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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”.

Our Lord Jesus is the only truth.  A critical look at the messianic prophecies in the Old Testament were literally fulfilled in Him. Please read through Psalm 22. Now just consider verse 18. “They part my garments among them and cast lots upon my vesture”. This was a prophecy of over one thousand years before Jesus physically came into this life. Matthew 27:35 gives the fulfillment of this prophecy as follows “And they crucified Him and parted His garments casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, they parted my garment among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots”. This is only one of the hundreds of accurate prophecies about the Lord Jesus that have been fulfilled in detail.

The Lord Jesus was never in doubt about His origin and where He was going. The Lord answered Nicodemus in the following manner”. Verily, verily, I say unto you, we speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen and ye receive not our witness (John 3:11). The Lord never guessed about anything. He was always spot on.  Whoever but our Lord Jesus could have prayed the following prayer unto the Heavenly Father”. John 17:5 “And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was”.

In the above scripture the Lord asked the Father to glorify Him with Himself, with the glory He had with the Father. This is wonderful. Jesus is God. He is one with the Father.  He is THE truth.

 Jesus was not a philosopher searching for truth, He was truth. He was not a follower seeking for the way, He was the way, and the reality. He never withdrew from pain. He never guessed, He was always sure.  He was sure about who He was, He was sure about who the Father was, He was sure about where He came from, He was sure about where He was going. There was absolute certainty with all He did. In 2 Timothy 1:12b “…. for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. Jesus is the truth

Dear brother, would you commit your life unto the master today?

 CONFESSION

My Lord Jesus is the truth. I am persuaded about this and so whatever I commit unto Him would stand forever.

FURTHER STUDIES.

2 Timothy 1:12 ” For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day”.

John 1:18 “No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him”.

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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 key scripture, the Lord said He is the way the truth and the life.  The Lord said He is truth.  He did not just preached the truth but he was the truth.

The biggest challenge facing men is how to know what truth as against error is. Satan the god of this world is the father of lies. A lie can easily be taken for truth because its grand purpose is to deceive. No wonder the Bible says the devil has deceived the whole world (Revelation 12:9). How can all these countless number of religious be truthful?  The Lord Jesus knew very well that there would be so many teachings that proclaim they are the right way yet deceive many.

What is truth? In John 18:38 Pilate asked the Lord this same question, after the Lord Jesus had told him that he came to bear witness to the truth. Truth is reality. It is that which is constant, abiding, faithful and producing *what it says. Truth is that which liberates and leaves no sense of doubt in the mind of the second party.  Truth is light for in its presence darkness is absent. Truth does not hide and has nothing to hide.  Time, place and events does not affects truth in anyway.

The Lord Jesus is the only one who fulfills every one of the above characteristics of truth.  Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever”. The Lord had not diminished in His miraculous power.  His power to save is forever the same. The sick are healed in our day, just as He did in His day.  No one came to Him with a very filthy or evil life and went back the same. John 6:37 says “All that the Father gives me shall come to me, and Him that cometh to me, I will in no wise cast out.

John the beloved wrote the following about Him. “And the word became flesh and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth “. There is nothing doubtful about truth .It does not argue or attempts to explain itself.

Jesus is the greatest one to have as your Lord. Surrender your life to Him today.

CONFESSION

The Lord Jesus is truth personified His words have transcended generations healing and enlightening as many who would submit to Him. My life is dependent on His word, and by His word I win throughout in my life.

FURTHER STUDIES.

John 18:37 “Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice”.

Revelation 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the almighty.

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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”.

Our Lord Jesus declared that He is the way.  He is our righteousness. Through Jesus Christ any man who believes in Him receives God’s righteousness and has a right standing before the Father.

The Bible declares, for all men have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. This makes everyone guilty and therefore unacceptable before God.  The scripture says in 2nd Corinthians 5:21 “For He has made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him”. When the Lord died He become sin for every one of us. The scripture also said, God was in Christ Jesus reconciling the world unto Himself, not inputting their sins unto them…. “. Jesus is our sin bearer, we shared His righteousness.

 Jesus is the only way for man’s righteous standing before God.  Romans 4:25 says “Who was delivered for our offences and was raised again for our justification”. The word justification also means our righteousness. It explains the fact that in His resurrection we resurrected with Him with a completely new nature which had no relation with the one which was crucified with Christ.  If anyone be in Christ, he is a new creature, old things have passed away behold all things has become new”. This new man is one with Jesus and shares His righteousness.

Romans 10:4 says “our Lord Jesus is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone that believes”. This means all the demands of the Law were fulfilled in Him. He was the consummation of all requirements of the law.  Any man who accept Him as the Lord and saviour has automatically fulfilled the law.  The ability to honour the righteous demands of the law is set up within us who believe in Him (Romans 8:3, 4). To be made righteous means we have the ability to live rightly unto God.  That righteous nature has become our very nature.

Dear brother or sister without Jesus no man has God’s righteous nature. Please surrender your life to Him today and receive His righteousness.

CONFESSION

I am the righteous of God because my Lord. Jesus became sin so I could become the righteousness of God.  I have the ability to live rightly every day.  My righteous nature gives me boldness daily to stand against any rebellion of the enemy and overcome him.

FURTHER STUDIES.

Romans 8:3-4 ” For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit”.

Philippians 3:9 ” And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith”:

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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.”

The Lord Jesus declared in our key scripture that He is the way. Men have always sort to find alternatives to the. Jesus way.  Unfortunately all who refuse to accept this way only end up in misery.

In the book of Genesis 3:1-8, the devil came in the form of a serpent and  told  eve  that   if they were to eat the tree of  knowledge of good and evil they would have their eyes opened knowing things as God.  In this instant they forsook God’s way and the result was an awareness of their nakedness, fear that caused them to hide and an ultimate rejection from God’s garden to begin to fern for themselves. Men are presently groping in the dark.

 The Lord Jesus is the way back into God’s light. Indeed He is the light of the world. John 8:12 “Then spoke Jesus again unto them saying I am the light of the world, He that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life”. This is amazing. Everyone who has made Jesus Lord of his or her life is no more in darkness. The Lord said He shall also have the light of life.  He does not only abide in the light but He would also become light unto others. Matthew 5:14.

Light is solution and light brings vision. John 1:4, 5 also iterates that in Him was life, and that life was the light of men, and the light shines in darkness and darkness has never overpowered it.  This is the dwelling place of all Christians, they are in the light. Light also means deliverance from evil. Light is liberation.

1st Peter 2:9 reminds us that we have been brought or rescued from darkness into His marvelous light. Jesus is the light and the way into this light.

 Where are you dear reader? To be in darkness means to be ruled by sin, sicknesses and all forms of satanic oppression. Darkness is the power of Satan .If you are devoid of a peaceful mind, then you are in darkness. Why suffer in darkness when you can freely enjoy the liberty and privileges of God’s light. Come to Jesus.

 CONFESSION

Lord Jesus you came to bring us light and to make us light.  I accept you into my life today. I receive your light into my life.

FURTHER STUDIES.

Acts 26:18″  To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

1 Peter 2:9  But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:

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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”.

The Lord Jesus declared, I am the way. What is the way? The gospel or good news is that way.. The gospel is basically the news about the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus. 1st Corinth 15:3&4, put it this way, “For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures”: Believing this message concerning the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ ushers a man into eternal life. This is the only way to receive eternal life. .

John 3:16 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”.

Eternal life is not only received after death but   the very moment an individual believes in the Lord Jesus.

“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: ….” (John 3:36) Eternal is also the very life of God. John 5:26 ” For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;”

This life in the Son is what is given to us when we believe in Jesus.1 John 5:12  ” He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life”.

What would this eternal life do for you?

Eternal life makes you superior to the devil and gives you victory over him. It helps you to lead the supernatural life. This involves walking in love, Holiness and experiencing the miraculous power of God. Above all these God gives you His peace.

You can be a partaker of eternal life, if you would turn the control of your life unto Him (JESUS)

 CONFESSION

Lord Jesus, you are the Lord of my life. I surrender my life to you. Be my Lord and saviour. Forgive all my sins and express your being   through me.

FURTHER STUDIES

 1 John 5:11-12 ” And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.   He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life”.

John 10:10 ” The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly”.

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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”.

Our key scripture implies that Jesus is the only way to God. To say that I am the way means other ways lead elsewhere. Why is this so?

There is a big difference in the functioning of Christianity as compared or related to other faiths. All the other faiths, function by laws, codes of conduct and practices that the practitioners go through in order to please the Supreme Being. The new age teaching revolve everything around man. They teach that man has inherent powers that could make him achieve all things by himself. This particular kind of faith, does not have a specific supreme being.

In Christianity God has come to live in men through our Lord Jesus Christ. (Revelation 3:20, 1st Corinthians 3:16). The Christian does not live by his natural life, but the Spirit of Jesus lives through his flesh. Galatians 2:20 ” I am crucified with Christ nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me”. It is only in Christianity that God relates with His subjects as children. God becomes our Father. The relationship we have with Him becomes inseparable.  This is very different from what all other religions are practicing.

In Christianity we are not followers who are trying to be acceptable as we have in religions like Islam and the others. We become one with Christ. 1st Corinthians 6:17 “He that is joined unto the Lord is one Spirit”.  John 15:1-8 gives a metaphorical representation of it. It says Jesus is the true vine, the Father is the husbandman, and we are the branches. The branches and the vine share the same life. Christianity is a mysterious relationship between the Christian and Christ. Ephesians 5:30 “for we are members of His body of His flesh and of His bones”.

All these has come to pass because of what Jesus came to do. He is the only way to God.

   CONFESSION

Religion is man seeking for God by finding ways to please Him. Christianity brings men into oneness with God who lives in us and works through us. His laws are fulfilled in me, so it is my nature to live to please Him.

FURTHER STUDIES.

 Philippians 2:13 “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.”

Romans 8:3-4 ” For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit”.

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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”.

The world has had a number of men who gave messages that was supposed to lead people to God. These men have been followed by many in different forms. The result is so many religions that makes people wonder which of these religions is true.

Our key scripture reveals an absolute, straight forward and an unambiguous declaration that leaves no one in doubt .The Lord JESUS said He is THE way. This definite article leaves no room for any other way. He said I am the way. No one has been so definite to make such an uncompromising and an unambiguous statement.  What are His credentials to make Him speak this way?

Everything about His life makes Him stand out.

The birth and life of JESUS was prophesied thousands of years before He was born.(Gen 3:15, Deuteronomy 18:15.) Isaiah 7:14  “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” There are countless prophecies about him spread throughout the Old Testament. All these prophecies about His lifetime have been fulfilled..

The Bible reveals Jesus as God. John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”. Now just consider what 1st Timothy 3:16 says about Him   ” And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory”.

The Lord Jesus demonstrated in His lifetime that he is the way. He made statements like, I am the resurrection and the life(John 11:25)  I  am the light of the world (John 8:12)  I am the alpha and omega.(Rev 1:8) ,I am the bread of life. (John 6:35). Besides these definite statements He did the impossible throughout His ministry period. He healed all the sick that were brought to Him.(Matt 18:16,Matt 4:24)He raised the dead after 4 days (John 11:44)He fed over five thousand people with just five loaves and two fishes.  Time and space cannot permit me to state most of what He did.

Besides all these He gave Himself up to be killed and on the third day He resurrected from the dead (1st Corinth 15:3&4, Luke 24:23)

His words have brought peace of mind to countless millions and totally transformed men from all forms of miserable lives. Immoral men and women have been changed. Completely mad people have been restored to a sound mind. Armed robbers have been saved, even those who appeared  good on the outside but  sinful and hurting  within have all been saved, and  so what about  you?.

You can also experience This Only Way that leads to life, today, if you would accept to make Him Lord of your life.

CONFESSION

Jesus I accept you as the Lord over my life. You died for me and you rose on the third day. Lord Jesus I welcome you into my life today as my Lord and saviour.

FURTHER STUDIES

Romans 10:9-10 ” That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation”.

Titus 2:11-12 ” For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world”;

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