I just finished reading the full run of Preacher. Man. What a story. No kidding, I actually cried a little.
Never mind that now, though. One loose end that wasn’t tied up was the time Jesse’s Word stopped working. He tried it on Jody twice when he and Tulip were about to make short work of her former boss. Later, his grandma said “it’ll never work on us”. When Tulip has been resurrected, God tells her he has restored Jesse’s power. Finally, after Jesse has fallen out of the plane he wonders if God really restored his power, or if it came back on by itself, suggesting that God is full of it.
So what really happened? Does God really have the power to turn off the Word, a power that is supposed to be as strong as him? If he does, I can think of a couple of other times when he would have used that ability. If he doesn’t, why did it stop working? Any thoughts?