The keys of the kingdom

Good morning everyone!

Doug talked about a very important question that all of us need to answer. Who do we say Jesus is?

It is interesting that Jesus first asked his disciples who everyone else was saying that He was. He was making a distinction between two different views. The worlds view and God's view.

Matthew 16:13-17
13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”
14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”
15 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”
16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
17 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. 

Jesus makes the distinction for Peter:

- God revealing to us who He is and
- The world determining in their own earthly wisdom who God is.

Our view limits us to seeing Jesus bound by earthly limitations.

God's revelation sees him as messiah and Son of the living God.

Why is it important for us to have this view? we see it in the following verses:
18 And I tell you that you are Peter,[a] and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades[b] will not overcome it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be[c] bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be[d] loosed in heaven.”

This view enables us to live in the supernatural! To build something that will last and that cannot be destroyed.
Will we build on the Rock of knowing who Jesus really is? or will we build on our own powerless understanding?

May God richly bless you with a greater supernatural understanding of who He is!

No Comments





no categories


no tags