Tree of Life – Level 1, Lesson 5: 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.
- The written word is symbolic, and conveys a message, and if properly written, will be recreated in your mind, and effective.
- 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.
Jesus was known as the Logos of the Word. We, in turn, are the Logos (plural)—many of the many-membered sonships of the Father.
We 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 in flesh.
The written word is merely the symbolic combination of power-focus of the spoken word to the person reading them.
God 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.
Everything was created in the beginning by the great Word or Logos, through projection into space of Divine Creative Power.
The 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.”
The 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 result.
Jesus said, in Matthew 4: 4, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth from the mouth of God.”
This 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.
Jesus 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.”
In Matthew 8:16—”That evening they brought unto him many possessed with demons, and he cast out the spirits with a word.”
This 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.
An interesting fact of the Testament is that in the writing of the New Testament, the term “word” is used better than 575 times.
The 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.
In 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.
When 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.
It 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 Consciousness.
The 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.
The cycle carries the two facets in the world of sound which is the Divine Fiat.