Jesus once said
“Not those who call me Lord, but those who keep the Will of my father who sent me.” Who are those who call Him Lord? These are people who say they believe in Him; people who say they love Him; who bear the name Christians (like-Christ); those who attend Christian service and fellowships; and who go for Christian song festivals. Now Jesus doesn’t condemn these, no, rather He says they should not stop there but take another step forward towards Him. They have opened the door. Now they should tread the path shown by Him.
Jesus Christ the Son of God, the Prince of Peace knocks on the door of our hearts. He is “THE WAY, THE TRUTH and THE LIFE”
When we open up to let Him in, we are confronted with the following;
1 THE WAY;
The path we must tread if we are to make it back home to Heaven as members of the family of Christ; that path which is in harmony with the Will of His Father who sent Him. We cannot have the strength to tread this path if we do not genuinely love Him. Mere claims of loving Him do not suffice. We would always end up indulging in sin and sadly, very sadly, always fall back on the notion that we are covered by His grace and can make Heaven nevertheless so long as we believe in Him…A recipe for destruction. Therefore, in order to help us in this, He clearly stated;
“If you love me keep my commandments.”
It is not as difficult as one may think. We do not use our own strength. We use a power given to us by God. Such power is given when, and only when we earnestly desire to overcome sin. That is why it is said that
“We can never be tempted beyond our means” to overcome. if we fall it is because we chose to ignore the support given to us at all times.
Hence, Christ is the way back home; a path we must thread; a pointer to Heaven.
2 THE TRUTH;
that there is a God, The Father Almighty, Creator of the Heavens and the earth, and of everything that exists; that He came from God; and that He is the Son of God Who came to show mankind the way out of the darkness into which they had sunk themselves; that He was prepared to face anything, even humiliation and death on the cross; that the home of mankind is not “planet earth,” but Heaven; and that all who believe in Him and thus walk in the direction shown shall be saved.
3 THE LIFE;
that He came from the source of all Life; that He is thus a part of this Life; that He is Life; and that all who believe in Him and live in harmony with The Will of His Father Who sent Him shall be saved and thus have Life, Eternal Life…the Life of God.
Thus The Son of God knocks on the door of your heart. When you open up to let Him in you are shown the path you must thread if you must make it back home, the truth you must believe in if you are to be a member of his family, and the gift of life that becomes your own when you worship Him in Truth and in Spirit.