Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” Then he strictly charged the disciples to tell no one that he was the Christ.
by: Katie Brown.
Jesus is who He said He was—the Christ, the Son of the living God. The disciples believed He was the Son of God when others did not because God revealed this truth to them. God gives us knowledge and faith to put our trust and hope in Jesus today. We may not be able see Jesus and touch Him, as the disciples could, but God instructs us to confess with our mouths that Jesus is Lord. As God gave the disciples faith to believe, He will give us this saving knowledge of Jesus’ holy sacrifice if we are open to believe.