As the disciples were still in the upper room, Jesus gave the first reference of the rapture. There are places that are being prepared for believers and Jesus is going there. In John 14:5, “Thomas said to Him, ‘Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?’” Jesus claims to be the ‘the way’ in the next verse. Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” One has to come through Jesus to get to God; He is the only way. “As ‘the truth’, Jesus is the word of the Father addressed to men.’…God’s redemptive truth has its ultimate realization in and through the Person of Christ. Truth is found in Jesus.”1 Jesus also claimed to be ‘the life’. Being God, He has the power to give life; physical and eternal.
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
1. J. Carl Laney, Moody Gospel John Commentary (Chicago: Moody Press, 1992), 256.