Apostle Grace Lubega
Matthew 16:17-18(MSG); Jesus came back, “God bless you, Simon, son of Jonah! You didn’t get that answer out of books or from teachers. My Father in heaven, God himself, let you in on this secret of who I really am. And now I’m going to tell you who you are, really are. You are Peter, a rock. This is the rock on which I will put together my church, a church so expansive with energy that not even the gates of hell will be able to keep it out.
The Spirit of Revelation carries a divine blessing. This divine blessing is the revelation of identity.
By the Spirit of revelation, Simon pronounced the divine identity of Christ. Christ responded by telling him, ‘And Now I’m going to tell you who you are, really are.’
He unveiled Peter’s identity in the spirit.
This identity was regardless of Peter’s physical appearance, his weaknesses or his strengths. This identity did not change even when Peter denied the Lord and Master three times, it was who he was spiritually.
Every time God is revealed to us, our identity in Him is also unveiled.
The more we know Him, the more we know of ourselves in Him. The deeper you know God, the deeper you know who you are in Him.
Some people have over the years tried to find themselves in God. They have gone on journeys of self-discovery and asked existential questions like, ‘Who am I?’ ‘Why am I here on this earth?’ ‘What is my purpose?’
True answers to those questions only come as Christ is continually revealed to us because in knowing Him, we understand ourselves.
Glory to God!
FURTHER STUDY: Revelation 2:17, Isaiah 43:1
Every time God is revealed to us, our identity in Him is also unveiled. The more we know Him, the more we know of ourselves in Him.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank you for this day. Thank you for your Word and divine truth. The Spirit of revelation is at work in me, unveiling the true reality of my life, showing me my real identity in Christ. I make the choice this day to know you more, to hunger after a deeper knowledge of you because in finding you, I find myself.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.