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Attempting to obey God and follow Jesus Christ our Lord

Who Am I

Stained glass window of the sacred Heart of Je...

Stained glass window of the sacred Heart of Jesus Christ in the former Mosque (Cathedral) of Cordoba, Spain (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Matthew 16:13-23
King James Version (KJV)
13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?

14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.

15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?

16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

20 Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.

21 From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.

22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.

23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.

Do you let Satan get in sometimes? Even when it is the furtherest thing from your mind? Don’t give up when you slip up, everyone does! We are only human after all! It is only because Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice that we have the reward! That doesn’t mean that we should not try not to sin, how could we possibly love God is we didn’t try to please Him. It just means that we are a work in progress and when Satan get’s in the way, remember that God gave us the right to say “get behind me Satan! So don’t forget who Jesus is, and don’t forget that it is His power and His might that set us free!

PTG

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6 responses

  1. INCLUSIVE SALVATION

    Who are those who are included in salvation? All men who believe and obey what the apostle Peter preached on the Day of Pentecost are saved. It does not make any difference what denominational name is written on the church building where you worship, if you obey the gospel preached by Peter, then, you are saved, you are a member of the Lord’s church, you are part of the church of Christ, you a member of the body of Christ, you are a Christian.

    What did Peter preach?
    1. Peter preached that Jesus was a miracle worker. (Acts 2:22)
    2. Peter preached that Jesus was resurrected from the dead by God the Father.(Acts 2:24-35)
    3. Peter preached that Jesus was both Lord and Christ.(Acts 2:36)
    When the three thousand believe Peter, they asked “What shall we do?”(Acts 2:37)
    4. Peter told them to repent and be baptized in order to have their sins forgiven.(Acts 2:38)

    This is the same message Jesus preached. (Mark 16:16 “He who believes and is baptized will be saved….)

    THE TERMS FOR PARDON ARE: Faith-John 3:16, Repentance-Acts 2:38, Confession-Romans 10:9-10, Baptism (immersion in water) 1 Peter 3:21

    All who meet the terms for pardon are saved regardless of the denominational name on the church building.

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    August 8, 2013 at 10:03 am

    • Amen, Ephesians 1:13
      In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,thank you for the invitation Steve, and God bless you!

      August 8, 2013 at 10:39 pm

  2. We are so human that Even in our love for Jesus we fail. While love covers a multitude of sins, love is also blind in our human form. I find this is the number one way that satan gets in. thank you for reminding us that we simply be alert to his schemes and tell him to hit the road!! God bless you!!

    August 8, 2013 at 11:09 am

    • You are most welcome and God bless you as well!

      August 8, 2013 at 11:10 am

  3. Very good post.

    “Faith, Revelation, Obedience”
    http://hitchhikeamerica.wordpress.com/2012/12/06/faith-revelation-obedience/

    August 8, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    • Thanks Tim and God bless you!

      August 8, 2013 at 4:44 pm