Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
-Peter got a revelation from God that Jesus is Christ, son of the living God. Jesus then told Peter that upon that faith/revelation of Christ; His church will be built & the gates of hades/sheol shall not prevail. Also Jesus will give him the keys of the kingdom of heaven, whatever he binds on earth will be bound in heaven & the reverse is true.
-The key is prayer & the Word of God/we should forgive others, ask for forgiveness & believe in Christ/Authority/ Jesus has power over sin & death
Jesus Christ, we believe that You are the Son of the living God. Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. In Your name Jesus, the gates of hades shall not prevail in our lives & whatever we bind on earth shall be bound in heaven. Amen
Our Father who at in Heaven; hallow be thy Name…..
Please meditate on this week’s theme, Key