If I am not doing My Father’s works, don’t believe Me. But if I am doing them and you don’t believe Me, believe the works. This way you will know and understand that the Father is in Me and I in the Father. – John 10:37-38
In Jesus’s day there were plenty of religious leaders looking for the coming Messiah, they just didn’t think that He fit the job description. They even tried everything they could to goad Him into making a public declaration so they might have a good reason to kill Him. Of course, the Son of God knew their deceitful hearts of unbelief and instead of stating the obvious truth, He challenged the religious leaders to embrace it.
By every account, Jesus embodied the very character of God Himself. The link between Him and His Father should have been apparent to those who claimed to know the Scriptures, but in reality they did not know them or the Messiah of whom the Scriptures foretold. So, as was His manner, Christ put their question back to them, “Am I the One?”
Well, is He? Sadly, many never even ask. Don’t be one of them.
A man can eat his dinner without understanding exactly how food nourishes him. A man can accept what Christ has done without knowing how it works: indeed, he certainly would not know how it works until he has accepted it. – C. S. Lewis