Who do you say I Am? (Asked Jesus) Simon Peter answered,
“You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
Jesus said: ‘on this rock I will build my assembly.’
On this Rock, the belief and confession that Jesus is Lord. On this will He build His Church. This avails us the Key to entering Heaven. This is what saves us from eternal damnation.
It is interesting to me to notice only Matthew uses the term, the Kingdom of Heaven, the other Gospels all use the Kingdom of God.
At first, I considered that there may be a difference, but Matthew 19:23-24, he uses both terms.
The difference I do see is Matthew tells who will enter the Kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:10,19,20). The poor in Spirit, the Righteous, those who are like little children.
In the other Gospels, there is another perspective.
Jesus speaking to a scribe, who knew to love God and your neighbor were the 1st and 2nd Commandments. Jesus said: “Thou art not far from the kingdom of God.” (Mark 12:34)
In Luke, He spoke of the poor and that the KOG, has and must suffer violence. (Lke 6:20; 7:28)
As we read through Luke, we find the preaching and showing of the KOG. By healing and casting out devils.
In Luke 17:20-21 We find out the Kingdom of God is within us. In John 3, we must be Born Again to enter.
Romans 14: 17 tells us:
“For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
1 Corinthians 4: 20.
‘For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.’
1 Corinthians 6:9-10
‘Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.’
We must be Righteous, believe like a child, we should see the Power of God in our ministries.
I believe the binding and releasing are the results of healing or casting out devils, no more complex than that.
What do you think?
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We all have the relationship we want with God. My desire is a more intimate one.
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