- John 10:25-30
- John 10:25 (KJB)
- 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.
- Here Jesus is pointing to the fact that He has told who He was. He spoke
often about His relationship with His Father in Heaven. They could not
understand that and did not want to. So Jesus then points to the fact of all
the works that He did. No human could turn water in wine instantly or feed
over five thousand from five fishes and two loaves. If the Jews would have
looked at these miracles more intently, they would have realized that
something was different about Jesus and it would have sparked a true
Scripture search. Jesus also refers them to the fact that He did not come as
witness to Himself but the Father had witnessed to Jesus and the works were
done in the name of the Father which placed Heavenly credence upon the
- John 10:26 (KJB)
- But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.
- Jesus had just finished the discourse on the Good Shepherd. He tells
them plainly that they cannot hear His voice and believe not because they
are not of His sheepfold. Remember in John 8, Jesus told that they were of
their father the Devil which means they were in the Devilís sheepfold. If
they had heard His voice then they would follow Him just as sheep know their
shepherd, the true believer knows the voice of Jesus and follows Him. At the
baptism of Jesus, He already had chided these false teachers who claimed to
be children of Abraham. (Mat 3:9 KJV)
And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our
father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up
children unto Abraham. Jesus tells them plainly
that God can raise up stones to be children of Abraham. True believers
are actually called stones. (1 Pet
2:5 KJV) Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy
priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus
- John 10:27 (KJB)
- My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow
- Hear - Hearing with understanding
- Follow - To cleave steadfastly to one
- The first teaching in this verse is that the true sheep or followers of
Jesus hear His voice. The word for hearing means ďhearing with
understanding.Ē This means that the only ones who truly hear the voice of
Jesus are those who are qualified to hear, that is, those who are truly
saved. The second teaching in this verse is that Jesus knows us. This is
because He knows whose names are written in the Lambís Book of Life. There
are many in this world who claim to know Him but on Judgment Day, the most
important thing is that Jesus knows us and not the other way around.
(Mat 7:23 KJV) And then will I profess unto
them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
He is not sentencing these people to Hell because they
didnít know Jesus, it was because He didnít know them! A very important
distinction. Then the third teaching in this verse is not only does the true
Christian hear and is known by Christ, but the combination of these two
causes them to follow Jesus in a very intimate manner. They follow and obey
His voice wherever He sends them to minister.
- John 10:28 (KJB)
- And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither
shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
- Pluck - To seize or snatch away
- There are also three major teachings in this verse. The first teaching
is that those who Jesus knows as His sheep will be given eternal life.
Eternal life for the believer begins at the moment one becomes saved. This
why physical death is only a portal into Heaven. Physical death of a
believer in no way ends the believerís life, it begins the life of no pain
and suffering for eternity. Then Jesus states that they will never perish.
There are so many Christians who want to make Jesus a liar by stating that
they can lose their salvation. Maybe they can lose the salvation they have
created, like works, but they can never lose the salvation the Lord gives by
grace. Then the third teaching is that no one will ever have the ability or
strength to take a true believer from the sheepfold of Christ. This is
because the true believer has eternal security in Christ.
(Col 3:3 KJV) For ye are dead, and your life is
hid with Christ in God. (1 Pet 1:5 KJV) Who are kept by the power of God
through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
The true believer is dead and hidden in Christ plus we
are kept by the power of God. Who or what can transcend the power of God?
- John 10:29 (KJB)
- My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man
is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
- Jesus focuses in on the third teaching of the last verse and now makes a
connection between the keeping power of God and the believer.
(1 Pet 1:5 KJV) Who are kept by the power of
God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
We saw this in the last verse it basically teaches how
God protects and guards the believer to preserve them unto the day of their
home going or the last day rapture. Jesus then adds the comfort that the
power of God and God Himself is greater than any enemy that can come against
the believer. (1 John 4:4 KJV) Ye are of
God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is
in you, than he that is in the world. Satan is
beyond his power if He thinks that he is able to remove a believer from the
power and keeping of God. Since God the Father is greater than all these
enemies of the Christian, then what does the Christian have to worry about?
This verse is at the heart of eternal security since God is greater than all
the enemies of the Christian, then how could anyone believe that they can
lose their salvation? It is an untenable belief which has caused so many to
go into works bondage believing they can regain their salvation by doing
works. A horrible belief system.
- John 10:30 (KJB)
- I and my Father are one.
- Jesus had previously stated that the sheep were safe in His hands and in
the previous verse He states that they are safe in the Fatherís hands. Now
Jesus is equating Himself with the Father and is claiming the same power and
ability to keep the sheep safe from any enemy who would try and pluck them
out of the hands of either. This verse also teaches the unity of the Father
and the Son. They are one in power, one in unity, one in purpose, one in
salvation, one in nature, one in essence, while they are two separate
persons. The Jews had asked Jesus to tell them plainly whether He was the
Christ or not. He still does not answer directly but He gives them a major
indicator that if He and His Father are one and His Father is God, then they
really have their answer in this citation.