Jesus says to him, I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father if not by Me. JOHN 14:6 Concordance
When you seek truth in spiritually, this will be most likely one of the verses that will enter your thoughts. This is the way it is written in the Concordance version. There are many translations, most say, “except through me”. This minor change in word, has had a dramatic change in theology. It has been used to alter the truth and perception of the verse. I would like to give you my understanding of this
I will be using the Concordance to show you how I read this verse and will explain what my perception of what it is saying means.
The Way: it seems simple enough, it is the path, but it is more than that. The word for “way” also means journey. I believe Jesus was telling us that how He moved through this realm, is the blueprint for how we should, how we are supposed to.
The Truth: we all believe we know truth from the untruth, fact and fiction. The word for truth in Greek is Aletheia, it carries different translations into English; truth, but not merely truth as spoken; truth of idea, reality, sincerity, truth in the moral sphere, divine truth revealed to man, straightforwardness. Let us focus on the underlined definition translation. Jesus came to show us what the Father is doing. He came to reveal what God’s true nature is. He was walking the earth as man and as God, that which is in Him. He came to show that God is love, not wrath, not intimidating or vengeful. Jesus condemned no one to Hell or struck them down for unbelief. He was here to be as the Father, our Father and Jesus loved even through His torment, temptation and death. The truth is that, He is love and so are we, divine truth.
The Life: the word Zoe, in Greek is translated into life. The Concordance defines it this way; life, both of physical (present) and of spiritual (particularly future) existence. So what was Jesus saying, this is who you are on both sides of the fence, Heaven and earth. That this is life as one entity. When you awaken to the way, to the truth, your life is as it is in the Heavenly realms. It is saying, both present and future existence is one and the same. We in our human experience have chosen to separate the two, but the reality is we are as He is right here, right now. This shell of the human body is not our true life, we are spirit first and that is life. Make sense?
Lets look at the last line in its entirety; No one comes to the Father if not by Me. When I asked God, so what does this mean, it seems like salvation when I read it. He said to me, this isn’t the salvation line, its the direction to relationships. The Greek word for me is, are you ready… “ego”. It translates to “I”. What I believe Jesus is telling us is, that you, me as one spirit, as spirit are the way to the Father. We are the answer to that relationship. It is not by saying a prayer to Jesus for salvation, it is by connecting as the one spirit to Him. It us recognizing who you are as spirit and seeing you as you are. It is the development of the Christ consciousness, to be aware of not humanity, but of that Spirit within you. It is seeing the I Am in you and and awakening to the fact of you are love. You are not sin, never were. You are not bad, evil or less than, never have been. You have only been awakening to your true identity (truth) by walking out this journey (way) and seeing who you really are(life), love! You are casting out the demons of the mistaken identity, you are defeating the adversary of your own mind and becoming who you truly are, I Am.
You are made in His image, you are as He is, you are the light of the world. Do you not see the trend in scripture? Is it not the same as He is described? You are being born again, no doubt, but not in the form of salvation but into you true identity of that which you always were, life, spirit, love! It is at that moment that you awaken to relationship of self, to Him, all as one, that you birth into whom you are… Who you have been… And who you will always be.