Not Everyone Gets to Know Your Identity

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, He questioned His disciples: “Who do people say the Son of Man is?

They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”

But what about you?” Jesus asked. “Who do you say I am?”

Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! For this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by My Father in heaven.  And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades will not prevail against it.  I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” Then He admonished the disciples not to tell anyone that He was the Christ (Matthew 16:13-20).

In your relationship not everyone should know your identity. Your identity and the level of revelation should solely remain inside the one that is in your innermost circle. You should never kiss and tell your marital business, save for the case of abuse. Of course, if you are a Christian there is no abuse, I mention it, for the sake of unbelievers reading this post.

Your relationship is strengthen by this secret because those outside of it are not your friends. Jesus discloses more or less based on His relationship and for the most part we naturally do the same, but some of us, tell too much and give undeserved access to imposters. We allow certain family members, coworkers, even so-called pastors too much access. Jesus was selective about those who accessed His secret. If Jesus did not reveal himself to everyone, should we? No! Information is power and only those who are near and dear should see your matrix.

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