Good evening, everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend. I just watched the start of the lunar eclipse and it looks amazing. It’s another example of God’s beauty and the won s erful blessings and mercies he creates each morning. Give thanks to God because of his goodness and also for all tr hat he is. He is a loving father who provides for all his children.
Here’s a delicious snack to end your weekend and start he new week. It’s a continuation of Andy Elms’ sermon from last Saturday.
“When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus 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. And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. And 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.”” Matthew 16:13-19 NKJV
When Jesus went to the cross everything changed. He was a gateway to heaven. Everywhere he went ministry came out. It’s the same with us. We are mobile stones and ministry can go with us wherever we go. Simon Peter didn’t realize he was getting information from another place. He was already experiencing heaven. We have to come to that rock to experience ministry. God was trying to show Peter that ministry was not restricted to the building. When the devil let Jesus go to the cross he made the biggest mistake of his life. The church moved from being a building to being a people that releases heaven into the lives of people. The church is people. It’s the plan of God. Our lives have staircases behind them. God wants us to understand that were a rock in which heaven can invade earth. Gates can’t heal anyone. It’s what’s behind the gate that heals. We can get revelation without a thirty member choir singing. What if we were gateways? If we’re gateways we must make sure we’re not closed otherwise it’s no use to anyone. We should want to release heaven and one day go their. We aren’t mere men but a temple of the Holy Ghost.