We looked at the declaration Jesus made; He said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life” ( John 14:6).
In John 14:1-14, Jesus speaks to his disciples about his departure from the earth and what was to happen thereafter. They were confused about how they would be able to follow Him and He declared to them, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life”.
John 17:3 gives us the true definition of eternal life; it’s not just about believing in Jesus but also knowing Him, the only true God. Jesus rebuked the disciples because after being together for many years they didn’t KNOW Him. The scripture also tells us that for lack of knowledge, the people of God are destroyed.
We must have:
Knowledge of the Way – Proverbs 14:12 says that “a way seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to destruction”. There are many other ways that may seem right, mimic the Way, but it is not the Way. In Acts 4:12, only the name of Jesus saves! Jesus is the only right Way to the Father, i.e. He is the GPS of our lives and there is no error in Him. When we allow Jesus to lead the way, our destiny and purpose is secure, He takes us through the right courses of life even when it is painful, and He cuts delay and eases frustrations in life. Jesus spoke these words long ago but they apply to us now and we can live in them and enjoy their fruit.
A guiding Truth – John 17:17. Jesus said,” Lord, sanctify them by the truth; your Word is truth”. Jesus leads us with and sustains us by His word; He is the Word and He is the Truth. The Word of God is proven and tried (Psalm 18:13). The Word of God stands the test of time and it will come to pass in your life.
The Life – just as we need oxygen to survive, we need Jesus to survive. Scripture says, “apart from Him we can do nothing”. He is the Life-Giver now and the One who gives you life eternal. 1 John 5:11-12 tells us eternal life is in Jesus Christ alone; whoever has the Son of God, has life and whoever doesn’t have the Son of God doesn’t have life.
We are only alive through Jesus Christ; He is the Way, the Truth and the Life.