Those same liberal theologians who casually dismiss the miracles of Jesus also claim that He did not know of His divine origins or divine nature until after the Resurrection. Jesus had no identity crisis. The Councils of Nicea (325) and Chalcedon (451) defined that Christ was one divine person with two natures: human and divine. The Creed, professed every Sunday and holy day, states Jesus was true God and true Man. His humanity included His human body and His human soul, which possessed a rational human intellect and a human free will. His divinity consisted of His divine soul that shared the same divine intellect and divine will of God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. Christ’s divinity resided in His divine personhood as He was the Second Person of the Holy Trinity, i.e., He is God the Son.
The reason Jesus had to know who He was at all times is that the “who” refers to the person. When you look in the mirror and see your reflection, the “me” that you recognize is your person. Though Christ had a fully human nature (body and soul) and a fully divine nature, there was only one divine person in Christ. So whenever Jesus said “I,” it was the divine person speaking, acting, curing, etc. Only if Jesus had a human person either in addition to or instead of the divine person could there be confusion or ignorance of His self-identity. The early councils of the Church defined that Jesus was in fact one divine person with a fully human nature and a fully divine nature. Any other configuration was deemed heresy.
Even the Bible attests to His self-knowledge of His divine origins in Luke 2:41–52. When Jesus was twelve years old, His mother Mary and her husband Joseph thought He was lost for three days, but they eventually found Him in the Temple teaching the teachers. When asked by His parents why He was missing for three days, Jesus the adolescent replies, “Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?” When brought before the High Priest Caiaphas, He was asked, “Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?” And Jesus said, “I am” (Mark 14:62). Before His crucifixion and death, Jesus told Pontius Pilate, “My kingdom is not of this world” (John 18:36). Doesn’t appear to be an identity crisis, does it?