God, the creative Life Force, has now made it possible for His very Life essence to be placed into the human beings that He has created. He is Eternal Life, and “God is a Spirit.” And when He places Himself in a human being, that person has eternal life dwelling in him. The promise is unto us of immortality. But there is only one way to attain this most precious of gifts.
Only one way, and Christ is the way. He alone is the Road to Immortality. He said as much. “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” The Father, who is that original Spirit Life Force, dwelt bodily and fully in the man known in the English speaking world as Jesus Christ. That is why Christ continued and said, “No man comes unto the Father, but by me” (John 14: 6).
His disciple Philip asked Him to show the Father to them. And He responded, He that has seen me has seen the Father…the Father that dwells in me, He does the works. Then Christ commands them to believe Him that the Father is in Him (John 14: 9-11). Those who can do this will go on to do greater works than what even Christ had done (v. 12).
Christ is the mediator between the Father and mankind. He alone was predestined to overcome all things and provide the way into the Most Holy Place of the Father’s Presence, which is the Spirit coming into us and us coming into Him.
So this notion that Christ Jesus, who actually was called by His Hebrew name Yahshua during the 1st and 2nd centuries–this notion that He was just another great teacher or enlightened sage must be discarded once and for all. Anyway, if He was such a great teacher, then why doesn’t everyone believe His teachings? If He was so enlightened, then why doesn’t everbody follow Him?
In Him Was Life
The scriptures of truth declare that “in Him was life.” Christ had and has eternal Life residing in Himself. And this Life Force, which is the Spirit/Father, is Light. “In Him was life; and the life was the light of men” (John 1: 4).
It is here that it gets sticky for the human race. For they are living their lives in the darkness of hidden sins and lies, and “the Light shines in the darkness,” and the darkness of men’s souls has never quenched, nor overcome, nor ever put the Light out. For the Light is the very Life Force of the Father, who is immortal.
How does the Light shine into the darkness of the human heart? It exposes the sin and evil that dwells therein. The Light shines into the heart of darkness and convicts it of sin and forces it to change, to repent. And it is here that most of the masses of humanity lose interest in Christ and His message of regeneration; they feel that they are okay and have no need to change.
Yet the Savior and His apostles’ message was, “Repent of your sins.” His forerunner, the prophet John the Baptist, witnessed to all at Christ’s appearance at the river, “Behold, the Lamb of God, which takes away the sin of the world” (John 1: 8). He was saying that Christ has the Father in Him and He is the true Light that will search out the dark hidden recesses of your heart and soul. He will provide the way for you to not have sin plaguing you daily. He will take away your sin and anyone else’s that hears and obeys Him. He will literally “save His people from their sins,” which is exactly what His Hebrew name Yahshua means–“Yahweh is the Savior.” Yahweh, the Father, dwells fully in the Son, and He delivers us from sin and sinning.
His Spirit-Life-Love is Light insomuch as it exposes evil, selfish darkness. When a person in darkness rejects the Light, then condemnation follows. Christ and those He dwells in do not condemn anyone. They merely allow Him to live His righteous life in their daily walk and leave the judging to Him. A person is condemned when he rejects the Light by loving darkness and evil rather than drawing near to the Light. In fact, everyone who does evil hates the Light and does not come to the Light because they don’t want their evil deeds to be exposed. “Everyone that does evil hates the light, because their deeds are evil” (John 3: 17-21).
One must get past the veil of Christ’s flesh and see the Father in Him, and thereby allow the healing Light of truth cleanse our hearts and set us upon the right path. This takes humility–a commodity sorely lacking here on earth. Kenneth Wayne Hancock