John 10:25. 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.
I’m backing up a little bit this morning because I want you to see clearly how blind the religious leaders were, how deaf they were to the truths Jesus had already told them. I have copied the following from David Guzik’s commentary on John 10 in the Blue Letter Bible online:
I told you, I am the one who came from heaven (John 3:13, 6:38)·
I told you, whoever believes on Me has eternal life (John 3:15)·
I told you, I am the unique Son of God (John 5:19-23)·
I told you, I will judge all humanity (John 5:19-23)·
I told you, all should honor Me just as the honor God the Father (John 5:19-23)·
I told you, the Hebrew Scriptures all speak of Me (John 5:39)·
I told you, I perfectly reveal God the Father (John 7:28-29)·
I told you, I always please God and never sin (John 8:29, 8:46)·
I told you, I am uniquely sent from God (John 8:42)·
I told you, before Abraham was, I Am (John 8:58)·
I told you, I am the Son of Man, prophesied by Daniel (John 9:37)·
I told you, I will raise Myself from the dead (John 10:17-18)·
I told you, I am the Bread of Life (John 6:48)·
I told you, I am the Light of the World (John 8:12)·
I told you, I am the Door (John 10:9)·
I told you, I am the Good Shepherd (John 10:11)
The importance of all that Jesus had already told the leaders and the people cannot be overstated. He had already given them so much truth! Yet, because their eyes were blinded by hatred, they had not truly heard what He said. They asked Him to tell them plainly if He were the Christ, and He said that all the works He had done in the Father’s Name already clarified Who He was.
Also, I wanted to emphasize the importance of the meaning of the title Christ. The following is taken from the Online Dictionary:
Old English Crīst, from Latin Christus, from Greek Khristos, noun use of an adjective meaning ‘anointed’, from khriein ‘anoint’, translating Hebrew māšīaḥ ‘Messiah’.
Christ. Anointed One. Messiah. They can be used interchangeably, and they all refer, in scripture, only to Jesus, and to no one else.
All this is important to the rest that Jesus says in Chapter 10.
2 thoughts on “I Told You!”
Excellent. Major Truth Drop. Thank you, Linda. Be Blessed.
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That’s a good way to say it. Major Truth Drop. Love it 🙂
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