Long before he came there have been many instances in the scriptures to point to the spiritual truth that though many may claim there are many ways to God, but there is only one way to God - and that is through his son Jesus!
In Proverbs 12:28 the Bible tells us, “In the WAY of RIGHTEOUSNESS is LIFE: and the pathway thereof there is NO death.” In other words, when you follow the way, you will find LIFE instead of DEATH! And this was what the way said in John 3:16, 'Follow me and you will have life". Furthermore in Proverbs 21:16 the wisdom of God says, “The man that wanders out of the WAY of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.” Look at how the same spiritual truth was re-echoed here:
- there is 'the way'
- walking in "the way" is the key to life!
Paul later on in Romans 3:10-12 later lamented that no one is righteous; no one could come to God and experience Him because everyone has gone 'out of the way'!. Those who are walking out of the way are walking out of God's love and life!
‘10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: 11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. 12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one’
Jesus then came in John 14:6 to give us insight into "the way" that has long been proclaimed through scriptures. He declared to his disciples, and here the sixth 'I am' statement of the master was made: "I am the way the truth and the life, and no one comes to the Father except by me"!
'You have read about the way, now I am here in person! Accept me and walk into life and liberty'!
*Jesus is the way! The statement may not be politically correct but it is spiritually correct. It may not be politically acceptable, it may bother on exclusivity as they say, but hey it is exclusively the truth! And it is this truth we must not be ashamed to proclaim to the world, that narrow is the way that leads to heaven. And that way is found only in Jesus!
In Lagos Nigeria here we are often glad to show people the way when they ask us or when they are lost! That is what we must do as believers: show the world the way to eternal life found only in Jesus! And if you are reading this and you have not found the way, today I show you the way to the Father: Jesus Christ is son! May the light of this word flood your heart with truth and lighten your way to salvation and glory. Amen!
If you’ll like to receive Jesus into your life please pray this prayer: “Father I acknowledge that I am a sinner, that Jesus died for me, that you raised him from the dead. Father, please forgive me. I accept Jesus today as my Lord and my Saviour. Amen.”