Saturday, April 28, 2012

John Mark and Sandy Pool: I Am the Only Way, Truth & Life

Jesus was our perfect Lamb that was slain before the foundations of this earth.
Many people in the world and even religions fall into the deceptive trap of the enemy and believe lies that we have many "alternatives" to Heaven, eternal life and God. However, we must always return those misguided people to the Word of God which is the truth offering and total freedom from the enemy's lies.

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the Way and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except by (through) Me.

Actually, Jesus was the Way, the Truth and the Life before the earth was made, and He came to be our substitution for all sins and deceptions that satan used as an attempt to gain control.

Romans 7:6 But now we have been released from the law, for we died to it and are no longer captive to its power. Now we can serve God, not in the old way of obeying the letter of the law, but in the new way of living in the Spirit.

Unconditional Love

We do not have conditions to come to Jesus. That is what is meant by "Unconditional Love!" God has us respond to His total fulfillment of the law that put Jesus Christ upon the Cross of Calvary as our "condition of surrender". God has always had us right in the middle of His plan. God is a Giver, and when satan believed he had craftily aborted God's Kingdom plan, here comes Jesus Christ, right out of Heaven, to put an end to all the religious attempts to usurp God's Master Plan!

John 3:16-18 This is how much God loved the world: He gave His Son, His one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; and by believing in Him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life... Anyone who trusts in Him is acquitted; anyone who refuses to trust Him has long since been under the death sentence without knowing it. And why? Because of that person's failure to believe in the one-of-a-kind Son of God when introduced to him. (The Message Bible)

Once we truly have our hearts transformed, then we can no longer be exploited by the religions who want law over love, performance over peace, and regulations instead of relationship. No other religion, foreign god, or philosophical belief can even come close to the wonderful love of God through Jesus Christ.

So, when Jesus declared to the religious leaders and zealots through John 14:6-7, He said it more like this: Jesus said, "I am the Road, also the Truth, also the Life. No one gets to the Father apart from Me. If you really knew Me, you would know My Father as well. From now on, you do know Him. You've even seen Him!"

There Is Only One Way...

Many have come to offer other ways to the Father but, much like the very ones Jesus came to rescue, are lost in satan's tricks that makes them look for love in all the wrong places. We have the seal of God, Jesus Christ, who is now a risen Savior and is forever making intercession for us on earth to understand our Father's plan. Jesus was not sent in vain! The message written by Apostle Paul encourages us to only follow the Master's Plan of redemption through the completed work at the Cross of Calvary.

Acts 4:12 Salvation comes no other way; no other name has been or will be given to us by which we can be saved, only this One.

Jesus also gives us revelation of Heaven's DNA in John chapter 9. Jesus spit on the dirt that God and He had already made and put that dirt and saliva from God into the eyes of the man born blind, revealing the DNA of the Father's plan. The Father's DNA gives sight to the blind (those blinded by the deceptions of the enemy) and liberates the ones bound to sin setting the captives free!

Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you…

God knew us and what He was doing by making us look like Himself! He certainly knows those whom He has called by His Holy Spirit to receive Jesus and portrays the very "spitting image of God through our Savior and Brother, Jesus Christ." Jesus said His own will know and follow only the Father's voice.

John 10:1-5 Let Me set this before you as plainly as I can. If a person climbs over or through the fence of a sheep pen instead of going through the gate, you know he's up to no good – a sheep rustler! The shepherd walks right up to the gate. The gatekeeper opens the gate to him and the sheep recognize his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he gets them all out, he leads them and they follow because they are familiar with his voice. They won't follow a stranger's voice but will scatter because they aren't used to the sound of it.

Relationship over religion is essential to restore sight to the blind and those that have been caught by the deception that there are other ways to God besides Jesus Christ! Remember that we had a relationship with our Father before sin entered into mankind. This intimate relationship with God is the purpose for being restored and not only "saved" from sin. We then desire to become overwhelmed by His loving presence that removes "religious cataracts of spiritually blinded eyes!"

1 Timothy 2:4-6 He wants not only us but everyone saved, you know, everyone to get to know the truth we've learned: that there's one God and only one, and one Priest-Mediator between God and us—Jesus, who offered Himself in exchange for everyone held captive by sin, to set them all free… (The Message Bible)

There is Only One Way Truth and Life – Jesus Christ!

John Mark and Sandy Pool
Word to the World Ministries

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