John Ch 7 V 25-44

25At that point some of the people of Jerusalem began to ask, “Isn’t this the man they are trying to kill? 26Here he is, speaking publicly, and they are not saying a word to him. Have the authorities really concluded that he is the Christ[b]? 27But we know where this man is from; when the Christ comes, no one will know where he is from.”

28Then Jesus, still teaching in the temple courts, cried out, “Yes, you know me, and you know where I am from. I am not here on my own, but he who sent me is true. You do not know him, 29but I know him because I am from him and he sent me.”

30At this they tried to seize him, but no one laid a hand on him, because his time had not yet come. 31Still, many in the crowd put their faith in him. They said, “When the Christ comes, will he do more miraculous signs than this man?”

32The Pharisees heard the crowd whispering such things about him. Then the chief priests and the Pharisees sent temple guards to arrest him.

33Jesus said, “I am with you for only a short time, and then I go to the one who sent me. 34You will look for me, but you will not find me; and where I am, you cannot come.”

35The Jews said to one another, “Where does this man intend to go that we cannot find him? Will he go where our people live scattered among the Greeks, and teach the Greeks? 36What did he mean when he said, ‘You will look for me, but you will not find me,’ and ‘Where I am, you cannot come’?”

37On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. 38Whoever believes in me, as[c] the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” 39By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.

40On hearing his words, some of the people said, “Surely this man is the Prophet.”

41Others said, “He is the Christ.”

Still others asked, “How can the Christ come from Galilee? 42Does not the Scripture say that the Christ will come from David’s family[d] and from Bethlehem, the town where David lived?” 43Thus the people were divided because of Jesus. 44Some wanted to seize him, but no one laid a hand on him.

.  Men will doubt Jesus because they believe the Christ will come in a way that could not be known. Jesus tells us, we do know where He is from, and also God’s purpose for sending His son Jesus to earth. Many people will come to believe, and because of this the ones who have rejected Christ will find ways to hinder, even stop us, from evangelizing. Jesus’ time on earth was really short, and to the people who would still not believe even when Christ on here on earth, they would never be able to find Him, because after they die they will spend an eternity away from Him in hell. Jesus does not intend for us to take every one of His sayings literally, or we will be confused and most likely add our own laws. Jesus calls us to accept God’s grace, that whoever believes in Him will be changed by the Holy Spirit. The people judge Christ based on what they believe, even when they do not really know Him. The crowd unknowingly lifted Jesus when they said Christ will come from Bethlehem, the place where Jesus was born.

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