“Now when Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, Who do people say that the Son of Man is? And they answered, Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets. He said to them, But who do you [yourselves] say that I am? Simon Peter replied, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” (Matt. 16: 13-16 AMPC)
But who do you [yourselves] say that I am?
It doesn’t matter what other people say concerning who Jesus is, who do you say He is? What is your personal belief in Him?
The people all around you may be saying (and believing) inadequate and untrue things about Jesus, but do you know the truth of who He is?
“From that time forth Jesus began [clearly] to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders and the high priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised from death.” (Matt. 16:21 AMPC)
A Personal Revelation of Him.
Simon Peter had a revelation from God of Who Jesus is, it was a heart revelation, a soul revelation, and it was from that moment that Jesus began telling them, laying out the plan of God for them.
It first takes a true revelation of Jesus and Who He is in our hearts and souls, and then God can begin laying out and telling us of His plan for our lives.
As we seek and find Jesus in our hearts, He will give us a personal revelation of who He is. Once we have this revelation and open our hearts to Him, Jesus can then begin working with us and laying out His plan in finer detail than before. There is a clarity that was not previously there, as if by receiving Christ’s Revelation and into our hearts, we are spiritually stepping through the ripped veil.
We still won’t get everything, just as Jesus repeatedly told His disciples that He was not an earth-conquerer but a soul-freer but they did not understand until after He was fully revealed to them in the Spirit after the resurrection and they received His Helper, the Holy Spirit. However, the closer we are drawn into His Presence and bear His image, the clearer the way will be made clearer to us.
Do You Know Who Jesus Is?
Do you personally know who Jesus is? Are you searching for the truth about Him? If you are, I want to encourage you. One of the most known verses is in Matthew 7:7 —
“Keep on asking and it will be given you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking [reverently] and [the door] will be opened to you.“
If you keep seeking Him, asking for the truth of who He is, you will find the answers in Truth. Let me also say, that Jesus, God Himself, is not far from you. We often say that He is closer than the air we breathe. God is everywhere.
“Where could I go from Your Spirit? Or where could I flee from Your presence?” (Psalm 139:7 AMPC)
He is right beside you, waiting for you to open your heart to Him. Let me assure and inform you that God will not enter your heart until you say so. He is a gentleman and will not force you to bend to Him. However, if you acknowledge and confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and in your heart believe (adhere to, trust in, and rely on the truth) that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.(Rom. 10:9 AMPC)
That’s it. There’s no secret word or knock or wordy prayer that you have to sob through. You simply have to speak it and honestly believe in your heart, and God will walk through the door that you have opened. He will reveal Himself to you, welcoming you into His family.
So, Who do you say Jesus is?
As for me, I declare Him Lord of All, the one and only God of my heart and life. He is the Christ, the Son of the Living God.
Today, God is asking you, “Who do you say I am?”