The Way, The Word, The Witness

“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the Way, the Truth and the Life; no man comes to the Father, but by Me'” (John 14:6).

Way (Def): (Gr): Hodos: A path, journey, course of conduct or way of thinking,

We all have our ways about us. People know us by our ways, our character, our personality. There is, however, something of much more importance, or substance then our ways; there is The Way. That Way is Jesus.

The early disciples of Christ were known as followers of The Way (cf. Acts 9:2; 22:4: 24:14,22). Christ, the Way, was the focus, the center of searching and learning, the One to whom all sincere followers looked.

The Wisdom Scriptures teach us “There is a way that seems right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” (Proverbs 14:12; 16:25; cf. 21:2,8).

The Apostle was a persecutor of The Way, until his encounter with the One who is The Way occurred, and then everything changed, and Paul became a follower of The Way himself.

What is your way? What path are you following? Where is your journey taking you? What is your course of conduct? What is your way of thinking? These are serious questions that will take you some place, either to Eternal Life or to death.

The Word: We can be on the right way, the right path when we are in the Word. That Word is Jesus. The Apostle John has written in his Gospel: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). In his First Epistle he wrote: “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon and our hands have handled, of the Word of Life. (For the Life was manifested and we have seen it, and bear witness, and show unto you that Eternal Life which was with the Father, and was manifested to us) that which we have seen and heard declare we unto you that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son, Jesus Christ. These things we write to you that your joy may be full” (1 John 1:1-4).

The path of Life, the way of Peace is in the One who is the Way and the Prince of Peace, who is the Truth which is the Word of God.

Word (Def): (Gr.): Logos from Lego: To lay forth, Divine Expression, Discourse, Reasoning

The Way of Life springs forth as a Divine Expression and that expression flows from the Word of Life. Succinctly, the Way of Life springs forth from the Word of Life. Our journey, our pathway flows from our walk of faith based upon the Word of Life. “Faith comes by hearing, hearing by the Word of God” (Romans 10:17).

The Witness: It is incumbent upon a witness that his witness is true. There is a True Witness of God and that Witness is Jesus.

In Christ’s Letter to the Laodiceans He tells John to write: “These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the Creation of God” (Revelation 3:14). Indeed, the Book of Revelation was given to the Apostle John from Christ through His Angel, as John writes:

“John to the seven Churches which are in Asia, Grace be unto you, and peace from Him who is and was and is to come; from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, and from Jesus Christ, Who is the Faithful Witness, and the first Begotten of the dead, and the Prince of the kings of the earth. Unto Him Who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own Blood” (Revelation 1:4-5).

So then, as disciples of Christ, this is our assignment: To walk in the Way according to the Word as a True Witness of Jesus, giving a true testimony of Him in everything. It is even as Jesus said to the Apostles:

“You shall receive power, after the Holy Spirit is come upon you, and you shall be Witnesses unto Me, both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth” (Acts 1:8).

This then is our calling in Christ Jesus: to proclaim Him, to testify to Him, to live Him, speak Him, and show forth as a Divine Expression the Life that is in us by the Holy Spirit. This true and faithful witness is accomplished as we walk in the Way and the Word by faith, as we hear Him, see Him, touch and handle Him in the Spirit of God to the end that you, too, may have fellowship with us in His Kingdom, power and glory.

Walk in the Way, walk in the Word and be the True Witness to Christ God called us to be from this day forth and forever. Amen.


About AntiochCMI

Antioch Christian Ministries Inc is an Apostolic, Prophetic, Evangelistic and Teaching ministry providing support for the edification of the Body of Christ worldwide. We provide Pastoral prayer, counsel and comfort to those seeking the Lord and coming to Him in their need. We rely on the Holy Spirit for wisdom and guidance in all our words and deeds done in His mighty Name.
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