Over the past several days as I listened to a beautiful song, "Who Can Compare"...there was one phrase that kept making its way deeper into my heart. There was something more significant to it than all the others, something that kept my attention.
So I just listened over and over and over again. It starts out with the words "You gave us life, who can compare to you my King, who can compare to you my Lord, who can compare to you my friend"
That one phrase that stuck with me, that held more significance was "You are the way, you are the truth, you are the life!".. "You are the way, you are the truth, you are the life"...
This one phrase sums it all up! It literally gives the full and complete testimony of Jesus Christ and all that it encompasses.
This phrase comes from the book of John chapter 14. Jesus comforts His disciples in this chapter.
God was showing me the completeness, the all encompassing work that was accomplished through His birth, His life, His death, His resurrection and the purpose and quality of His Holy Spirit.
Jesus is the Way because He made a Way. John 14:6 Jesus said: "I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." He IS the way.
He is the truth by His spirit. Through His Spirit we are comforted and He leads us into ALL truth. John 16:13 " But when He, the Spirit of Truth, comes, He will guide you into all truth; He will not speak on His own, He will speak only what He hears, and He will tell what is yet to come."
It is His spirit leading us into ALL truth that sanctifies us. Sanctification is the process of obtaining sanctity, of being made or becoming holy. The Holy Spirit is God's agent in the work of sanctification and the means used by the Holy Spirit is the word of Truth. John 17:17 Jesus said "Sanctify them by truth, your word is truth."
It is through the process of sanctification we are made holy and in holiness we find life. Having laid ourselves down, repenting of our sins, through death we find true life in Him, in His Spirit and His Spirit within us!!!
He really is I repeat. HE REALLY IS, the Way, the Truth and the Life!!!
This revelation this truth, this fullness of what He said, is so deep within my heart right now. He literally sums up His entire purpose and His fulfillment of the same in that one statement. "I am the way, the truth and the life"...
I could write so much more about this. When we act in faith, believing in Christ and what He accomplished, we are born again. When we allow His spirit to lead, guide, direct, comfort and convict us, we are sanctified. The Holy Spirit works with the Word, which we must consume and have it written on our hearts. Think of it as inviting the Holy Spirit into our lives to rebuild us. To construct a temple fitting for a King!! In order for Him to be able to reconstruct we must give Him the carpenter's tool - it is His Word. When we bring His word into the temple, the Spirit will begin the process... For me personally as I plant the word in my mind, through sanctification He writes it on my heart. It becomes a permanently placed feature within my mind and my heart, manifested in my life through my actions, thoughts and deeds. Thus I am being made holy!!! The word actually begins to live in and through me. Truly He is the Life, that is resurrected in me through His Spirit and the process of sanctification.
Life without Him has us going in many different directions, many ways are the paths that we take but there is only One Way that leads to True Life and it is through Jesus Christ, just as His word declares and through the process of being made holy by the working of His Spirit we obtain Life everlasting!!!
Truly - Truly I say to you - He IS the Way, the Truth and the Life!!!