The Truth As Revealed by God
The Lord Jesus Is the Truth (Jn 14:6–14)
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (Jn 1:1–2). We know that the Word became flesh and dwelt among us; this was Jesus Himself (Jn 1:14, 18). This is indeed a great mystery (1 Tim 3:16; Heb 2:2–3). How great our God is, that He became flesh and dwelt among us! From a human perspective, He looked like a mere man, yet He had the authority and power of God. He came in order to save man and to be the only Savior of mankind (Jn 20:30–31; Acts 4:12). As the Lord Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (Jn 14:6).
Remember that we were once Gentiles in the flesh and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus we have been brought near by the blood of Christ on the cross and have become His children, receiving the abundance of life, partaking and enjoying the grace of the kingdom of heaven (Eph 2:11–13; Rom 5:11).
In the past, the chosen people did not receive the Word with faith, so they could not enter His rest. Today, if we neglect so great a salvation, we will surely drift away. This salvation was first spoken of by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by the apostles and prophets. God also bore witness to this, both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit (Heb 2:1–4; 4:1-2).
[To be continued…]