“I and my Father are one.”
“If you’ve seen me, you’ve seen the Father.”
“I am the vine.”
“I am the door.”
“I am the way.”
Make no mistake about it, what ever the world may say about Jesus, He is convinced that He is God in the Flesh. You can call Him crazy; you can call Him delirious; you can call Him grossly misinformed, but don’t label Him as a good man, another prophet, a great moral teacher or any other title of mere human significance because either He was God or He was the most misleading person who ever lived.
He knew that He was God incarnate.
John the Baptist, himself a man on earth with a very definite mission from God had given his life to proclaim the coming of Christ. On this day from his cell in prison, he wanted to make sure he had sold out for the right person. In so many words, Jesus told His disciples to tell John the same thing He’d tell you the next time you ask. “I do things that only God can do. I am the fulfillment of all Messianic prophecy; I have power that no mere man could ever have. Yes John, when you see me, you’ve seen the Father.”
If Jesus was anything less than God, His sacrifice on the cross could have never paid for your sin. But, He had to become man to identify personally with your sin so that He could literally die for it. As God, He had the position and authority; as man, He had the person and the humanity.
John was convinced. Are you?