Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Way

Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me" (John 14:6).

       When Jesus Christ died on the cross, he made a way for us, through which we can come to God the father, by having faith in him.  He is "the author and the finisher of our faith"  He is "Alpha and Omega, the begininning and the end, the first and the last. "He is the Ark that guided the children of Israel through their wildness Journey to the promised land.  He can also guide the people of Ndothua and many other internallly displaced people who have been unjustisly evicted from their lands, when  they trust in him.
        When the children of Israel were about to enter into the promised land, and had to cross the river Jordan, God commanded Joshua to speak to the Priests whose duty was to carry the Ark, and tell them to walk right into the river.  The moment their feet touched the water, the river divide infront of them. The Ark went into the Jordan and remained there, so that everyone of the people might pass over on dry land.
         The golden Ark could not be seen for it was coverd with skins, and over them was cloth of blue. But the people could all see this blue object as they marched passed it in the river bed. When everyone of them had passed over safely, without even wetting their feet, the Priests carrying the Ark came out of the river, and the water flowed on again once more. This was another beautiful picture of our Lord Jesus Christ. When our Lord Jesus was here on earth in human form, the golden, that is his beauty, could seldom be seen, but the heavenly, his actions, were always visible.
          This story tells how the Lord Jesus went down into the river of death for us, making a way for us into all the blessings that God has promised his people.  He "for the joy that was set before him," of bringing "many sons unto glory," " endured the  cross."

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