Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him and have seen Him.” John 14:5-7.

Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:

At the Passover Supper the night He was betrayed, My Son shared His heart with His disciples and told them many things that were to come. And in the midst of it all, He told them that one of them would betray Him, that He would only be with them a little while longer, and that where He was going they could not come. John 13:21-33. Peter was very upset by that for from the day Jesus had called him to that time Peter had stuck with Jesus and wanted to follow Him wherever He went always. Jesus had the words of eternal life and there was no one else he wanted to follow. So Peter asked, “Lord, where are You going?” Jesus answered, “Where I go, you cannot follow Me now; but you will follow later.” And Peter responded, “Lord, why can I not follow You right now? I will lay down my life for You.” John 13:37.

But Jesus did not leave them wondering. He immediately told them where He was going. He was returning to Me—to My house—and there He would prepare a place for them, and He would come again and receive them to Himself, “that where I AM, there you may be also.” John 14:1-3. But then He added, “And you know the way where I am going.” John 14:4. But they really had not understood what He was telling them, so Thomas asked, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?” And Jesus gave Him the answer for all time and all people of how to come to your true home and promised land—that is, My Kingdom. Jesus said to him, “I AM the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” John 14:6. And then He added a profound revelation of who He is, “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; from now on you know Him and have seen Him.” John 14:7.

And that is today’s Life Lesson on the unfathomable riches of Jesus—God with you—the sixth great “I AM” revelation. “I AM the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” John 14:6.

This is not only an awesome revelation of who He is but also the roadmap for your life.

He was going to Me and He is the only way for you to get to Me. He told the Pharisees, “Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I AM, you will die in your sins.” John 8:24. He is the way to forgiveness of all your sins, the way of redemption. He is the door, the good Shepherd, and the Way to My Kingdom forever. He is the new and living way to My throne of grace. He is the truth, for you will only prosper, be in good health, and complete a successful journey through this world if you are walking in the truth. 3 John 1:2-4. And He is the life, He is the resurrection and the life, and in Him alone is eternal life. I have given you eternal life, and this life is in My Son. He who has My Son has the life; he who does not have My Son does not have the life. 1 John 5:11-12. It is that simple.

The early community of believers were referred to as belonging to the Way. Acts 9:2. Jesus is that Way of Holiness I spoke of through My prophet Isaiah upon which the redeemed walk. And I spoke of it in context with the coming of the Messiah, God with you, who would come to save you, and who would open the eyes of the blind, unstop the ears of the deaf, make the lame to leap like a deer, and thee tongue of the mute to shout for joy. Isaiah 35:4-6. These were the signs that Jesus spoke of to reassure John the Baptist that Jesus was the Messiah he had been looking for. No one before Him had ever opened the eyes of the blind. John 9:32.

And My prophet Isaiah, who had seen the glory of Jesus, John 12:41, prophesied that this joyous appearance of My glory and majesty to save them would calm their fears, Isaiah 35:2-4, and open a Way to them to Zion, My heavenly city. “A highway (in Hebrew the word is “maslul,” (מַסְל֣וּל), which means a highway) and a way (in Hebrew the word is “derek,” (דֶּרֶךְ) which means a way) called the Way (derek) of Holiness will be there. The unclean will not travel on it, but it will be for him who WALKS THE WAY (derek), and fools (the fool says in his heart there is no God) will not wander on it. No lion will be there, nor will any vicious beast go up on it; these will not be found there. But the redeemed will walk there, and the ransomed of the LORD will return and come with joyful shouting and singing to Zion, with everlasting joy upon their heads. They will find gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.” Isaiah 35:8-10. Jesus is the way to My heavenly mountain of Zion, the heavenly Jerusalem. “But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the Judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks better than the blood of Abel.” Hebrews 12:22-24

He is the WAY for the redeemed to walk, those whom He has ransomed, and no demon or fool shall be on that Way. Righteousness will go before Him and will make His footsteps into a way (derek). Psalm 85:13. Hear what I say; for I speak peace to My people, to My godly ones; but let them not turn back to folly. Surely My salvation (Yeshuah) is near to those who fear Me. Psalm 85:8-9

Jesus is your Way to holiness, I have made Him to be wisdom for you, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption. 1 Corinthians 1:30. For Christ died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring you to Me, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit. 1 Peter 3 :18. You can have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He inaugurated for you through the veil, that is, His flesh, and since you have a great priest over My house, draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having your hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and your bodies washed with pure water. Hebrews 10:19-22.

And Jesus is the way to salvation in every area of your life. He is your peace with Me. He made peace with the blood of His cross so that the way opened up to Me. He makes a Way for you to come to Me in Him, clothed in Him, coming with confidence right to My throne of grace to receive mercy and find grace for help in time of need. Hebrews 4:14-16. He is the Way to forgiveness, healing, redemption, love and compassion, favor, renewal, restoration, and every good thing and perfect gift. He is the way to healing and every spiritual blessing in Heaven. And how do you take all these that I have given you in Him? I told you through My prophet Isaiah: come with joyful shouting and singing to Zion, with everlasting joy upon your head! Isaiah 35:10. With JOY you shall draw water at the springs of Yeshuah, for on that day, the day of Jesus, you will SAY: “I give thanks to You, O LORD, for although You were angry with me, Your anger is turned away, and You comfort me. Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; for the LORD God is my strength and song, AND HE HAS BECOME MY SALVATION.” Therefore you will joyously draw water from the springs of salvation and you will SAY: “Give thanks to the LORD, call on His name. Make known His deeds among the peoples; make them remember that His name is exalted. Praise the LORD in song, for He has done excellent things! Let this be known throughout the earth. Cry aloud and shout for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, for great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.” Isaiah 12:1-6.

You can make withdrawals of all that is yours in Jesus by praise and thanksgiving for it is already yours. He has opened up the Way for all good to come down to you and for you to come up to Me. You are connected by the direct way in Him for input and output.

And Jesus reveals My ways to you. And My ways are grace and truth, which came to you in Jesus. In Him, grace appeared, teaching you to live godly and equipping you to live the life of good deeds I prepared for you in advance. When Jesus draws you back into Me with Him you are born again from the imperishable seed of My Word as My Holy Spirit regenerates you into a new creation in Christ, becoming an expression of who I AM in the world. I pour My love into your heart by the gift of the Holy Spirit.

And if you remain in and continue in My Word you are truly My disciples as disciples of Jesus, and you will know the truth, for the truth is in Jesus, who is My Word, and My Word is truth, and the truth will set you free—free from all that would hold you captive from walking in the fruitful life I have planned for you. Sanctified in truth you are strong against the deception of the father of lies who would rob you of your freedom by making you think you are not free.

And walking in the truth of My Word, your soul will prosper, and as your soul prospers so you will have physical health and prosperity, life and peace. For Jesus is the Life. He came that you might have life and have it more abundantly until it overflows. John 10:10.

But there is even more to delve into here. With this “I AM” revelation, Jesus also told you that in seeing Him you see Me and know Me. I was in Christ reconciling the world to Myself. He is in Me and I am in Him. Jesus explained further, “The words that I say to you I do not speak on My own initiative, but the Father abiding in Me does His works. Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me; otherwise believe because of the works themselves.” John 14:10-11. And when He gave you the “I AM” revelation of being the good Shepherd, He told you that in His hand you are in My hand, for He and I are one. We are perfectly united. He is the deepest expression of who I am, generated and begotten from deep within Me as My Spirit shares My deepest thoughts with you manifested as My Son. He has taken flesh and thus united your humanity into My divinity and My divinity into your humanity in One seamless life that makes the two into one—you in Him and I in Him, so that you become one in us. Jesus prayed for this to Me that night before He died and He shared that prayer with you, “I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me. The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.” John 17:19-23. Jesus is the Way I join you as One with Me to give you truth and life.

Be mindful of Me in all your ways and I will direct your path to life. I will direct your path by sealing you in My Son. For He is the Way, so follow Him, because a path that seems right to a man in his own eye may end in death. That was what happened to Adam.

And how is this “I AM” revelation foreshadowed in the tabernacle of Moses? Well, it is the entire plan, for the plan sets out a journey, from the entrance through the east door bringing your unblemished lamb to take away your sins, to the sacrifice of the body and blood of the unblemished lamb, to the washing in the laver of the water of My Word, to the clothing of the priests qualifying you to enter the inner court and eat the bread of heaven, to the bread of the presence and the golden lampstand, to the altar of incense, to the veil into the Holy of Holies, to entering therein with your great High Priest, and to finding the life that is life indeed for fullness of joy in My presence and the delights at My right hand forever. And tomorrow you will look at another “I AM” revelation that shows how your encounter with Me in the Holy of Holies bears fruit in the world.

I love you. When you find Jesus, you find everything for your have found your Way to everything good, the truth that will set you free, and the life that is life indeed, both now and forever. He is the way I carry out My plans for you of shalom and not evil, to give you a future and a hope. And the secret is when you find Him you really find Me.