MATTHEW 16: 16 -18 , Courtesy of Bible Gateway
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.
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BEDROCK: In geology, bedrock is the lithified rock that lies under the loose softer material at the surface of the Earth or other terrestrial planet. The broken and weathered regolith includes soil and subsoil.
in the Greek, means a BEDROCK, a FOUNDATIONAL Bed of Rock .
Petros, in the Greek, means a rock OF THE SIZE A PERSON CAN PICK UP AND THROW. We would call a “petros” a STONE.
LOOK AT THIS…
OR THIS …
LET’S look at Matthew 16:18 under a
GREEK microscope QQ !
Here it is in the Literal GREEK:
I+ ALSO MOREOVER TO YOU ( singular “you”)
I+ say, that you ( singular)
are PETROS (nominative-MASCULINE-singular… a rock the size I can pick up and throw )
and upon this ( dative-FEMININE-singular “this”)
the (dative- feminine- singular “the”)
PETRA ( dative- FEMININE -singular) … a FOUNDATIONAL BEDROCK …
I+ will build the church of ME+
And the Gates of Hades
will not prevail against her.
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We plainly see that the PETRA, the Bedrock of CHRIST JESUS HIMSELF+ , is the SOLID FOUNDATION upon which HE+ HIMSELF+ builds the Church of the Living GOD …. of HIMSELF+.
Of HIS+ own Flesh and Blood, Our LORD builds His+ Church and places it upon the SOLID ROCK FOUNDATION of Himself+.
1 Corinthians 10:4, Courtesy of Bible Gateway
And did all drink the same spiritual drink:
for they drank of that
spiritual PETRAS+* that followed them:
and that PETRA+* was CHRIST.
* PetraS is the genitive form of petrA, i.e., the same word.
PETRA is a different word than PETROS.
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Thus, upon a closer inspection of this passage, we see that the BED-ROCK is CHRIST+ , the SON+ of the Living GOD, as Simon Peter confessed HIM+ to be.
Furthermore, That CHRIST JESUS will … it is determined… build His+ Church of Himself+ , through Himself+, by means of Himself+.
Those who try to implode that Bedrock+ will only find out, in terror, that HE+ CANNOT BE MOVED. HE+ CANNOT be moved from His+ intention to build His+ Church. HE+ cannot be deterred from His+ determination to do it.
HE+ cannot be vanquished because… HE+ has already met the worst that they could do to him ( humans in conjunction with the satan) …
and HE+ won !
So, tremble, you devils and all the enemies of CHRIST JESUS… you host of wicked ones who lead the world astray … dragging as many with you into hell as you possibly can.
For your day of destruction is coming soon; all can see it looming on the horizon. You will terrorize NO MORE.
And furthermore, we hereby give notice to you that the Church of The LORD JESUS CHRIST will stand against you to defeat you in the Name of The LORD JESUS CHRIST and by all the power of His+ Blood that HE+ grants us… the least little one of us in His+ Living Church !
And according to His+ Will, The Living Church of The LORD JESUS CHRIST will rescue ALL we are enabled to free from the grip of the satan.
By the Power granted to us through HIS+ BLOOD and His+ Blessed HOLY SPIRIT, we will demolish satan’s lying illusions and deliver as many as we can from the strongholds of the satan … until HE+ calls us HOME unto the Church VICTORIOUS.
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In the Name of GOD the FATHER ALMIGHTY,
and of His+ Beloved, Eternal SON+
Who+ has Redeemed us by His+ Blood,
and The Blessed , Eternal HOLY SPIRIT,
Who sanctifies us.