Bible Studies & Devotionals
From Olive Branch Ministries
By Mark and Tinsley Baker
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Is Jesus The Only Way?
This is a very simple question. It is a question many have asked and will continue to ask.
The way to the Father is through Jesus Christ His Son. There is no other way.
There are many people in the world today, billions of people who are searching for answers, searching for the way; the way to joy, the way to happiness, the way to peace, the way to forgiveness, the way to security. They go from here to there looking for the way in other religions, horoscopes, fortune tellers, psychics, drugs or alcohol, trying to find the answer, when the answer is right in front of them! Maybe you are one of these people.
They donít want to recognize what is right in front of them, the simple truth that Jesus Christ came to the earth in the form of man; He died for your sins, and rose again.
It is so simple!
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools,
Paul clearly tells the Roman Christians that Godís invisible attributes are clearly seen and understood by all creation, even Godís eternal power and Godhead.
The way, the answer is everywhere you look, you just have to see it!
You have to accept it! Jesus will reveal himself to you if you seek Him!
Where have you sought for the Answer?
Have you sought the answer in scientology, Buddhism or other religions? Have you sought the answer in horoscopes, or fortune telling or by consulting a psychic?
Many people who attend church regularly havenít found the answer either.
They think because their parents were Christians, or they attend church every time the door is open, they have the answer, but they donít! They think actions, or the actions of their parents will lead them to Jesus. It doesnít. What did Jesus tell us? He is the Way, the Truth and the Life, there is no other.
that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:15-16
let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole. Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. Acts4: 10,12
Donít be fooled by the tricks of Satan. There is life after death! Your spirit will live forever. You will have to choose where you want to spend eternity. You can spend it with
Jesus and Father God or you can spend it totally, completely separated from God, in Hell.
It is your choice.
But it is such a simple choice all you have to do is believe, that is to rely on, trust in or cling to, Jesus.
that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes to righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made to salvation. Romans 10:9-10
This is the next simple step, you have already believed, now you confess it with your mouth, and you will be saved. You believe in your heart that Jesus died for you, that He is the Way, the Truth and the Life, then you say it out loud, for it is with the mouth that confession is made to salvation.
Have you done this?
Do you believe Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life?
Do you believe He died for you?
Do you believe God raised Him from the dead and He lives again?
If you answered yes to these questions then you have found the Answer!
You have taken the first step to eternal life, because you believe in, (trust in, rely on, cling to) Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.
Now - do the second part - Say it, Say it, Say it!
Think on these things:
Jesus came to give us eternal life with God the Father.
Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
Believing on Jesus gives you eternal life.
There is life after death- life with the Father or life totally, completely separated from God in hell.
To have eternal life all you have to do is believe and Say it!
It is so simple!
If you donít know Jesus as your Lord and Savior and you want to be a joint heir with Christ?
Then I urge you to earnestly pray the following prayer.
Dear Heavenly Father, I come to you in the name of Jesus. Your word says, "Öand the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out." (Jn.6:37),
So I know You wonít cast me out, but You take me in, And I thank you for it. You said in your Word, "whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.'' (Ro. 10:13).
I am calling on Your name, So I know You have saved me now, You also said, "Öthat if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes to righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made to salvation." (Ro.10:9,10).
I believe in my heart that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. I believe He was raised from the dead for my justification. And I confess Him now as my Lord, Because Your Word says, "Ö with the heart one believes to righteousnessÖ" and I do believe with my heart, I have now become the righteousness of God in Christ. (2 Cor. 5:21),
And I am saved! Thank You, Lord!
I can now truthfully say, I see myself as a born again child of God!
Glory to God!!!! Amen.