THEME: FATHER SON AND SPIRIT
John 10:27-30 NKJV
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. I and My Father are one.”
-There was increasing resistance of the Jewish leaders, who constantly called for more and more evidence of Jesus’ claim to Messiah-ship, were about to hear the clear evidence of Christ right to the throne of Israel: “I and the Father are One.” Israel’s leaders knew this was His claim to be the Almighty God. To them this was a blasphemous and abominable statement, which was why they sought to stone Him because it was the legal, God-given punishment for such a claim from the law. Jesus told them since He does the good works of the Father, they should believe the works, saying, that they may know and believe that the “Father is in Me, and I in Him” (John 10:38). Jesus humbled Himself, laid aside His eternal glory and infinite strength for a season, and took upon Himself the form of a man. He clothed Himself in the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. He was without sin, perfect in essence and One with the Father, in character, purpose, and power. Jesus leads His sheep that they may hear His voice and follow Him. It is also a call to know Him and follow Him, with the assurance that no one will snatch them out of His hands. It is a call to everyone, every religion to hear the voice of Jesus Christ and follow Him, apart from stoning Him for blasphemy.
Jesus You are Emmanuel, God with us. We thank You for the assurance that You have given that we belong to You and no one can snatch us out of Your hands. You are Great Lord and greatly to be praised. You are our Great Shepherd, we hear Your voice and follow You. May You give us the grace to follow You and Your Word. May You make it possible for us to hearken to Your will and Your word. Father God You are One with the Father and the Holy Spirit, let us believe in You together with all peoples, religions and nations of the world. You are Yahweh we exult Your Holy name. May You hear our prayers and hearts desires that You may answer us dear Jesus. May You protect us with Your precious blood and hedge of fire Holy Spirit. May You heal us and deliver us from all evil merciful Savior. All glory, honor, power and salvation belongs to You Jesus, now and forever. Amen
Further reading: James 2:19, 1 Timothy 2:5