John 14:6

Jesus Is The Only Way To The Father

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John 14:6
Jesus said to him
“I am the way, the truth, and the life;
no one comes to the Father
but through Me.”
Wow what a radical
radical statement!
No other person,
no other leader of any religion,
philosopher has ever said
something like that.
No one comes to the Father
but through me.
Why would He say that?
C.S. Lewis had a very good
argument for that
He said, “a man that would say that,
is not just a nice moral teacher,
is not just somebody that
you should follow.
That man that would say,
I am THE way,
THE truth and THE life,
no one comes to the Father
but through me.
Either that is absolutely true,
He really is, or
He is a deceived lunatic
that you should not follow.
or He is a liar,
trying to gather people, through
an overt and blatant lie;
that He knows is not true.”
It’s got to be one of those 3
Everybody needs to decide that.
I am 100% convinced that Jesus
the Messiah is exactly
who He said He was.
Here’s a very interesting thing,
there are really only
2 philosophies of life
on all of planet earth.
One is, you must do something
to somehow attain God’s favor.
The other is, you can do nothing
to attain God’s favor.
Therefore God did something,
by sending His son, Jesus the Messiah
on your behalf to pay
for what you have done wrong.
No other religious leader says that.
No other religious leader,
no other religion or philosophy,
is talking about what God has done,
for you to make you right.
They’re all talking about
what you must do,
to make yourself right
in the eyes of God
Let me just give you this analogy.
Suppose there was an assignment
for you to swim from San Francisco
to the Island of Hawaii.
That’s over 2200 miles,
probably longer than that.
There’s no human being alive,
that can do that.
It really doesn’t matter if you
set out from San Francisco
toward Hawaii,
whether you’re an Olympic swimmer
or whether you’re a really
terrible swimmer.
You’re going to drown.
It doesn’t matter whether you drown
100 meters off shore,
1000 meters offshore,
or 1000 Kilometers offshore.
You’re going to drown.
It’s not possible for a human to do it.
That is what Jesus is saying
He’s saying it’s not possible
for you to do anything,
to pay for your own sin,
to make yourself right
in the eyes of God.
Nobody can do it.
It’s impossible, there’s not one
person who can do it;
and as a result of that
Jesus is like in the swimming analogy.
A lifeboat that comes along,
picks you up and takes you to Hawaii.
It’s what God has done for you,
not what you can do for Him.
That’s why Jesus said that.
Have you given Him 100% of your life?
Have you acknowledged, and stopped
trying to do something to find approval
and win the favor of God?
And have you
come to the end of yourself?
Where you’ve been
willing to acknowledge
there’s nothing I can do.
I desperately need your salvation.
I desperately need you to come
in the boat and pick me up.
If you haven’t,
would you pray
this prayer with me today,
if you’ve never
prayed it before.
Or if you have
would you just
affirm that again with me?
Let’s pray this.
Father God, I acknowledge today
there’s nothing I can do
to make myself right in your eyes,
and because of that
you sent Jesus Christ,
Yeshua Ha Mashiach the Messiah
to pay for my sin. Forgive me.
I receive that payment,
and I acknowledge,
He is THE ONLY WAY to the Father
and I choose that way today.
I give you the rest of my life.
make me the person
you want me to be,
and I allow you to pay
for all my mistakes, my sins
my foolish choices,
my selfishness.
Amen

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