In John 14:6 Jesus says, ” I am the way, the truth, and the life.”
To walk with Jesus and have close fellowship with Him, we must keep ourselves in the Love of God.
Christ’s way with me will either be a rock of stumbling or a foundational building block in my life.
Likewise the truth of the written Word and the Word of prophecy spoken to us by the Holy Spirit is not a Word given to us, as a professor teaches his class.
Rather, it is spirit and life. John 6:63
If I receive the Words of Christ as from a professor giving a lecture on a certain subject, then I will be receiving them as eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
The Word of Christ comes to us with the full purpose and life of Christ in them to accomplish His will in my life.
This means I must deny myself and rend my will, yielding to the truth He speaks in obedience, for Him to live out His life in my body.
Often His Word comes to us in the most inconvenient time.
In Acts 24:24-27 we can read how Apostle Paul preached the gospel to Felix the governor.
As Felix was being convicted by the Word of Christ, which Paul spoke to Him, he told Paul to go away until some more convenient time.
In Mark 6 and also Like 4 we read the account of Jesus coming to His home town and preaching in the synagogue.
As He read the prophet Isaiah the people were astonished and praising Him.
But when He told them “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your ears”( Luke 4:21) the people were faces with truth of this Word of prophecy, and convicted in their hearts. Upon making the Word personal thereby confronting them to believe in Him, they chose to throw Him out of town.
This is still the reaction many people give to Christ’s Word when He makes it personal and wants to fulfill it in their lives today.
Let’s be of those who, when Christ confronts our ways with His truth, to make it life to us, “As obedient children do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in ignorance, but like the Holy one who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behaviour.” 1 Peter 1:14-15