Jesus asked His disciples in Matthew 16 who the people said He was. They answered that some people say He is John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets. Then He asked them, but who do you say that I am?
Who do you say He is? It seems that if you know the question to this answer, it’s like a key turning and He will start speaking to you about yourself!
Simon Peter was the one who answered Him:
16Simon Peter replied, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.
This is not only a proclamation of who Jesus was, it is also an acknowledgement by Peter that Jesus is his Christ, his Savior!
The moment that you acknowledge Jesus as the Christ, the Son of the living God and you believe it in your heart – He will start speaking to you!
Jesus spoke back to Peter:
17Then Jesus answered him, Blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) are you, Simon Bar-Jonah. For flesh and blood [men] have not revealed this to you, but My Father Who is in heaven. 18And I tell you, you are Peter [Greek, Petros--a large piece of rock], and on this rock [Greek, petra--a huge rock like Gibraltar] I will build My church, and the gates of Hades (the powers of the infernal region) shall not overpower it [or be strong to its detriment or hold out against it].
Do you struggle to find out who you really are? Most people search for the answer within themselves, but you first need to know who He is – then He will reveal to you who you are!