I AM The Way The Truth And The Life
John14;6 ;When Jesus declares that He was the way the truth and the life He was declaring He alone is only the way through heaven gates. It’s through the atoning works of the cross that salvation is accomplished, and will cleanse you from all unrighteousness. Believer Bible Commentary wrote, “The way to God is not by the Ten Commandments, the Golden Rule, ordinances, church membership—it is through Christ and Christ alone.” As scripture declares,”A road will be there and a way; it will be called the Holy Way. The unclean will not travel on it, but it will be for the one who walks the path.
To proclaim, that there are many roads to heaven is to misleading the people and forget the necessity of Jesus coming and His redemption plan to mankind. Dr. S Lewis Johnson wrote, “Well now that’s a mighty exclusive way of salvation. Yes it is exclusive, in fact, it rules out everything else. The world truly hates the idea of the exclusive nature of Christianity’s claims. They think it is so narrow minded or so arrogant for anyone to suggest that salvation is only found in Jesus Christ.” It’s fatal to get on the wrong road to salvation.
Remember Jesus stated, “I am the way, the truth, the life. No man cometh unto the Father but by me.” Either He is lying or telling the truth.
Dr. S Lewis Johnson wrote, “Call it narrow minded, it’s Jesus Christ’s way; it’s Paul’s way. Call it arrogant, it’s Jesus Christ’s way, it’s Paul’s way, it’s Peter’s way, it’s the way of the Scriptures.” Further more he wrote, ” But so far as the way of salvation is concerned, the Scriptures are plain and clear; we trust Christ. , “I’m the way the truth and the life, no man cometh unto the Father but by me.”
Dr. S.Lewis Johnson wrote, “we are going to the Father’s house by way of the Son who is in union with the Father. Now if this is true, then all other ways are wrong ways. When a man leaves the rest of the crowd and goes out and gets on the airplane of good works, he’s got on the wrong plane. ” For by grace are you saved through faith and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works lest any man should boast.” If a man leaves the gate and goes out and gets on the airplane of the way of reformation, he’s gotten on the wrong plane, he’s going to the wrong place.”
I AM The True Vine
16 You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? 17 So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. 18 A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus you will recognize them by their fruits.
Matthew 7; 16-20
John 15:1,5 In verse 5 Jesus states,” I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in Me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without Me.”
The Greek word for the is aμπελος meaning a vine, grapevine. Only Christ Himself is the true Vine, in whom the people of God are formed into the mystical body of Christ. This is the fruit of His love (redemption). Compare Jn 15:1,4,5 with 1 Cor. 12:13.
The Greek word for branch is klados: meaning a young tender shoot, then: a branch; met: of descendants.
A person who loves the Lord Jesus, and His atoning works realize that they need to be one with Christ to bear much fruits. A vine branch has one great purpose—to bear fruit. But, it is good for fruit-bearing—as long as it abides in the vine. But, it is good for fruit-bearing—as long as it abides in the vine.
Got question wrote, 16 So, we depend on Jesus for everything, starting with our very life—”For in Him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28)—and including our reconciliation with God through Him (Romans 5:10). No one can serve God effectively until he is connected with Jesus Christ by faith. Jesus is our only connection with the God who gave life and who produces in us a fruitful life of righteousness and service.
NIV Study Bible Notes. “A living union with Christ is absolutely necessary; without it there is nothing. Apart from me, you can do nothing.” Got A question This illustration of the vine and branches is no thoughtless generality or careless simile. It is absolute, stark reality. No believer can achieve anything of spiritual value independently of Christ Jesus. He also reminds us that there are some who are “in” Him who bear no fruit.
Reformed Study Bible “The total inability of the unregenerate sinner makes saving grace absolutely necessary for the beginning, the development, and the completion of salvation.
Warren Wiersbe The symbolism of the Vine and branches is similar to that of the Head and the body: we have a living relationship to Christ and belong to Him.
As Scripture declares ,” You will recognize them lby their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? 17 So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. 18 A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus you will recognize them lby their fruits.”
Furthermore, scriptures declares “But the fruit of the Spirit is flove, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, iself-control; against such things there is no law.”
Jesus declares, “But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty, or thirty times what was sown.”
Believer Bible Commentary wrote Sometimes we pray, “Lord, help me to live my life for You.” It would be better to pray, “Lord Jesus, live out Your life through me.” Without Christ, we can do nothing.
I Am The Messiah
John 4;26 In verse 25 the Samaritan woman declared, “I know that Messiah is coming and He will explain everything to us.” Jesus uttered these words, the One speaking to you I AM He.” Then, the woman left her water jar, went into town, and told the men, “Come, see a man who told I everything I ever did! Could this be the Messiah?” They left the town and made their way to Him.
In the Case for Christ ne wrote, “In this single statement, Jesus put his credibility on the line. If he had fulfilled the prophecies, then he was indeed the Messiah. But, if he fell short, he would certainly have been exposed as a fraud. Furthermore he wrote, “Jesus would be an imposter worthy of rejection and disdain—a false prophet who should be rejected by Jews and Gentiles alike.”
John MacArthur Bible Study said The “He” in this translation is not in the original Gr. For Jesus lit. Said “I who speak to you am.” The usage of “I am” is reminiscent of 8:58 Most assuredly. See note on 1:51. I AM. See note on 6:22–58. Here, Jesus declared Himself to be Yahweh; i.e., the Lord of the OT. Basic to the expression are such passages as Ex. 3:14; Deut. 32:39; Is. 41:4; 43:10 where God declared Himself to be the eternally pre-existent God who revealed Himself in the OT to the Jews. Having made this unambiguous claim,
Believer Commentary states, 4:26 What Jesus said to her was literally, “I who speak to you am.” The word He is not a part of the original text. Although the sentence is clearer with the word He included, yet there is a deep significance to the actual words of the Lord Jesus. In using the words “I am” He used one of the names which God applied to Himself in the OT. He said, “I AM is speaking to you,” or, in other words, “Jehovah is the one who is speaking to you.”
When the Samaritan woman declared, “I know that Messiah is coming and He will explain everything to us.” Jesus was announcing to her the startling truth that the One who was speaking to her was the Messiah for whom she had been looking and that He was also God Himself. The Jehovah of the OT is the Jesus of the NT
Jesus reveal that he was Messiah to a Samaritan woman who had five husbands and the man she living with her was not marry to her was the first recorded incident in scriptures. Matthew Henry wrote, The favour of our Lord Jesus in making himself known to her: I that speak to thee am he, v. 26. Christ did never make himself known so expressly to any as he did here to this poor Samaritan, and to the blind man (ch. 9:37); no, not to John Baptist, when he sent to him (Mt. 11:4, 5); no, not to the Jews, when they challenged him to tell them whether he was the Christ, ch. 10:24. But,Christ would thus put an honour upon such as were poor and despised, Jam. 2:6.
Then, the woman left her water jar, went into town, and told the men, N.B. “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did! Could this be the Messiah?”.
This shameful immoral woman who did not face the town people because of her life style. Confronted the town people declare to them that a man revealed everything she did. Asking this question could this be the Messiah? I believe that she saw a glimpse of Jesus glory similar to mount transfiguration experience that Peter, John, and James saw a bright cloud covered them when Jesus revealed that he was Messiah. She also knew all her past transgression were forgiven, and able face town people
Warren Wiersbe said, “At this point, the woman put her faith in Jesus Christ and was converted. Immediately, she wanted to share her faith with others, so she went into the village and told the men she had met the Christ.”