segunda-feira, 25 de março de 2019
THE NARROW PATH TO RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD - DAY 82
by Rev. Robert John Cericola, Carroll, OH - EUA
Love is the Key
Matthew 16:15–19 (NKJV) He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 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.”
From this scripture, it is easily understood that Jesus was going to build His church upon the revelation that He is the Son of the living God. The rock is figurative of the solid unchanging, undefeatable, characteristics that make God, God. Which when we follow this line of thought brings us to 1 John 4:8 (NKJV) …for God is love.” From this view light is beginning to shine on the keys of the kingdom.
When we study Ephesians 2:8 (KJV) For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: in combination with Galatians 5:6 (AMP) which states, faith is activated, energized, and expressed by love the keys of the kingdom come into full view.
To unlock the promises of the kingdom we must have faith and love. You can have faith but without love it is not activated it is not energized and it is not being expressed.
The fuel that lifts faith of the launching pad is love and therefore a major key to the kingdom.
Purse love for when you purse love you are pursuing God!