KEY SCRIPTURE: John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me”.
In our scripture of consideration, the Lord said that, He is the way, the truth and the life. In this study we are looking at the “life” aspect.
The Bible reveals that man is spiritually dead. Roman’s 5:12 “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world and death by sin and so death passed upon all men for that all have sinned. Death possessed everyone who was born into this life. Ephesians 2:1 iterates that “And you has He quickened (raised) who were dead in trespasses and sins”. Man’s problem was not just a moral decay but an issue of separation from God which is a spiritual death.
Now physical death is a separation of the spirit of man from His body. James 2:26 “For as the body without the spirit is dead so faith without works is dead”.
What every man needed was not laws and doctrines but life from above. (Dead men can’t respond to instructions, they need life) This was the reason Jesus came, to give to all men, life. The Lord said in John 10:10…..but I am come that they might have life and have it more abundantly”. He said the good shepherd gives His life for His sheep. (John 10:11) Jesus did not come just to raise followers for God, He came to raise a family (sons and daughters) for God.. John 1:12,13 “But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believed in His name: which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. Jesus had to give His life to make this possible. This is the reason religion which is men seeking to be acceptable before God by observing laws, codes of attics, doctrines and ordinance cannot be saved.
Indeed Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. No man comes to the Father but through Him.
Beloved readers please understand that no amount of good deeds can make you acceptable before the Father. You must be born again or born from above. (John 3:3, 5). Question; HOW GOOD ARE YOU?
Lord Jesus you came to give your life for my salvation. My righteous deeds are like filthy rags before you. I open up my heart to you and accept you as my Lord and saviour. Forgive my sins and reign over my life. Thank you Lord.
John 3:16-17 ” For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved”.
Isaiah 64:6 ” But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness’ are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away”.