Let’s consider the words of the Lord in John 10:27-30, “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.” 

The Lord was emphatic in His statements. 

*  His sheep HEAR His voice. 

*  He KNOWS His sheep. 

*  He GIVES His sheep eternal life. 

*  His sheep will NEVER PERISH. 

*  No one is able to SNATCH His sheep out of His hands. 

*  His sheep ARE GIVEN to Him by His Father. 

*  The Father is GREATER THAN ALL. 

*  No one can SNATCH His sheep out of His Father’s hand. 

To consider all these truths separately will surely fill our hearts with awe and love for our blessed savior.  What precious truths for us to learn and appreciate!

The Lord Jesus goes on to say, “I am My Father are one.”  Here we learn of holy love and infinite power.  The grace of the Lord is apparent in His words of salvation and security.  Now, He speaks of the wonder of the Godhead.  Truly the Father and the Son are one.  Not one in person, but Christ is one with the Father in divine nature.  This lowly shepherd of the sheep is the Son of the Father.  They are one in essence, power, mind, etc.  Two who are one!  This speaks of the very person of the Godhead and also speaks of the eternal security of the believer who is safe in the hand of the Son and in the hand of the Father.  What an incredible claim.  Indeed, it would be the greatest of sin were it not true…but it is true. 

What was the force of this remark?  The Lord Jesus was claiming equality with the Father, thus calling Himself God. This enraged His Jewish audience.  We read in John 10:31-33, “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.”  These Jews knew exactly what the Lord Jesus was inferring…He was claiming to be God.  Many claim that Christ never claimed to be God while on the earth.  Here we see that He did indeed make that claim and those who heard Him sought to kill Him. 

Before closing, let’s consider Colossians 2:9, “For in him (Christ) dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.”  Christ was one with His Father.  The Father and the Holy Spirit dwelled in the Son.  “All the fulness of the Godhead” dwelt in a man who was not just a man but was also God.  Fully man AND fully God.  1 Timothy 3:16 tells us, “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.”  When God became a man, He did not cease being God.  The Lord Jesus was God manifest in the flesh.  We will close with one more incredible portion that speaks of Christ being One with the Father.  Philippians 2:6-8 says, “(Christ), being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.”  (440.2)