April 20, 2020
Jesus Referred to Himself
Matthew 26:63-64 (KJB) But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God. 64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
“Thou hast said…”
Jesus referred to what was said about Him in answering the question posed to him from the high priest rather than responding with His own words. This verse begins with “Jesus held his peace…” Likely, rather than speak what was lying heavily on His heart and mind, Jesus left it as it was spoken to Him in the form of a question.
Then Jesus followed this unusual response with further information about what was to come in the hereafter. That the Son of man would be sitting on the right hand of God and that He would come in the clouds. However, neither of these future events made any sense to the high priest or any other person who heard these remarks.
Perhaps they all had “deer in the headlight” looks on their faces utterly confused as one might say, to explain such ignorance at work in this world.
Jesus Christ knew that none of these people, including the high priest, could understand who He is. Rather than attempt to explain this, He elected to hold His peace and to utter three words in response to this question without further explanation. He did attempt to give a few clues about the future, but this was not understood either.
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