If you've been reading my blog, you know that today I will be discussing the final portion of John 14:6. And, it is the most thrilling part as I see it, for my JESUS is LIFE!!
Jesus was just talking to His disciples about His impending death, but now He was proclaiming to be the "Source of ALL Life" ( Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. John 10:17). Jesus declared that He would lay down His life for His sheep, but then He would take it back.
Jesus also spoke of His authority over life and death as being granted to Him by God, His father. Jesus brings to each of us who believe on Him, "Life" eternal.
Jesus declared and gave us the promise, that because He lives, we too shall live (Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. John 14:19) The redemption and salvation that Jesus was about to provide us, was not of a political or social nature.
Jesus was about to die on the cross to deliver us from a life of bondage to sin and death. He was going to the cross to bring us joy, liberty and eternal life.
Yes, Jesus declared Himself the "Great I Am!" He is the only path to righteousness and the only true measure of righteousness. Jesus alone is the source of ALL physical and spiritual LIFE!
He said all these things so the disciples would be able to face the dark days ahead of them and carry on the mission of proclaiming the Gospel to the world. Did they understand all of this?? Not entirely, but they would learn the Truth and that Truth was Jesus.
Once the disciples had several visits from the Lord and realized that He was no longer in the grave, their lives were permanently changed. They were never to be the same again and neither was this world!
My friend, once you realize that Jesus brings us Life here and Life Eternal, you will be changed! You will not fear what man can do to you. You will not fear sickness or death. Your eyes will be fixed on Jesus for He is, "the Great I Am, the Way, the Truth and the Life!!"