|I Told You
& Ye Believed Not
|(John 10:22-42) And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter. And
Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch.
Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to
doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.
Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father's
name, they bear witness of me. But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said
unto you. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto
them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my
hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck
them out of my Father's hand. I and my Father are one.
Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, Many good works
have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?
The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy;
and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.
Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? If he called them
gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken; Say ye of
him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because
I said, I am the Son of God? If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. But if I do,
though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father
is in me, and I in him.
Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand, And went away
again beyond Jordan into the place where John at first baptized; and there he abode. And
many resorted unto him, and said, John did no miracle: but all things that John spake of
this man were true. And many believed on him there. (KJV)
Tell Us Plainly
It is interesting that the opponents of Jesus make the same accusation that
modernists today make, that Jesus did not plainly state that He was the Christ. Yet,
Jesus replies He did, they just did not believe Him. If He should make such a
statement here, they could take him to
John 5:19; 8:36,56; 10:11,14
The Works Bear Witness
Even if His statements did not convince them, His works should. The miracles were
not done in a vacuum, or in a dark corner; they were done where everyone could
see. They alone should convince them of Who Jesus was.
From Nave’s Topical,
The miracles -OF JESUS, IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER •Water converted into wine
•Heals the nobleman's son (Joh 4:46-54) •The catch of fish (Lu 5:1-11)
•Heals the demoniac (Mr 1:23-26; Lu 4:33-36)
•Heals Peter's mother-in-law (Mt 8:14-17; Mr 1:29-31; Lu 4:38,39)
•Cleanses the leper (Mt 8:1-4; Mr 1:40-45; Lu 5:12-16)
•Heals the paralyzed man (Mt 9:1-8; Mr 2:1-12; Lu 5:17-26) •Healing of the immobile
man (Joh 5:1-16)
•Restoring the withered hand (Mt 12:9-13; Mr 3:1-5; Lu 6:6-11)
•Restores the centurion's servant (Mt 8:5-13; Lu 7:1-10) •Raises the widow's son to
life at the village of Nain (Lu 7:11-16)
•Heals a demoniac (Mt 12:22-37; Mr 3:11; Lu 11:14,15)
•Stills the storm (Mt 8:23-27; 14:32; Mr 4:35-41; Lu 8:22-25)
•Throws demons out of two men of Gadara [Gerasa] (Mt 8:28-34; Mr 5:1-20; Lu 8:26-
•Raises the daughter of Jairus from the dead (Mt 9:18,19,23-26; Mr 5:22-24,35-43;
•Cures the woman with the issue of blood (Mt 9:20-22; Mr 5:25-34; Lu 8:43-48)
•Restores two blind men to sight (Mt 9:27-31)
•Heals a demoniac (Mt 9:32,33)
•Walks upon Lake Galilee (Mt 14:22-33; Mr 6:45-52; Joh 6:16-21)
•Heals the daughter of the non-Jewish, Syro-Phoenician woman (Mt 15:21-28; Mr 7:
•Feeds more than four-thousand people (Mt 15:32-39; Mr 8:1-9)
•Restores the deaf-mute man (Mr 7:31-37)
•Restores a blind man (Mr 8:22-26)
•Heals the epileptic boy (Mt 17:14-21; Mr 9:14-29; Lu 9:37-43)
•The temple tax money obtained from a fish's mouth (Mt 17:24-27)
•Restores ten lepers to wholeness, only one of them returns to thank Jesus (Lu 17:
•Opens the eyes of a man born blind (Joh 9:1-41)
•Raises Lazarus from the dead (Joh 11:1-46)
•Heals the woman with the spirit of infirmity (Lu 13:10-17)
•Cures a man with dropsy (Lu 14:1-6)
•Restores sight to two blind men near Jericho (Mt 20:29-34; Mr 10:46-52; Lu 18:35-
•Condemns a fig tree (Mt 21:17-22; Mr 11:12-14,20-24)
•Heals the ear of Malchus (Lu 22:49-51)
•The second catch of fish (John 21:6)
My Sheep Hear My Voice
Those who follow Jesus hear His voice. They know His words. They obey His
Being the good Shephard, He will protect them; and no one, not even the Devil is
able to take them out of His hand. The only one which can separate them from God
and Jesus is themselves.
Thou Makest Thyself God
First they complain that Jesus does not tell them plainly, now they complain that
Jesus has told them what they claimed not to understand.
(John 5:18) 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. (KJV)
Is It Not Written …
Even Jesus used the power of the Word to answer His accusers.
(Psalms 82:6-7) I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most
High. But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes. (KJV)
Lu 4:4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread
alone, but by every word of God.
(Hebrews 4:12) For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any
twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the
joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (KJV)
All Things John Spake Were True
In the end, the testimony of John was accepted by many who believed in Jesus. He
was not totally rejected; only by the leaders.
(John 1:7-14) The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men
through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that
Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He
came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to
them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his
name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of
man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we
beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and
(John 2:23) Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many
believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did. (KJV)
(John 4:39) And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of
the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did. (KJV)
(John 4:41) And many more believed because of his own word; (KJV)
(John 7:31) And many of the people believed on him, and said, When Christ cometh,
will he do more miracles than these which this man hath done? (KJV)
(John 8:30) As he spake these words, many believed on him. (KJV)
Will you believe on/in Him?