“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).”
John 1:42 NKJV
We see when Jesus first meets Simon, it says that Jesus looked at him and Jesus first words to Simon was to change his name it’s interesting because He calls Him Cephas(translated Peter) or Rock. Jesus immediately spoke to Peters destiny!
As we continue to look Simon-Peters journey and training walking with Jesus is a very real and raw relationship, one that requires correction and teaching after teaching, but Jesus was committed to pulling the destiny He saw in Peter out.
In Matthew chapter 16 we get a glimpse of Simon-Peter towards the end of Jesus’ walk with him in the flesh on this earth. We see that Jesus now had a real revelation as to who Jesus truly was!
“Jesus answered and said to 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 also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.””
Matthew 16:17-19 NKJV
It was after the process and walking closely with Jesus that Peter becomes Peter and truly the rock upon which the first church would be built! Now that’s remarkable to see the transformation of Simon to Peter but it started with Jesus calling forth the Destiny in Simon forth and patiently walking with him and training and teaching him. We can never count ourself out or say someone doesn’t have what it takes etc just one encounter with Jesus will call forth and expose the destiny that He has for your life!
Read these scripture and learn that Jesus is speaking to and has your destiny designed out and is speaking on calling it forth, we just have to walk out with Jesus and process it out and step into the destiny He has for us!
Psalms 139:16, Jeremiah 29:11, Hebrews 12:24
Ephesians 1:5, Romans 8:29-30, Colossians 3:1-4