© 24 May 2019 Revive Israel Ministries
Rock and Key
In Matthew 16, Peter (Shimon Kefa) received a significant revelation of Yeshua.
There were 4 parts to this historic breakthrough:
- Messiahship of Yeshua
- New Covenant Community of Faith
- Delegated Spiritual Authority
- Protection against Satanic Forces
Shimon Kefa answered, "You are Messiah, the Son of the living
God." Yeshua said to him, "Blessed are you, Shimon son of Yonah,
for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you but My Father in heaven… On
this rock I will build My church, and the gates of hell will 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."
When a person receives a revelation of Yeshua, he becomes
a member of the Ecclesia, the universal New Covenant
community of faith. That membership should be expressed by active participation
in a local congregation of like-minded believers.
As we receive revelation from heaven about Yeshua, we also receive authority
from heaven through Yeshua. The revelation and the authority together
are called symbolically here "the keys." As we submit to Yeshua's
authority, we receive authority under him (Luke 7:7).
Spiritual authority comes in two ways: directly through the name of Yeshua,
and indirectly through the leadership of the local congregation. In both ways,
whether direct or delegated, all spiritual authority comes through submission. Being
under the cover of authority is a place of protection. It is safe, secure and
stable. It is a "rock."
In that position, we are protected from the forces of evil and we are able
to release the will of God into this earth. We are so protected from evil that
even the "gates" of hell could not defeat us. We have so much
ability to release God's will, that what we "bind" or "loose" on
earth will be bound or loosed in heaven.
The opposite is also true: if we do not have a personal revelation of Yeshua
and\or we are not members in a local congregation, we have little authority
to influence the world for good by the kingdom of God, and we are left exposed
to demonic attack.
The "key" is a revelation of Yeshua together with an understanding
of spiritual authority. The "rock" is a revelation of Yeshua
together with active membership in a local congregation. When we are
on the Rock, we have the Keys. If we're not on the Rock, we don't have the
Keys. Our feet should be on the Rock, and the Keys in our hands.
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