“Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.” John 10:7
In Yeshua’s “I am” statement about being the Door of the Sheep, He teaches us that He is “the Door”, not just “a door”. He is saying that He is not only our Shepherd who leads us into the sheepfold of the Kingdom, but He is the only door by which we can enter and be saved and find safe pasture (John 10:9). There are deeper meanings for understanding Yeshua as our door into the Kingdom of God, so come with me now as we dig deeper into the Word to explore these meanings.
It is helpful to understand more about sheep and shepherding in general and specifically during Yeshua’s time. Of all domesticated animals, sheep are the most helpless. Sheep will spend their entire day…
So which scripture(s) in John, Chapter 4 are being referred to?
John 4:19-26 – (19) “Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet. (20) Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.” (21) “Woman,” Yeshua replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.(22) You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews.(23) Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.(24) God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” (25) The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.” (26) Then Yeshua declared, “I, the one speaking to you—I am he.” Continue reading Objection Number 9: Yeshua took away any commands concerning Jerusalem in John, Chapter 4.→
Many people feel no need to appear in Jerusalem at the Pilgrimage Feasts because they live outside of Israel. More than once, someone has told me, “We don’t have to keep those commands, because we aren’t in The Land.”
Deut 30 – (1) When all these blessings and curses I have set before you come on you and you take them to heart wherever the Lord your God disperses you among the nations, (2) and when you and your children returnto the Lord your God and obey him with all your heart and with all your soul according to everything I command you today, (3) then the Lord your God will restore your fortunes and have compassion on you and gather you again from all the nations where he scattered you.
This is another reason that is connected to the Temple being non-existent. Since the Temple has been destroyed, some believe that Yah’s presence is no longer in Jerusalem, so there is no reason to go there.
LORD or YHVH? Jesus or Yeshua? Sunday or Sabbath? Church or Synagogue? Gentile or Israel? Clean or Unclean? Law or Grace? 2000 years after the Messiah, wherever we live, whether it's Sri Lanka or any other part of the world, all of us require to learn how to do Bible things in Bible ways.
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