”The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us.” John 1:14. Jesus Christ is the Word if God. “The first MAN, Adam, BECAME A LIVING SOUL.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.” 1 Corinthians 15:45. Jesus Christ is the second Adam. Jesus gives of His Spirit, the Holy Spirit, to dwell in those who have received Him and who OBEY Him. The born-again children of God are a temple of the Holy Spirit, Jesus, who dwells in them. They have the Word of God IN them.
Many people profess to be Christians and they have Bible knowledge in their heads, but they do not have Jesus in their hearts. They do not have the Word of God in them.
The Bible is not the Word of God. It is the Scriptures. Having the Scriptures in your head does not give you life. You must have the Spirit of Christ, the Holy Spirit dwelling in you.
The Holy Spirit is implanted in you when you RECEIVE Jesus. We read in James 1:21 “Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.”
Bible study and indoctrination cannot change you into a child of God. Jesus changes you when you receive and obey Him. You are born again of the Spirit of God, and the Word of God comes and dwells in you. That is the reality of Emmanuel, Christ dwelling among and in those who have RECEIVED Him and who FOLLOW and OBEY Him. They are His sheep. They listen to His voice and they follow Him. It is through communion with Jesus, that we become like Him, through prayer and obedience, not through Bible study.
The modern church is dead. They have Bibles, doctrines, preachers and facilities, but they do not have the Word of God in them. Jesus does not dwell in them. Jesus is the Spirit. He gives LIFE to those in whom He dwells.
Do you have the Word of God in you? Does Jesus dwell in you?
May Jesus bless you.