Before Jesus said what the ekklesia would be given, or what it could do, He declared that it would be necessary to have the revelation of who He is.
The ekklesia will be built on the revelation that Jesus is the Christ – son of the Living God. This is today’s basis of this Ekklesia Insight.
Let’s put this in context. Jesus had twelve young men following him. He led them to a place called Caesarea Philippi – a place that was forbidden territory for most Jews in that day. It was a place where dead Caesars were deified. It was where the temple of the goat god Pan where all kinds of debasing sexual activity took place – often in full view. It was where a cave – known as the Gate of Hades had a river flowing through it where both human and animal sacrifices took place. Just being at Caesarea Philippi could stimulate the flesh in so many ways.
It was here that Jesus asked two basic questions. First, who do men say that I am? IN OTHER WORDS, what are people saying about me? The answer they gave reflected the atmosphere and the environment they were in. They spoke of Jeremiah – Elijah – John the Baptist – and other DEAD prophets.
But Jesus then asked them – who did they believe He was? Peter said, “You are the Christ – the Son of the Living God.” HERE IS THE KEY. Jesus made it clear that flesh and blood did not reveal that answer to him. JESUS SAID HE RECEIVED IT FROM THE FATHER IN HEAVEN.
This single revelation is basis for
About The Author
Tim Kurtz is the Founder of The Ekklesia Center. The purpose of this blog/vlog is to explore subjects that show how the mistranslation of ekklesia to church has impacted the Body of Christ. He has served in ministry over three decades amd is the author of several books. He and his wife Carolyn have been married 46 years and live in SC Michigan.