Jesus took the Twelve aside and told them, "We are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written by the prophets about the Son of Man will be fulfilled. He will be handed over to the Gentiles. They will mock him, insult him, spit on him, flog him and kill him. On the third day he will rise again."
Who is this? The One who knows the future! Can predict everything that will happen to Him!
Here – with unerring accuracy - the Teacher tells His closest students exactly what is going to happen to Him.
He accurately predicts the city of His death – Jerusalem.
He tells them when it will happen – on this trip to the city.
He foretells the details of his torture and death.
He even predicts His resurrection from the dead!
Of course, we now know everything happened just as He said it would. That’s because it’s history now. But when He made these predictions, even His nearest friends didn’t understand at all.
The disciples did not understand any of this. Its meaning was hidden from them, and they did not know what he was talking about.
Who is this? This One who knows the future!
He is obviously who He claims to be.