Jesus is the Son of Man, the promised Jewish Messiah. He came first to Israel, showing God’s faithfulness to His promises. He had to be rejected by Israel to purchase redemption (Romans 11:30-36). But this redemptive plan was not understood by those He is sending out. So in this passage, Jesus addresses the very heart of what is missing in their understanding of the Son of Man and His mission. He unveils a sort of manifesto, a declaration of His mission program into which they are entering. Surprisingly, the manifesto is one that projects rejection. Israel will reject her King and His kingdom message. But far from failure, this rejection will mean mission accomplished—redemption for all.