Making The Word Flesh
(week 06/08)
Olubi Johnson

John. 1:1 (KJV):  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John. 1:14 (KJV): And the Word became flesh, and tabernacled among us.

Here, we are told the Word who was God was made flesh.

We know that the Lord Jesus, the 2nd Person of the Godhead, took on a physical human body that was formed in the womb of the Virgin Mary, through the supernatural agency of God’s spoken Word and the power of the Holy Spirit.

So God’s Word, which is spiritual (John 6.63) in substance, was made into physical flesh which men could see and interact with in the physical realm.

1John 1:1 (KJV):  That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of Life,

What was the purpose of this?

To make men see the glory of God and so destroy the works of the devil.

John 1. 14 (KJV): And we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and of truth.

1John 3:8 (KJV): [But] he who commits sin [who practices evildoing] is of the devil [takes his character from the evil one], for the devil has sinned (violated the divine law) from the beginning. The reason the Son of God was made manifest (visible) was to undo (destroy, loosen, and dissolve) the works the devil [has done].

Now it is vital for us to see that what God started in the Lord Jesus, is to be finished in us, His body in this 3rd. day:

The Word is to be made flesh in us: the life and character of God is to be made manifest in our physical bodies and in our conduct so that men can see God’s glory in and through us and the works of the devil can be destroyed on the earth, by the discipleship of every tribe, tongue and kindred before Christ returns for the rapture and the millennial reign.

2Corintians 4:10 (KJV):  always bearing about the dying of the Lord Jesus in the body, so that the life of Jesus also might be revealed in our body.

2Corintians 4:11 (KJV): For we who live are always being delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus might also be revealed in our body.

Isaiah 40:5 (KJV):  and the glory of Jehovah shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of Jehovah has spoken.

Matthew 24:14 (KJV):  And this gospel of the kingdom shall be proclaimed in all the world as a witness to all nations. And then the end shall come.

How then will the Word be made flesh in us?

The same way it was made flesh in Mary.

Luke 1:38 (KJV): And Mary said, Behold the servant of the Lord. Let it be to me according to your word.

Mary was impregnated by the Word and the power of the Holy Spirit; she then conceived and gave birth to the Son of God.

Luke 1:34 (KJV): Then Mary said to the angel, How shall this be, since I do not know a man?

Luke 1:35 (KJV): And the angel answered and said to her, The Holy Spirit shall come on you, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow you. Therefore also that Holy One which will be born of you shall be called Son of God.

Now a woman releases eggs from her ovaries that pass through her fallopian tubes, to be fertilised by a male sperm, leading to conception of a foetus in her womb. The foetus then grows in the womb, before it is brought forth as a baby at the time of delivery.

We will use this natural example to give us spiritual understanding according to

Romans 1:20 (KJV): For ever since the creation of the world His invisible nature and attributes, that is, His eternal power and divinity, have been made intelligible and clearly discernible in and through the things that have been made (His handiworks).

We release spiritual eggs when we speak God’s Word.

Our ‘spiritual fallopian tubes’ are our hearts: they must be open by believing and the right attitude of love (Galatians 5.6) and not blocked by unbelief or wrong attitudes.

The word which we speak is then fertilized by God’s Word which he speaks through us in tongues:

Acts 2:4 (KJV):  And they were all filled of the Holy Spirit, and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

This fertilized Word in our hearts, continues to grow as we continue speak God’s word in faith and love and pray in the spirit, in tongues.

As we ‘groan’ or ‘travail’ in the spirit, we will then birth the ‘fertilized’ word into physical manifestation, causing the word to become flesh!

Isaiah 66:8 (KJV):  Who has heard of such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall a land be born in one day? Or shall a nation be brought forth in a moment? For as soon as Zion was in labor, she brought forth her children.

Romans 8:26 (KJV): Likewise the Spirit also helps our infirmities. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Observe that in the natural it is only young men and Fathers that can produce fertile sperm to father children; Similarly in the spirit it is only as we mature that we can ‘fertilize’ the word and birth it into physical manifestation.

In our baby/little child stage of development the Word is made flesh in us through the prayers in the spirit and intercession of spiritual fathers and young men; hence Paul says in

Galatians 4:19(KJV): My children, for whom I again travail until Christ should be formed in you,

As the Word is made flesh in us we will manifest the glory of God, doing the works Jesus did and greater (Jn. 14.12), and so destroy the works of the devil: sin, sickness, poverty and death in our generation, finishing the work Jesus began about two thousand years ago.