Daily Walk with the Holy Spirit

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Jesus: The Only way!

"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me." John 14:6

There are some religious figures out there who have said that there is alternative ways to God.

Wrong!

Our culture today accepts many different theories on how to reach God.

Just so you know - There is Only One true way.

The way to salvation is through Jesus Christ.

First and foremost we must realize that we are separated from God by sin.

"Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for all have sinned." Romans 5:12

"For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the Obedience of one shall many be made righteous." Romans 5:19

Adam fell - Jesus redeemed us.

God's grace in action.

There is no soul around that has not sinned.

"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23

None of us can live a perfect life because we all have sinned.

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23

Sin has only one result: death.

Sin cannot be erased by good morals, right living, or a more intense awareness.

God came to the earth as a human.

Came as a baby, lived as a man, and died to save us.

Jesus wanted to show us much more than how to love and live better.

Jesus came to save us from the penalty of sin.

Jesus was/is God in the flesh.

Jesus as a human never sinned, therefore He satisfied the requirements of the Father.

"And He is the propitiation for our sins:" 1 John 2:2

"For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin: that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him." 2 Corinthians 5:21

Jesus became the penalty for our sin!

Jesus became the necessary sacrifice to wipe out the penalty of sin for us.

Jesus offered His life in exchange for ours!

Only His blood, the sacrifice of His perfect life, was pure enough to remove our penalty of death.

There is no other person or religion that can or will offer that kinda sacrifice.

Jesus last words before He died were..."It is finished." John 19:30

With this statement Jesus was not merely proclaiming the end of His life on earth.

He was proclaiming the end of sins upon all who would believe.

"I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am He, ye shall die in your sins." John 8:24

Jesus died not because He was weak or unable to avoid death, but to make a way back to God for the fall of humanity.

If Jesus story had ended with His death: death would still rule us all, because it would have ruled Him.

But...

On the third day, Jesus conquered death, hell and the grave.

Jesus conquered death by coming back to life and rising from the grave.

Jesus defeated the power of sin once and for all.

"For in that He died, He died unto sin once: but in that He liveth, He liveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:10, 11

Any other suggested way to God, based on anything else than the sacrifice of Jesus, is simply not powerful enough to take care of our sin.

Only through the gracious gift of Jesus Christ, can we be forgiven our sin.

"No man can come to Me, except the Father which hath sent Me, draw him." John 6:44a

"Forasmuch as there is none like unto Thee, O Lord; Thou art great, and Thy name is great in might." Jeremiah 10:6

1 Comments:

  • At 12:27 PM, Anonymous Mia said…

    Amen!!Thank you for your faithfulness.

     

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