God just keeps feeding me this message; this morning I was just meditating and He gave me this:
John 19:7–The Jews answered him, We have a LAW, and by our LAW he (Jesus) ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.
Now just look at this — by the LAW Jesus, the Son of God ought to die —- why? > Because the LAW demands death, if you transgress the LAW.
What LAW are they going by? Guess!!!!!The SABBATH LAW.John 9:14–And it was the SABBATH DAY when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes.
V28–Then they reviled him (the blind man whom Jesus had healed on the Sabbath day)–and said, Thou art his disciple; but we are Moses’ disciples.
Yep, there is the whole trouble
~ they were Moses’ disciples. And anyone still bound by the law today is also a Moses’ disciple —- not Jesus’ disciples. You cannot be in Moses house; and in Jesus’ house (see Heb.)
V16–Therefore said some of the Pharisees, (Moses’ disciples)–This man (Jesus)–is not of God, because he KEEPETH NOT THE SABBATH DAY.
Others said, How could a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them.
yep~ that Sabbath law makes the same division today; And know what? Those who try to hold to the one day a week Sabbath, have that same old hate, murdering spirit just as those Pharisees had.
~ read this whole part– it is an eye opener.
Here Jesus had healed the impotent man on the Sabbath Day. This made Moses’ disciples very angry. Angry with Jesus. Why? Because He broke their LAW.
They told the impotent man, It is not LAWFUL for thee to carry thy bed.
11–but the man said the one who healed me, told me to take up the bed and walk.
See, this man had not walked for 38 years; he had lain on a bed. This bed represents those under the LAW; THEY ARE SPIRITUALLY LAME.Jesus healed him (set us free from that LAW; which had us bound = impotent).
(This kind of message still stirs up hate and murder in Moses’ disciples).
V15–The man departed, (left Jesus; backslid for a while)–and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole.
V16–And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to SLAY HIM, because he had done these things on the SABBATH DAY.
See we have a LAW, and by our LAW, he ought to DIE.They sought to SLAY = KILL JESUS BECAUSE HE BROKE THEIR SABBATH DAY.
Now what was their SABBATH Day? The seventh day rest.
V17–But Jesus answered them, My Father WORKETH HITHERTO, AND I WORK.
V18–Therefore the Jews sought the more to KILL him, BECAUSE he not only had broken the Sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.See, by their LAW, they could not be God’s sons. They knew something was wrong; how could Jesus by God’s Son? He was under their LAW or so they thought.
But was He?
Read on. John 7—- they are still ‘stewing’ over Jesus healing on the Sabbath Day ~~
V19–Did not Moses give you the LAW, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me? (See none of them were actually keeping the LAW).
They then deny seeking to kill Jesus. He told them by circumcising a man on the Sabbath, the priests profane the day and they are not guilty. Why are you angry with me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the Sabbath day?V25–Then said some of them of Jerusalem, Is not this he, whom they seek to kill?