When we are reading the New Testament and the words of Jesus Christ, we need to consider one thing. It is something simple. It requires little effort on our part. And all that we need to do is believe it for what it is. Jesus tells us, “I AM the Truth.” So, whatever He is telling us, it has to be true. We, in our human nature, have a desire to interpret things to meet our understanding. Yet, the Gospel is opposite of, who we are. Whatever Jesus says is what He means.
That is a portion of why we are told that we need to become as a little child. Little children have no understanding, no bias, and no preconceived notions. If we are told that we are gods, Jesus means precisely that. The verse that He was quoting is from Psalm 82. It says that we all fell, and will now die like men. Why would Jesus lie? Jesus is the truth. He doesn’t lie. If Jesus says that we are of our father the devil, He means what He says. Why else would He say that? If Jesus says that the god of this world has blinded the minds of those who believe not, there must be some other controller here running things. Who is the god of this world? Why did the Messiah say that His role was to free the prisoners and the captives? Or, to restore sight to the blind? Who are the captives? Who are the prisoners? Who are the blind? Why does the Bible say to arise from our sleep and wake up from the dead?
In the Book of John, we learn that In the very beginning, was the Word. The Word became flesh, even Jesus Christ. His words are Spirit, which brings us back to life. If you don’t know the Gospels and the words of the Holy One, how could you know the Lord?
“And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.” – Luke 17.
Below is a short video using the Strong’s Concordance and additional sayings of Jesus Christ to help us understand what He is telling us.
“Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever… It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” – John 6.
The only way to know the way, the truth, and the life, is by dwelling in the words of Jesus Christ. Spend time in all four Gospels. Read them all, over and again. We only have life by His words, no less. May the Everlasting Father, the Beginning and the End, bless you all, while we are stuck here, at the in between.
Jonathan Heller – Lift Up A Banner