The Creative Word of Truth
Every word in the Sacred Writings is very important. Every statement, even a name, reveals a measure of the character of the person attached to it and sometimes acknowledges a promise. Yahweh’s and his Son’s characters are revealed in their names. This is why their names are so important; these names were chosen, not by man, but by Yahweh himself. This fact should make it evident that these names are important to the Father.
The highly exalted position of the Sovereign One and that of our Savior, commands all creation to give recognition and honor to their names.
Think for a moment of what the name of Yahweh tells us about him. His name translated into English means self-sufficient and the ever-existing One. He flows and replenishes the earth without taking from it. In our realm, we continually demand the sacrifice of another life to revitalize our own being. Something must die to supply the nourishment we receive from day to day. We are sustained by the sacrifices of the lower life realms. This is not true of our Father. His life realm flows out continually while it sustains itself. What effect does this information have on our minds? Remember, nothing comes into existence but by word and our active faith in it.
Ideas (thoughts) are the embryos of active concepts. An idea that forever remains unexpressed becomes an aborted word. A thought brought to birth produces word (concept). Yahweh’s name is a description of his being. It expresses a concept. His name has a meaning. When we recognize and verbalize it, we testify of the reality of that realm and signify our faith in its existence. We acclaim that state of existence as a present reality and a future hope by virtue of recognizing him as our Father (children bear the substance of their parents). But we do more, we create an awareness of his presence, that is, we are giving birth in our spirit to that concept by voicing it. This awareness also brings that thought (concept) down into the spirit of other people. We are cultivating ground and planting thought-embryos of the Life-force. When these thoughts are birthed, they produce a chain reaction. Remember the word is alive, and it is a creative force. When we echo (or speak) the realities of the life concept in faith, the word (or truth) begins to create.
With our first parents we received death, but we also received the promise of the restoration of life. This promise, being to the woman, was first and foremost in the lives of those who were embracing this hope. For this reason, if for no other, parenthood was very important to the early Hebrew couples. But hope had died in the heart of Sarai (dominative) and of Abram (high father); they were very near a hundred and yet they had no children. This situation was very stressful to Abraham; finally he received an audience with the Father concerning an heir. Yahweh told him that Sarai would give him a son. But as is always expected, there was a faith-work required; Abraham and Sarai had to change their names. Abram (High Father) became Abraham (Father of Nations) and Sarai (Dominative) became Sarah, or Queen. This change birthed a new concept into the daily thought pattern of the couple. When Sarah called her husband for dinner she no longer said, “High Father, it is time to eat.” she called, “Father of Nations, your meal is prepared.” Father of Nations would answer, “I’m coming, Queen.”
When Yahweh spoke to Abraham about changing his name, he did not call a town meeting to announce the name change of his servants. He spoke quietly in the ear of Abram. Being childless, it must have taken faith and grace for them to operate in their new faith concept, but creation was at work. Over and over Sarah and Abraham voiced their expectations through the name change to each other, to their friends, to strangers, and, yes, even to the Father. Their expectations were voiced every time their names were spoken. Abraham, in introducing his wife and himself to the stranger that came to his tent door, would have said, “This is the queen and I am the father of nations.” Notice the expression was not in the future tense.
As we speak our word of promise and operate in our faith realm, the spoken word becomes creative: “Beloved, now are we the sons of Yahweh, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that has this hope in him purifies himself, even as he is pure,” I John 3:2-3.
The Father did not think the world into existence; he spoke it into existence. No doubt it had always been in his concept, but when he birthed the thought, the world became. The principle (spirit) behind our concept is what the word expresses. I can hammer on heavens door day after day asking for a better car so that I can outshine my neighbor. I may never get the new car I ask for, but I will certainly be growing in the spirit of arrogance, greed, and in false pride.
This concept can be expressed in the story of the lady that stubbornly continued to smoke cigarettes without consideration for her young children’s health, while her doctors used their expertise, surgery, and modern technology to release her from their effect. She was determined to prove you could survive cancer while you are breaking good health rules and endangering the lives of others. She succeeded and strengthened her concept, but will the spirit of her action lead her into the Life-realm? She proved the power of a strong spirit, no one will deny, but what is the name of that strong spirit, and where will it eventually lead her if she follows on?
There is a text in Genesis 1:26 stating, “. . . and let them have dominion. . .,” which is packed with bad news and good news. The bad news is we have ruled to our own destruction. The good news is we can do something about it. But we must speak the word of Truth and Life, that is, we must birth the embryo conceived in our mind. We must, through the Spirit, reach up into the mind of the Spirit and lower the Life concept into the word realm so that the word of Life will oppose the death in us. We have experienced redemption of our spirit, but we have not, as yet, received the full redemption of our bodies (Rom. 8:9-23).
When we are operating in the word of faith, we do not have to sacrifice our needs, but we should not allow our immediate needs to be our total objective. The Father (creative power) knows what we need. When we release the power within us, it will supply all our needs. Our objective should be to birth the Life concept into the human mind. We have a few billion little creatures out there participating in their Spirit-given right to “have dominion and replenish.” There is a desperate need to create the Life-concept in the minds of these busy little creatures so that they will stop creating havoc that adds to the destruction of the earth.
When we center in on the lack in this realm, we personify the death realm. Our goal should not be to remove the symptoms of death, but our objective should be to reach up into the Life-realm and bring forth Life-giving fruit into the death realm so that death can be swallowed up in Life.
If you understood me to say we should forget our human body needs and the needs of our human family, you misunderstood me. I said the Life-concept will automatically supply our needs if, or when, we decide to allow it to work through us. “Seek first the Kingdom of Yahweh (that ever abiding, self-sufficient realm of life) and all these things (human needs) will be added,” Matthew 6:33.
The Kingdom of Life operates on the principle of Life. There are some outward laws that will instruct us or give us a shadowed image of the Life-principle, but the laws themselves are not the Life. They help till our soil to be receptive of the Living Word. Remember the Life-realm is an unseen principle that the human mind cannot see, but we can hear instructions. These instructions tell us about the concept; they point the way into the Life-realm.
The spoken Word is a mediator between the Life-realm and us. If you comprehended the reality of what I just said, you have gone beyond the Man that walked the shores of Galilee and you understand the principle of Life that manifested itself through that Man.
Yasha operated through the Spirit of the word. We must adhere to the instructions given to us in the Word in order to prepare our minds (till our ground) to receive the Life of the Word, or Living Word. “If you love me keep my commandments.” “If you abide in me and my word abides in you, you may ask what you desire and it will come into being.” But our ground must be made ready to receive seed thoughts. If the Word of Life falls upon unprepared soil, that is, if you have allowed yourself to be caught up into the death realm concept, you can receive the seed of Life every time you go to church and refuse to give it an expression in your being. If you refuse to speak the word out of the embryos stage, it will die in that stage.
Christ was, and still is, our Master and Teacher. The simple things he told us to do may sound too simple to our very intellectual but carnal minds; however, they are the only garden tools we have to till our soil. Be stubborn if you will and reject his Word, but without it you will not make it into the Life-realm. “If you love me (life) keep my commandments (life principles).”
If we understand that we are not going to journey out of this realm by catching a glory cloud to another planet nor shall we be transformed by telling people we are, we will realize the only option we have is to embrace the fact that we must live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of Yahweh. We have discovered a Life-principle that has the potential to transform these temples of clay into vessels of honor prepared and tempered for the Father’s use. The mouthpiece of Yahweh was Christ. He came to declare his Father’s name, or Life principle. Can we do less?
The word “Yasha” is the Hebrew word for “Savior.” It describes his mission, and as I use it I am confessing my dependence on him. I love to address him by the word “Savior,” for each time I do, I recognize his position in my life and in the lives of others. By faith in his word, I create the expectancy of his finished salvation.
Not only is the name Yasha a revelation of the Father but the revealed plan of redemption also. We understand the character and attributes of the Father as we see his plan for the ages unfold. The scheme of salvation is the very most important subject in the Bible because it reveals the character of Yahweh. It speaks of his love, his wisdom, his passion, and his temperament.
Yahweh revealed himself to men through the written word so that people might look upon his actions and judge them. In this, they judge themselves. If an individual should write a factual book about their life, it would include what they have done, their future plans, and their motivations in doing them. And if they have revealed their thoughts, feelings, ambitions, philosophy, prejudges, attributes, and fears in analogizing their story, an observant reader might learn more about the writer than the writer knew about himself.
This is what Yahweh did in Christ: he revealed himself to the world in the flesh body of Yasha. We now look upon that expression and judge the qualities of it. What we judge him to be causes us to feel affection for the godhead or it will promote rejection. If we oppose what is revealed, we are rejecting Life. If we accept and adore what we see in that form, we accept the attributes of love, and though we may express something less than an exact expression of it, we have embraced its attributes and become justified in righteousness.
We may confess that we love Yahweh, when in reality our emotions are involved with a creature of our own fantasy. We cannot love Yahweh unless the Son reveals his true character to us.
Most of us feel we are loved by Yahweh, and we are. But if there is a creature that is unloved by Yahweh and eternally lost, it makes Yahweh’s love limited in my sight because he cannot or will not extend himself to reach that creature. This concept resembles the counterfeit love that controlled my mind before I met the Father. In my way of thinking, Love’s attributes would have been on the level of self-love; being limited by insurmountable circumstances. The circumstance stretched beyond self-love’s ability and extended itself as a power above and over Yahweh. My admiration for Yahweh was limited to the degree Love had fallen to, thus limiting my vision and expectation.
Love can correct, chastise, and purge, and yet be manifested as Love. But when those actions are because of revenge and are eternal, they take on a different shade and present the Eternal One in a much less attractive light. In reality, Yahweh then appears to take on the base attributes of the finite creature.
It cannot be denied that limited salvation reveals a limited Creator. Yahweh is God because there is nothing that can extend itself above him. He is omniscient because his wisdom and foresight are unlimited. He is Love because nothing can out-stretch or limit Love; it reaches beyond every opposing force. Love (Yahweh) is not almost merciful; he is mercy personified. His mercy extends itself to meet every situation and condition. The attributes of the Spirit is a description of Love, Yahweh is Love. Love never fails. If God is Love, then Love is God, that is, he is the supreme power over all other powers. If Love cannot overpower and eliminate the evil of ignorance that prevails upon us, tell me, where is our hope? If Love can alleviate our woes but will not, mankind is doomed to eternal ignorance, for we have all sinned and come short of his glory.
We have an expectancy to possess the Spirit of our Father. I am expecting to inherit his attributes. Those attributes are unadulterated in their form. Spirit is a force that cannot possess duality. We are vessels; therefore, many spirits can live in our body, but each spirit is singular. A spirit cannot be evil and good. But a good spirit can be true to its nature and yet administer judgment providing the exercise of it produces a good result. Neither eternal torment nor annihilation can, in any way, be reconciled with omnipotent Love.
On the human realm, we are sometimes forced to compromise and sacrifice the minority for the good of the majority, as is manifested in the bombing of enemy strongholds, where the innocent are cremated with the guilty. But in the Kingdom realm, there are no compromises; each individual is dealt with according to their deeds and needs.
Being human, and continually dealing in human affairs, it is difficult for us to believe the Father can and will usurp this authority and bring everything into his order, He not only can, but will: “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; wherein he has abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he has purposed in himself: That in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: in whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who works all things after the counsel of his own will,” Ephesians 1:7-11.
John 1:1-14 agrees with Colossians 1:16-18 that our Savior was the Word and that the Word is the first cause of every existing thing. We also know that Christ alone is Truth and Light. His mission on earth is to bring all into harmony with his divine will (Eph. 1:5), for all things were made by him and for him (Colo. 1:16, Rev. 4:11).
Paul, in Ephesians 1:10, speaks of that unfulfilled administration that is predestined to reconcile all things to the Father through Christ, the spoken, or revealed, Word. The revealed Word (truth) elevates the spiritual intellect and enables it to grasp a higher realm of love and then to experience it. Sin is the synonym of carnality, or death. Death will be swallowed up in victory through the spoken Word (1 Cor. 15:54).
From the scriptural evidence here we should conclude that the Creator brought all things into being through the power of ‘his spoken word’. And all things in their completion will be an expression of Life and Love; Yahweh is Love.
“And they (believers) overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the Word of their testimony (the manifest evidence of their experience in the Anointed Word),” Revelation 12:11.