Sunday, February 19, 2023

WHAT DOES YESHUA MEAN WHEN HE SAID: "I am the Way and the Truth and the Life"?

Most English Bibles, in John 1:1, read: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God", and most people who read that, know nothing more than what the English words convey. Below, via scriptures and footnotes from his Aramaic English New Testament, author Andrew Gabriel Roth reveals that when John 1:1-5 is read with an understanding that the original Aramaic conveyed, it carries a much deeper meaning!

Roth writes:

While reading this, be sure to keep in mind that the “Word” (Aramaic: Miltha) was a PART of YHWH/ELOHIM – “one” with ELOHIM (Hebrew: Echad)….

John 14:"6. Y’shua said to him, I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No man comes to the Father except by me. 7. If only you would have known me, you would have also have known my Father. And from now on you know Him and you have seen Him. * (AENT)


Y’shua is the Way; the Hebrew Derek (way) is first mentioned in Genesis 3:24, as the “way to the Tree of Life.” Throughout Torah and the Prophets “Ha Derek YHWH,” the Way of YHWH, is presented as keeping the Commandments of YHWH, living a righteous Set Apart life, walking in humility and service to YHWH and His Creation.

Y’shua exemplifies “Ha Derek YHWH” by demonstrating solidarity and obedience to Torah, through his extravagant love and obedience to his Father, and by serving YHWH’s people according to the ministry of the Ruach haKodesh.

Y’shua is the Truth; the Hebrew Emet (Truth) is first mentioned in Scripture when Abraham’s servant Eliezer worships YHWH because of His Mercy and Truth. Through walking in “the way” (of YHWH) he was divinely led to his master’s brethren where he found Rebecca, Genesis 24:27. Truth leads us to the Master of the Universe and to live among and be part of His called out people.

Truth reveals the cause and effect of our choices each day; as we walk in Truth we see the beauty and importance of the Way of Life. Y’shua said, “He who desires to do His will (walk in Truth) can comprehend my teaching, if it is from Elohim,” Yochanan 7:17. Y’shua is the Life. The Hebrew Chai (life) is first mentioned in Genesis 1:20, when Elohim first created living creatures.

Hebrew reveals many elements of “life,” however Y’shua’s teaching is more focused on spiritual life according to the Spirit of YHWH, the Ruach HaKodesh. This Spiritual life is described as the Spirit of YHWH, the Spirit of Wisdom, the Spirit of Understanding, the Spirit of Counsel, the Spirit of Might, the Spirit of Knowledge, and the Spirit of the Fear of YHWH (Isaiah 11:2). This Spiritual Life-Force demonstrates fruits of the Spirit of YHWH as love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faith, meekness and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23).

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