The only way to go – John 14:6
‘Jesus answered, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. The only way to the Father is through me.’ John 14:6
Yesterday I posted the following message on the Bible page :
‘Jesus answered, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. The only way to the Father is through me.’ John 14:6 If you want to become a Christian message me, would love to share with you to reality of God’s love for you!! God bless, Rev Mark Brown
And in a short amount of time my inbox was filling up with responses! This awesome passage clearly outlines that to be in God’s presence I need to go through Jesus. The greek behind the word ‘through’ is dia which literally means, on account of, because of. So I come into God’s presence because Jesus died on the cross and rose again, which means I can be washed clean of my sin and therefore be in the presence of God. So when it reads that the only way to the Father is through Jesus, it is saying that the only way to the Father is through coming before Jesus and first admitting my sin.
And the first part of the John 14:6 reading provides some insight into what happens when we focus on Jesus, when I come to Jesus and admit my sin. The first part is Jesus is the ‘way’, which in the greek is hodos which means road, the path, the journey. So to get to heaven I need to be on the right highway! In focusing on Jesus I am travelling in the right direction, sin is getting distracted on side roads, the key is that I remain on the main road. So maybe my Bible is a GPS – Global Positioning System!
The second part is Jesus is the ‘truth’ which in the greek is alétheia and as well as meaning truth it can also mean certainly. Jesus has the truth and is the truth, and the key for me is that I know this with complete certainty. And I do!!
The third part is Jesus is the ‘life’ which is zóé and speaks of being alive! So in focusing on Jesus I come alive! And this is very much my experience! The more I focus on Jesus the more alive I feel! Energy and purpose as I seek after God through Jesus. Passion and clarity about what I am to do, in seeking after God through Jesus.
What a wonderful promise! I come to God by facing my sin and focusing on Jesus through staying on the main road, being certain about His reality in my life, and living a full life of purpose!
Rev Mark Brown
PS please pray for me as I respond to the messages in my inbox.
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