Every other major religion of the world views Jesus as a great man. Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists and others all call Jesus a â€œprophetâ€ or a â€œholy man.â€ However, one of the characteristics of a â€œgood,â€ â€œholy,â€ or â€œpropheticâ€ man would have to be honesty. Consider the words of Jesus in John 10: 7-9:
7Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. 8All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. 9I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
Here, Jesus identifies Himself as an interface, calling Himself a door. It is interesting that He refers to Himself as a door, because a door is an interface to either another room in a building or a point of entry or exit to the building. Understand, though that without a hinge, a door is merely another type of wall. What made Jesus a door was the cross; the cross is the hinge!
It is essential to understand interfaces because they often represent the gateway to something we want to achieve or receive. Wireless protocols are the gateway to the internet, which is a cornucopia of information, entertainment, and commerce. You could easily surmise the internet is the aggregation of what is commonly known as â€œthe good lifeâ€ and wireless access protocols are the gateway to it.
Which begs the question, what is Jesus the interface to? Well, He clearly stated He is the door to salvation and the way, or interface, to the Father.
â€œBut,â€ as they say in the infomercials, â€œwait, thereâ€™s more.â€
Jesus said in John 10:10 that He â€œâ€¦is come that they (His followers) might have life and have it more abundantly.â€
In other words, Jesus is the gateway not only to eternal life but to abundant life! This abundant life is only possible through the interface to proper relationship with the Creator; that is, God. And it is through this relationship that we find our purpose, receive our divine assignment, and fulfill our destiny.
Â© 2010 – Derrick Day (www.derrickday.com)
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