Emanna for 03/28/2020
Who Do You Say That the Son of Man Is?
Matthew 16:13 ...He asked His disciples, saying, Who do men say that the Son of Man is...? But you, who do you say that I am? (16) And Simon Peter answered and said, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. Words of Ministry
"Who do men say that the Son of Man is?" The problem was not whether the Lord was the Son of Man, but who the Son of Man was.... Those that opposed Him said that He was demon- possessed, a gluttonous man, and a drunkard. But those who were favorable towards Him also had different views. Nicodemus said that He came from God as a teacher, and others said that He was a prophet.... Simon Peter answered the Lord, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." First he acknowledged that He is the Christ. Second, he acknowledged that He is the Son of God. As far as the Lord's person is concerned, He is the Son of the Living God. As far as His work is concerned, He is the Christ of God. His being the Son speaks of who He is, and His being the Christ speaks of what He does. His being the Son speaks of His relationship with God, and His being the Christ speaks of His relationship with God's plan. As far as His person is concerned, He is the Son of the living God. As far as His work is concerned, He is the Christ, the Christ of the living God; He is the anointed One, the One set apart to accomplish God's plan. This was Peter's confession of the Lord Jesus. This is also our confession of the Lord Jesus.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee, Central Messages, pp. 109-110. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat from 12/15/97)