“I Came So That They Might Have Life and Have It More Abundantly”
Awhile back the angels asked me to dedicate Sundays to the Gospels. With love and joy, here is the Gospel of John 10:1-10. JN 10:1-10
Jesus said:“Amen, amen, I say to you,whoever does not enter a sheepfold through the gate but climbs over elsewhere is a thief and a robber. But whoever enters through the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens it for him, and the sheep hear his voice, as the shepherd calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has driven out all his own, he walks ahead of them, and the sheep follow him, because they recognize his voice. But they will not follow a stranger; they will run away from him, because they do not recognize the voice of strangers.” Although Jesus used this figure of speech, the Pharisees did not realize what he was trying to tell them. So Jesus said again, “Amen, amen, I say to you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate. Whoever enters through me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. A thief comes only to steal and slaughter and destroy; I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly.”
Jesus was speaking to the teachers of the Law of Moses, who had burdened God’s people with human perception and human formalities, and laws never created by Moses; stealing from God’s People the very Joy of the Word of God when it is acted upon.
Jesus’ message to the Pharisees was to follow Him; as the Way through the gate of Heaven is through His Word and is the “Way” of the Lord. Jesus came so that the people of God could live abundantly as God intended for all of us. Those who listen and act up God’s Word and Jesus’s Words are not only favored by God, but abundantly so.
The Prophets had testified to the Pharisees who had become like thieves and stole the Joy of the Lord from God’s People. (Ezekiel 22:25-28) and (Isaiah 56:10-12)
Jesus came so that whoever should believe in Him, shall have eternal life. Jesus’ compassion for even one lost sheep is eternally given to all who come to Him for Rest. For he has also said “Come to me all who are burdened and I will give you Rest.” (Matthew 11:28)
In Jesus Name
~channeled assistance from the Angels; reference from “At Home with the Word 2020”