“LOVE Makes The World Go Round” is probably the most well known ‘quote’ by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert, 1836.
This English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator said this about love well enough to just about imprint every heart since then.
Indeed, love does make the world go round.
However, love is not void of communication.
Communication is that vital and indispensable vehicle which carries that love around.
Love without communication cannot survive.
When and where there is a breakdown in communication, everything begins to fall apart.
A breakdown in communication, drastically affects every known and unknown aspect of life.
Communication is both life giving and life sustaining. It’s like the very air we breathe. We can’t survive without it.
Everything that has breath, communicates. The birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees…..everything!
“Let every thing that has breath praise the LORD”, it says in [Psalm 150:6].
That’ s communication.
Today, it’s all about what we call ‘mass communication’.
It’s everywhere and has become the most vital component of our social fabric, be it for good or evil. It’s the key vehicle for both.
Social media platforms are all what mass communication is about.
A single touch of a button in the palm of our hand can instantly send out a message to millions.
Without doing any violence to Sir William Gilbert, maybe today we can change that quote to:
“Communication Makes The World Go Round”
(There really isn’t that much love that goes around these days anyway).
Jesus Christ The Creative Communicator
While “God is Love” [1 John 4:16], He is also at the same time, ‘The Great Communicator’.
John the apostle, by inspiration of the Holy Spirit of God, made his opening statement in [John 1:1].
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
The “Word” was a Person of that Triune Godhead as we saw in [Crumb 0056], Jesus Christ, God the Son.
This Person Jesus Christ, the “Word”, “was with God” from eternity past, whenever that was, “and the ‘Word’ was God”.
The whole purpose of language is to communicate, and that is what the word, “Word” implies.
God is a God of communication.
The Word, being Jesus Christ, is the Communicator.
“All things were made by him;…” (by Whom? The Word, Jesus Christ) John tells us in [John 1:3].
The psalmist tells us this so clearly in [Psalm 33:6].
“By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth”.
Jesus was the one Who Spoke creation into existence and HE is the One Who communicates with His creation.
Christ Jesus, the Word is the One who speaks in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.
Every time we open the Bible, Jesus Christ is the one Who is speaking to us and communicating with us.
HE is the Word of the very person of the Godhead. Jesus Christ, Who is God The Son, is the Great Communicator.
That is why John the Apostle refers to Him as “the Word”.
Jesus Christ indeed ‘is’ the “Word”, Who communicates with us.
HE is that communicative part of the Godhead.
The Communicative Gospel Of Our Salvation
Today, God is actively communicating the Gospel of His Salvation to a lost humanity.
It is His “sole purpose”, to those who will just hear and believe. He has no other agenda at this time and we need to understand that.
The Bible tells us in [John 1:14] that, “the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us”.
This quiet and silent event took place in Bethlehem, when Christ Jesus was born.
Apart from a handful of shepherds and a few other people, nobody else knew.
Significant as it was indeed, in God’s providence it was never made ‘publicly’ significant.
This silent event had a power packed agenda, which was to take on the sins of the world and nail them to His cross.
Jesus Christ, that invisible part of the Godhead, took on flesh.
HE did not just magically appear from out of nowhere. HE went through the process of human birth and growth just like us.
Having done so, the moment of reckoning had arrived in that garden of Gethsemane [Matthew 26:36-45].
The hour had finally come when now “The created was going to crucify and kill its own Creator”.
This is a “mind blowing” revelation.
But this hour was prophetically spoken of with absolute precision in the story of creation itself in [Genesis 3:15].
The moment man succumbed to the temptation and trap laid out by God’s arch- enemy Satan, God stepped in.
God the Son, Jesus Christ, Who was that communicative part of the invisible Triune Godhead, spoke the decree:
“ And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel”.
God Allows His Created To Kill Him
In His Sovereign Wisdom, God allows His created to kill and crucify Him on a horrific Roman cross.
God’s plans and purposes are impossible to figure out with our human mind. They are beyond human comprehension. It’s beyond the highest echelons of intellectuality.
It is only with the benefit of hindsight, and even then we are barely scratching the surface.
But even in that little ‘surface scratch’ we get a glimpse of that awesome Wisdom of God.
Jesus Christ allowed His Own free willed created beings to crucify Him.
By doing so, HE was able to strategically and legally purchase total and absolute redemption for all of mankind.
The factual and historic resurrection of Jesus Christ is the indisputable evidence.
This Judicial and Irreversible “Act of God”, is way beyond the reach of our natural understanding and imagination.
Being spiritual in its essence, it can only be discerned and understood spiritually, and “faith + nothing” is the vehicle.
So how do we board this vehicle, “Faith + Nothing”? It’s not complicated.
We get aboard simply by believing with our heart, the Gospel of our salvation.
The only requirement needed is that we believe this Scripture, for it boldly declares what GOD has done for us.
God did what is “impossible” for men to do.
So What Happens When We Truly Believe?
The moment we truly believe, our human spirit, which is dead to God, instantly becomes alive to Him.
The Bible teaches us, because of that inherent sin nature that dwells in us, our spirits are dead to God.
“And you hath he quickened (made alive), who were dead in trespasses and sins” [Ephesians 2:1].
Paul the apostle confirms this further down in [verse 5] of the same chapter:
“Even when we were dead in sins, hath (God) quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved)”.
Our human spirit is the real us. It is that invisible part of our make up that is truly relevant.
It is only that part of us which is able to communicate with God.
In reality there are only ‘two’ places of position for man spiritually, as far as God is concerned.
We are either dead to God and alive to the world, or alive to God and dead to the world.
There are no ‘in-betweens’.
All of us are born with our spirits dead to God.
And it is only when we come to that place of personal salvation that we are made alive to Him.
This only happens and happens instantly the moment we believe in the Gospel.
We are first and foremost sealed for eternity [Ephesians 1:13-14]. Then our spirits are made alive to Him and communication is instantly enabled to flow both ways.
Then the things of God, the mysteries and the wisdom of God begin to make total sense to us.
A true and exciting journey truly begins.
And this divine communication coupled with the unfailing LOVE OF GOD begins to ebb and flow.
You are indeed, truly alive! And this new found unfailing LOVE will truly make your world go round.
The Only Question
The only question is, “DO WE WANT THIS?”
We will do well to remember, that if we are alive today, it is because of God’s faithfulness.
Our arch-enemy, Satan the devil, is always looking to take us out.
And if you are reading this, then know, that God has not allowed him to do so yet.
It’s a decision time not to be taken lightly for our eternal destiny hinges on it.
Check out [Proverbs 14:12]
“There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, BUT………..”