LOGOS and RHEMA
Both of these words in Greek are translated into our English language as "word", but are not the same in meaning. That is why the English language can be considered a very poor substitute to represent either Hebrew or Greek.
Thank God He used these two languages to have His Word, the Bible written in, and not English! The Greek words [Agape] and [Eros] are two other examples of the same thing. Agape is really the God type of love, which is always "giving" unconditionally, with no thought of receiving anything in return. Whereas, Eros is nearly the opposite in meaning and is a love that has the intent of "taking", or always with a hidden motive. It can be considered sensual or sexual, and is often used in that context!
"LOGOS" always applies to the complete Word of God, as represented by Jesus in the first chapter of the gospel of John (John 1:1-14), where He is called the "Word of God". It is always used when referring to what we know as the Bible, the written Word of God.
"RHEMA" refers to a portion of the Logos that is spoken, or revealed to us for special occasions. We might say that God spoke a word to us, either verbally or revealed to our spirit, but we "know" it was from God. This often happens to followers of Jesus, but however it comes to us it "must" be in line with the Logos! If it is does not line up with some concept that is clearly outlined in the written Word, then it should be discarded! This is especially true if some other person gives you what they consider to be a "word from the Lord" for you. Don't accept it, unless it only serves to confirm some Rhema He has already revealed to you personally! If you are a follower of Jesus, you can hear His voice for yourself (John 10:14, 27), and don't need some so-called "prophetic voice" to speak to you. Perhaps they could be one of the "false prophets" that Jesus warned us would appear on the scene in these last days. (Matt 24:5. 11, 24). In every case, we need "discernment" from God to determine the spirit operating in the various different situations.
He has made available to us a specific gift of His Spirit (1 Cor 12:10), for just such occasions!! PTL!!