A Christ Filled Life – Getting to Know Jesus
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Is Jesus the Christ? John 7:25) Then said some of them of Jerusalem, Is not this He, whom they seek to kill? 26) But, lo, He speaketh boldly, and they say nothing unto Him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ? 27) Howbeit we know this man whence He is: but when Christ cometh, no man knoweth whence He is. 28) Then cried Jesus in the temple as He taught, saying, Ye both know Me, and ye know whence I am: and I am not come of Myself, but He that sent Me is true, whom ye know not. 29) But I know Him: for I am from Him, and He hath sent Me. 30) Then they sought to take him: but no man laid hands on Him, because His hour was not yet come. 31) And many of the people believed on Him, and said, When Christ cometh, will He do more miracles than these which this man hath done? 32) The Pharisees heard that the people murmured such things concerning Him; and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take Him. 33) Then said Jesus unto them, Yet a little while am I with you, and then I go unto Him that sent Me. John 13:33. 34) Ye shall seek Me, and shall not find Me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come. Hosea 5:6. 35) Then said the Jews among themselves, Whither will He go, that we shall not find Him? will He go unto the dispersed among the Gentiles, and teach the Gentiles? James 1:1. 36) What manner of saying is this that He said, Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come? 37) In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let Him come unto Me, and drink. 38) He that believeth on Me, as the scripture hath said, out of His belly shall flow rivers of living water. Deuteronomy 18:15; Isaiah12:3. 39) (But this spake He of the Spirit, which they that believe on Him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified).
John Gill’s Exposition of the Bible – v25 Then said some of them of Jerusalem,…. Who were inhabitants of Jerusalem, and so are distinguished from the people, knew more of the temper and disposition, the designs and attempts, of the chief priests, Scribes, and elders, to take away the life of Christ. v27 Howbeit, we know this man whence He is,…. because they knew from whence He came; meaning not so much the place of His birth, which they supposed was Galilee, and Nazareth in Galilee, in which they were mistaken, as the manner of His birth, which they could account for: that He was the son of Joseph and Mary, that He was begotten in wedlock, and therefore concluded He could not be the Messiah: v28 Then cried Jesus in the temple as He taught saying, ye both know Me, and ye know whence I am; you know Me to be Jesus of Nazareth, but you are wrong. And I am not come of Myself; into this world, by incarnation, or the assumption of human nature, to work out the salvation of men; the Father called Him to it, and He agreeing to do it. v32 The Pharisees heard that the people murmured,…. Or whispered, privately talked among themselves: such things concerning Him; as that surely He must be the Messiah, since such wonderful things were done by Him, and the Pharisees, and the chief priests, sent officers to take Him: and bring Him before the Sanhedrim, by them to be condemned, and so a stop be put to the people’s believing in Him as the Messiah; fearing, that should things go on at this rate, their principles and practices would be rejected, and their persons and authority be brought into contempt. v37 In the last day, that great day of the feast Jesus stood and cried; and spoke with a loud voice, saying, if any man thirst, let him come to Me and drink. This is to be understood not of a natural thirst, though the allusion is to it, which is very painful and distressing; as the instances of the Israelites in the wilderness, Samson after he had slain the Philistines, and our Lord upon the cross, show; or a thirst after the riches, honours, and pleasures of this life; but a spiritual thirst, or a thirst after spiritual things, after salvation by Christ. Now these Christ invites to come unto Him.