We all know the verse in John 14:6
John 14:6 ESV Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
But do we know that our Lord Jesus Christ came to give back what Adam rejected in the Garden? Adam in his decision to rebel and sin lost the WAY, he lost the TRUTH and he lost the LIFE.
Adam first lost THE WAY. He lost the way to God's manifested presence each day and he lost the way and opportunity to take and eat from the tree of life, meaning that he lost the way to the eternal presence of the Father.
Our Lord Jesus Christ came to allow us to re-enter the life of the WAY. He is the tree of life in which we may eat of and we find ourselves back into the manifested presence of God. And instead of having God walk with us He walks in us.
Adam secondly lost the TRUTH. He believed a lie and doubted God's Word. He believed a lie and doubted God's love. He believed a lie and doubted God's judgement. The word doubt means, "a mental and emotional status between belief and disbelief." Doubt involves uncertainty or distrust or lack of sureness of an alleged fact, an action, a motive, or a decision. In other words, Adam lost the TRUTH because he did not believe God, and took the word of his wife and of the enemy over the Word of God.
Our Lord Jesus Christ came to re-establish TRUTH in us. He is our Truth. The indwelling of the Person of the Holy Person is the indwelling of the Spirit of Truth. God's Word is seen through His life in us as Truth. We no longer need to waiver, distrust, be uncertain, or lack sureness with God, His Word or His love.
Adam thirdly lost the LIFE. He believed and acted wrongly and lost life. He first lost spiritual life and then emotional, mental and physical life. He no longer thought or acted with "God life". He moved from enjoying God's presence to being fearful and he started to die physically. The God he once walked with daily, he now hid from in shame.
Our Lord Jesus Christ came to re-establish LIFE with us and in us. We as believers are now spiritually alive. We can now walk with the mind of Christ, and in His life and love be free of all fear and torment.
The first Adam brought about a lost of the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE. The LAST ADAM brought about the re-establishment in us of what He is: the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE. Thank you Lord Jesus.
Charles Morris. Founder and Senior Pastor of RSI Ministry, RSI School of Ministry, and RSI Publishing L.L.C..