Jesus was walking with his disciples in Caesarea Philippi, which was twenty-five miles north of Capernaum, Jesus’ hometown during this period. He tossed out a question to the twelve, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”
His disciples answered Him by saying, “Elijah, John the Baptist, Jeremiah, or one of the other prophets.”
Jesus zeroed in on their opinions. “But who do you say I am?”
Without hesitation, Peter said, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
Jesus called Peter blessed and stated that his revelation came from the Father. Then Jesus said —
And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (Matthew 16:18)
Some have taken Jesus’ words to mean the church is either to be built on Peter or upon his revelation. Actually, I believe it is both.
Thirty years later, the apostle Paul wrote:
[The household of God is] built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the cornerstone (Ephesians 2:20)
My prayer today:
Lord, raise up churches in America built on the foundation of apostles and prophets with Jesus as the Cornerstone so these churches can withstand the end-times’ onslaught by Satan and his kingdom of darkness. (Based on Matthew 16:18 and Ephesians 2:20)
What do you think and has the Lord spoken to you today?
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