John the Baptist might have been the first to ask this of Jesus, but he certainly wasn’t to be the last!!! After coming to a personal revelation of Jesus Christ, hearing the very words of God declare to him: “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” (Matt 3:17), and going on himself to give a personal testimony (John 1:29-34), John the Baptist faced a question of faith concerning Jesus, while he was held a prisoner of Herod.
When this happened, and he sent his followers to Jesus to enquire of Him, all Jesus did to state His claim of Christ was to point to His works: “The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them” (Matt 11:5). One might have wondered what was going through John’s mind that he could question Jesus after coming to know Him face to face! Jesus even spoke highly of Him, saying that he was the greatest of all the prophets that came before him (Matt 11:11)! However, “he who is least in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than he” (v11).
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