Matthew chapter 16 unveils so much concerning the church andthe way we can build up the church! Here we see Christ, the Son of the living God, and the revelation concerning Christ – being the rock on which the church is built. Also, the church is built with stones like Peter, transformed ones, those who live in their mingled spirit. The church is intimately related to the kingdom of God, and the gates of Hades are right there to attack the church – but they do not prevail, because we are learning to use the keys of the kingdom to close the gates of Hades and release the building up of the church!
Lord, pity Yourself! This shall not happen!
After Peter received an amazing revelation from the Father concerning who the Lord Jesus is –the Christ, the Son of the living God (Matt. 16:18) – he immediately reacted to the Lord’s announcing His going to die and be resurrected. Continue reading this portion via,