“It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing,” Jesus said. “The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
—John 6:63, 14:6 (NKJV)
The flesh profits us nothing. We can’t earn our way to the Father. Jesus is the only way to the Father. He earned the way for us to the Father with His life. No one comes to the Father unless they believe in Jesus.
Why do we try to come to God on our own merit—on our own works? They buy us nothing. Jesus has already purchased us right standing with God (Romans 5:1). We come to the Father based on Christ’s finished work of grace. We don’t come in fear. We come knowing what Christ has purchased for us. We are secure in our identity in Him. We are accepted by Him and sealed by the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13). We are His chosen purchase (Ephesians 1:4-6). And as His chosen purchase, we have become heirs to the Kingdom of God (Romans 8:17, Ephesians 3:6).
The Kingdom of God is not just about waiting for the day we go to heaven. We received the finished work of Jesus within us when we believed in Him. The Kingdom of God lives within us now (Luke 17:21). We have an everlasting relationship with God now. Jesus, the Word, lives within us. And the Word is truth and life.
“Have you not known? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth” (Isaiah 40:21, NKJV)?
You have received a Kingdom that cannot be shaken (Hebrews 12:28). Seek to know the Kingdom of God that Christ has purchased for you—His Kingdom that lives in you. Allow the Holy Spirit to renew your mind with God’s Word of life and truth. Make His truth your own. (Romans 12:2). And believe in your heart that you are His new creation (Romans 10:10, 2 Corinthians 5:17). Trust in the finished work of Grace that is yours.
Believe. His Word is healing. His Word is power. His Word is life.
© 2023 Lynn Lacher