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Q. Could you explain why the Lord is referred to as the “Word” in John 1:14? Part 2
A. The Lord in His life here in this world fully expressed who God His Father was and what was in His heart. “No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, He hath declared Him” (John 1:18). At the end of His pathway, the Lord said, “Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known Me, Philip? he that hath seen Me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father” (John 14:9)? This was in response to Philip’s request in verse 8, “Show us the Father, and it sufficeth us.”
“God … Hath in these last days SPOKEN unto us by His Son” (Hebrews 1:1-2). The Son of God has been the full revelation, or expression, of who and what God is. “Who being … the express image of His person” (verse 3). Every quality and attribute of God the Father has been brought into full and complete display. The Lord Jesus at the end of His life could affirm, “I have glorified Thee on the earth: I have finished the work which Thou gavest Me to do” (John 17:4).