“I AM the Way, and the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6)
A VISIT TO A KING
Imagine you are walking in a city and you come near to a great palace where a king lives. You decide you’d like to visit the king. Do you think that you can just walk up to the palace doors and walk in? No, there are guards who will stop you. And certainly there will be a fence or high castle walls and more guards to keep you from entering another way. And should you somehow be able to jump the fence, guards would catch you and you would be thrown into jail! One does not enter easily into the palace of a king or even the residence of a president or governor.
But if the king invites you, then you may enter. But there will most likely be things you must do according to the king’s rules to get in. You will most likely need to show your invitation. You may have to go through a security check and show your identification. You may have to enter a certain doorway. You will have to follow the king’s instructions otherwise you will not be permitted in. You will have to enter by the WAY the king instructs.
Jesus said to him, “I AM the Way, and the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6)
What does this statement by Yeshua mean?
Yeshua spoke His words very exactly and meant exactly what He said. He said that He is the ONLY WAY, the door you must enter, to be with the Heavenly Father, the Creator of all!
Think about who the Father God is. He is the Great I AM, the One who has always been and always will be. He is the Creator of all you see and don’t see from the tiniest atom to the biggest blue whale in the ocean. He is the One who made the vast universe with billions of stars and commanded the laws that keep the earth spinning. God is the Almighty King of Kings.
ENTERING THE KINGDOM
If it’s difficult to visit an earthly king, how can one possibly visit the King of Kings? Thankfully, the King of Kings has made a simple way for all people to come to Him. Not only has He made a way to visit Him, but He has made a way for “whosoever”, for anybody to live forever in His Kingdom “of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit”! (Romans 14:17) Sorry, but if you don’t do it God’s way, you won’t ever get in to His perfect Kingdom!
Just as an earthly king has his way, his protocol to follow in order to meet with him, the King of Kings has His Way. But His way is not a bunch of hard rules. His Way is a Person, Himself! We come to the Person Jesus, Yeshua, the name meaning “YAH is salvation”!
We must accept the Truth that there is no other way into God’s Kingdom but by His great love. That love was shown to us in Yeshua, who died in our place for our sins on the cross. Then He rose again, because death had no power over Him, the Almighty God!
God’s Way to Himself is Yeshua. We must go through Yeshua, believing that He alone is our salvation! We must admit that we need help, help from God alone to get us into His Kingdom. You cannot get into heaven without God’s help and His invitation!
But God has sent His invitation!
“For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
That “whosoever” means everybody is invited!
But you must come God’s Way! You can’t get in your way or any other way.
Yeshua said, “You must be born again”. (John 3:7) We must be “born of God”. We are born again of God by His Spirit when we receive the seed of His Truth into our hearts, Yeshua, our only hope of coming to Him. When we believe that Yahweh alone is our salvation, He gives us a new spirit, a spirit that can live with Him in His spirit Kingdom! (Ezekiel 36:26) We are born again as spirit children of a Spirit God who lives in a spiritual Kingdom, one that is not seen with physical eyes.
“Yet to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God—” (John 1:12)
The King of Kings not only invites us to live in His Kingdom but He makes us all His children, changing us to be like Him in our character, and showers us with His many blessings! This is the gracious Father-heart of the King of Kings!
And all we need do is believe in His name – Jesus Christ, Yeshua the Messiah, “YAH is salvation”! Believing in His name is trusting that YHWH God loves us so much that He Himself became the WAY for us to live with Him forever! How can we refuse such love, and such a wonderful invitation?
Will you accept God’s invitation? Will you receive Jesus, Yeshua, “YAH is salvation” into your heart today? Will you follow His Way, Yeshua?