Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly. Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me. But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. John 10:24-26
The Jews surrounded Jesus and wanted him to tell them if he was the Messiah. Jesus’ response was “You would know me by my works” Point is if these people really knew God , they would recognize his Son. But the fact that they can’t recognize Jesus is the Messiah, shows their spiritual blindness and hardness of their hearts
Jesus references his Sheep again, as we just went over Jesus is The Good Shepherd and we are his Sheep. True followers know the Messiah’s voice and He knows us by name. There is no confusion on who Jesus is to those who are his Sheep
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. John 10:27-29
Jesus declares He gives us eternal life and nobody can pluck us out of His hands. Its important to remember this, as many heretics claim you can “lose your salvation”, The Good Shepherd won’t allow his Sheep to be removed from his presence, and He gives us eternal life!
I and my Father are one. Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God. John 10:30-33
Jesus drops another bomb, He and Yahweh are One, meaning Jesus is God in the flesh. Many who say “Jesus never claimed to be God” don’t know the Bible. The Jews knew what Jesus was saying, as they attempted to kill him right on the spot!
How could a man also be God? This is a concept the Jews couldn’t comprehend and many people today still can’t comprehend. But know this , Jesus is fully God and fully Man, a concept that is difficult to be grasped (Philippians 2)
Jesus has not only revealed He is the Christ, but He revealed He is the Son of God! How will you respond to this today? Do you hear the Shepherd calling? Only His Sheep inherit eternal life Amen!