Ellen McFarlane Ministries Canada

Ellen McFarlane Ministries

Teaching the Word in Spirit and in Truth

The “Logos” and the “Rhema” Word of God: You Need Both!

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John 1:1 states, “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.  John 1:14: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us”

 Personal Relationship with Jesus the Word: God is One with the Word. In fact, He is so much in Oneness with His Word that Jesus the Son of God is the Word who became flesh. Therefore, it is impossible for you to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ if you don’t have a personal relationship with the Word of God. When you are out of relationship with the Word, then you are out of relationship with God.   

God communicates and relates to you, fellowships with you, and directs you through His Word; both His written Word and His spoken Word.


The Logos is the entire council of God, it is everything God has said in the Scriptures.  This “Logos” Word is what the Apostle Peter referred to in 1 Peter 1:25 , when He states, “But the Word of the Lord endures forever.”

Pauls instruction given in 2 Timothy 3:16-17  is also referring to the Logos:  “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

The Rhema Word has a different life and power to it:  Rhema Word has a current, now quality to it. For example, Rhema can refer to an individual verse of Scripture which is quickened or made alive to us by the Holy Spirit for a specific need, time, person or place. The Rhema Word of the Lord is not necessarily a direct quote from the Bible, but it is a word spoken to a believer by the Holy Spirit.

Ephesians 6:17 is a reference to the Rhema Word:  Paul say, the Rhema Word is sharper than any two edged sword.  His instruction to you as the believer is that you take“the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”

Jesus speaks of the Rhema Word in Luke 4:4   And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word of God. Jesus is referring here to the Rhema, that current, living Word of God that speaks directly to you in your day to day life and circumstances.