Daily Devotional | Jesus Is The Only Way

John 14:5-7 NIV
“Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered, “I am the way and 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.”

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In today’s world, there are so many religions, cults, and philosophies. Many have been led astray…away from their God, Lord and Savior. This is a result of; quest for knowledge, a desire for instant gratification, blatant disregard for the Holy Bible due to religious divides, following the trend of society, ignorance or total rejection of the truth. The Bible says that, “My people are perished for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6)
 
In Genesis 3, the Serpent introduced the concealed fruit of ‘knowledge of good and evil’! After eating it, man began to make choices. To God, that was not intended for man, and death came through sin. Man died (spiritually), and lost his position to God’s providence. Since then, men (and women) have been messed up! Especially in the area of religion. For many, a piece of wood has become their God. What a delusion, and hopeless empowerment!! This is by far the work of Satan. 
 
Many years before Jesus Christ, the prophet Isaiah said, “I am the Lord, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God. I will strengthen you, though you have not acknowledged me, so that from the rising of the sun to the place of its setting people may know there is none besides me. I am the Lord, and there is no other. “Woe to those who quarrel with their Maker, those who are nothing but potsherds among the potsherds on the ground. Does the clay say to the potter, ‘What are you making?’ Does your work say, ‘The potter has no hands’? “Gather together and come; assemble, you fugitives from the nations. Ignorant are those who carry about idols of wood, who pray to gods that cannot save. “Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other. (Isaiah 45:5, 6, 9, 20, 22 NIV). The prophet challenged the people to receive from God blessings and life. He made it clear that apart from The God of heaven, there is no other God able to save.
 
An ‘Idol’ is anything in your life that takes the place of God your Savior. It could be your job, car, career, religion, beliefs, or self. I believe people who worship idols are so scared of dying. Why? Within them, they know that something is not right.  Until you seek the truth, it will be kept from you.  Nicodemus in John 3 came to Jesus to ask Him, what and who will be saved, and Jesus told him that it is only those that are ‘born again’, ‘born of water (word of God) and the Spirit (the Holy Spirit– the Spirit of truth)’
 
Again,  Thomas said to him (Jesus) , “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered, “I am the way and 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.” This summarized that the way to the true God is to know and follow Jesus. Believe and live His teachings. God was revealed in Jesus, not a son of the carpenter! This is the message. You are not in judgement yet, but if death is imminent, you have a choice to make, and today. May the Lord guide and strengthen you. Amen.
 
Scripture of the day: “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”~ (John 8:12 NIV)

From Pastor Peter Okereke Jr.
TLWMI. (c) Copyright Reserved, 2011.
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The senior pastor and overseer of The Living Word Ministries Evanston, IL since 2010, the author of 'Living Victoriously' by Author-house publishers. My passion is present and lead others into Pure Praise, Pure Worship and Pure Word. This means that at our Church, the integrity of the Gospel is held to the letters, just as Jesus Christ preached and lived it. Come and join us, and God will surely Bless you mighty!
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2 Responses to Daily Devotional | Jesus Is The Only Way

  1. Ryne Max says:

    Sir,
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    Thank you.
    Ryne Max,
    Secretary HHH,
    Bali, Rajasthan India.,

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