“Come unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy laden…”
(5) Through Moses God did give a hint of His physical manifestation when He said “And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be their God” [Exodus 29:45]. And the prophetic utterance of Jeremiah 31:31 “Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:” is clearly the pointer to the fact that Jesus is the truth that must be sought after.
The Lord Jesus, as the hodos, is the sole mode of man’s lifestyle. He is the destiny (there’s no other spiritual path) of every negotiating traverse to eternal bliss with the Creator. In calling Himself the Truth, He made an astounding asseveration of His Divinity! “I Am the Reality of life. The real One. The genuine God! “This is what He was telling them, and this is the reason why alētheia is my favourite of the three. Jesus is the zoe of the eternal God.’No Jesus; no life’ should be the motto of all who come to the knowledge of the truth.
He is our life: Colossians 3:4, “When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.” He is our righteousness: Jeremiah 23:5-6, “Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. 6) In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.” As the perfect Creator we do see Him in Acts 17:28 “For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.” Amen.
The reading of John 10:7-18 throws a beam of light on this truthfulness. Verse 8, “All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.” A sheep, in this context, is a follower of God. The Shepherd is the owner of the sheep. Whose property is the entire humanity? God’s. His incarnation is most definitely an ineluctability. Any other being who claimed to know the path to the righteousness of God was a thief and a robber. From Nimrod, magicians, leaders of Egyptian deities, Krishna, Buddha, Orunmila (of Ifa worship) to Zoroaster who pointed to heaven in exclusion of His Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, are all thieves and robbers. The question now is what about those who came after His historical incarnation? No less of thieves and robbers! Verse eleven quotes, “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.”The very second He entered into this pellucidity with them their thinking faculties raced them to Psalms 23 and 80! Eureka!
Yehoshua Mashiyach! The Great Shepherd! Soon coming King! Hallelujah!!
Who is the Shepherd of the 23rd psalm? The Psalm calls Him LORD (in capitals). This is Jehovah! Study Psalm 80 contextually and you will find out that the Shepherd of Israel is none other than Jehovah! The ‘I am’ of John 14:11 is ego eime in the Greek. Mohammedan Quran’s inability to see Jesus in His truthful light most definitely makes him a thief and a robber. Mohammed of Allah is a desecration of the scriptural Sonship of Jesus.
There is something readers of the Bible hardly see in John 13:13 which reads, “Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.” It is quite impossible to phantom why God will decide to delve into certain matters: for the untutored mind. Two truths worth mentioning here are the virtue of humility and that of deity. Contextually, a prima facie act of humility of Jesus is unravelled. Jesus made it clear that He was not just their master but, in sincerity, their Lord as well.
“…and by him all things consist,” Colossians 1:17
The whole truth concerning this lordship is the theological denotation. Kurios (koo’-ree-os) is the Greek word for ‘Lord’ which comes ‘From κῦρος kuros (supremacy); supreme in authority, that is, (as noun) controller; by implication Mr. (as a respectful title).’ This Greek rendition of ‘Lord’ is the Old Testament ‘LORD’ –in capitals– of Hebraic Jehovah. Jesus concluded with, “for so I am.” Quite interesting. ‘So’ is in italics, hence, not in the original manuscript. To appreciate Jesus’ clarification do pull out the italized. The ‘I am, ‘ego eime, is the Hebrews’ Yahweh. Jesus clearly admits to His Deity.
You can get born again by saying this simple prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say:
Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe in my heart that Jesus died for my sins and You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord, and I receive Him as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory, Amen.
(…to be concluded…)
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