Matthew 16:15. He (Jesus) saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
V.16. And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
V.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.
V.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.
John 1:40. One of the two which had heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother.
V.41. He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is , being interpreted, the Christ. (The anointed one)
V.42. And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.
Matthew 11:7. And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitude concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A read shaken with the wind (of doctrines).
Ephesians 4:14.n That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
V.15. But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
V.16. From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth (Col.2:19), according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
Hebrew 13:9. Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace (relationship with God); with meats (religious service), which have not profited them that have been accupied there in.
Colossians 2:4-8. And this I say, lest any man should beguile you (Rom.16:18)with enticing words (read Vs2,3)—beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceipt, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world (Gal.4:3,9), and not after Christ. V.9. For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.
Romans 16:18. (read v.17)… For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly (Philip.3:19;1Tim.6:5); and by good words and fair speeches (Col.2:4;2 Tim.3:6) deceive the hearts of the simple.
Romans 14:17. For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink (religious obligations); but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost (daily lifestyle).
V.18. For he that in these things serveth Christ (continually) is acceptable to God, and approved (by God) of men.
::::ON THIS ROCK::::
Isaiah 28:16.n Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion (51:16) for a foundation a stone, a tried stone) Gen.49:1,24; Ps.118:22; Matt.21:42; Acts 4:11; Rom.9:33:10:11;Eph.2:20;1Peter2:6-8),a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
1Corinthians 3:11. For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid (Isaiah 28:16; Mat.16:18;2Corin.11:4), which is Jesus Christ (Eph.2:20).
Ephesians 2:20. And are built upon the foundation of the apostles (new testament) and prophets (old testament) (lk.24:44), Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone (1Corin.12:28).
Revelation 21:14, 17. And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb….and he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.
Nehemiah 6:15. So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth day of the month Elul (6th month of Jewish calender), in fifty-two days.
Luke 4:18. (The spirit of the Lord is upon me)…V.19. To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
.:::I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH:::.
Zechariah 4:6. …., This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by
power, but by my Spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
Zechariah 6:12. And speak unto him saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The Branch(Lk.1:78; Jn.1:45; Zech.3:8; Mat. 16:18; Heb. 3:3; Eph. 2.20); and shall grow up out of his place, and he shall the temple of the LORD:
Matt. 1:21. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou (Joseph) shalt call his name JESUS(Grk=Saviour: Heb.-Yeshuwah, Isaiah 12:2 ) :for he shall save his people from their sins.
Isaiah 12:2. Behold, God is my salvation (Hinneh El Hayah Dibrah Yeshuwah): I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JeHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation (Jesus).
Isaiah 40:10,11. Behold , the Lord God will come with strong hand, and his arm (Jesus) shall rule for him (Isaiah 59:16; 62:11):Behold, his reward is with him (Isaiah 49:4), and his work before him.
V.11. He shall feed his flock like a shepherd (John 10:14; Psalm 23:1): he shall gather the lambs with his arm (Matthew 15:24), and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.
.:::AND THE GATES OF HELL SHALL NOT PREVAIL:::.
Isaiah 54:17. No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgement thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
Isaiah 45:24, 25. Surely, shall one say, in the LORD I have righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.
V.25. In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory. (Look back to verse 17.) (Read Romans 9.)
Romans 9:6….For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:
V.7. Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. (Gal.3:13-16, 17.)
2Corinthians 2:14. Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place (S of S.1:3).
V.15. For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved (1Corin.1:18) and in them that perish (2Corin.4:3):
V.16. to the one we are the savour of death unto death (Lk.2:34; Jn.9:39; 1Peter 2:7);and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things (1Corin. 15:10).