But he answered, “It is written, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4 ESV

There are two words from the Greek translated as WORD: logos and rhema.  Simply stated, logos is the written word of God. It’s alive with potential waiting to be released.  Rhema is the spoken word; often it’s a portion of the written Word of God as it comes alive in our hearts. We live, or possess the ‘Zoë’ life of God as we feed on the rhema from God’s mouth.  

Today, if you hear his voice, harden not your hearts is the admonition of the New Testament.  Daily we stand, to hear what the Spirit is saying to us.  He provides us with the living bread we are to feed on for this day and the green grass that nourishes us.  This word is a fountain of living water that refreshes not only our lives, but overflows to others. 

As we move through these days, the rhema of God becomes increasing more necessary for us to navigate our times.  It isn’t enough to simply know what the logos says, but we must position ourselves for the Rhema of God daily. Proverbs 8:34reads, Blessed is the one who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting beside my doors. 35.For whoever finds me finds life and obtains favor from the Lord, but he who fails to find me injures himself; all who hate me love death.”  From this chapter in Proverbs we find that wisdom was at the beginning of creation, daily His delight.   Shall it be less so for us?

From the books of John and Genesis, we discover the beginnings, the order of God for man.  In the beginning was the word, the logos, John 1:3 “All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. Genesis 1:2-3 we read; And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.  And God said.... 

This spoken word and the working of the Holy Spirit is absolutely vital to our daily well being.  The Spirit of truth “hovers” each day waiting to create the works that God has ordained, written for our lives.  He brings to our remembrance all things that Jesus, the word, has said. He reveals the heart of the Father and gives to us the mind of Christ.  

Thus when we embrace what He is saying and agree with the Rhema that has come to us for the day, the word in our mouth is as God’s when he said ‘light be’.  All things become possible as logos becomes Rhema with the Spirit hovering over the sown word.