Then (Jesus) asked them, “But who do you say I am?” Peter replied, “You are the Messiah sent from God!” Luke 9:20 New Living Translation
While Jesus walked the earth many thought he might have been either John the Baptist or Elijah returned from the dead. Others thought he might be one of the ancient prophets brought back to life. It was a revelation from God that enabled Peter to see exactly who Jesus truly was. He was the Christ, the Anointed One of God. Messiah is Hebrew & Christ is Greek, yet they both mean the same thing, ‘the Anointed One.’
The Gospel according to Matthew takes things one step further by saying the following after Peter’s Messianic declaration: Jesus replied, “You are blessed, Simon son of John, because my Father in heaven has revealed this to you. You did not learn this from any human being.” (Matthew 16:17 NLT)
At one point Jesus asked the disciples if they would desert him as others had done. Our answer must be like Peter’s when he said in John 68:69 - “Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words that give eternal life. We believe, and we know you are the Holy One of God.” Who do YOU say Jesus is? Is he just your Savior or is he also your Lord? Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
Resource: The Life Application Study Bible.