Mat_16:13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?
Mat_16:15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
Mar_8:27 And Jesus went out, and his disciples, into the towns of Caesarea Philippi: and by the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, Whom do men say that I am?
Mar_8:29 And he saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Peter answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the Christ.
Luk_9:18 And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying, Whom say the people that I am?
Luk_9:20 He said unto them, But whom say ye that I am? Peter answering said, The Christ of God.
…and Jesus looked right at me and said “Well, don’t you recognize me”? As he was now seated in front of a large crowd that gathered around him.
I actually hesitated for a couple of reasons, one I knew I had never seen Jesus before (his appearance here was in a dream ~ in my conscience) and I was still quite in shock of seeing the Lord. And secondly ~ you see, I had been taught that I’d see Jesus Christ after I died and went to heaven. Thirdly I wanted to be as honest as possible. For I was overwhelmed and excited that he appeared and was interested in talking to me, above the crowd that was thronging him.
I finally got up the courage to answer him. I simply replied, “Yes, a little bit”.
Then he said, “Well you should (recognize me, in a firm voice), for…
1Pe_4:13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.
1Pe_5:1 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:
1Jn 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
1Jn 3:3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
CHRIST IN US, THE HOPE OF GLORY!