The body of Christ! Us! We! Me!
Matthew 16:17-19 NKJV
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. 18 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. 19 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[d]in heaven.”
In the earlier verse Jesus asks His disciples who the people say that He is. My mans Simon Bar-Jonah has a revelation by the Holy Spirit that Jesus was “The Christ, the Son of the living God.”
- To believe Jesus Christ was the Son of God (Which was no revelation by man but by the Holy Spirit!).
- By that revelation, the church is built.
- The workings and powers and principalities and authorities of darkness will not succeed against it.
- To realize the power involved in prayer as a body. That when we declare GOD’S WORD, then it will be on earth AS it ALREADY is in heaven. (Christ is the head and we are the body!!! Think of how the brain works in the body in a positive feedback mechanism! [umbc moment])
(Tangent: Its is amazing. Jesus is the Word. And the disciples spent a looonnnggggggg time with Jesus. Learning, being discipled, just being in His presence alone. Of course this revelation came to Peter! So yeah…let’s spend time in the Word! This is Jesus!)