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"Wait Upon The Lord" from Matthew 24:36-51

Two Points of waiting:
Matthew 24
Verse 36-44
Keep watch and be ready.
To be spiritually awake, and be vigilant, alert as the enemy will be always lurking around who his going to devour.
As in the book of Thessalonians Never be tired of doing what is right.
Give strick attention and look for His coming watch the sign and be ready.

1 Peter 4:7 The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray.
1 Corinthians 16:13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.

Verse 45-51
Wait with sincere devotion.
Be Godly servant and be faithfull and wise. Do the things of God or do it everything for God's glory.

Luke 16:10 “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.

God will reward us for what we have done.

The second coming of Christ People will become corrupt and be wicked but the people were just merrying and having fun.

Noah - means peace. A…

"The Time is Near" from Matthew 24:15-35

We must pay more careful attention set our mind above.
We have to choose what is right.

The signs of coming of Christ the worldly people will make wrong - right. And right - wrong.

Abomination - Hateful destroyer.
Daniel 9:27 He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’ In the middle of the 'seven' he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.

7 years great trabelation

Many people will believe in religion - is one of the sign The time is near and we need to pay more attention to God's word so we will not drift away.

Once you don't have relationship with God you will not be with Him during the rapture.

Look up and be spiritually minded.

On sabbath the Jews prohibited people to go out that's why it was stated "pray that your flight will not take plead in sabbath".

A.S.A.P. Always Say A Prayer.
Pray to Jesus - He is the great I am.
John 16…

"Always Anticipate for the Coming of Christ" from Matthew 24:1-14

Our Christmas party is on December 18, 2011
its a potluck

Expect His coming the end of ages
Stand on solid rock

Jesus was not talking about the rapture of the church. But to give realization and insights that there is the beginning and the end. Expect the coming of Jesus
John 2:20 They replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?”

Set our mind and hearts in things above.
Luke 21:5 Some of his disciples were remarking about how the temple was adorned with beautiful stones and with gifts dedicated to God. But Jesus said,

What will be the sign of your coming and the end of the age?
Jesus will come like a thief in the night the thief will always come when you least expect it.

Matthew 24:42-44
42 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have le…

"Response to His Agape Love" from Ezra 9:1-15

Points of this chapter: We need to follow what is good not evil and Let us be reminded of His mercy.

We need to protect ourselves in the enemies; the number one is Satan. Satan really cannot be saved.

Deuteronomy 20:17 Completely destroy them—the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites—as the LORD your God has commanded you.

They have not kept themselves away, even though how faithful God is to them. Agape love means unconditional love. It's not easy to become a Christian.

Charles Spurgeon says; Be walking Bible. If you always think God's love more than the world, that's the key. Do not follow the lifestyle of the world or enemy. Remember His love.

Mingled means inter mix. Jewish men marrying foreign women. God's people had been contaminated. Why is it that God forbid His people to marry unequally yolk? Is God "kill joy"? God only wants to preserve His people to be holy one and His intention also is that a danger that they would worship t…

"Be Conform to The Likeness of Christ" from Matthew 23:13-39

How do we conform into the likeness of Christ?

Developed through christian character.
God want us to experience Saints spiritual surgery.
Always come to Him.

The pharisees are careful to keep their outside character very clean but God sees the heart. Search your heart what is your motive?
Aim for purity.

How terrible it would be to say you're Holy and Right?

Jesus condemn the pharisees for they have thier own doctrines and ways to enter heaven and by that false teaching prevent man to accept Jesus Christ. It's not about religion, it's about relationship with God.

The most hardest thing to remove to any person are thier tradition and religious beliefs.

We should not copy the example of the pharisees. They keep the people from going to the kingdom of heaven. They can cover up lies.

Know the difference between Sinful anger and righteous anger.

Don't swear anymore. Let your yes be yes and no be no.
Don't break the oath keep the oath you have with the Lord
James 5:12 Above all, my b…

"He Choose You" from Ezra 8:1-36

Can you imagine if Filipinos choose a swimmer who only knew dog style swim to represent our country? No! Just for us Christians we should be really a good representative of God.

God choose you because of His grace and love. Why did God choose Ezra? Overall God is gracious. The Bible tells us that God already choose us before the creation of the world. Isn't we are blessed that God already choose us before we exist.

Romans 8:28-29
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.

Strengths and Accomplishment of Ezra:
1. He observe God's word
2. He led the second group of exiles
3. He is concern keeping about the details of commandments of God.

Psalm 1:1-2
1 Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit…

"Don't Act Like a Pharisees" from Matthew 23:1-12

What should be done:
We should apply what we have learned.
Be a real minister.

The main focus in service to God is to Himself not to you. That's why you don't act like a pharisees.

Moses is the most humble in the mankind of history.

Many people look very good and kind to others but deep inside they are just doing it for a purpose.
What good is it? for they don't have the heart for God.
These people will honor from thier lips but they are far from me.

Luke 11:43 “Woe to you Pharisees, because you love the most important seats in the synagogues and respectful greetings in the marketplaces.

Whatever that comes out of your mouth make sure you can do it. We should do what we teach.

Ministry not showmistry.

When you pray - with sincerity.
Be careful not to do your act of righteousness to be seen by man for you will not inherit the treasure in heaven.

Even in preaching they preach in envy and rivalry. Be remind do nothing out of selfish ambition.

Phylacteries - boxes containing verses.


"Devote Yourself in The Word of God" from Ezra 7:1-28

The Instruction starts in this chapter. Jeshua means Salvation. Take note that this is in God's calling. Chapter 6 and 7 is between of Esther. The names of Israelites has a meaning on God's word.

Zerahiah means Prince of the Lord. Ezra is a priest and study the the word of God. Especially Ezra was called to be the 2nd to Moses. So just as him, you must study the word of God.

If we have no relationship with God, you will not know that God choose you, and this is the first step to salvation. God's word has a powerful impact in the people around you as you apply it to your life.

Good hand meaning blessed by the Lord. He had practice what he learned.

John 14:15 If you love me, keep my commands.

Acts 13:34 God raised him from the dead so that he will never be subject to decay. As God has said,‘'I will give you the holy and sure blessings promised to David.’'

The heart in a Christian life is very sensitive in your walk with faith in God.

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is…

"He Is The Answer" from Matthew 22:34-46

The Sadducees questioned Jesus regarding the resurection and the Law.
What is the law? In the Bible it was in the first 5 books; Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy.

What is the first and greatest commandments?
Love the Lord with all of your heart and all of your mind. You need to have a relationship with God to be able to Love Him whole heartedly. Walk in love. The one evidence of loving God is reading His love letter that is the Bible. Loving with all of your heart and all of your soul.

The first is the spirit, the soul, we have the spirit of God to guide us and teach us. Our soul has only two destination either heaven or hell. To be absent in the body is to be present with the Lord. The Bible is teaching us to Love God with all of our soul.

How to love God with all of your mind?
1) Use your brain for God's glory. Not for your own glory. Example is studying the Bible.
2) Don't boast on what you have learned in the world like you're a doctor or lawyer
Galatians 6:3

"God Is The Blessing" from Ezra 6:1-22

God will allow you to carry on and He will provide your needs. Allow His word to guide you. Don't throw away God's word in your life. Of course God's nature is a blesser, knowing He is providing your needs. Building the kingdom of God will not stop. When we are faithless, God is faithful. Trust in God's word, don't just read it. God's word will never stop into our lives.

Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

As believers must be a conceit companion of the light of God then we will do His work. Seek the Lord.

Matthew 6:33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

It was God who changes the heart of the King of Assyria.


"Clothe Yourself With Christ" from Matthew 22:1-14

Jesus spoke to then in parables.
Parables is the illustration and comparison to physical and spiritual.
And in this parable it was clear that we need to wear the right wedding clothes.

Matthew 22:2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.

He will send servant to invite then in the wedding but the people neglected.
Who are the servants?
Before in the old testaments it was the prophets who communicate and in the new testaments it was Jesus and his disciples. Nowadays, the Holy Spirit is the one who communicates to us in order to minister.

All we need to do is to receive His invitation.

John 3:29-30 The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete. 30 He must become greater; I must become less.”

Isaiah 55:1 “Come, all you who are thirsty,
come to the waters;
and you who have no money,
come, buy and ea…

"Be On Guard" from Ezra 4:1-24

Our defenses as Christians is the word of God. We must anticipate and expect that the enemy will attack us.
The enemies here were the Samaritans, the Jews don't associate with them for they are unclean.

2 Peter 1:2 Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

Zerubabbel was one of the leaders the exile in Babylon, he helped the people in rebuilding the temple, and he refuses the enemies by helping them.

2 John 1:10-11 If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take them into your house or welcome them. 11 Anyone who welcomes them shares in their wicked work.

Matthew 10:16 I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.

The enemy will discourage you and make you afraid. Frustrate means will bother. Discouragement and Fear are the two greatest obstacle in your faith in God.

Romans 8:1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,

We believer…

"God is our 1st Priority" from Ezra 3:1-13

Some Christians backslide but Praise God they go back to their faith.

The Altar is a place of sacrifice. And the Temple is a place of worship or to dedicate ourselves to God.

John 17:11 I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of[a] your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one.
Leviticus 23:33-44 33 The LORD said to Moses, 34 “Say to the Israelites: ‘On the fifteenth day of the seventh month the LORD’s Festival of Tabernacles begins, and it lasts for seven days. 35 The first day is a sacred assembly; do no regular work. 36 For seven days present food offerings to the LORD, and on the eighth day hold a sacred assembly and present a food offering to the LORD. It is the closing special assembly; do no regular work.
37 (“‘These are the LORD’s appointed festivals, which you are to proclaim as sacred assemblies for bringing food offerings to the LORD—the burnt offerings and …

"God Has Set Us Free" from Ezra 1:1-11

Ezra has 10 chapters. This book is about God's people starting to have relationship with unbelievers or beginning to be equally yolk.

Jehovah is the jewish national name of God.

Isaiah 44:5 Some will say, ‘I belong to the LORD’; others will call themselves by the name of Jacob; still others will write on their hand, ‘The LORD’s,’ and will take the name Israel.

We have freedom because God set us free. King Cyrus was a great military leader, he conquered the Egypt. He gives freewill for all the Jews to build the temple of God.

Once we offer to God, we offer it to his people. Temple is the work of God and our own body. We need to offer our sacrifices to God voluntarily.

Set your priority, for God wants us to choose the best thing. All these verses is a shadow of Jesus Christ, for God never leave them.

Philippians 2:14 Do everything without grumbling or arguing

James 1:16-17 16 Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Fa…

"We Need To Have The Right Attitude" from Matthew 20:1-16

Points to interpret:
Scripture Will interpret itself
See the background of it when parable was said.
Having the right attitude in serving God.

Every one wants to work in God's vine yard.

Who was the land owner?

Who was the worker?
The disciples and living saints.

Vineyard here is refering to work of God or ministry - whether you are in the office, at home or in church.

The purpose of this parable is to remind us that we should not compare to those who have the longer relationship with God as we are all equall in God's sight. This parable has nothing to do with salvation. It doesn't represent rewad to earn a penny.

1 Corinthians 3:8 The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor.

Are you underestimating people who are new in relationship with God?
We need to store our treasure in our heart and live it out.

Don't compare yourself thinking you are the superior as we have different gifts and no matter who you a…

"Sin Brings You Down" from 2 Chronicles 36:1-23

For a drug-addict when you take in drugs, the feeling is like heaven. This is also the same in our body, when you're enjoying to do sins it will make you high but in the end sin brings you down as this is God's word said.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Jehoahaz, his name means God sustain him. In other words God is holding him. But, he did evil in the eyes of God.

Jehoiakim, his name means raised up by God. Jehoiakim was not thankful, the same thing for us, we should be thankful for if we don't, we committed sin.

Philippians 2:14 Do everything without grumbling or arguing

Nebuchadnezzar, his name means Nebu the protector against misfortune. Detestable means faithful.

Jehoiachin, his name means the one God appointed. We Christians, should always focus on God.

Jeremiah 22:24 “As surely as I live,” declares the LORD, “even if you, Jehoiachin son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, were a signet ring on my right hand, …

"By The Hands Of God" Matthew 19:13-30

Our blessing comes from God.
Salvation or deliverance comes from God.

The only presence that touches our heart is God. Jesus welcome the little children and used them as an example.
Matthew 18:2-5

Luke 18:15 People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them.

The Spiritual part of the children is very important. We should pray for our children.

What good thing must I do to get eternal life?

Galatians 3:5 So again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard?

James 2:10-11 For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it. For he who said, “You shall not commit adultery,”[a] also said, “You shall not murder.”[b] If you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a lawbreaker.

Why did Jesus bring out the 10 Commandments?
Because the law is the mirror of who we are.

Jesus told the w…

"Revive Your Commitment" from 2 Chronicles 35:1-27

Covenant is a bow, God use it to revive King Josiah in his reign and to revive the temple.
Passover symbolizes Jesus Christ.

John 4:20 Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.

2 Chronicles 33:3 He rebuilt the high places his father Hezekiah had demolished; he also erected altars to the Baals and made Asherah poles. He bowed down to all the starry hosts and worshiped them.

The meaning of the Temple before is an arc of covenant. But these days, our body is (we are) the temple.

1 Corinthians 6:19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own.

If you are son of God, you must not be into the world and you must also be holy. It's a really big opportunity for us Christians of what God grace has.

If I am already saved, I should not do such things anymore. It also means you NOT being selfish. The only king for us is Jesus Christ.

You shou…

"Stick To His Word" from Matthew 19:1-15

This chapter teaches about marriage and divorce.

Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?
No. Because in the beginning God created one man and woman made for each other. One mind and two flesh. What God bind let no man set apart.

Divorce in King James version means to put away.

Because of divorce law many children became half orphan.

In marriage the word united means shall cleave - to glue. Just like as you glue the paper when you set it apart after gluing what will happen? The two papers will be ruin.

Jesus focuses in marriage than divorce and pointed out reasons to stay in marriage:
1. At the beginning God created one male and female
2. Man should cleave to his wife
3. No longer two but one, a husband must not divorce his wife.
4. Therefore, what God has joined together let no man shall separate.

Moses allowed divorce because the people heart were hard. But the intention of God was to make marriage permanent and to protect women.

Anyone who will divorces his wife except for fornication and m…

"Spiritual Renovation" from 2 Chronicles 34:1

Be transform from renewing of your mind. Josiah means healed by Jehovah.

Matthew 6:33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

We want to be clean in the word of God. Occupy till I come means we need to be faithful until He comes and not to be busy.

If you're faithful whatever works you have, God will reward you especially in serving God. Faithful means loyal. Worship is not something like to make us ready.

Revelation 14:10-11 10 they, too, will drink the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. They will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment will rise for ever and ever. There will be no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name.”

Receptive means quick to response. God will give us heart of flesh. We are complete by God's grace. As …

"Be Kind And Forgiving" from Matthew 18:15-35

Have You forgiven someone who hurt you?

If yes, is that a sincere forgiveness?

If it's you're brother or sister (in Christ) keep the matter private and approach to show him his fault. If you can't keep your mouth shut. Ask God for help. The new generation is to post thier problem in the facebook status. Does posting to social networking site will solve your problems?
Talk to her/him immediately.

Leviticus 19:17-18
“‘Do not hate a fellow Israelite in your heart. Rebuke your neighbor frankly so you will not share in their guilt. “‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.

2 Corinthians 4:1 Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart.

Do not overcome evil with evil but overcome evil with good.

2 Thesalonians 3:15 15 Yet do not regard them as an enemy, but warn them as you would a fellow believer.

Keep the matter private.
Ask Help from other believers.
If he/she doesn'…

"Practice Godliness not wickedness" from 2 Chronicles 33:1-25

You should practice Godliness in any work, it is for our faith in God. As Christian's we have to be against the world. Manasseh means he works to forget, he is one of the bad kings of Israel.

Avoid every kind of evil. Some Bible Scholars says King Manasseh made an altar image of him. Where your treasure is there your heart will be also. Sorcery means a lot of power and come from evil. Divination means predicting the signs. Witchcraft means a form of magic.

Galatians 5:19-20 19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions

Deuteronomy 18:10-11 10 Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, 11 or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead.

Leviticus 19:20 “If a man sleeps with a female slave who is promised…

"Who Is The Greatest?" from Matthew 18

Psalm 27
1 The LORD is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

2 When the wicked advance against me
to devour[a] me,
it is my enemies and my foes
who will stumble and fall.
3 Though an army besiege me,
my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me,
even then I will be confident.

4 One thing I ask from the LORD,
this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the LORD
and to seek him in his temple.
5 For in the day of trouble
he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent
and set me high upon a rock.

6 Then my head will be exalted
above the enemies who surround me;
at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make music to the LORD.

7 Hear my voice when I call, LORD;
be merciful to me and answer me…

"Boastful People Are Not A Servant of God" from 2 Chronicles 32:1-33

Our confidence needs to be in God and to be aware of God. Faithfulness cannot be taught, it's only by the grace. Usually after the success, the enemy will attack you.

Sennacherib means sin, he was the picture of sin in this chapter. Siege means surrounded. A Prideful person don't want to consult anybody's advice.

Proverbs 15:22 Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.

As believers, we need encouragement every single day. Be strong in the Lord.

2 Timothy 2:1 You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

Be courageous means be spirited. Moving forward and overcoming the fear.

1 John 4:4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

Encouragement cost you nothing but it is priceless to give. ASAP means Always Say A Prayer.

Isaiah 37:36 Then the angel of the LORD went out and put to death a hundred and eighty-five thousand in the Assyrian camp. When th…

"Inward Faith Causes Obedience" from Matthew 17:14-27

Why did the disciples can't heal the people?
Thou they have the faith they were lacked of belief.

We must be aware that the healing is not on physical but spiritual, though we are not underestimating the physical healing.

Faith doesn't come from ourselves but from God.

Ephesians 2:8-9 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.

Acts 3:16 16 By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him, as you can all see.

Faith that comes through Him - we must be aware that faith comes from the Lord. Remember the story of "the doubting Thomas" he was the only one who doesn't believe that Jesus was resurrected.
Believe and you will see.

Be persistent in our prayer - and continue never stopping - that is faith.

In verse 20: the disciples can't heal the …

"Give Your 100-Percent To God" from 2 Chronicles 31:1-21

The original vs. imitation, the original one really gives 100% quality on any product. As for us in our service to God, we need to give our 100% too and we need to give it wholeheartedly.

Honoring God with your wealth, we should be reminded to give your 100% to God and do not get tired. We need to "let go" of our idols.

Exodus 23:24 Do not bow down before their gods or worship them or follow their practices. You must demolish them and break their sacred stones to pieces.

Minister means is to serve. When you give your 100% to God, you should give thanks to God. We should sing praises to God in 100% also.

Psalms 135:1-3
Praise the LORD. Praise the name of the LORD; praise him, you servants of the LORD, you who minister in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God. Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; sing praise to his name, for that is pleasant.

God really blessed King Hezekiah and this will be also the same to us - honoring God makes our life a blessing.

"Be In God Presence" from Matthew 17:1-13

Do you feel God's presence?
Or not?

To feel God's presence we must...Be change from glory to glory.

Jesus transfigured in front of his disciples to make them believed.

Remember that the disciples was just an ordinary men (fishermen) but they are servant of God.

(Revelation 21:23 The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.)

What was the sign when Moses saw the glory of God?
He was glowing with radiance after he came back from Mountain of Sinai.

2 Peter 1:18 We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain.

In God's presence there is no darkness, the Holiness of God is there and in Him there is no darkness. Transfigured means to change.

"The invisible image of the invisible God."

Luke 9:30-31 Two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus. They spoke about his departure,[a] which he was about to bring to fulfillme…

"Turn To God" from 2 Chronicles 30:1-27

Passover is a reminder for the Israelite's of the love of God for them.

Our fellowship inside the Church will grow and strengthen your faith.

Exodus 12:3-7
3 Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month each man is to take a lamb for his family, one for each household. 4 If any household is too small for a whole lamb, they must share one with their nearest neighbor, having taken into account the number of people there are. You are to determine the amount of lamb needed in accordance with what each person will eat. 5 The animals you choose must be year-old males without defect, and you may take them from the sheep or the goats. 6Take care of them until the fourteenth day of the month, when all the members of the community of Israel must slaughter them at twilight. 7 Then they are to take some of the blood and put it on the sides and tops of the doorframes of the houses where they eat the lambs.

1 Corinthians 5:7 Get rid of the old yeast, so that you may b…

"Do Not Turn Your Back And Follow Jesus" from Matthew 16:21-28

Following is not only knowing but doing what He did. And expecting trials.

Luke 24:46 He told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day,

Acts 2:23-24 23 This man was handed over to you by God’s deliberate plan and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men,[a] put him to death by nailing him to the cross. 24 But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.

On this verse Jesus told His disciple the prediction of His death.

The resurrection of Jesus is the receipt of our redemption

Who was the blessing to Jesus at this point?
It was Peter because he doesn't want Jesus to be crucified. And Peter was only thinking of the physical death. We must understand that at that time Peter was only a baby christian.

Remember at the desert the temptation of Jesus. And the book of Hebrews Jesus endured the Cross to overcome the world. As there are no oth…