God’s word is a living and operating (in-working, working within) word. It lives and operates in us who believe it. It does things in us that only God can do. The living and operating word of God is actually Jesus Christ. When we believe and receive God’s living word, Jesus himself lives and operates in us, doing things that only God can do. Jesus is able to do this because his living and operating Father lives and operates in him. As a result of all this living and operating by the living God, he’ll have many sons in and through whom he’ll live and operate for the benefit and enjoyment of all his creation, which will be freed from the vanity and slavery of corruption, into the freedom of the glory of God’s offspring. “I’m making all things new,” he says.