Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” John 14:6
Life, a precious gift given to us by our Creator God. From the first breath He breathed into Adam to the last breath He breathes into mankind, it is a gift. The opposite of life is death.
Death came into the world in the garden of Eden. When Eve was tempted by the serpent and she believed a lie. The lie was that God was not trustworthy.
“Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’? And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’ Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:1-5 NKJV
The serpent says, “Surely you will not die.” He made Eve doubt the God she knew. She doubted His guidance. Maybe she thought about what could happen…she could be like God. She never thought about the long- term consequences of her disobedience. Consequences we are still reeling from today.
SIN. Sin entered our world.
The perfect garden. The perfect relationship with God was gone.
What do we get from sin? From being disobedient? Romans 6:23 gives us the grim answer, “The wages of sin are death.”
We all have sinned, which equals dead in our sin and separated from God.
” For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.” Romans 3:23 NLT
Remember what Jesus said! “I am the Life.” Read on my friend, we have Hope.
“And Christ lives within you, so even though your body will die because of sin, the Spirit gives you life because you have been made right with God. The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you. Romans 8:10-11 NLT
If we believe in Him, He will give us life. Death no longer has a hold on us. We are no longer slaves to sin. He sets us free. Perfect Jesus, His ultimate sacrifice on the cross reconciled us with the Father. He gave His life to redeem us. He rose again on the third day! Woo Hoo! He conquered the the grave to set us free from sin and death and give us new life.
“For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:2 NJKV
“Therefore if the Son sets you free, you shall be free indeed.” John 8:36 NKJV
Jesus tells us the truth that He is the Truth & Way and again He says He is the Life
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26
“Do you believe this?” You have free will to choose for yourself.
Choose Jesus, choose LIFE.
Sorry, I am not an artist but I hope you can see my point 🙂