15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
16 Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
Today’s Inspiration: When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked his disciples who do people say the Son of man is? Matthew 16:13. This shows our identity is so important. Because of childhood trauma, even pastors who came for inner healing have identity issues. When Peter guessed it right, Jesus appointed him to build His church based on the foundation of Jesus. Verse 18. With this appointment, He gave him the keys of authority to bind or to loose which we in desperation failed to enforce that authority given to us. Verse 19.
You may be facing fear of the future at the moment. But you don’t need to work from a place of fear. Throughout scriptures, God assured us that He is in control. He assured us that there is a hope and a future and that your hope will not be disappointed. Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 5:5. If we have faith even as small as a mustard seed, we can quench the fear, which is the fiery dart of the enemy and reduce them to chaff, which can be blown away.
God had given even the authority to thresh the mountains and crush them and reduce the hills to chaff. Isaiah 41:15-16. Before this can take place, fear must be extinguished. We can extinguish fear because of God’s promise to help you Himself. Verse 14.
Regaining our identity is essential before we can truly walk by faith and in the spirit in full submission to God. Address your pain of the past with the Holy Spirit and let Him heal your wounded spirit that this pain be turned to a powerful ministry to others to set others free. All of us need our Father to reparent us for good that we might partake of His holiness in Christ Jesus our Lord. The longer you delay addressing your past the longer will be your journey to your destination God has designed for you.
Be a good steward even of the little resources you have been given. Stay blessed as we approach the Holy week.