Re: Questions that require an answer!
Matthew 16:13-19 When Yahshua came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” 14So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living Elohim.” 17Yahshua 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.18And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My Ekklesia, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.19And 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.”
G4074 Πέτρος Petros – Peter = “a rock or a stone”
G4073 πέτρα petra – Rock = 1) a rock, cliff or ledge 1a) a projecting rock, crag, rocky ground 1b) a rock, a large stone 1c) metaphorically a man like a rock, by reason of his firmness and strength of soul
- This is what I believe Yahshua was saying to Peter in that moment.
“I will build My Ekklesia on the solid rock foundation of the (the revealed Messiah) and the forces of Hell shall not prevail against it”
- This is what I have since come to understand about this passage of scripture.
The house that Yahshua is constructing in the earth realm is an exact representation of the Father’s house that is eternally established in the Heavenly realm.
John 14:2-3 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. 4 And where I go you know, and the way you know.”
The Father’s house will only come into view as we come into a better understanding of son-ship and the Kingdom of Yahweh. The mystery of the Kingdom of Yahweh is only revealed to sons, and they are the manifestation of His Glory in planet earth. We are sons of Yahweh and therefore have a predetermined prepared place in the Father’s house, and as sons are the rightful heirs of His Kingdom. We are the loved, blessed and highly favored of our Father, and it is the Father’s good pleasure to give us the Kingdom!
- Yahshua said, “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations”
Matthew 16:20-28 Then He commanded His disciples that they should tell no one that He was Yahshua the Messiah. 21From that time Yahshua began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.22Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “Far be it from You, Sovereign; this shall not happen to You!”23But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan!You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of Yahweh, but the things of men.” 24Then Yahshua said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 25For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.26For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? 27For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works. 28Assuredly, I say to you, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.”
- The Father is requiring everything and ALL of us.
Mark9:1 And He said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that there are some standing here who will not taste death till they see the kingdom of Yahweh present with power.”
Luke9:27 But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the kingdom of Yahweh.”
John8:52 Then the Jews said to Him, “Now we know that You have a demon! Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and You say, ‘If anyone keeps My word he shall never taste death.’
Hebrews 2:9 But we see Yahshua, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of Yahweh, might taste death for everyone.
Mark 8:27 -38 Now Yahshua and His disciples went out to the towns of Caesarea Philippi; and on the road He asked His disciples, saying to them, “Who do men say that I am?” 28So they answered, “John the Baptist; but some say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.” 29He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered and said to Him, “You are the Messiah.” 30Then He strictly warned them that they should tell no one about Him. 31And He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32He spoke this word openly. Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him.33But when He had turned around and looked at His disciples, He rebuked Peter, saying, “Get behind Me, Satan! For you are not mindful of the things of Yahweh, but the things of men.” 34When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 35For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospels will save it. 36For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? 37Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? 38For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”
Luke 9:18-27 And it happened, as He was alone praying, that His disciples joined Him, and He asked them, saying, “Who do the crowds say that I am?”19So they answered and said, “John the Baptist, but some say Elijah; and others say that one of the old prophets has risen again.”20He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered and said, “The Messiah of Yahweh.” 21And He strictly warned and commanded them to tell this to no one, 22saying, “The Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.”23Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. 24For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it. 25For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost? 26For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own glory, and in His Father’s, and of the holy angels. 27But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the kingdom of Yahweh.”
- Let every word be established in the mouth of two or three witnesses.
Note: The phrase ‘Jesus asked them’ is only used one time in Scripture.
Matthew 22:23-45 The same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Him and asked Him, 24saying: “Teacher, Moses said that if a man dies, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife and raise up offspring for his brother. 25Now there were with us seven brothers. The first died after he had married, and having no offspring, left his wife to his brother. 26Likewise the second also, and the third, even to the seventh.27Last of all the woman died also. 28Therefore, in the resurrection, whose wife of the seven will she be? For they all had her.” 29Yahshua answered and said to them, “You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of Yahweh. 30For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels of Yahweh in heaven. 31But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by Yahweh, saying, 32‘I am the Elohim of Abraham, the Elohim of Isaac, and the Elohim of Jacob’? Yahweh is not the Elohim of the dead, but of the living.” 33And when the multitudes heard this, they were astonished at His teaching. 34But when the Pharisees heard that He had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. 35Then one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, and saying, 36“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” 37Yahshua said to him, “‘You shall love the Sovereign your Elohim with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38This is the first and great commandment. 39And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” 41While the Pharisees were gathered together, Yahshua asked them, 42saying, “What do you think about the Messiah? Whose Son is He?” They said to Him, “The Son of David.” 43He said to them, “How then does David in the Spirit call Him ‘Sovereign,’ saying: 44 ‘The Sovereign said to My Sovereign, “Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool”’? 45If David then calls Him ‘Sovereign,’ how is He his Son?”46And no one was able to answer Him a word, nor from that day on did anyone dare question Him anymore.
- Yahshua silenced those who were seeking to ensnare Him by asking them a question that required a spiritual understanding. J
Matthew 19:27-30 Then Peter answered and said to Him, “See, we have left all and followed You. Therefore what shall we have?” So Yahshua said to them, “Assuredly I say to you, that in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. 29 And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life. 30 But many who are first will be last, and the last first.