JOHN CHAPTER 7: 1-53
DR. WILLIAM T. BAILEY, JR
June 13, 2021
“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”
I Greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom ALL blessing flow!! I thank my Lord Jesus Christ that He has allowed me to share His word in this medium!
Let us remember what PETER said:
2 Peter 3:18
“But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forever. Amen.”
These are indeed words for us to live by.
CHAPTER 7 REPRESENTS THE 3RD PORTION OF THE MINISTRY OF JESUS – THE REJECTION OF THE KING.
John 7 King James Version (KJV)
7 After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him.
JEWRY= A JEWS’ DISTRICT
2 Now the Jew’s feast of tabernacles was at hand.
3 His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest.
4 For there is no man that doeth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou do these things, shew thyself to the world.
5 For neither did his brethren believe in him.
6 Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready.
John 10:17-18 King James Version (KJV)
17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.
Matthew 26:18 King James Version (KJV)
18 And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with my disciples.
Matthew 26:45 King James Version (KJV)
45 Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.
John 15:18-19 King James Version (KJV)
18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
8 Go ye up unto this feast: I go not up yet unto this feast: for my time is not yet full come.
JESUS’S PURPOSE HAS NOT BEEN FULLFILLED.
9 When he had said these words unto them, he abode still in Galilee.
IN JOHN’S GOSPEL, THE WORD ABODE HAS 41 OCCURANCE WHILE LUKE, THE NEXT CLOSEST HAS 7.
10 But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret.
VERSES 11-36 JESUS IS AT THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES.
11 Then the Jews sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he?
12 And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, Nay; but he deceiveth the people.
THIS CONCERN ABOUT JESUS CONTINUED AFTER THE HEALING OF THE MAN BORN BLIND.
John 9:16 King James Version (KJV)
16 Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them.
13 Howbeit no man spake openly of him for fear of the Jews.
14 Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.
MATTHEW TELLS US THAT JESUS WENT ABOUT ALL GALILEE TEACHING.
Matthew 4:23 King James Version (KJV)
23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
15 And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?
Matthew 13:54 King James Version (KJV)
54 And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works?
16 Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.
Deuteronomy 18:15 King James Version (KJV)
15 The Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;
Deuteronomy 18:18 King James Version (KJV)
18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.
17 If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.
REFERENCES: note what John 12: 47-50 has to say!
John 8:28 King James Version (KJV)
28 Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.
John 12:47-50 King James Version (KJV)
47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
49 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.
50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.
18 He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.
As we seek the meaning of scriptures, let the scriptures explain themselves:
Philippians 2:3-8 King James Version (KJV)
3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
NEXT – JOHN 7: 19
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Dr. William T. Bailey, Jr.