A Daily Word from the Word for Thursday, September 12, 2013
“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’” – John 14:6
What Jesus “said” is so powerful, family. This word, that Jesus “said,” in the Greek is lego (pr. leg-o), and means “to lay forth, relate” (Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance). 1 John 3:16 comes into agreement with the Sacrifice of the One and Only Savior, as it testifies “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.” John 3:16-17 laid the foundation to restoration as it canceled out every lie of the devil in that “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” Romans 5:8 gives a Holy shout of victory to the Risen Savior as it exclaims “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” And the mercy of God cries out through Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is no other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
When Jesus spoke, He related, because God is the God of relationship. Every verse above, and throughout the entire Bible testifies of this truth. Every Word of the Creator spoken is an act of love reaching out to relate, reclaim, recover, and restore His lost creation. Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines “relate” as “to have relationship or connection.” Jesus is the love and the relationship of the Father. It is only through Jesus, through His shed sinless and spotless Blood, that we are restored and connected back to the Father.
Jesus being the “way” as used in this verse is hodos (pr. hod-os), and means “a road, a progress.” Webster’s Dictionary defines a “progress” as “a royal journey.” Did you catch that, my brother? Are you seeing this, my sister? Jesus is not just the Way of Salvation back to and into the eternal presence of the Father, He is the Royal Way. Only the King of kings and the Lord of lords could be worthy enough to provide this royal way for sinful people to come back into the eternal presence of a Holy God.
There are not ‘many ways up the mountain’ as the world would have you believe. This is a lie from the pit of hell. This is deadly deception from a fallen foe known as Satan. Don’t believe this deceiver! 2 Corinthians 11:14 soberly warns us that “Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.” Do not be fooled my brother, do not believe this lie my sister, and wake up in eternal darkness; removed forever from the presence of God. God forbid! There is but one way to the Father: by Way of the Cross of Jesus Christ. Any other way is nothing more than a dead end. So choose life today, my family. “I [Jesus] have come that you may have life, and that you may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).
Father, thank You for Your Son, Jesus Christ, Who is the only Way, Truth, and Life which leads to You. We forsake the deceptive ways, lies, and death of the world for Your Way, Truth, and Life, Who died for us on a tree on Calvary. Help us to put aside every lie of the enemy and of the world, and pick up and carry Your Truth always. In Jesus Name, we thank You that we have life and life abundantly. Amen and Amen.
Take action! Challenge your thinking! Choose to always walk in the Way of the Father through His Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Choose to forsake the ways of the world for the Cross of Calvary. And continue to fight the good fight of walking in the light of the Father; for God, your Burning Bush, has already given you the victory!
If you have never received Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, I encourage you to do it today, right now, by saying this prayer out loud: “Jesus, forgive me for my sins. I am sorry. I truly desire to be saved and reconciled back to God, my Father, through You. I receive Your sinless Blood as payment in full for my sins—past, present, and future. I now call You my Lord and Savior, and invite You to live within my heart, and to permanently live within me. I make You Lord over me and over my life from this moment on. Amen.” Congratulations! You are now a child of God, made whole and made new, by the Blood of Jesus Christ!
God tells us that we are blessed to be a blessing (Genesis 12:2). Be a blessing to someone by sending them this word of encouragement. If God did not already put someone in your spirit and on your heart that needs to read this uplifting message from above, simply ask your Heavenly Father who to bless on today. Forward this message right now by email, facebook, or twitter.
Jesus is coming soon!
May God Bless you and keep you always.
With warmest regards,
And, in service of The Most High King,
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