Yes. The word is the expression of God’s will delivered by His Spirit power. It is through His word that we come to repentance and are born again in the waters of baptism. It is by means of His word – our faithful obedience to it expressed in loving service and obedience – that we grow in grace. The first step in that obedience is baptism.
1 Peter 2:2 as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby...
2 Pe 1:3,4 as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, 4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
It is through the knowledge of God and His great and precious promises that we have been given the tools to live a Godly life full of hope; hope of eternal life in God’s Kingdom on earth. If we use that knowledge, available in His word, prayerfully and wisely, we will, in that great Day of our Lord’s return, having completed the process of our spiritual birth and growth to spiritual maturity, truly be partakers of the divine nature. If we are sincerely faithful to His word, He will graciously make good whatever may be our deficit of holiness when we stand before our him and we hear those welcome words, undeserving though we will be, “Well done thou good and faithful servant…. enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.” Matthew 25:21,23
I hope that helps!