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?
See it was common knowledge that they sought to kill Jesus; yet they denied this. At the very time they deny this, they are seeking to kill Jesus; there was no truth in them. See they think there is nothing wrong with lying; yet God demands truth – speak every man truth with his neighbor.
Every word of God is a command. We do not have a choice of obeying His voice or disobeying. If we disobey, we are in rebellion and He will give us damnation for this.
V 37–He tells them to come to him and drink; and out of their belly shall flow rivers of living water.
He spoke of the Holy Ghost = the true rest. This is where he was trying to take them; into the true rest; but they entered not in because of UNBELIEF.
V43–So there was a division among the people because of HIM.
See, this is the place of division today = because of HIM.
Those under LAW still hate those of us who let the Holy Ghost be our rest – because of HIM.
Now watch that ‘broken’ covenant.