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GOOD NEWS Letters & SERIES Teachings > FOUR REVELATIONS OF MATTHEW 16 By: Pastor A.Bascon

By: Pastor Abraham Bascon

PS.49:6-8 - Life is costly! No payment for life is ever enough!
Our Redemption that we have received through the Lord Jesus Christ, is so much more ... much more than money could ever buy!

All the silver and gold in the world,cannot buy your Redemption!
For we were “purchased with a price,” the Shedding of The Precious Blood of The Lord Jesus Christ!
In 1 Peter 1:18-19 - Makes this very clear. In Luke 4:18, as it was his custom to to go into the synagogue on the sabbath day, Jesus stood up to read from the book of the prophet Isaiah:
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me.....” Here, Jesus reads the prophecy that was written from the O.T. Book of Isaiah, concerning what Jesus came to do. After reading this prophetic Word, Jesus makes known to those in attendance: v.21 - “This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.” Here, Jesus is fulfilling this prophecy of Isaiah, concerning The Promised Messiah!

ROMANS 6:23 - There are wages for sin. “The wages of sin, is death; but, the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Jesus willingly came to pay the wages of our sins; and to pay them in full!

In 1COR.6:20 -Apostle Paul tells us of this purchase; and, tells
us to therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s! In the Book of Acts, Chapter 3:19-22 we are told: “REPENT ye therefore, and BE CONVERTED, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing (restoration) shall come from the presence of the Lord; And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: ... As we continue to read these verses, we read of the restoration of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.

There is so much in the Scriptures, that God wants to reveal to His people! So many prophecies foretold by the Old Testament Prophets concerning Jesus; and each one being fulfilled by Him and so much divine revelation given from The Father, not only to these saints before us; but, received by us, believers today!

In MATT.16:13-17 - We see where Simon Peter receives divine revelation from God, The Father, that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus, Himself, tells Peter that this revelation, was totally from His Father in Heaven, and not from any man! Don’t look at studying the Scripture as a demand or a duty; but “crave” to study and learn more of God’s Word! It is sweeter than the honeycomb to us! All we need to do is pray, and ask The Lord to help you understand the Scriptures.

Thank God for The Anointing, The Holy Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation who is ready and willing to reveal God’s Word to us!
So, that we in turn may live it, believe it and share it with others!

In MATT.16 - We receive four revelations!
#1. That Jesus is God! Verse 16.
#2. That Jesus’ Church was not based upon Peter; but, upon the fact or revelation: that Jesus is The Christ, The Son of the living God! The word “rock” meaning: to be lofty; to be extended high in the air of imposing height, (like a lofty mount), exalted in length and also devised as a “stronghold.” PS.18:1-31 - In verse 31 - “For who is God save (except) the Lord? or who is a rock save (except) our God? (In the Old Testament, the word “save,”in the Hebrew, means: except.
This may be verified by the “Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance Of The Bible published by: Thomas Nelson Publishers)
1COR.10:1-4 Apostle Paul tells us, that the Rock is Christ.
The Church is built upon the revelation that not only is Jesus, The Christ, The Son of the Living God; but, that He is God!

#3. The Church, (ecclesia, Grk., “calling out“) The Church, can be known as “ecclesia” the “called out” ones. ROMANS 8:28 - ....“the called” according to his Purpose.” Believers, have been “called out” of this world, sanctified, and set apart from the world, for His Purpose!
We are a peculiar (meaning: special Grk) people, a People of God! It is so important to have the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation in the knowledge of God. When studying Scripture, we must be enlightened by the Holy Spirit of God, in order to receive spiritual understanding.

The Holy Spirit is that Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation. EPHESIANS 1:17-18
In EPH.1:19- “ us-ward who believe according to the working of his mighty power.”
The key here, is: to believe! In V.20, Jesus is now sitting at the right hand of The Father in the heavenly places. V.21 - “Far above ALL principality, and power,and might, and dominion,
and EVERY name that is named; not only in this world, but also in that which is to come.

Verse 22 says:
“And hath put ALL things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over ALL things to the CHURCH.”
The NIV (New International Version Bible) says: “ ...and gave him to be the head of ALL things for the church.” (NOT for the world; but, for the Church!) For you and I! For every believer of The Lord Jesus Christ! And the purpose God has for doing this, is for the good, for all who believe! Anything that has a name: any sickness, disease, financial problem, husband, wife, children, family problems, job problem....ANYTHING that has a name!

ALL things are under His (Jesus’) feet! God made Jesus to be
the head of ALL things for the Church! For YOU and for ME!
EPH. 2:4-5 - Says that God’s mercy is so rich, and his love for us is so great, that while we were dead in our sins, (still living our lives according to our own sinful ways),God quickened
us together with Christ, (by grace (God’s unmerited favor) we are saved;...) We were dead in our sins; but, when we believed that Jesus is The Christ, Our Savior, Our Healer, and that He died for the forgiveness of our sins, by a miracle of God, God made us alive with Jesus, raised us up together, and made us to sit in heavenly places in Christ Jesus! EPH. 2:5-9
Our Salvation is a free Gift of God! This is all God’s doing!

And just as Jesus is sitting at the right hand of The Father; so is His Church! And Apostle Paul says: Where the head is; so is the body! Jesus is The Head of His Church; and, we are The Body Of Christ! And, as Jesus is sitting at the right hand of The Father; spiritually speaking, so are we positioned there with Jesus! With God, nothing is impossible! In the spiritual sense, God is within us! His Kingdom is within us!
Because God is a King; and, a King has a Kingdom; and, the
Kingdom of God is within the believer! And, believers are right now, sitting in heavenly places!

We are covered by The Blood of Jesus! Look at yourself as God looks at you! He sees you sitting at the right hand of the Father, and in high heavenly places! WHATEVER things we are dealing with in our lives, they have a name! And The Name of Jesus, is higher than any other name!

#4. In the Old Testament Book of Daniel, DANIEL 7:13- We read that the Prophet Daniel, (in a night vision), he saw what took place, when Jesus ascended into heaven. (Also outlined in EPH.1
was that this was something that was pre-ordained by God.)
(ACTS 1:9 - Jesus was taken up, and a cloud received Him...) Again, in DANIEL 7:13, Daniel saw in a heavenly vision --one like The Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to The Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. Verse 14 - “And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.”

What the Prophet Daniel had seen in this night vision, is The Coronation of The Lord Jesus Christ!

By studying the Book of Daniel, more detail will follow. All dominion, all authority, all glory and an everlasting kingdom, that shall not ever pass away, and never be destroyed, was given to King Jesus! King Jesus, is the Head of The Church; and we are The Body of Christ! As Jesus has received ALL power from the Father; so, have we been given the same by The Lord Jesus Christ! LUKE 10:19 - Tells us, we, The Church of The Lord Jesus Christ, His Body, have been given the Authority and the dunamis of The Kingdom of God to tread on ALL serpents and scorpions, and all the strength of the enemy; and NOTHING shall by any means harm us!

These are the words of Jesus Himself, in LUKE 10:19. The Devil has NOTHING on us! The devil wants to make us feel fearful. Fear brings confusion, and confusion brings doubt, and doubt brings unbelief! Although in the natural realm, things are happening to you. Many of them may not look very good. However, in the spiritual realm, these things are under your feet!
You already have the victory over these things, because of what Jesus has done for you! Instead of seeing yourself in your own eyes; see yourself as God sees you! See yourself seated in high
heavenly places in Christ Jesus!

Use your faith and trust in God, and His ability to perform His Word in your life! When you walk by faith, and NOT by sight (or by the circumstances that you see), you will see your circumstances change for your good! ROMANS 8:28 - ALL things! When we have to see and understand everything, that is NOT faith! PROV. 3:5 - Tells us: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; lean NOT unto your own understanding. Acknowledge Him in ALL your ways, and He will direct your paths!” God honors your faith.

We believe by faith, in the spiritual. It happens in the spiritual first, then, in the natural! God is Spirit, and faith is the vehicle God has chosen for us to relate to Him. And what God desires is for us to see who we are! We are His Body, His prize possessions! Jesus is The Head, and we are His Body!

Look at yourself as God looks at you! We are NOW spiritually positioned with Jesus, seated in high heavenly places! He has made us to be kings and priests of The Most High God! REV.1:6 Look at yourspiritual position today! Look at your problems, from a heavenly position! Don’t worry! If you are worrying, you are sinning!
ROMANS 14:23 tells us that! If God can provide for the birds etc.., how much more for you and me?!! Only believe!
Remember: We can experience the Abundant Life, the Advantageous
Life because of where we are sitting with Jesus!