and many times spoke, and things took place, but he told us in the Upper
Room at the Last Supper, "All these things I do, so shall ye do also, and
even greater than these."
Matthew 8:16 -- "That evening they brought unto him many possessed with
demons, and he cast out the spirits with a word."
helps us to understand the reality of the Word, for in John 1: 1 -- "In the
beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God."
So likewise is the word with you, if you are conscious of the Master.
If you are conscious of God, it is with you.
interesting fact of the Testament is that in the writing of the New Testament,
the term "word" is used better than 575 times.
word comes as produced by vibration with form, and as man has a desire, so
likewise does he give it form, and he assumes -- he produces -- the sound, over
which the light travels.
the art of healing, if one is being healed, and hears the word, it works better
apparently, for the less-enlightened. Then
if there is that within him which can accept the words, and he does, this aids
the healing. The word is projection
into the physical realm of manifestation by the power of sound.
Sound must have form, and a force. Back
of all of this is the motivation of mind.
one speaks the Word, he responds to forms and sound of letters, and conveyance
or package that is sent out. The
motivation of mind is one thing; if you merely repeat it, the word drops to the
floor. But if you give it Life with
feeling, you send it out because you want it to take form, and manifest.
is something said, that because of the LETTERED Sounds, and not as accidental
mechanical sounds, the word gains Life through the intelligence of Mind, and
thus it is so because at that moment, there is but One Mind, and One
Word of the Father -- He spoke the Word once, then held it ever since in the
silent, everlasting prayer.
It had all the increments of sound, frequency, wave-length, power, force, and motivation of mind. It became flesh, because it carried all of the wave-lengths consistent with the chemical elements.
cycle carries the two facets in the world of sound which is the Divine Fiat.