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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: If Jesus is God, why was it a secret?

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Q: If Jesus is God, why was it a secret?

A: Some claim that Jesus did not think He was Messiah, the Son of God. Others question why Jesus often commanded people not to tell others about His true identity.
When we step back and look at the gospel message in its entirety, we discover that Jesus had absolutely no intention of stifling His nature or His ultimate message. Jesus confronted many people with the truth of His mission and invited them to come to Him in repentance and faith. He carefully presented His identity to make the most of the growing opposition against Him by the religious elite. At the right time, this animosity would crystalize in the death of Jesus as He bore our sin on the Cross.
What some call the "Messianic Secret" of Jesus was really no secret at all. Rather, it was the loving action of our God incarnate, wisely extending the impact and reach of His earthly ministry. We see a generous God delicately doing things at the right time for maximum impact.
Read the whole article to consider how untimely Messianic expectations contributed to people's confusion, and how Jesus fully accomplished everything God the Father expected of Him.

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