Then Isaiah boldly speaks about what God says. God said,“ I was found by those who were not trying to find me. I made myself known to those who were not asking for me.”( Isaiah 65:1)But Isaiah also speaks about what God says concerning Israel. God said,“ All day long I have held out my hands. I have held them out to a stubborn people who do not obey me.”( Isaiah 65:2)
Then the last will be first. And the first will be last.”
But Jesus remained silent. He gave no answer. Again the high priest asked him,“ Are you the Messiah? Are you the Son of the Blessed One?”“ I am,” said Jesus.“ And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One. You will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven.”
But Jesus remained silent. The high priest said to him,“ I am commanding you in the name of the living God. May he judge you if you don’t tell the truth. Tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God.”“ You have said so,” Jesus replied.“ But here is what I say to all of you. From now on, you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One. You will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven.”
I told you that you would die in your sins. This will happen if you don’t believe that I am he. If you don’t believe, you will certainly die in your sins.”
Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Do you feel cheated because I gave so freely to the others?’
Jesus heard that the Pharisees had thrown the man out of the synagogue. When Jesus found him, he said,“ Do you believe in the Son of Man?”“ Who is he, sir?” the man asked.“ Tell me, so I can believe in him.”Jesus said,“ You have now seen him. In fact, he is the one speaking with you.”
Then Jesus ordered his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah.