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September 12, 2023

The Son of Man and the Son of God

Luke 22:66 And when it became day, the assembly of the elders of the people, both chief priests and scribes, were gathered together, and they led Him away to their Sanhedrin, saying, (67) If You are the Christ, tell us. But He said to them, If I tell you, you shall by no means believe; (69) But from now on the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the power of God. (70) And they all said, Are You then the Son of God? And He said to them, You say rightly that I am. (71) And they said, What further need do we have of testimony? For we have heard it ourselves from His mouth.

The Sanhedrin was a council composed of the chief priests, the elders, the lawyers, and the scribes. It was the highest court of the Jews. When the Man-Savior was asked if He was the Christ… The Lord's answer indicates that He not only was the Son of Man on earth before His crucifixion, but also indicates that He will be the Son of Man in the heavens on the right hand of God after His resurrection and also at His coming back on the clouds [Luke 21:27] . His answer also indicates that He is God's Christ, His anointed. Otherwise, He could not be seated at the right hand of the power of God. Luke 22:70 says, "And they all said, Are you then the Son of God? And He said to them, You say that I am." The question the Man-Savior was asked here is the same question the Devil used in tempting Him (4:3, 9). The Greek words rendered, "You say that I am," may also be translated, "You say it, because I am." When the ones judging the Lord heard His answer, they said, "What further need do we have of testimony, for we have heard it ourselves from his mouth?" (v. 71). They were excited and, thinking that He was blaspheming God in saying that He was the Son of God, they condemned Him.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Luke, p. 443. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. Please visit us at www.emanna.com. Send comments to: comment@emanna.com.

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