Your Sunday Bread: Upon this Rock?
Today I wanted to share an enlightening piece of information for many church goers who believe that the building they frequent on Sunday morning is the place to be. In actuality, that place is not even scriptural.
Let me begin by reminding or acquainting with the scripture speaking about Yahushua chasing those people out of Yah’s temple because they were doing everything but what was supposed to be done there, that is, teaching and worship. Moreover, we see that Yahushua told them that his Father’s House was not a den for thieves, and secondly, let us remember that the temple spoken of was the temple of Jerusalem which is mentioned in Ezra 3 where the Hebrews came from all around and gave willingly for the building of that place that Yah had designated.Let us also note, that this temple is the one mention and the one which had been taken over with idolatrous activity and the tradition of men (Mark 7) (See: Destruction of the temple).The premise here is that there were not so called churches being built here, there and everywhere, but one temple,the rebuilding of the temple and the destruction of the temple.
The New Temple (Assembly).
Later we see after the resurrection Yahushua calling the 11 taught ones together and Peter (Kepha) as the Messenger instructed, Mary (Mariam) and the other ladies (Mark 16).”And he said to them, “Do not be much astonished. You seek יהושע of Natsareth, who was impaled. He was raised – He is not here! See the place where they laid Him. “And go, say to His taught ones, and Kĕpha, that He is going before you into Galil. You shall see Him there as He said to you.” (Mar 16:6 ,7).
Here is the Conversation between Yahushua, the taught ones and Peter:
Yahushua: “Who do men say the Son of Aḏam is?”
Taught ones: “Some say Yoḥanan the Immerser, and others Ěliyahu, and others Yirmeyahu or one of the prophets.”
Yahushua: ““And you, who do you say I am?”
Shi’mon Kepha (Simon Peter): “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living Elohim.”
Yahushua: Blessed are you, Shimʽon Bar-Yonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father in the heavens. “And I also say to you that you are Kĕpha, and on this rock I shall build My assembly, and the gates of the grave shall not overcome it.” “And I shall give you the keys of the reign of the heavens, and whatever you bind on earth shall be having been bound in the heavens, and whatever you loosen on earth shall be having been loosened in the heavens.”
***Binding and loosing denotes the ability to exercise authority. Hence, the right to allow permission of a thing, or to prohibit a thing. Therefore I give permission for the enemy to feed me lies or I prohibit the lie by casting out every evil imagination which rises itself up against the Mighty One of Yisra’el.
***The rock mention here is the argument gives Christianity to build churches is not what we believe considering the text. It is the case that the “Rock” means literally a foundation. Hence, Peter reveal the identity of Yahushua as the Son of the Living Elohim, then this is the foundation which Peter acknowledged. In essence, Yahushua says that Peter would gain recognition for his insight to truth and upon that truth is the foundation to which the assembly is wrought.
Doesn’t look like we have this foundation made plain to build on does it? This indicates too, that Yah is not speaking to everyone saying they are called as His representative.
There is no other name.
He who has an ear let him hear.
Posted on March 23, 2014, in Devotion, Family, Ministry, Religion and Spirituality, spiritual and tagged BELIEVERS, Christianity, Church, Church (building), Elohim, ENCOURAGEMENT, hebrew israelite, Israelites, Relationships, Religion and Spirituality, Satan, UPLIFT, WORD OF GOD, Yahshuah. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.