There is Only One Way – Text

I posted the You Tube link earlier. But here is the text from the teaching, if you’d rather read and study it for yourself.

Jesus taught with parables to help people have a picture of what He taught.  Abba presented a picture of His Son and the ministry He would bring to the world in the blueprint for the Tabernacle.  In a round about way, He led me to take a closer look at some of the detail.

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Three weeks ago (first taught in October 2015) I woke up with part of the lyrics of our song, “You’re a Good Good Father.”

Then this vision came:

Saw Jesus and I dancing over a green meadow on a mountain top surrounded by stunning snow capped peaks.  “Sound of Music” scene.

See Him bending down on one knee to adjust one of my shoes.

“What is it Lord?” I asked.

“I am securing your shoes of the gospel of peace so you won’t trip. Soon the terrain where we dance will be rocky and I don’t want you to lose your peace.  Don’t look at your feet.  Keep your eyes on Me and I will lift you over any stumbling blocks.  I am your shelter in every storm.  I am your high tower and your resting place.”

My Bible was open in my lap to John 14.  I felt prompted to ask, “Is John 14 to be my meditation?”

“Yes, things unseen will be revealed.  Camp here until I tell you to move.  It will be glorious.”

What stood out as I read, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father but through Me.” John 14:6

 The next day I woke up with this understanding:

I am the Way

I am the Truth           These 3 messages that will turn hearts and change minds.

I am the Life

Today I am going to talk to you about the Way

 There were three entry points in the Tabernacle in the Wilderness

3 entry points…

  • The Gate to the Outer Court
  • The Door to the Holy Place
  • The Way to the Holy of Holies

Let’s begin with this curtain that completely surrounds the outer court.

  • 100 cubits long on north and south sides – 150feet
  • 100= Chosen by God to be set apart as holy
  • 50 cubits wide on east and west side
  • 50=Restoration, Jubilee – 75 ft.
  • Curtains were 5 cubits high-7 ½ feet
  • 5 is the number of Grace

We can say then, that the Tabernacle was chosen and set apart by God as holy.  It was to be a place of Restoration and Grace. It is laid out in the form of a cross.  Jesus is our Tabernacle and we are the tabernacle of the Holy Spirit.

The CURTAINS were woven of WHITE LINEN—representing the purity or RIGHTEOUSNESS OF JESUS

The POLES OR PILLARS that held the curtains up and THE SOCKETS OR BASES that the pillars stood on were MADE OF BRASS OR BRONZE.  Brass or Bronze represents JUDGMENT ON SIN.

A curious scripture: In 2 Samuel 22:35 David wrote:

“He teaches my hands to make war, So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.”

What David is saying is that God strengthens him to participate in God’s judgment on David’s enemies.

The curtains hung on SILVER RODS WITH SILVER HOOKS.

Silver represents REDEMPTION

Righteousness cannot be achieved without Judgment on Sin.  Nor can it be upheld by anything but Redemption. 

Our Righteousness is based on Jesus’ Redemption and the Judgment for our sin that was place on Him. We can’t just work it out on our own.

Okay…let’s go on to the Gate.

Exodus 27: 16 And for the gate of the court shall be an hanging of twenty cubits(30’), of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, wrought with needlework: and their pillars shall be four, and their sockets four.

You can also read about this in Exodus 38:13-20

The PILLARS, RODS, AND BASES for the gate were also bronze just as those around the Courtyard.

4 PILLARS – World wide access…Whosoever will may come.

FABRIC—4 colors

Blue:Heaven, Son of God, God’s word (tallit). Woman with the issue of blood…

Numbers 15:37-40. Again the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 38 “Speak to the children of Israel: Tell them to make tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and to put a blue thread in the tassels of the corners. 39 And you shall have the tassel, that you may look upon it and remember all the commandments of the Lord and do them, and that you may not follow the harlotry to which your own heart and your own eyes are inclined, 40 and that you may remember and do all My commandments, and be holy for your God.

Malachi 4:2. to you who fear My name, The Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings; — woman with the issue of blood

Purple: Royalty, King of kings and Lord of lords

Scarlet: His blood atonement, perfect sacrifice.

White:Righteous One

All of these COLORS WERE WOVEN TOGETHER representing a picture of the FULLNESS OF THE GODHEAD IN ONE BODY.

Colossians 2:9 For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily

Notice, there is ONLY ONE GATE into the Tabernacle Courtyard:

Oprah did a miniseries this past week called “Belief.”  According to one of the journalists, “Belief allows the message and core tenets of every religion to shine through in a way that honors them while remaining honest. Even the most exclusive believers will find something to love in this epic spiritual series.”

Diana Butler Bass from the Washington Post wrote: “Across the planet, people are taking responsibility for their own versions of meaning and, in the process, are remaking faith in ways that are more inclusive, more personal, more connected to the natural world, and more attentive to their community.”

All this sounds so loving and pleasant BUT in the Tabernacle, which is a picture of Jesus, God’s house, and His Kingdom, you will notice there is only one way men and women could draw near to God. It was the single entrance to the entire tabernacle. There was no other way in. Whether he is a priest going to carry out his duties or a repentant sinner seeking forgiveness, a man had to enter by that one way.

THE GATE WAS ALWAYS OPEN, never barred, WITH NO GUARD TO FORBID a person who wanted to worship God.

But one must make A PERSONAL DECISION TO ENTER IF HE IS TO RECEIVE. (faith) No one was forced to enter.  The minute one entered the Gate they were standing on holy ground.

Ephesians 1:3-4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, 4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love

Jesus revealed Himself as the only entrance to God. The eastern gate pointed to Him. Every other possible way was barred by the righteousness of Godbut BECAUSE OF THE BLOOD OF CHRIST WE HAVE A WAY OF APPROACH.

 All the treasures of the Father are within the courts of the tabernacle and they are free for all who enter, receiving all that Jesus did and all that He is.

BUT,We must accept the works of Jesus and receive them as part of our lives.  We must see them as belonging to us in order to enter.

Psalm 100:4-5

4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,

And into His courts with praise.

Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.

5 For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations.

THE ENCAMPMENT around the Tabernacle was also ordained by God.  There were three tribes camped by the Eastern Gate plus Moses and his family and Aaron and his sons.  The tribe of Judah was the leader.  Judah’s name means PRAISE.  Judah also represented the Lion of Judah, the King.  This is the door that our King will eventually enter at the end of time.

The Brazen Altar—for forgiveness of sin—A picture of Christ’s sacrifice, thank offerings, trespass offerings, fellowship offerings – came with thanksgiving. – they believed in God’s forgiveness and reality.

The Laver—Sanctification…the washing of water by the Word-A picture of walking with Jesus and taking on His Word as a lifestyle.

The Door to the Holy Place – a little different than the gate

Exodus 26:37“You shall make five pillars of acacia for the screen and overlay them with gold, their hooks also being of gold; and you shall cast five sockets of bronze (brass) for them.”

The PILLARS for the door to the Holy Place were made from ACACIA WOOD OVERLAID WITH GOLD. There were GOLDEN HOOKSnear the top for the door to hang upon. Still these pillars were in bases or SOCKETS OF BRONZE/BRASS.

FIVE PILLARS: Grace—Represents to us the power of God released to us because of Jesus’ sacrifice, enabling us to enter and follow Him

Gold: represents divinity – Son of God – Gold tried in the Fire

Wood: represents humanity – Son of Man

Bases of Bronze/Brass: Founded on Judgment for Sin already accomplished

Acacia wood overlaid with goldtherefore speaks of Christ – He is both God and man, divine and human, Son of God and son of man.

While these pillars were set on the ground in sockets of bronze, they reached to the very top in gold. They speak of Christ, who humbled Himself to bear God’s judgment for us.

Philippians 2:5-11 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. 9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

The Way—to the Holy of Holies

God gave these instructions to Moses about this final gate:

Exodus 26:31-33  “You shall make a veilof blue and purple and scarletmaterial and fine twisted linen; it shall be made with cherubim, the work of a skillful workman. 32 You shall hang it on four pillars of acacia overlaid with gold, their hooks also being of gold, on four sockets of silver.33 You shall hang up the veil under the clasps, and shall bring in the ark of the testimony there within the veil; and the veil shall serve for you as a partition between the holy place and the holy of holies.

Again we see 4 PILLARS OF ACACIA COVERED WITH GOLD.

The veil was made of blue, purple, red and fine linen, and with cherubim design. Again the four-colored veil speaks of Christ – the Heavenly One (blue), the Royal One (purple), the Sacrificed One (red) and the Righteous One (white).

The 4 pillars again speak of it being open to all.  Yet, ordinary priests had to stop at the veil and proceed no further. Because within the veil, in the Most Holy Place, lay the Ark of the Covenant. The Ark represents GOD’S PRESENCEand no one, no one except the High Priest, would be allowed to see the Ark. And he only saw it once a year on the Day of Atonement. The veil separated God and man.

But when Christ died on the cross, the veil (of Herod’s Temple) was torn apart from top to bottom by God, declaring that man can now access into His presence freely through Christ Jesus.

Okay…we have the elements down, but what does this mean for you and me on a day by day basisHow can we convey these truths to those seeking the truth or new converts?

There is a simplicity in Christ, in the gospel, that, in my opinion, has been lost in the ways and methods of men. Every teacher or preacher or believer has a 10 step program for almost anything in the Kingdom.  Like the message that Genevieve share about Methods vs. Life.  Jesus gave this instruction:

Matthew 11:28-30  Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”

Even before Jesus came in the flesh we read this:

Isaiah 1:18“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the Lord,

“Though your sins are like scarlet,

They shall be as white as snow;

Though they are red like crimson,

They shall be as wool.

 

Psalm 139:23-24

Search me, O God, and know my heart;

Try me, and know my anxieties;

24 And see if there is any wicked way in me,

And lead me in the WAY everlasting.

Jesus made a way for us, not only for salvation, but for daily renewal of a holy relationship with our Father.

Hebrews 10:19-25 A New and Living Way

“Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus,20 by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh,21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God,22 let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful;24 and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds,25 not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.

What is the confession that we are to hold fast to?  That our sin has been paid for and that because of His blood we are clean and can stand before God without fear of Him killing us on the spot. Only holiness can be in His Presence.

Here it is again in  Hebrews 4:14-16 Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldlyto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

That throne of grace is in heaven, but, it is also in us.  We are a tabernacle of the Holy Spirit.  When we need help, we go to God in prayer.  We communicate with the One who lives in us. We don’t have to go to a Temple or a church or a priest…He is available 24/7.

Okay…we’ve established that we can come in boldly because of Jesus. However, coming in is only the beginning of the story.  If we entered in, we are IN HIM and He is in us.

In the scripture out of Isaiah 1, after God invited us to come and reason with Him about our sin, and assures us that our sins will be forgiven,  He says in the next verse: Isaiah 1:19 If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the good of the land

Forgiveness is not the end of the story…God is looking for faith—trust—a willingness to follow Him whether we understand why He’s asking us to do stuff or not.

Paul speaks to believers in Ephesians 5:1-11:   Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. 2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma. 3 But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; 4 neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. 5 For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. 7 Therefore do not be partakers with them. 8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light 9 (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), 10 finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. 11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.

Recently Kevin read 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 in one of his messages:  Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 17 If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are. NKJV

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. 

The WAY is more than a door…it is a path, it is a lifestyle.

John 10:7-10 Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I AM THE DOORof the sheep.  8 All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. 9 I AM THE DOOR. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.  10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

We have many thieves out there in the Body of Christ today preaching a warm and fuzzy message that promises salvation but doesn’t require us to FOLLOW Jesus, to walk as He walked. 

1 John 2:4-6  He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. 6 He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.How did He walk…speak/do

Colossians 2:6-7 As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, 7 rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.

The early church were not known as Christians, they were known as FOLLOWERS OF THE WAY. In fact the name Christian was spoken almost as a curse word by those who weren’t followers.

Acts 9:1-2  Then Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest 2 and asked letters from him to the synagogues of Damascus, so that if he found any who were of the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. NKJV

The words, “THE WAY,” held a strong meaning to the Hebrew people. To them Torah or the first 39 books of the Bible was their WAY.  To them abundant life could only be found in following God’s Word.  The book of Proverbs constantly counsels the recipient (“my son”) to embrace the path of wisdom (THE WAY)being passed down in order that he might experience full life.  Torah, or God’s Word, was viewed as the singular way in which Israel was to live in order to experience abundant life.

Jesus As ‘The Way’
Think about how radical it sounded to the Jewish mind when Jesus of Nazareth stated, “I AM THE WAYand the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him” (Jn 14:6-7).  Jesus was putting himself on the same level as Torah.  He was saying that a full life could only be realized by coming into relationship with Him.

To be a Christian, is to recognize that Jesus is quite simply, the only Way and it means nothing more and nothing less than throwing one’s entire life in to follow, and be identified with, the one who is the only door into which anyone may have an abundant life.

Isaiah 55:1-3  “Ho! Everyone who thirsts,

Come to the waters;

And you who have no money,

Come, buy and eat.

Yes, come, buy wine and milk

Without money and without price.

2 Why do you spend money for what is not bread,

And your wages for what does not satisfy?

—Why are we looking to other sources for help?  Why are we spending money for worldly counselors, investors, running from one event to the next in search of what you already have….Christ in you the hope of glory?

I am going to leave that question and go on to the next.

How are we to minister the truth that this Gate, Door, Way is always open to others and how are we to minister to ourselves?

If we are looking to all other sources except Jesus and His Word, how are we going to share the truth of the gospel as being the one Gate if we aren’t walking through it and in it ourselves?

Often we water down the gospel to make it appealing to others.  Yet, just as often in our zeal to see people saved, we approach them as an accuser rather than as one expressing the love of Christ.

Woman Caught in Adultery

John 8:7-11“He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.” 8 And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. 9 Then those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.  When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?”

11 She said, “No one, Lord.”

And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you;go and sin no more.”

Jesus didn’t approach people with condemnation—except the Pharisees…the religious who thought they were already without sin…You Brood of Vipers….the holy, better than thou people. Religion was condemned not people.

When Jesus was getting ready to leave this earth He told His disciples:

John 16:7-8

Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.  8 And when He has come, He will convictthe world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.

There is a difference between Condemnation and Conviction:

CONDEMNATION PUSHES AWAY AND SHAMES

CONVICTION WITH A SOLUTION DRAWS NEAR TO RECEIVE

Romans 8:1-5  There is therefore now NO CONDEMNATIONto those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walkaccording to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God did by sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, on account of sin: He condemned sin in the flesh, 4 that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.

1 John 1:8-10  If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.

God forgives all who sincerely confess their sins, those willing to completely turn from their sins, pay restitution if needed, and embrace the fact that Jesus already paid the price for them.  However, that is only step one to salvation or to forgiveness. It requires a change of attitude and action..putting feet to a new way of living.

Some Questions we need to ask ourselves and those we are ministering to:

  • After you ask Him to forgive you, are you willing to follow Him?
  • Are you willing to leave sin behind as He enables you?
  • Are you willing for Him to be Lord in your life?
  • Are you willing to let Him tell you where to go and who to be with and how to spend your time and money?
  • Are you ready to discover and follow the Truth in His Word?

There are many calling for followers in our world today.  Only Jesus has the truth.  A lot of people follow what they think is truth and fall in a pit and don’t know why.

Feelings don’t determine truth.

Jesus is the Truth, He is the Way, the Only Way.

Planet Shakers…Jesus wouldn’t make me uncomfortable.  Eat My body, Drink My blood.  Hate your mother and father. Pick up your cross – be willing to die a brutal death and follow Me. It doesn’t feel good to confess our sins and weaknesses to God or each other.

God’s Living Word, Jesus, and His written Word the Bible, must be our plumb line our WAY, PERIOD!  If it is not, and if this is not the message we are sharing with those who don’t know Him yet, we will not make it through these end-times without falling and we are thieves and robbers leading others into a ditch.

Matthew 7:13says, “Wide is the gate and broad is the gate that leads to destruction and many go therein.”

If we don’t know what’s in the word, how on earth can we follow Him?  As believers, we’ve already been adopted into God’s family.  He completely loves us and forgives us. Jesus paid the full price for our redemption and gave us everything we need to live in His Kingdom.

God just wants us to learn how to love Him and live with Him.  We moved into His House and He wants us to learn how to love Him and live in Him.  To know the ground rules so we will be happy and not be an irritation to those around us.

Acts 17:28says: In Him we live and move and have our being.  – If we want to be filled with love and joy in doing that, we must learn His ways.

Jeremiah 6:16

“Stand in the ways and see,

And ask for the old paths, where the good way is,

And walk in it; Then you will find rest for your souls.

It’s time for us to get back to the WAY. 

All the self-help books, the methods, DVD’s and seminars—if He tells you to buy them or to go to them…do it.  If not, make time with Him your priority.  HE is the Way and He is ALWAYS available.

I will end by sharing two experiences with you…

Susan, I’ve had this request up on my screen since this morning.  God would not let me delete it.  Just now as I prayed what I heard first was, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 NKJV

I asked the Lord what you needed rest from, He said, “She’s been trying to earn forgiveness.”

 The next thing I saw was an all red car.  You had your hands on the drivers door and were tugging to open it, but it wasn’t budging.  Again I asked, “what is this Lord?”

She is trying everything she knows to open the door and see herself in Me…covered in My blood, forgiven.  She doesn’t realize that she holds the key.  I am the key.  She already has it but the enemy has convinced her that she can’t use it. 

 Then I heard, ”
“Come now, and let us reason together,”
Says the Lord,
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They shall be as wool.” Isaiah 1:18 NKJV

It is in believing Susan, it is in REST that you will find that relationship again. Just come to Me, sit with Me, let me unravel the worries and false beliefs overwhelming you and let Me hold you and tell you again of My love.  I am not a hard task master.  My yoke is easy and My burden is light.  I’ve done the work at the cross.  Just receive it as a love gift to you. Put on the robe of righteousness and walk with Me.  I have a new path for you.  It is a path of joy and a path of peace.  There is freedom on this path and others to bless along the way. This season of silence is nothing more than the enemy trying to convince you that the door to forgiveness and reconciliation is locked, but I am the door, and I am forever open to all who will come.  Rejoice and come.  We have miles to go before you sleep and you will love the journey.

From my journal: December 2, 2005

All have entrance to My throne room.  All are invited to come, day or night.  You don’t have to be perfect.  Come just as you enter My love washes you clean.  The sin cannot enter, but My blood has taken care of that.  The call is to come and find help in time of need. 

The call is to come when you are broken; to come when you are sick; to come when fear has hemmed you in.  To come when confusion overtakes you and to come when joy is overflowing.  The door is always open.  I am the door, I am the way.  I am your robe of righteousness and your advocate with the Father.  You never enter the throne room alone.  You enter with Me.  You enter in Me.  You stand before the throne in Me.  I will never leave you or forsake you.  I am always with you.  Apart from Me you can do nothing.  Apart from Me, there isn’t any entrance to the throne room.  I made the way on the cross.  That wounded side that you find security in is your entry door, your admission ticket.

You are My friend but greater than any earthly friendship.  I am the Friend that sticketh closer than a brother.  We are ONE.

Jesus is the WAY, the only WAY.   He is ever ready to forgive us, cleanse us by washing us with His Word and teaching us how to follow Him.  He is the WAY to abundant life.

Come…

We must not water down the gospel to make it palatable to others.  Tell the whole story…it is incomparable.

One of the greatest benefits of giving our lives to Jesus is that when we do, He is forever WITH US.  The Great I AM, Creator of heaven and earth, the One who loved us enough to give His life for is, now lives in us.  Every day, 24/7 He is there to talk to, to share our ups and downs with.  It is the ultimate relationship.  Regardless if we are the richest or poorest person on this earth, we have Him for our constant companion.

Yes, He is powerful. Yes, He provides.  Yes, He heals.  Yes, He delivers, but His companionship is priceless, pure love.

Sometimes I feel we approach non-believers with condemnation rather than His compassion.  We tell them their sins will be forgiven, but fail to tell them you will forever have God with you.  He will help you no matter what your question or circumstance.

He will celebrate with you.

He will weep with you.

He will give you wisdom and give you ideas on any possible need.

There is nothing that He lacks.  His love is beyond anything in this world.  This is why you want to come to Jesus.

The road’s not going to be easy, because the whole world is against you, but Jesus is with you and having Him with you will be glorious.

If you haven’t taken ownership for your sin and asked Him to forgive you and given your life to Jesus, I urge you to do it today.  You will never be sorry.

If you are a believer who’s been doing your own thing and now you are standing outside feeling too guilty to approach Him, repent and run to Him, He is waiting with arms open to receive you.

Jesus is the Only Gate, the Only Door, and the Only Way to abundant, joy filled life.  He lives in us and it’s time for us to show the world who He is by living in the Way.

 

 

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