JESUS IS THE ONLY
WAY TO THE FATHER
John 1:18, 13:37; I John 5:14-15
said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6, KJV
"Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6, NIV
Jesus made it very clear to Thomas that the only way to the Father is not by following rules and regulations
or by following a program. It is by being in a relationship with a person, Jesus Himself. Jews or that era entertained
various ideas about getting to heaven. Some believed that circumcision and law keeping were the way. With others, the
birthright was seen as pretty much guaranteeing the trip. Some did believe that faith was necessary, but there was not
universal agreement as to the object of faith.
Jesus made it plain that He was to be the object
of faith. This became the message of genuine believers down through the centuries. Jesus not only is the way to
the Father, but He is also truth made flesh. As god in the flesh, He could be none other than Truth.
Seeing the Father (John 14:1-5).
Peter wanted to follow Jesus. He said he was willing
to lay down his life for Jesus' sake (John 13:37). Jesus wanted the apostles to trust Him. He wanted them to trust that
although He had to leave, He would come back for them. Jesus is coming back for those who are expecting Him. Are
you expecting Him to return for you?
We can rest assured that Jesus Christ; our Saviour will always
be there when we need Him. When we were lost, He made possible for us to be united with the Father. It is through
Jesus Christ that we get the revelation of the Father and have access to Him. "The only begotten Son, which is in the
bosom of the Father, he hath declared him [God]" (John 1:18b).
Jesus reveals His Father (John
Through Jesus we were introduced to the Father. Jesus is the Way. We must
remain faithful to the Lord and continue to trust Him. Jesus is the Life. His death, burial, and resurrection opened the way
for believers to approach a holy God. The apostles did not fully understand what Jesus was saying until after His death,
resurrection, and ascension. Their unwavering trust in the Lord kept them secure.
kept (John 14:12-14).
While on earth Jesus performed many miracles. The works of the believers
shall be greater. It is hard to imagine doing greater works than Jesus! Believers have the liberty to ask anything.
If we ask in the name of Jesus, He said He will do it. Jesus is the Truth; therefore, He has to be true to His word. Promises
made by Jesus have to be honored. Believers should note that we must ask for that which is according to the Lord's will (I
John 5:14-15). Jesus is true to His word. He is the Way.
"Jesus is the Truth and the Life."
1. Why did
Jesus feel it was important to reassure His disciples that they need not be troubled?
was Thomas' objection to Jesus' statement, and how did His respond to him?