John 1:42 “And he brought him to JESUS. Now when JESUS looked at him, HE said, “You are Simon the son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas” (which is translated, A Stone).
Peter > Simon
Known truth is HIS WORD; both written and spoken.
Known lies come from foes; most notably satan.
As such, “the gray, in-between” fills those vessels…
whose loyalty split betwixt CHRIST and hell’s host.
So how long shall you waver, oh pilgrim and self?
What time must expire before stand thee – steadfast?
Is not the hour shortened and dark the clouds coming?
What light will you boast of when flickering — at best?
Thus seek not the vessel but WHO is its source!
May your soul’s expedition then bend — just to CHRIST!
For all else is found foolish and void of all wisdom. Thus!
Stand on The ROCK and not sin’s sinking sands!
As HIServant awaiting my new name in Heaven,
Devotional: Revelation 2:17 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, to him I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, and a new name written on the stone which no one knows but he who receives it.”
On earth, Simon which means “listener” or one who hears. But the Simon of the Bible was also known as “shifting sands”.
So when CHRIST gave him the name Cephas or “Rock”, what a profound impact that name change had!
From “shifting sand” to “Rock”: so “Peter” > “Simon”!
How great will that moment be when HE looks at you in Heaven and tells you your new name!!
Until then, serve relentlessly as if HE’s already told you!!
Amen and amen!