Matthew 26:64. Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.”
Caiaphas had put the question to Jesus, “Are You the Christ, the Son of the living God?”
Jesus knew that no false witness could put Him on the cross. He knew that it would be by the words of His own mouth that He would be condemned, and this was the one question that He would choose to answer, because it was the one that would take Him the rest of the way to Calvary. His statement, “Thou has said,” is confirmation of Caiaphas’ question.
But He went one step farther. Not only did He confirm His claim to be the Son of God; He also went on to prophesy of His future glory at the right hand of God, and of His visible appearance at the time of His Coming again in the clouds of heaven.
He confirmed that He was the willing sacrifice of God, Who would drink that bitter cup and fulfill the scriptures.
He may as well have said, in our modern language, “Yes, I am He. Now let’s just be done with this foolishness and get on with it. We’re wasting time here.”