THE STORY OF JESUS: Matthew 26:63-68
“‘Are you the Messiah, the Son of God?’ ‘You have said so,’ Jesus replied.” (Matthew 26:64)
This is the most important question in the history of mankind.
When Adam and Eve sinned, God promised a messiah to crush the serpents head (Genesis 3:15).
He would reverse the curse and restore Adam’s position as ‘Son of God’ (Luke 3:38).
He would restore Adam’s throne, the kingdom of God, to rule at God’s right hand (Genesis 1:26-28).
Either Jesus is the hope of the world, or there is no hope at all.
Yet how can this meek messiah save anyone, He cannot even save Himself?
But this is the wonder of God’s plan of salvation: He breaks the grip of selfish power.
It is our self-assertion, self-advancement, self-interest, etc. that curses our world.
Jesus refuses to play Satan’s game of looking out for self, and He so He beats Satan.
Jesus rules the world through grace, mercy and peace, and He will win.
Like the cross, it seems that this way leads to defeat, but it ends with the crown!
The world continues to use selfish power – like the religious leaders did to Jesus.
But those who stand with Jesus by faith, and join with Him in grace, mercy and peace…
Will one day be seen with Jesus at God’s right hand, coming on the clouds of heaven!
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, You are the messiah, the son of God. And with You I am restored as child of God. I stand with You in meekness, I lead this world with You in grace, mercy and peace!