Jesus is the good shepherd, there is only one way to the Father and its through Jesus. The devil comes to steal, kill and destroy but Jesus came to give life and to give it more abundantly. The devil aims to first steal the word of God from believers, if he can do then he can kill and destroy the harvest. It’s so important to always stay in the word of God and to meditate on it day and night. When we meditate on His word it sews seeds and the more we mediate on it the deeper those roots get. We want our roots in Jesus to grow deep so that when the devil tries to steal the word he will have no success. Jesus is the good shepherd and He is known by His sheep.
Jesus then says that He lays down His life for His sheep, that no one takes His life, He lays it down. Jesus being betrayed by Judas and being arrested in the middle of the night like a thief wasn’t a surprise to Him. It wasn’t a surprise and He didn’t have to go along with it. He chose too, for His sheep, He laid His life down for us by choice not force.
All that Jesus preached confused the Jews, half thought He was demon possessed and the other half didn’t think a demon could heal the blind so they weren’t sure what to think. His words went against anything they had ever known and their flesh didn’t know how to take it in. Our flesh can get so caught in what’s comfortable that when a new revelation comes we have to make sure that our flesh doesn’t try to dismiss it. Fasting helps keep the flesh in check so
that way when new revelations come our Spirit man can receive it without our flesh getting in the way. Living a fasted lifestyle is an amazing way to stay in tune with God.
Now it was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem and the Jews surrounded Jesus asking Him to stop confusing them and just tell them plainly if He is the Christ. To this, Jesus said that He has already told them time and time again yet they do not beleive Him nor do they listen. They became furious with Him declaring this so they wanted to try again to stone Him but He escaped out of their hands.