And when they had prayed, the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness.
The word of God is the good news of Jesus, a.k.a. the gospel of grace.
The word of God is synonymous with the word of Christ (Rom. 10:17), the word of life (1 John 1:1) and the word made flesh (John 1:1, 14). Jesus is the Word or the Message or the Revelation of God (Rev. 19:13). Just as we reveal ourselves by what we say, God reveals himself in Jesus (Heb. 1:3).
Since Jesus came full of grace (John 1:14) from One who sits on a throne of grace (Heb. 4:16), the word of God is also synonymous with the word or gospel of his grace (Acts 14:3, 20:32).
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