Reflection on John 14:6
Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by Me.
We all know that the Lord Jesus is Christ in the flesh, that the essence of Christ is the truth, the way, and the life, and that only by following Christ, knowing Him, and finally gaining Him can we achieve salvation. This is because only when God is incarnated as Christ can He redeem and save mankind. Therefore, as believers in God, whether we can accept Christ and know Him is very important for us to be saved and enter the kingdom of heaven, which is directly related to our destination and outcome.
When we recall the redemptive work the Lord Jesus did when He became flesh to initiate the Age of Grace, we can see that none of the Jewish believers knew or followed Him. This was especially true of the chief priests, scribes, and Pharisees of Judaism, all of whom refused to acknowledge or accept Christ. Furthermore, these people denied, judged, and condemned the Lord Jesus according to what was written in the Scriptures. They even crucified Him, thus committing a monstrous sin of resistance against God and becoming the archetypes of people over the past two thousand years who believe in God yet resist and betray Him, and who therefore have had to suffer God’s punishment and curses. Actually, early on, while preaching, the Lord Jesus had already perceived the fact that the essence of the religious world was one that resisted God, and with great accuracy He directly exposed the root and essence of the Pharisees’ resistance to God: “And you have not His word abiding in you: for whom He has sent, Him you believe not. Search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: and they are they which testify of Me. And you will not come to Me, that you might have life” (John 5:38–40). The Lord Jesus’ words revealed the truth and essence of how the religious community believed in yet resisted God. Simultaneously, they shed light on the essence of the relationship between the Bible and Christ. This is undoubtedly an enormous help for people who believe in God.
The Bible Prophesies, “I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. However, when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth” (John 16:12–13). “So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and to them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin to salvation” (Hebrews 9:28). We can see that when the Lord returns in the last days, He would become flesh as Christ to appear and work, expressing the truth to completely save man from the bondage of sin, so man will have nothing to do with sin. However, in today’s religious community, most people still blindly believe, worship, and testify the Bible, placing it on a pedestal above Christ and testimonies of Christ. They don’t seek the appearance and work of Christ of the last days, and even, like the Pharisees, judge, condemn, and blaspheme Christ incarnate in the last days according to the Bible, despite the truth He expresses. Their actions have led to the final tragedy of crucifying Christ a second time, and long ago stirred up God’s fury. The consequence is disastrous.
So how should we know Christ of the last days?
God’s words say, “He who is God incarnate shall possess the essence of God, and He who is God incarnate shall possess the expression of God. Since God becomes flesh, He shall bring forth the work He intends to do, and since God becomes flesh, He shall express what He is, and shall be able to bring the truth to man, bestow life upon him, and point the way for him. Flesh that does not have the essence of God is decidedly not the incarnate God; of this there is no doubt. If man intends to inquire into whether it is God’s incarnate flesh, then he must corroborate this from the disposition He expresses and the words He speaks. Which is to say, to corroborate whether or not it is God’s incarnate flesh, and whether or not it is the true way, one must discriminate on the basis of His essence. And so, in determining whether it is the flesh of God incarnate, the key lies in His essence (His work, His utterances, His disposition, and many other aspects), rather than external appearance. If man scrutinizes only His external appearance, and as a result overlooks His essence, this shows that man is benighted and ignorant” (“What It Means to Truly Believe in God”).
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