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Truth not Blasphemy

Christ in GloryMatthew 26.63b-66 tells of the trial of Jesus. "The high priest said to him, 'I charge you under oath by the living God:'" The High Priest didn't realize that Jesus as God could swear an oath under his own name! He continues, oblivious to his own words, "Tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God." Jesus replied. "You have said so," "But I say to all of you: From now on you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven." These words obviously greatly angered the High Priest. "Then the High Priest tore his clothes and said, 'He has spoken blasphemy! Why do we need any more witnesses? Look, now you have heard the blasphemy. What do you think?' 'He is worthy of death.'" These words from the high priestly Jesus were not blasphemy but were the truth and nothing but the truth.✞

The Messiah?

Christ on CrossLuke 22.66-71 continues the story, "At daybreak the council of the elders of the people, both the chief priests and the teachers of the law, met together, and Jesus was led before them. 'If you are the Messiah,' they said, 'tell us.' Jesus answered, 'If I tell you, you will not believe me, and if I asked you, you would not answer. But from now on, the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the mighty God.' They all asked, 'Are you then the Son of God?' He replied, 'You say that I am.' Then they said, 'Why do we need any more testimony? We have heard it from his own lips.'" Again we note here that Jesus used the sacred unspoken name of the Lord God of himself in the powerful words, "I am." "The Jews insisted in John 19.7, "'We have a law, and according to that law he must die, because he claimed to be the Son of God.'" The Jews had the right conclusion but the wrong response for they should have bowed down and worshipped the Lord Jesus then and there.

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