His Master Asks This Man, His Answer Triggers the Opening of Big Secret

“Who Do People Say the SonThe Angel of The Lord Announces the Good News!. Read more ... » of ManHow to Ascertain God's Will?. Read more ... » is?”

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Rev. Dr. Sergio E. ArevaloTuloy Po Kayo! (Welcome!). Read more ... », Jr.

August 24, 2014 (11th Sunday after PentecostBear Jesus’ Yoke to Unburden Your Yoke. Read more ... »)

 

Introduction

Nowadays, when you ask somebody or a religious“Give Back to Caesar the Things that are Caesar's”. Read more ... » body about Jesus“Today, You Will be With Me…”. Read more ... », they have different opinions about Jesus. For Muslims, Jesus is a prophetIsaiah’s Prophecy on the Coming of the Savior. Read more ... ». For Jehovah’s WitnessThe Logos Becomes Flesh. Read more ... » and Iglesia ni Cristo, he is just a human beingCreatio ex Nihilo: Creation Through Amazing Words and Power. Read more ... ». For some American kids he is the Santa Claus. For some people he was just a goodThree Deeds That Show the Intentions of the Shepherd and the Thief. Read more ... » man.

I. Jesus Asks About Himselfwhosayiam

“When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciplesThree Things Required in Discipleship. Read more ... », saying“Into Your Hands”. Read more ... », ‘Whom do men say that I the Son of man“Into Your Hands”. Read more ... » am?’ And they said, ‘Some say that thou art JohnThe Logos Becomes Flesh. Read more ... » the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophetsWhy the King Killed Those Who Did Not Attend His Son’s Wedding?. Read more ... ».’ He saith unto them, ‘But whom say ye that I am?’” (Matthew 16:13-15).

Was Jesus concern about his image or his “prophet packaging?” that’s why he was asking those questions to his disciples?

Of course"How to Use Church Web Effectively for God's Ministry?". Read more ... », not! He wanted to knowHow to Know the Presence of the Holy Spirit?. Read more ... » what the people believed about the Son of Man. Further, Jesus used the occasion to teach his lifeWhat is Life?. Read more ... » and missionThe Physician Doesn’t Want Her Daughter be Entertained, but Look What She Does to Get What She Wants. Read more ... » to his disciples.

II. Jesus is Answered by his DiscipleThree Important Roles of Christ’s Disciples. Read more ... »

“And Simon PeterThis Man Asks How Many Times to Forgive; He is Amazed What He Discovered. Read more ... » answered and said, Thou art the ChristGlory to God in the Highest. Read more ... », the Son of the living GodIsaiah’s Prophecy on the Coming of the Savior. Read more ... » (Mt 16:16). Peter’s answer613 Laws Summarize Into Two. Read more ... » was not of his own, but it was revealed to him by God himself.whosayiam2

In the answer of Peter we might think that all mysteries are remained mysteries to human beings if God does not reveal himself and his mindI Doubt, Ergo, I Believe. Read more ... » to chosen ones. Our faithHow to Ascertain God's Will?. Read more ... » and spiritualityThe Four Kinds of Seeds: A Reflection of our Spirituality. Read more ... » are interesting day by day since God reveals himself to us little by little.

III. Jesus Reveals a Huge Secret

Matthew 16:17-19 says, “And Jesus answered and said unto him, BlessedThe Eight Beatitudes: Principal Graces of a Christian. Read more ... » art thou, Simon Barjona (son of Jona): for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father“Into Your Hands”. Read more ... » which is in heavenCreatio ex Nihilo: Creation Through Amazing Words and Power. Read more ... ». And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my churchProphecy About the Philippines in 2009, Compare With Current Situation. Read more ... »; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will giveThree Deeds That Show the Intentions of the Shepherd and the Thief. Read more ... » unto thee the keys of the kingdomThey Complain to the Landowner Simply Because He is Generous and Fair to All His Laborers. Read more ... » of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earthCreatio ex Nihilo: Creation Through Amazing Words and Power. Read more ... » shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

Three importantThree Important Teachings of Jesus. Read more ... » things are revealed by Jesus to his disciples, especially to Peter: (1) Peter was the foundation of the church. (2) The gates of hell shall not prevail against the church, (3) Jesus gave the keys of the kingdom of heavenThey Complain to the Landowner Simply Because He is Generous and Fair to All His Laborers. Read more ... », and whosoever shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven and whosoever he shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

What does it mean?

(1)The apostles“As the Father has Sent me, so I Send You!”. Read more ... » were the pillars of the church. Further, based on church historyIn Everything Give Eucharist!. Read more ... », the apostles and their successors became the pillars of the church. They were the ones who pursued the mission of Jesus. They were the ones who led the church.

(2)The true church of God shall not be defeated by his enemyThe Parable of the Wheat and the Weeds. Read more ... ». The church shall prevail, it does not mean she will not sufferThree Things Expected of a Disciple. Read more ... ». Church history tells us that the church had been undergoing sufferingBear Jesus’ Yoke to Unburden Your Yoke. Read more ... », tribulation, schisms, divisions, trialsA Man Tries to Walk on the Water, Look What Does He Get. Read more ... » and temptations, but she has been victorious and shall be victorious!

(3)Jesus gave the keys of the Kingdom to his disciple, to Peter, and not to MaryThe Angel of The Lord Announces the Good News!. Read more ... » or to any ladyJesus is Missing!. Read more ... » disciple. These keys had been transferring to his successors. One of the keys is the Priestly Key. Since Peter acted as the mediator between God and man. The Roman Catholic ChurchThree Important Roles of Christ’s Disciples. Read more ... » says, Peter and his successors become “the vicars of Christ.”

 Conclusion

Do you know Eiffel Tower in Paris? When it was built for an international exposition in the last century, the structure was called monstrous by the citizens of the city, who demanded it be torn down as soon as the exposition was over.The-Eiffel-Tower-France

Yet from the moment its architect first conceivedThe Angel of The Lord Announces the Good News!. Read more ... » it, he took pride in it and loyally defended it from those who wished to destroyThree Deeds That Show the Intentions of the Shepherd and the Thief. Read more ... » it. He knew it was destined for greatness.

Today it is one of the architectural wonders of the modern worldThe Logos Becomes Flesh. Read more ... », and stands as the primary landmark of Paris, France. The architect, of course, was Alexandre Gustave Eiffel. His famous tower was built in 1889.

In the same wayThe Man Who Prepares Freeway for His Master. Read more ... » we are struck by Jesus’ loyalty“As the Father has Sent me, so I Send You!”. Read more ... » to another structure–the church–which he entrusted to an unlikely band of disciples, whom he defended, prayed for, and prepared to spread the gospelYou Have No Right to Keep it!. Read more ... ». To outsiders they (and we) must seem like incapable blunderers. But Jesus, the architect of the church, knows this structure is destined for greatness when he returns (John Berstecher, sermonillustrations.comThe Greatest Act of God. Read more ... »).

Are we part of the church for her greatness?

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