This is no joke, however don’t miss the punchline.
Well He isn’t! And neither is Peter, Per-say. The Rock is not flesh. And there is a lot of flesh that the church is build on today. Same as the Body of Christ is not made up of flesh, but the Spirit of His Revelation inside us as we are the Temple of the Holy Spirit.
If we had no other writings or teachings today, our revelation of who Jesus is would be enough to get us through, and in the very beginning, this was so.
If this wasn’t so then this precious book would just be words on pages. Old and New Testament. This revelation leads up to the cross and resurrection.
The Rock is in the revelation and this power is released in your confession. This confession unlocks heaven on earth and locks down in heaven on earth.
It’s a Rock we all share in.
The revelation given to us by the Father is the Rock and the Foundation that which the church us build on, the revelation is, “Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God”. Who revealed this to Simon Son of Jonah or Peter? Is Peter the only one who holds the keys of this revelation? Is Peter the only one the Father revealed this to?
The Father revealed this to us. Does the Rock sit with Jesus or Peter alone? The house is build on the Rock, flesh is sinking sand. It sits on the Father’s revelation of who Jesus is. The Father spoke this same revelation during His Son’s Resurrection. The keys that were given up by the First Adam, was taken back by the Second Adam.
Look at the Church today. Do we see the perfect bride. Not if a miracle happens. And it will.
However, we all today have something to build on that can not be shaken or moved, a revelation of who and not just what Jesus is.
Is He a who, or is He just a what?
Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “You are blessed, Simon son of Jonah, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but my Father in heaven! And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overpower it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth will have been bound in heaven, and whatever you release on earth will have been released in heaven.”
The Rock is the revelation, the revelation is this, Jesus is the Christ, the only begotten Son of the living God the Father. Upon this rock, Jesus said, He will build His church.
Peter, no more or less than a rock than you or I
Is Peter a Rock? Look at how Peter was trying to build his church of exclusion and how he was rebuked by Paul. By the way both birth names were Simon.
Is Jesus the Rock? Well, not in of himself. But the Revelation given to us from His Father of who Christ is and His relation to His Church.
1 Corinthians 10:4 does state that He is the Rock however it refers to a rock that we all drink from. Is it the same rock or another metaphor?
This Revelation is the catalyst preceding to all that is to come for His Church.
Who is Jesus?
What is the Rock?
What is your confession?
What are the Kingdom Keys?
Everything, we as the church, is build on these principles.
I don’t identify with a name, I identify with the Identity. Then the Name can be reckoned with.
Church! What say you.