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Anglican Daily Fountain 16th March 2024 (Devotional Today)

Welcome to Today’s Daily Fountain Devotional of the Anglican Church of Nigeria. Daily Fountain is a daily reading devotional for all Anglicans and Non-Anglicans to read, study, share and discuss the Word of God on a daily basis.

TOPIC: I AND THE FATHER ARE ONE

TEXT: John 10: 22-42(KJV)
10:22. And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.
10:23. And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch.
10:24. Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.
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.

10:26. But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.
10:27. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
10:28. And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
10:29. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.
10:30. I and my Father are one.

10:31. Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.
10:32. Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?
10:33. The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.
10:34. Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?
10:35. If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;

10:36. Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?
10:37. If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.
10:38. But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.
10:39. Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand,
10:40. And went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John at first baptized; and there he abode.

10:41. And many resorted unto him, and said, John did no miracle: but all things that John spake of this man were true.
10:42. And many believed on him there.

Anglican Daily Fountain 15th March 2024 STUDY:

In our passage today, the Pharisees confronted Jesus to declare his identity and he told them that He is truly the Messiah but His nature is beyond the Messiahship they were expecting – He is the Son of God! Jesus explained that only his sheep hear his voice and follow him and no one can take them away from Him. He told them that He and His Father are in perfect union.

Unfortunately, despite all the efforts of Jesus, the Pharisees could not connect with the word of God because they had a fixed mind of whom their messiah should be.

The oneness of Jesus with the Father brings to us eternal safety and joy. The bond that binds us to Christ and God is so strong that no man can take us away from him. When you are in Christ, you are already in God’s hands, and the Trinity’s omnipotence and unity are your safety. Beloved, we have this heritage in Christ, so let us appropriate it through a sound faith in Christ by being a true sheep in the fold of Christ.

Again, we see a principle in this text: After several efforts to convince the Jews failed, Jesus left to offer the same Gospel to others who were ready to listen, instead of engaging in further unfruitful discussion. In like manner, we should avoid unnecessary argument that will never yield transformation in our evangelical outreaches.

PRAYER: Father, please help me to appropriate the power of your oneness with the Father.

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