Who Do You Say That I Am?

Who Do You Say That I Am?

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“But who do you say that I am?”

I mentioned in a previous post (click here!) about Jesus desire to reveal to us who he is in us and to us.

Jesus asked his disciples this question.

“Who do people say that I am?”

If this question was asked of people today, we would probably have hundreds of different answers. But this question was equally important as the next question Jesus asked. The reason? The answer to the second question was radically different to the answer given to the first question. It has to be radically different.

This has stuck with me. As I talk with people about Jesus and who he has shown me he is, I see how each of us needs Jesus to reveal to us who he is in us.

I wonder if there comes a moment for all disciples of Jesus where he asks this question; Who do YOU say that I am? I have heard Jesus asking me that question. And I know my response too!

The important part of this is who does the revealing. Jesus said that the witness of two people is true, that the Father bears witness about Jesus, and Jesus bears witness about himself.

And we see that Peter’s response to Jesus question prompted a further response from Jesus. It was this.

“Flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.”

It wasn’t Jesus need for reassurance or confirmation as to who he was that prompted his questions. He knew that already, because he knew his Father. He had total confidence in who he was and who his Father was.

He asks the question not for his benefit but for the benefit of his disciples. So that his disciples might know that Jesus Himself has been revealed to them by the Father.

He wants his disciples to know that flesh and blood will never reveal who he is. People will reveal who they think Jesus is.

The Father will reveal who Jesus actually is.

Have we heard Jesus asking us this question; Who do YOU say that I am?

If we have answered him, what has his response been to us?

We need to hear him say to us,

“Flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.”

Eat the Bread, drink the Living Water. Let Jesus be revealed in you.

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