its interesting to do a study on Jesus is the way the truth the life.
Jesus is the way:
the way means the path,
Here’s some interesting definitions from the dictionary, Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
3.a method, plan, or means for attaining a goal: 5.a direction 8.a path or course leading from one place to another: 10.a road, route, passage, or channel 13.space for passing or advancing: 18.a course of life, action, or experience: b.movement or passage through the water. a.to yield to: a.to go along a course in advance of others, as a guide. a.to allow to pass;
Paul said he would “die daily” and that he was crucified with Christ. In the bible it says put on Christ. It is saying yield to his leading and spirit by trusting him. You are already yielding to some spiritual power, everyone is. The bible is saying we yield to Christ as our leading spirit. “the life I live in the body I live by faith in the son of God. The bible says “the spirits rule”. Trusting Christ lets him rule instead of some random spirit. Its done by faith. This enacts the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus.
5.actuality or actual existence. 4.the state or character of being true. 3.a verified or indisputable fact, proposition, principle, or the like: mathematical truths. 2.conformity with fact or reality; verity: the truth of a statement. In the message translation it hints that Christ is your true self. The self you were created to be before the fall. Put off the old man and put on the new man created in the image of him who created him. This leads us to a life of trusting Christ which enacts the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus, Jesus kills your old man since he put it to death on the cross. This eventually leads us to a life of love above all else since God is love and Jesus is the express image of the father. Jesus said to make our home in his love. Its where we are supposed to live. Remember though you are a branch and not a vine. you must receive the love before you give it back out.
1.the condition that distinguishes live organisms from inorganic objects and dead organisms,
3.the animate existence or period of animate existence of an individual:
4.a corresponding state, existence, or principle of existence conceived of as belonging to the soul:
8.a living being:
13.animation; liveliness; spirit:
18.a prison sentence covering the remaining portion of the offender’s animate existence:
15.the force that makes or keeps something alive; the vivifying or quickening principle:
20.a person or thing that enlivens:
21.effervescence or sparkle, as of wines.
27.of or pertaining to animate existence:
your spirit is alive through righteousness. Jesus is the only righteousness there is. Unless you eat my flesh and drink my blood you have no life in you. He that eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me. So we see that receiving the righteousness is the priority. Seek ye first the kingdom of god (Gods rule) and his righteousness. His righteousness comes from trusting him to live his life in you. It comes from believing the righteousness is true for you and has wiped out your sins. This makes your past sins dead since they are only “Alive” in you by your faith anyway. The fact that Jesus died and made you the righteousness of God is above the past sins you did. He that takes refuge “in him” is freely pardoned.