In the beginning was the Word
These few verses of John show us the plan of God for his son Jesus and the reception he received in the world. He explains clearly who the Father, the son and the world are.
1:1 From the first he was the Word, and the Word was in relation with God and was God.
1:2 This Word was from the first in relation with God.
1:3 All things came into existence through him, and without him nothing was.
1:4 What came into existence in him was life, and the life was the light of men.
1:5 And the light goes on shining in the dark; it is not overcome by the dark.
1:6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
1:7 He came for witness, to give witness about the light, so that all men might have faith through him.
1:8 He himself was not the light: he was sent to give witness about the light.
1:9 The true light, which gives light to every man, was then coming into the world.
1:10 He was in the world, the world which came into being through him, but the world had no knowledge of him.
1:11 He came to the things which were his and his people did not take him to their hearts.
1:12 To all those who did so take him, however, he gave the right of becoming children of God-that is, to those who had faith in his name.
1:13 Whose birth was from God and not from blood, or from an impulse of the flesh and man's desire.
John tells us that God and the Word are one. Jesus is the "visible image" of the Word is the door that leads to God. "I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and procure food "(John 10:9) and" Jesus said: I am the true and living way: no one comes to the Father except through me "(John 14:6) It is clear that the path to the Father passes by the Jesus' teaching. It is the only one who can free us from the evil one.
Once God has "spoken" (by the Word or Logos), creation appeared and Life. Everything you see was created by the Word, and NOTHING has been created without it. So, it all came by the will of God and not by coincidence.
Jesus is the light that shines in the darkness (the world) and John witnessed his coming. He was born so that nobody is left in the dark. The Temple priests and people of the world did not recognize the Word that came from his mouth and did not want to receive it, she who had created the world (Creation). For those who believe with sincerity, it gave power to become children of God.
In John 6:51, Jesus tells us about his mission:"I am the living bread which has come from heaven: if any man takes this bread for food he will have life forever: and more than this, the bread which I will give is my flesh which I will give for the life of the world".
In this sentence, it tells us that we must "devour" the Word, read, and understand it, to have Life in us.
We eat bread for our bodies, but the Word is the food for the mind and without this food we die.
All believers can follow the path that leads to God. Our Father wants all men to be saved (1 Timothy 2:4) ", but for those who do not want to understand or help others from coming to Him (I Thessalonians 4: 16), parables and metaphors (Matthew 13: 10-15) will be a trap for them. They will not understand the message of Jesus and God will send them an active force to mislay them, because they will have believed in the lies of the world instead of believing in the Word (2 Thessalonians 2:10).
They will be made take in the traps of the world because they will prefer to make like the prodigal son while moving away from their Father. Do not be like them; make sure that the judgment does not affect you. Take the right path to "fly through the air" like an eagle in the sky (the eagle represents John the Evangelist).
What is important for a believer, it is not the image of the body of Jesus, but His Word, because "it is the spirit that gives life and the flesh profits nothing" (John 6:63). We must understand and apply his teaching to avoid the second death (spiritual). The first death was that of our image in the world. When the cleaning is done, just avoid taking again the same virus that circulates around us. We must stop us away from God.
"Blessed are they that wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and enter in by the gates into the city" (Revelation 22:14).