5. THE MINISTRY OF THE WORD
It is significant God spoke the Universe into existence. Each step of His manufacture of our Earth, is introduced with the words: “And God said!” Psalm 33:6-9 and Genesis 1:3-26. For just as God’s Word, His eternal divine Son, shape our Earth by speaking to it — so too are his human Preachers to shape our Earth further, by speaking the Son’s Word to it.
This is then seen in the work of Preachers. Paul declares: “The Word is near you…. But how shall they believe in Him, of Whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear, without a Preacher?… How beautiful are…they that preach!” Romans 10:8-15.