When the disciples returned after Jesus had sent them out to heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead and the cast out devils. He asked them two significant questions. One was, “Who do men say that I the Son of man am?” The other, “Who do you say that I Am?” The first they immediately answered, that the people thought that Jesus was a prophet like Jeremiah, John the Baptist or even Elijah. This showed how folks viewed of Jesus. Their knowledge of Him was limited to that of Old Testament prophetic ministry, and of course Jesus Christ is greater than a prophet.
You Are The Christ, The Son of God
Then He directed the second question directly to them, “Who do you say that I the Son of man am?” They knew who He was. But when He asked them pointedly, a holy hush fell where they had gathered. No one dared to utter His true identity, except Peter. I imagine as Peter broke the silence, standing up in their midst and boldly declaring, “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.”
Why was the answer to this question so imperative to Jesus? And why is it still vital today? Your answer to Christ’s question is more than a reply because you can only know it by revelation. When Peter confessed that He was the Christ. Jesus said, “Flesh and blood didn’t reveal it to you, but My Father in heaven did.” Did you know that everything hinges on us receiving revelation from the Father of who His Son is? Your revelation of Jesus determines your level of faith and your spiritual growth. This revelation will determine how you see everything in life, through the lens of who Christ is.
That is why there are spiritual religious forces trying to block, and even distort the Testimony God has of His Son. Paul said, “Had they known they would not have crucified the Lord of Glory.” But it’s too late for them, the Testimony of God is here. The Son of God is here, and all those that carry this testimony boldly declare Christ, not being fearful to lose their lives. Are you like that? Let’s preach the Testimony of God!
The Father's testimony of His Son: "This is my beloved Son with whom I am well pleased, hear ye Him."
The Written Word bears the testimony of God about the Son of God, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me” (John 5:39).
Holy Spirit bears the testimony of the Son of God.
“But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, [even] the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me” (John 15:26).
And you too should declare God’s testimony of His Son with signs and wonders following.