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I Am the Door (3 of 5)
Series: Nobody Like Him
John 10: 9-10 KJV
9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Here again, we find ourselves at one of these powerful I AM statements of Christ. John records eight phrases of these I am statements, (but two are in this chapter) and so they are often associated as one. This is the third statement of Christ that affirms who He believed He was and is today. It was apparently profound to John; he alone records these statements of Christ. It's clear that they affirm to John who Christ was.
In that first statement, Christ said, He was the Bread of Life (John 6:32). And as you know He made that statement in the context of the fact of the miracle of feeding the 5,000 with fish and bread.
And yet the next day they were empty, they needed bread for that day. Christ says I have bread that will fill your life that you will not ever be spiritually hungry anymore; I am the bread of life for your life.
He made another statement as you know in John 8:12, He was the Light of the World. And He makes that statement in the context of the closing day of the Feast of Tabernacles (John 7: 2, 37-39) when those huge Menorahs that had lit up the city for seven days of the feast was snuffed out. When all that was left was the scent and sight of smoke and the smell of oil that had burned for seven consecutive nights, Christ says, you think that these Menorahs lit up Jerusalem, I can light up the world.
He always made these statements in the context of the moment that taught them (us) something about His power, His provision, or His person. He never made these statements just as proverbs, anecdotes, clichés to be quoted, or sentences to be remembered. He made them proclaim a truth; a truth ...
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