Saturday, August 30, 2014

To Come Through

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."

Again! I'm still thinking about this. I'm going back to the two words comes and through. This time I'm putting scripture to the definitions I found. 

To come from one place to another's. From the world to Christ. We are all part of the world till we know the truth, He reveals sin and grabs hold of our hearts to forgive. We are no longer then part of the world when He, the Truth, enters in. If you were of the world, the world would love it's own, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. (John 15:19)

To come into being. We become a new person. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new (2Corinthians 5:17)

Come forth. Jesus called Lazarus from death to life. He calls us from death in our sin to eternal life in Christ. "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life." (John 5:24)

Be established. Jesus as our foundation. Established in Him. As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. (Colossians 2:6)

To go; to follow one. Become followers of Christ. To go and be disciples of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as He did, as His disciples continued to do. "But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the world." (Acts 1:8)

Emphasizes separation. Separation from the world. Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them. For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple. (‭Romans‬ ‭16‬:‭17-18)

Leave space (previously occupied by another). Jesus fills the heart over the things of the world. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. (‭Ezekiel‬ ‭36‬:‭26‬)

Make room, give place, yield. We shake off self and self centeredness and give place to Jesus. We yield to Him as He yielded to His Father. I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. (Romans 12:1)

Pursue the journey for which one has entered. Run the race set before us. Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, (‭Hebrews‬ ‭12‬:‭1‬)

Become his adherent; someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another. Become HIS adherent. Be His disciple and preach His messages, both hard words and encouraging, loving. And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead. (‭Acts‬ ‭10‬:‭42‬)

Through (or by)
By the means of. There is only one way as I've said before. Always only one way. "I am the door. If
anyone enters by Me, he will be saved..." a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh... (‭John‬ ‭10‬:‭9, Hebrews‬ ‭10‬:‭20‬‬)

For this reason. Ah, for this reason! To worship and glorify God because He has given us eternal life, righteousness through Him, spiritual healing, freedom in Christ. For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, (‭Ephesians‬ ‭3‬:‭14‬)  If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. (‭1Peter‬ ‭4‬:‭11‬)

Why have I gone a little further in my digging? To show that scripture backs it all up. Knowing Jesus.  A whole new world. It's amazing!

1John 5:20 - And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life. 

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