Bible Ballistics: BBs #312 Messages From Heaven #10!!!
As we continue to look at the Gospel of John, we come to one of my favorite passages, chapter 10. And why is this one of my favorites? Because Jesus reveals so much of ‘who’ HE IS to us. Some of the most reassuring “I AM”s of John’s gospel are found in chapter 10. While I won’t do an in-depth look at these names and titles of Jesus, I do want us to take heart and hope in all that our Lord Jesus Christ is as well as all that HE has done for us.
It is so important that we truly hear the message from Heaven—Jesus, and understand what He is saying. Like we talked about recently, we must have the good soil of a heart that receives the seed willingly and with faith to believe that Jesus is God, and that He died for our sin providing salvation for those who will come to Him. Don’t be one of those who hear and don’t understand (both then as well as now).
“This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.” John 10:6
Will you receive and embrace the truth that brings life?
“Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. 9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. 10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:7-10
Jesus not only provides salvation for those who will believe but He is Truth—the only true one from God. All others are thieves who come “to steal, and to kill, and to destroy”. No matter how pretty a picture the world paints, all those other roads and purported options are simply mirages that Satan uses to trap and ensnare. They steal people’s, joy, life and purpose, but Jesus has come so that we “might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly”! Be careful what you listen to and believe. Just because it waddles like a duck, and quacks like a duck—it may not be a duck. Jesus himself warned us about those “wolves in sheep’s clothing”, for HE is the one only one who truly cares for the sheep. He gave His life for us!
“I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.” John 10:11
And praise God that is exactly what He did on the cross! He gave His life for mine! He gave His life for yours! What have you done with this great gift of grace and mercy? He came because He loves us! And because He came as GOD in the flesh, we have but to “hear” Him, repent, and believe:
“My sheep hear my voice,
and I know them,
and they follow me:
28 And I give unto them eternal life;
and they shall never perish,
neither shall any man pluck them
out of my hand.
29 My Father, which gave them me,
is greater than all;
and no man is able to pluck them
out of my Father’s hand.
I and my Father are one.” John 10:27-30
Bottom line: Jesus IS God! Jesus IS the only door to heaven! Jesus IS the Good Shepherd and He cares for His sheep! The question: ‘Will you hear and believe?’