And the disciples of John shewed him of all these things. And John calling unto him two of his disciples sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another? When the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another? Luke 7:18-20
One of the stranger moments in the New Testament is this one, John the Baptist has some of his disciples ask Jesus if He is the Messiah. Now remember John actually baptized Jesus in the Jordan River and the Holy Spirit came down upon Jesus in the form of a dove, and the Father declared “This is my beloved Son” , so how can John have any doubts that Jesus is the Christ?
It just goes to show you, John the Baptist, even though he was a prophet from God, was still a flawed human just like all of us. Even though John was filled with the Holy Spirit, and knew Jesus, his human nature made him doubt what he already knew. What makes it even more interesting is Jesus declared John “the greatest of all prophets” (Luke 7:28) So its amazing the greatest of all prophets is doubting himself, maybe we shouldn’t be so hard on ourselves when we don’t understand something or get it wrong!
But maybe you are wondering also, is Jesus the Messiah? How can we confirm that Jesus is the Christ? Well Jesus is going to reveal this to us next!
And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind he gave sight. Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached. Luke 7:21-22
Jesus quoted Isaiah 61 and displayed that He is the fulfillment of this prophecy. We know Jesus is the Messiah because Isaiah prophesied about him and Jesus fulfilled it. Jesus did everything that Isaiah and all the prophets wrote about, in fact Christ fulfilled over 300 messianic prophecies.
So when Jesus was going around healing people or raising the dead, he was just doing these things to show off, he was demonstrating that he in fact is the Messiah. Anyone who knows the Old Testament, can identify that Jesus is the Christ, the evidence was made in clear sight
Maybe your not sure who Jesus is, study the Bible! See what was foretold about Jesus and what he accomplished. Read the words of Christ and let the Holy Spirit reveal him to you Amen!