The accomplishments of Christ touched those that were of Jewish heritage where many believed Jesus to be the promised Messiah from the Old Testament. Jesus is also revered by Muslims as a mighty prophet who did ascend into heaven. Jesus is also the founder of the Christian faith which grafted the Gentiles into the promises of Abraham.
Theological and historical debate rages regarding who Jesus was, but one thing is certain, Christ represented quite a bit more than just being a prophet, teacher, or enlightened human being. The statements attributed to Jesus through the gospels and other scripture writing demand an answer that surpasses the limited labels given to the Son of God by human secularists, other religions, and those looking for monikers to describe Jesus other than those that deified Christ.
Clearly there was a limited capacity to understand who Jesus really was. Christ would go out of His way not to declare Himself to be the Promised One, and would many times urge silence to His disciples regarding who Jesus revealed Himself to be. Jesus would be coy to the religious leaders of the day regarding his identity, but revealed to the sinful Samaritan woman at the well who He really was.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historicity_of_Jesus
Jesus stated indisputable declarations regarding His deity on occasion, but in the majority of cases left the determination to each follower or disciple with, “Whom do you say I am?”http://christiananswers.net/jesus/
There was much left on the table that suggested that hardly anybody was ready to deal with the truth so that Jesus chose not to reveal His real identity to those around Him. Nicodemus was told flatly by Jesus in John 3: 11-12 that “if I told you of Earthly things and you do not understand, how then will you understand if I told you of heavenly things?”
During the closing chapters of His three and a half year ministry, Jesus told His disciples in John 16 that “I have yet many things to say to you, but ye cannot bear them now”. Obviously there were great truths or revelations that Jesus wanted to give to His apostles, but unfortunately they lacked the comprehension or were not ready to receive those dynamic truths.
According to John, who was privy to special attention in the inner circle of Christ, in John 21:25 there were “many other things which Jesus did” that were not included in the record of the Gospels. Whether by instruction or John’s decision by direction of the Spirit, there were many signs, wonders, and sayings that were not included in the narrative regarding the story of Jesus’ life.
Apparently Jesus never intended to have every question answered or all issues resolved before ascending into heaven. Christ articulated that He would set everything in order upon His return, thus knowing there would be issues unresolved or question unanswered once He departed to assume the role as the High Priest. The only resolution would then come from the Comforter that Jesus would eventually send to “teach all things and bring all things to remembrance” in accordance to John 14:26.
There would not be sufficient time to answer all things, so the Holy Spirit was dispatched as Jesus promised to assume the role of Teacher, Helper, Comforter, and Anointer.
Christ represents the bridge between God and mankind according to the complete Biblical story beginning in Genesis and ending in Revelation. The Bible is a comprehensive story of man’s redemption back to God through God’s chosen method. God would provide one way to accomplish a task and left no optional alternatives.
Mankind’s propensity to demand options is always tested when God gives one instruction. Man’s rebellious nature has a driving necessity to inject personal conjecture to any process. Thus, you have the ongoing test of man’s will versus God’s will.
Jesus ultimately represents submission or rejection of God’s way.