"There Is One God And One Mediator Between God And Men, The Man Christ Jesus" 
1 Timothy (2:5)

The Word Was Made Flesh


The Word Was Made Flesh


To truly understand this phrase, “The Word was Made Flesh,” (John 1:14) you should first become familiar with the grammatical structure of the original language from which this passage was translated (Greek) and the various figures of speech contained throughout the Bible.


Why it is important to understand figures of speech in the Bible?

1. To get to the correct interpretation of the Scripture.

2. To prevent serious misinterpretations of Scripture which come from:

  • Calling something figurative that is literal.
  • Calling something literal that is figurative.



Understanding The Greek Language Usage

You cannot begin to understand the (John 1:14) passage correctly until you fully understand the preceding passage (John 1:1) and the flexibility of both the Hebrew and Greek language. A single Greek word can have multiple meanings and yet be correctly transliterated into many different English words. However, choosing the correct or best English word to transliterate into scripture is always a challenge for linguistics and translators. When an incorrect English word choice is applied it presents the incorrect intent (message) of that passage and usually many other scriptures then appear to also contradict or conflict with one another.

In this particular passage, we are dealing with the Greek word “logos.” This particular Greek word “Logos” – (G3056) can also be correctly translated as, or interpreted as, being the thought of God (what God was thinking or planning).

Just for clarity, if we associate the Greek word “logos” as the “thought” or “plan” of God, it becomes much clearer and easier to understand and harmonizes much better with other scriptures that relate to God’s Word (His thought, purpose, will, plan, etc.), which was made known (manifest, revealed) to mankind through His Son Jesus, “the Word (the plan of God) made flesh.”


For example, the above passage could also be correctly worded in English as follows:

  1. In the beginning, was the plan(thought) of God, and the plan was with God, and the plan was God’s.
  2. The same plan was at the beginning with God.
  3. All things were done according to it, and without it nothing was done, that was done.
  4. In this plan was life, and that life was the light to mankind.


The Book Of Yahweh reads as follows:

  1. In the beginning, was the plan of Yahweh, and the plan was with Yahweh, and the plan was Yahweh’s.
  2. The same plan was in the beginning with Yahweh.
  3. All things were done according to it, and without it nothing was done, that was done.
  4. In this plan was life, and that life was the light to mankind.




God’s Word/Thought = God’s Plan/Purpose/Will


Ephesians 1:9 (KJV)

Having made known unto us the mystery of his will(plan) according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed himself:


Ephesians 1:11 (KJV)

11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:(plan)

Ephesians 3:11 (KJV)

11 According to the eternal purpose (plan) which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:”


2 Timothy 1:9 (KJV)

9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose (plan) and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,




What is important to understand about the phrase “the Word was made (G1096) flesh” is that it is spoken figuratively not literally (It is a metaphor).

In other words, God’s Word (or message) was spoken through a man (Jesus) that God made (Galatians 4:4). Since we know that we cannot see God literally, God’s Spirit (God’s will) can indwell any vessel (human) and did so in the body of Christ Jesus, who was the man God used.


(John 5:37) “And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.”


Note: (Jesus is talking here, not God, otherwise YOU have God telling a LIE)


(John 3:33-35) “He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. 34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. 35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.”

(John 14:10) “Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.”

(John 14: 24) “He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.”

Jesus indicates that the word or message he spoke did not originate with him but with his Father. The verses below confirm that Jesus spoke as one who personified God)





The Greek transliterated Word “Dia,” found in Heb 1:2, should say “(for) whom,” not by whom, also he [God] made the worlds. This is a common mistransliteration, for both Trinitarians and many Oneness groups, concerning the creation. To understand why and to verify the mistransliteration; See also: (2. Who is the Creator, God or Jesus?)


The prophecy was given by Moses:

(Deut 18:15) The LORD (H3068) thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him [Jesus] ye shall hearken; (Ref: Luke 24:19; Acts 2:30)


(Deut 18:18) I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.


(Deut 18:19) And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.



Jesus Tells Us About God:


(John 8:28) Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.


(John 4:21-24) “Jesus saith unto her,……… 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him [God] must worship him [God] in spirit and in truth.”

(John 6:46) “Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of (G3844) God (a creation of God, brought forth into existence for the redemption mankind), he [Jesus] hath seen the Father [God].”




 Jesus Christ Personified the Word of God


The Word being made flesh is more accurately compared to the Word of God being spoken through Jesus’ voice, behavior, and actions. Jesus Christ personified the word of God. (John 3:34, John 14: 10)

Throughout the Bible, God communicated with man through various means. One way God communicated with man is that God sent angels to deliver messages for him. However, God also used and sent forth many human messengers (flesh) to deliver messages from God. Some were called prophets, (i.e., Moses, etc.) but one man was called “the Christ”.

To prove the context of what this phrase means (The Word was made flesh) let’s compare the same sentence structure with any other variable (“the Word was “made mechanical“).

Let’s say God (who is called “the Word”) manifested himself on earth as a written message, video-recorded message, or audio-recorded message (various mechanical means).

All of these methods would be able to manifest (make known) the will of God (“The Word”).

In the first scenario, God’s words were made flesh when they were spoken through the body of a human individual (i.e., Jesus); in the second scenario, God’s words were made mechanical using a device. Both methods can reflect the will and authority of God. What remains constant is “the Word” never changed the essence of God, God remained a Spirit (John 4:24). What did change was “the means of delivery”, God (“The Word”) was made known (manifest) through the body of a man (flesh) named Jesus. However, neither the flesh messenger (Jesus, who was human) nor the mechanical messenger method (the recording devices) could ever be the literal essence of the sender (God) because God is a Spirit (John 4:24; Luke 24:39) he is not a physical man literally.

Jesus is correctly personified as “the Word” (John 3:34, 5:19, 8:28, 38, 12:49, 17:8). Jesus never claimed to be God in person literally and you would make a great many scriptures false (Exodus 33:20; John 1:18, 6:46; 1 John 4:12) if you claimed otherwise. We must always remember that God’s Spirit was “IN” Christ; Christ was a man (John 8:40) anointed by God (Acts 10:38; Hebrews 1:9) whom the Spirit of God indwelt (John 14:10).

When ministers read scriptures out loud, they are delivering “the Word” however the receiver is not literally looking at God or hearing it from God directly. Jesus was the messenger of “the Word”; when Jesus was on earth men saw God reflected in his life, but they did not literally see God, touch God, or nail God on the cross, let alone kill God. (Clearly, they killed a man, although not his human spirit, nor God’s spirit.)


See also: ( The Expressions Of God ) & (Verses Where “He” & “Him” Should Be Referred To As “It”)



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