Did you know that as a follower of Jesus Christ you have a secret identity? By grace, through faith, in Jesus, you are a son or daughter of God! You are royalty incognito. You are an eternal being hidden in time. You are a Titan in this everyday world.
You say, “But I don’t feel or look very much like a Titan…” We think that Titans are supposed to be mighty, skillful, beautiful, and glorious. But, we feel like none of that’s true of us in the moment.
Oh, but one day it will be! When we see Jesus face-to-face, we shall be transformed into His likeness: splendid, beautiful, radiant, and glorious. We’ve been given a secret identity! Sons and Daughters of God! To the praise of His glory!
How is this even possible? How can it ever come to pass? How do we know our secret identity isn’t just wishful thinking?
In Ephesians 1:15-23, Paul shares three ways we can be confident that this secret identity will one day be revealed in glory:
Our growth is grace.
Our growth is dependent on the living God who gives generously to His children when they call upon Him in prayer. So, we must pray. We ask, we seek, and we knock, for without grace, there is no growth.
Our future is glorious.
We need the Spirit to reveal the glories of our Father and what those glories mean for us, His sons and daughters. We have so much to look forward to, it’s that eternal perspective that we need to keep in mind.
Our destiny is grounded.
The same power that raised Jesus from the dead, and seated Him at the Father’s right hand, and enthroned Him above all, and exalted Him before all, and subjected all things to Him, beginning with the Church and ending with the universe; that same immeasurably great power, God is working toward us who believe.
This means that our destiny is grounded. The immeasurably great power of God that defeated sin, that same resurrection power is working your glorious future as well. So, we too have resurrection, ascension, enthronement, and exaltation!
Takeaway: We will be our true selves.
One day, our secret identity will be revealed for all to see. And we will finally be our true selves: Children of God.