Ron Johnson - The Way - Denver, Colorado Special Meetings - 2005

Hymn 241

One of the first verses that I learned was John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No man comes to the father but by Me.”  What we do with the truth will determine what the truth will do for us.  What we do with the way and what we do with the life determines what it can do for us. There is a reward in all things for doing it.

What we do with the way determines what the way will do for us.  Isaiah 35:8-10, when Jesus said follow me, He means follow Him.  Just to walk in it.  A picture of the way of Christ.  A prophesy of the way of Christ.  There is a highway there.  A way that is above all other ways.  Is there a way that is higher than the way of God?  It is called a way of holiness (spirit) and a clean way.  It cannot be tainted or defiled by anything unclean.  A needy world and restless humanity.  But there is a precious way.

A way that is protected.  Well protected.  Wonderful to walk down the middle of that way and feel safe.  “The wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.”  You shall never regret that you walk this way.  No room for regrets in the way of Christ.  The redeemed shall walk there.  It is a way of gladness and joy.

What do we do with the truth:  Proverbs 23:23, “Buy the truth and sell it not.”  We buy the truth.  Wisdom, instruction, and understanding are the benefits of buying the truth.  You will never be a spiritual pauper.  You will have something that is very worthwhile.  We live in spiritual luxury.  If you don’t believe that, count your blessings.  “. . . one by one . . .” should be ton by ton.  Why do we buy it?  Because there is one that wants you to sell out.  If you put a price on the truth, Satan will be there with the cash in hand.  When we buy it, we have something of tremendous value.

John 8:31-32, “Knowing the truth.”  We can know the truth and it can set us free.  They were not free from blind traditions and chains from a law that kept them in constant bondage and the sin of self-righteousness. When you know the truth, it will make you free. 

Zachariah 8.19, he mentions fast.  Loving the truth for always.  A spiritual fast.  What changes come about in our life.

What we do with life?  John 6:53-54, apply these thoughts to what we do with the life of Jesus.  If we eat His flesh and drink His blood, we have life. Why do we do that?  We are partaking of all things of Jesus.  Apply the life and teachings of Jesus.  The flesh.  The outward and the blood.  The inward result:  we will raise Him up in the last day. 

John 11:24, partaking of life that will give us a resurrection. 

I Peter 3, Psalm 34, love life and see good days.  We can love this life – Jesus has the life.