“ONE WAY”-This message is not a scare tactic, but a “REALITY” check.
John 14:6 - Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
One way! Yep, that is it! Jesus is that way!
Jesus had his last supper with His disciples. He washed their feet and told them many things.
Throughout His short earthly ministry, Jesus often reminded His disciples that He was going back to the Father.
Jesus’ familiar words to His disciples concerning His departure back to heaven with the Father was now about to become a reality.
His physical departure from earth was at hand and He felt a need to prepare His disciples because His eyes are now set on Jerusalem with Calvary in view.
Indeed, this was a sad day for the disciples and Jesus knew He needed to give them hope, comfort and an assurance of His ever presence with them.
As a way of comforting and encouraging these fearful, worried and weary disciples, Jesus told them (1)- let not your heart be troubled. In other words, my peace I give unto you. (2) I am going to heaven where there are many rooms and I am gonna prepare one of them for each of you so that where I am you may be also with me. (3) I am your way to the Father. He and I are one. It is through me that you get to spend eternity in heaven with Him and with Me.
Heaven is indeed a prepared place for prepared people. Are you making preparation to one day live in heaven? What are you doing with your life? Are you being a disciple for Christ?
Jesus makes a clear declaration in vs#6-Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
In other words, Jesus is saying that there is “ONE WAY” to God the Father and "ONE WAY" to Heaven and that is through Him alone.
Getting to heaven is not by grand mamma grace, mama's prayers, daddy's family inheritance, family heritage, status, position in society or in the church, economic status, positions among men, in the community, nor in the eyes of man, nor in man's promotion of you.
JESUS IS IT!! HE IS THE “ONE WAY” TO GOD IN HEAVEN.
If heaven is your eternal destination, Jesus is the "ONLY" route that will lead you there. There is no other!!!!
Take this message serious on today and ponder it to the point of being moved to action if you have not accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.
Life is a vapor! Here and the gone. How will you have spent it? No years of life is any comparison to time in eternity. THINK ABOUT IT!!!
Proverbs 16:25- There is a way which seemeth right unto man but the end thereof are the ways of death.
When Thomas, one of Jesus disciples said to Jesus “Lord, we do not know where You are going. How can we know the way?”
Jesus replied with these profound words in vs#6- Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
Jesus’ response to Thomas is still His response to the world today and that is “there is “ONE WAY” and He is it!
Jesus declares that He is “Truth & Life.” Everyone and everything else leads to death.
Acts 4:12- There is no salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
John 10:9- I am the door. If anyone enters through Me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.
Believe it or not, but heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people.
The place of preparation for eternity in heaven is earth. The bible is our basic instructions before leaving earth.
I beg, urge and plea with you on today to start right now with making the Word of God your # 1 read of the day every day for in it is the keys to life, death and eternity.
When our time on this side called “earth” is over, we all will spend eternity either with God in heaven or apart from God in hades.
Where will you spend eternity if you have not entered in through the gate called “JESUS” by faith in the Gospel?
The older we get, the more we should realize that earth is not our home.
The longer we live, the closer we get to our death date.
Hebrews 9:27 it is appointed unto man once to die and then the judgment.
The Word of God is the only spoken Words that have withstood the times of life and will continue to do just that. Isaiah 55:11-God’s Words will go and accomplish what God sends them forth to do.
For the unbeliever that may have visited here on today, I say to you “Jesus is the
ONLY WAY" to God”.
To the believer, continue to live in confidence by faith that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. Matthew 5:16- Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
ONE WAY!!!! YEP!! ONE WAY IS IT!!!
The Highway called “JESUS”! THE END!