10 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold*, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
What an interesting word! Sheepfold is the combination of two word in English and Hebrew.
G4263 πρόβατον probaton (pro’-ɓa-ton) n. something that walks forward. & G833 αὐλή aule (av-lee’) n. . a yard (as open to the wind). (by implication) a mansion.
John 14:2 “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.”
2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
3 To him the porter (gate keeper) openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.
4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
5 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
When Jesus spoke of the truth to the people only those that had been following the Scriptures (and YHVH) earnestly could easily accept the message of Jesus. A large portion of the people had acquiesced to the teachings (those off the seat of Moses – or the Talmud) of the Pharisees and now were practicing religion versus the true faith.
The current generation is doing the same, with a little exception, they have now divided it into 43,000 protestant and 21,000 other religions.
6 This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.
7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Satan had established false religions with the help of Nimrod.
Genesis 11:8 “ And Cush begat Nimrod (we shall rebel): he began to be a mighty one in the earth. (The words state that Nimrod ‘began’ H2490 חָלַל chalal (chaw-lal’) v. (properly) to bore. to begin (as if by an “opening wedge”). To defile. This indicates that there was a process by which Nimrod could traverse the natural and become a Nephilim.) He was a mighty hunter (eager to take prey and set snares) before the Lord: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord.
And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel (to confuse or mix), and Erech (to lengthen, prolong or live with), and Accad (to subtly strengthen), and Calneh (fortress of Anu), in the land of Shinar. Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh (abode of Ninus, fish goddess), and the city Rehoboth (avenue or path), and Calah (completion and strength), (Asshur is simply the Assyrian name for Nimrod; Nimrod being a Babylonian name.) And Resen (bridle control) between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city.”
So reading this back, right to left as the Hebrews write, we can see it was Nimrods goal to: Bridle or control mankind completely with his path to the home and fortress of Anu by subtly strengthening a prolonged mixing or confusion of religion.
We can see this in the influence that Constantine (Mithras- Roman name for Nimrod) introduced and still prevails today.)
Consider this: Anu, the Sumerian god known as “Lord of the Constellations, Spirits and Demons” [i.e. Satan] was said to have fathered more than 50 different gods and goddesses of the ancient world. These ancient names of Enlil, Naama, Ishtar and so on, would become the gods and goddesses of the Greeks and Romans. Zeus, Apollos, Diana are all the exact same demons.
Nimrod and his wife Semiramis are known by each of the 70 different languages just by a different name.
11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
- Jim Bakker, Kenneth Copeland, Joel Osteen and many more are all hirelings.
13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
Again, if we have one fold and one shepherd, why then, do we have 65,000 opinions? Bunch of nimrods!
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.
19 There was a division therefore again among the Jews (people) for these sayings.
They were having trouble understanding because of the years and years of abusive teachings from the Pharisees. Without the in-depth knowledge of the Scriptures they had fallen for the perverted dogma and were now trying to sort it all out. You can see the same thing in the “church” today.
There has been 2000 years of Byzantine/Catholic teachings that have made the Scriptures an enigma to the common man.
Mark 7:5-13 “Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands? He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death: But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is korban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be free. And ye suffer him no more to do ought for his father or his mother; Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.”
Romans 3:31 “Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.”
20 And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him?
21 Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?
22 And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication*, and it was winter.
- This is Hanukkah. For those still tracking times from Chapter 5, this would fall in perfect succession from the Feast of Tabernacles as next, with the Passover to come in the spring.
23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch.
24 Then came the Jews (Pharisees) round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.
25 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.
- created sight in a blind man,
- changed molecular construction of multiple things (water, wine),
- raised the dead
26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.
27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.
30 I and my Father are one. [Consistent / Unified / on the same mission]
31 Then the Jews (Pharisees) took up stones again to stone him.
32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?
33 The Jews (Pharisees) answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.
34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods*?
G2316 θεός theos (the-os’) n. powerful entity (real or imagined). a supreme magistrate in the land. This is the role that the Pharisees should have understood. They had a huge responsibility according to the Torah, yet, they failed to live by their instructions.
35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;
36 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?
37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.
38 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.
39 Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand,
40 And went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John at first baptized; and there he abode.
41 And many resorted unto him, and said, John did no miracle: but all things that John spake of this man were true.
42 And many believed on him there.