“Jesus said to him, ‘You have said it yourself; nevertheless I will tell you, hereafter you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of power and coming on the clouds of heaven’” (Matthew 26:64).
The supreme confession of the New Testament, “Jesus is Lord,” is a declaration that he is God. This is the testimony of the biblical writers; affirmed in the deeds he performed. Only God has the authority to forgive sin, cast out demons, heal the sick, raise the dead, to lay down his own life and raise it up again. And, now, even to the inquiring high priest, Caiaphas, he admits to his divine status as the Son of God. For his disciples, however, the authority of Jesus isn’t so much an intellectual acknowledgement as it is the unrelenting pursuit of a lifetime, evidenced in how we live. Just as he proved it out in his life, we are to prove it out in ours.