“Jesus said unto him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man comes unto the Father, but by Me.” John 14:6
After our Salvation, the only Way, Truth and Life remains in the finished work of Jesus Christ. Jesus is the Source and His Cross the means by which all of our blessings flow from the throne room of God. God only recognizes our faith in the Atonement. Attending church every Sunday morning does not atone for sin committed during the week.
We, in and of ourselves, are not good enough to merit the approval of God…that is Cain’s alter. Make no mistake, God loved Cain just as He loves us. This is WHY He made a way for mankind to be redeemed to Him.
“But God commended His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
We are redeemed because of God’s love for us, not because we are redeemed. The ONLY Atonement God recognizes is that of His Son, Jesus Christ. When our faith is placed in Jesus, Who He is and what HE has done, His Atonement becomes our Way, our Truth and our Life DAILY, not just the day of our Salvation. The performance regimen laid out by many religious institutions does not atone for sin. Our faith in Jesus Christ and Him crucified places us in HIS atoning work on Calvary’s Cross and gives the Holy Spirit latitude to do what He is commissioned to do in the Believer’s life – free us from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2).
“Likewise reckon you also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:11
Being free from the law of sin and death through our faith placed solely and exclusively in Christ Jesus, we are ALIVE unto God and made partakers of God’s Divine Nature.
“Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the Divine Nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” 2 Peter 1:4.
This IS the Way, the Truth and the Life that Christ Jesus afforded whosoever will believe on Calvary’s Cross…this does not change after Salvation. Too many turn back to the ways of the world for this life of which they came to God to receive and have made the Cross of Christ of no effect through their religious performance regimens.
“17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the Gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the Cross of Christ should be made of none effect. 18 For the preaching of the Cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:17-18.
After the day of our glorious Salvation, Jesus Christ continues to be and will always remain the Way, the Truth and the Life…no man comes to the Father but by Him. This Truth will never change, regardless of man’s vain attempts to atone and obtain righteousness.
-Donna Clark Warren