In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the Word was God.

Who is the word in John 1:1?

John 1:1-4 New International Version (NIV)
 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning.  Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.  In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.

The word Word in Hebrew is the representation of the will of God, meaning a prophecy. Hebrew believes the prophecies or the word. The word Word here was simply describes the identity of Jesus which was being foretold by several prophets in the Bible such as Isaiah and Micah.alert-info

The word Word mentioned in John Chapter 1 is Jesus Christ himself. Would you like to know why? Let me explain the verses one by one by God's given wisdom.

 In the beginning was the Word, - and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 
This simply means that, before there was time, before there was anything, there was the Word Himself. And the Word was with God(Father), and the Word was God.alert-info
The question is; Who was the Word in the beginning? Now, before you get confused, please go back on top and read the Bible verses stated in John 1:2-4. (Open your Bible for best reading).

The Preeminence of Christ according to Colossians 1:15-16
15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.  16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.

Verses above simply means that Jesus was with God in the beginning and all things were created through him and for him. There was no things created except through him. 

More verses:

The Word has been prophesied by Prophet Isaiah in Isaiah Chapter 53 (Old Testament)
Isaiah 53: He was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.

There is no other identity written in the Bible that has been pierced for our transgressions; Only Jesus did. The Birth of Jesus Christ in a human form clearly stated that the Word has been fulfilled in the book of Matthew (New Testament); 

According to Matthew 1:1-4 New International Version (NIV)
 18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.  19 And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly.  20 But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.  21 She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”  22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:

 23 “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and they shall call his name Immanuel

(which means, God with us).  24 When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife,  25 but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus.

According to Genesis 17:1 New International Version (NIV)
 "When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, 'I am God Almighty; walk before me faithfully and be blameless."
Verse above clearly emphasized that the LORD who appeared to Abram(Abraham) was Jesus himself. Because no one has ever seen God the Father, but the one and only Son.alert-info

According to John 1:18 New International Version (NIV)
18 No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known.
Therefore, before there was time, before there was anything, there was the WORD (JESUS).alert-info

Jesus was and who is to come. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life; no one comes to the father, except through him. Jesus was not created because he is the creator. But people use his name in vain and don't even bother to acknowledge him as God. 

Your behavior is a byproduct of your beliefs; Just because you don't understand, does not mean it is not true.

Several verses above pointed out the real identity of Jesus. He deserves our Praised, our Worship and Honor. To Him be all the Glory.

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