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. Matthew 16:18 NKJV
Jesus asked, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” They answered, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” Jesus asked, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
We have all heard that a wise man built his house on solid rock. And the storm came and the winds blew and that house did not fall. It did not fall because its foundation was built on the rock. The solid rock we are to build our life upon is Jesus Christ!
God revealed to Peter that Jesus was the Messiah. Has Jesus revealed Himself to you?
God wants us to be rock solid so we cannot be moved by the highs and lows of life.
Peter made mistakes. He denied the Lord three times. God restored him.
The Lord told Peter and the other disciples “but you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Peter and the disciples did receive the Holy Spirit. They did witness to the people of their world.
If you are a born again believer in Jesus Christ the Holy Spirit has taken up residence in your heart!
The Holy Spirit will enable you to pursue God regardless of the ups and downs you experience. He will enable you to pursue God in the midst trials and heartache. He will enable you to be His witness to the people in our world.
Will you be faithful to the Lord today?
Peter was faithful to the Lord. He was not perfect. He made mistakes. He continued to trust God regardless of his failures. He was faithful because He learned not to trust in his own strength and wisdom.
Trust the Lord to accomplish His will for your life even though you make mistakes. Trust Him enough to bear witness of Jesus Christ to the people in your world!
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