Matthew Chapter 16

Blessings everyone,

I pray that you all are walking in purpose and building your foundation on Faith here on earth.

I remember a Pastor I loved dearly Pastor M.E Wooton he once gave a sermon and in the sermon he said “if you were a janitor on earth you will be a janitor in heaven.”

This example stuck to me, it made me conscious of what I did. I was about 19 when I heard him say this, I believe those words changed my life and my life decisions and I’m sure that’s what the Lord intended for it to do.

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Let’s get into the word of the Lord

Matthew Chapter 16

Verse 1-4

Jesus is asked for a miraculous sign

The Pharisees and the Sadducees came to put Jesus to the test they asked Jesus to show them a miraculous sign from heaven

Jesus replied

In the evening you look at the sky you say ‘it will be good weather the sky is red. And in the morning you say, today it will be stormy, the sky is red and cloudy. you know the meaning of what you see in the sky, but you can’t understand the signs of what is happening right now. An evil and unfaithful people look for a miraculous sign, but none will be given to them except the sign of Jonah.

The word says; then Jesus left and went away.

The word of the Lord tells us that people pay attention to the frivolous signs but the miraculous signs from Heaven is around us consistently.

The Lord tells them you will have your miraculous sign, when you see the sign of Jonah which would be the crucifixion, death, and Rise of Jesus the three days Jonah was in the belly of the big fish.

Verse 5-12

The yeast of Pharisees and sudducees.

The word says that the disciples cross the lake and forgotten to bring bread.

Jesus told them; be careful watch out for yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

The disciples spoke among themselves saying Jesus must have said what he said because they didn’t bring bread.

Jesus knowing what they were saying responded by saying;

Your faith is so small , why are you talking to each other about having no bread?

don’t you understand yet? don’t you remember the five loaves of bread for 5000? Don’t you remember how many baskets of pieces you gathered?

don’t you remember the 7 loads for the 4000? don’t you remember how many baskets of pieces you gathered? how can you possibly not understand?

I wasn’t talking to you about bread, but watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees and the Sadducees.

The word says; the disciples realized that Jesus was talking about watching out for what the Pharisees and Sadducees taught.

When is disciples were concerned about bread, and the Lord says how can you not understand? it reminds me that the Lord will show us in so many ways that he has got us, all we need is our faith. And we still will be concerned with what that thing that stresses us. the Lord is saying how many times do I have to show you I will take care of you. The Lord says be careful of the people that’s going to tell you the wrong thing.

Be concerned only about what the Lord is telling you watch out for the yeast of people that are not God sent.

Verse 13-20

Peter says that Jesus is Christ.

The word says that Jesus went to caesarea Phillipi he asked his disciples;

Who do people say the son of man is?

The disciples replied some say John the Baptist, other say Elijah, and others still say Jeremiah or one of the prophets

Jesus asked his disciples;

What about you? who do you say I am?

Simon Peter answered; you are Christ, you are the son of the Living God.

Jesus replied;

Blessed are you Simon, son of Jonah! No mere man showed this to you. My Father in Heaven showed it to you.

here is what I tell you. You are Peter. on this rock I will build my church. The Gates of Hell will not be strong enough to destroy it. I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. what you lock on Earth, will be locked in heaven. what you unlock on Earth, will be unlocked in heaven.

The word says; that Jesus warned his disciples not to tell anyone that he was Christ.

What you do here on Earth you doing happen. It’s important for us to be concerned about our behavior. Are you Purpose Driven? or are you just sitting there thirsty but not going to the well?

Romans 1:17 was the first scripture that the Lord had given me; for in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed is how it starts. on Earth we should be unlocking Faith, scripture, and relationship. We should be locking lies, theft and infidelity.

Since I was a child, I always imagined that when I die, I would be walking around heaven with Jesus talking and laughing.

As an adult I like to spend my time in the word of God. my childhood vision taught me that I am a disciple of Christ, and that’s why my glory is spending time with him and that’s my unlock.

Now by far am i perfect so there are things that I have locked and there are things that I am trying to push the door closed. But my faith tells me due time God’s will.

Take the timetm to pray to the Lord about your unlocked in your locked and ask the father to help you discern those things so you can work on them.

Verse 21-28

Jesus tells about his coming death.

The word says Jesus started telling his disciples what was going to happen to him. He told them he must go to Jerusalem, and in Jerusalem he must suffer many things from Elders, the chief priests, and teachers of the law. He must be killed and on the third day rise to life again.

Peter took Jesus to the side and said “Never Lord, this will never happen to you.”

The word says Jesus turned and said;

Satan! you are standing in my way. You don’t have in mind the things of God, instead you are thinking about human things.

Then Jesus spoke to his disciples he said;

If anyone wants to follow me, he must say no to himself. He must pick up his cross and follow me. If he wants to save his life, he will lose it. But if he loses his life for me, he will find it.

What good is it if someone gains the whole world, but loses his soul? or what can anyone trade for his soul?

The son of man is going to come in his father’s Glory. His angels will come with him, and he will reward everyone and keeping with what they have done.

What I’m about to tell you is true. Some who are standing in here, will not die before they see the son of man coming in his kingdom.

Our flesh will always try to tell us that what it wants, is more important than what God wants for us.

Like now, I’m past the deadline for this blog. It should have been published at 10 a.m. My Flesh tells me; oh go scroll Facebook promote your business and post it tomorrow.

GET BEHIND ME SATAN! my spirit answers. I must say no to myself, so that I can find my life. Amen!

Pray for strength in this area, ask God to give you strength to shut down your flesh so that the Lord can be the light. Amen!
Now for the most Important part, if you are looking to build your foundation in faith, you can Google, download a free bible app, or turn your bible to Romans chapter 10:9 and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead then you shall be saved. Begin to build your foundation of faith with bible study, fellowship, worship and prayer.

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