Jesus the Nazarene is the Christ
The hidden glory of Christ will one day become manifest to all.
Published March 29th, 2018
Article as a pronoun; occurs with δέ. δέ indicates change in subject and the article refers to a previously named subject. Used in dialogue. W211-212
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Jesus the Nazarene is the Christ, the Son of God.
ὁ δὲ ἐσιώπα
But i he remained silent and made no answer. j Again the high priest asked him, “Are you k the Christ, the Son of l the Blessed?”
καὶ οὐκ ἀπεκρίνατο οὐδέν.
πάλιν ὁ ἀρχιερεὺς ἐπηρώτα αὐτὸν
καὶ λέγει αὐτῷ•
σὺ εἶ ὁ χριστὸς
ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ εὐλογητοῦ;
ὁ δὲ Ἰησοῦς εἶπεν•
And Jesus said, “I am, and m you will see the Son of Man n seated at the right hand of Power, and m coming with the clouds of heaven.”
καὶ ὄψεσθε τὸν υἱὸν τοῦ ἀνθρώπου
ἐκ δεξιῶν καθήμενον τῆς δυνάμεως
καὶ ἐρχόμενον μετὰ τῶν νεφελῶν τοῦ οὐρανοῦ .
All are born blind to the glory of Christ. Do you see? The Christ, the Son of the Blessed. He was despised and rejected by men and they esteemed him not; and they still do not. But in the end they will see. God has given Christians eyes to see his glory, through the flesh, through his humiliation; we see the divine nature through Spirit-created eyes which gaze on his splendor; see through the blood, the spit, the sweat, the weakness of the flesh to behold this conquering, almighty, loving, and gracious king. A God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness who will by no means clear the guilty or leave them unpunished. We have seen him in his glory on the cross, a man on his right and on his left, opening up the door to salvation. The world esteems him not, and they see us as scum as we worship this crucified Messiah; but the Lord will come to save those who eagerly await his coming, “and to grant relief to you who are afflicted as well as to us, when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus" (2 Thess. 1:7–8).