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Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

Coffee Time with Jesus

  • Jesus: The Son of the Blessed
    But He kept silent and answered nothing.
    Again the high priest asked Him, saying to Him,
    "Are You the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?"
    Mark 14:61
    During the trial of Jesus, the high priest asked Him, “Are You . . . the Son of the Blessed?” (Mark 14:61). The rabbis used the title “the Blessed” as a substitute for Jehovah; they didn’t want to blaspheme the Lord’s name by carnal speech. The sarcastic high priest didn’t realize that Jesus was actually the Son of the Blessed; therefore, he didn’t receive blessings from Jesus. The high priest didn’t realize that Jesus was the Christ—the Messiah; therefore, he didn’t believe in Him or worship Jesus.
    Jesus, I recognize who You are. I accept You as Christ, who died for my sins. I realize that You are the Son of God, so I worship You.
    The high priest knew all about the doctrine of the Messiah in his head, but he rejected the Person of the Messiah when He stood before him. The Jewish leaders knew in their heads all the names of God; but when their Messiah stood before them, they were blinded by their unbelief. Doubt begins in the heart when we feed our appetites on sin. Corrupted belief comes from corrupted living. Keep yourself from outward evil so you that won’t deny the Lord as the high priest did.
    Jesus, I recognize that You are the Son of the Blessed. Be honored in my life. Amen.
    Go Deeper: Mark 14:53-65
    Jesus is the Son of God, who blessed us.