In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God (John 1:1-2, King James Version). John 1:1 reveals hidden truths about why God chose the title, ‘’The Word". A few of the reasons include:
Though we may not see Him physically, yet we can still walk with Him, especially if we live a perfect life according to Matthew 5:48.
Being perfect could mean to be in conformity with God’s laws which are summarized in Matthew 5:3-12 and Matthew 22:37-38.
Perfection is possible through salvation experience by faith (2 Corinthians 5:17) and a daily relationship with the Father.
He is the Word Himself, (John 1:1).
John 1:2 seems to be repeating what John 1:1 had already established. There must be a reason for this, since God is not garrulous. Repetition in scriptures, like elsewhere, is used to lay emphasis and establish the truth – (Gen 41:30-32, 2 Peter 3:9, 2 Timothy 2:3).
Using Joshua's encounters with God On His repeated messages to him, any lessons?
Moses typifies Jesus; Moses saved the Israelites from the Egyptian bondage while Jesus came to save the world from the bondage of sin and the devil. This was extended to the entire world when His people rejected Him. (John 1:11,12; 1 John 3:8; Exodus 3:6-10).
Joshua typifies us believers because he led the Israelites to battle against nations on the way to the Promised Land and battled against those on the land. He was their warrior. So also we are soldiers/warriors of Christ. Moses never had any part in battle en-route the Promised Land after leaving Egypt but Joshua did. Jesus is the Captain of our salvation (Hebrews 2:10) and we are His soldiers; (2 Corinthians 10:4; Ephesians 6:11-12 ; 1 Timothy 1:18; 2 Timothy 2:4).
What is the significance of 'the same' in John 1:2? It means that there is no counterfeit acceptable; no other word but The Word which is God and which is Jesus Christ, (John 14: 1,6). We also see this concept in Ex 3:14, John 14:6; 15:1; 2 Cor 11:3-4, Gal 1:8-9. Beware of false religions, (Matthew 24:24).
Who are the best friends of the Lord and why? They are those who are children at heart (who are easy to lead, guide, appreciate or praise). They are those with a broken spirit, a contrite heart, (Psalm 127:3; Matthew 19:14; 21: 15-16). God’s best friends are His friends because they know how to praise God and they do it wholeheartedly.
What must we do to enter into the Kingdom of God and why? We must become like little children after our salvation experience. Why? It is because God wants people who will praise Him wholeheartedly like little children.
Conclusion: It is The Same Word up till now and till eternity.