Do You Know Him

Sermon Notes

“Relationship VS. Religion”

Mat 16:13-19

13  When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?

14  And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.

15  He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?

16  And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

17  And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

18  And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

19  And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Mat 16:13  When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?

Mat 16:14  And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.

THEY SAID….

-These were not bad responses!! 

-One of our Biggest issues sometimes with knowing God is SECOND HAND INFORMATION

-Second hand information can cause people to either REJECT God or open themselves up to FALSE TEACHING/Religion…..

Mat 16:15  He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?

Mat 16:16  And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

-Out of ALL those disciples, walked with Him through miracles, ONLY ONE knew who He was

People can know ABOUT God but not know God.

-ALL THOSE MIRACLES:

  • After He chose them and EMPOWERED THEM -Matthew 10
  • Healed multitudes of people
  • All those parables and teachings about the Kingdom of God- Matthew 13
  • Jesus has walked on water -Matthew 14
  • Feeds over 5,000 people with only a handful of fish and few loaves of  bread -Matthew 14
  • Feeds 4,000 -Matthew 15

ALL THIS RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEM AND THEY STILL DIDN’T KNOW WHO HE WAS…..

Mat 16:17  And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

-Jesus gives us the secret to knowing Him: Revelation.

-GOD IS A SPIRIT AND THEY THAT WORSHIP HIM…..

-Flesh and blood is what’s stopping the Father from opening our spiritual eyes!

-Paul said  we WRESTLE NOT against flesh and blood, BUT….principalities, powers rulers of darkness of this world, spiritual wickedness in HIGH places.

(Hebrews 6:12)

-Relationship is birthed through Revelation.

-Flesh and Blood

-Natural means..

-One of the biggest enemies to knowing God is seeing what other people do….

Reasons you need to get to know God/Revelation:

1.) Blessed life/Favor of God vs. 17

Mat 16:17  And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

-Knowing God opens your life up to be blessed!!

-Relationship births favor and the smile of God….

2.) Find out who I Am in God vs 18

Mat 16:18  And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter (petros), and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

-THOU ART PETER (name is translated Rock in the Greek)

-In the book of Acts, Peter was the preacher that led the revival on the day of Pentecost

-Upon THIS ROCK I will build my church

3.) Equipped for Kingdom operation vs 19

Mat 16:19  And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

-When I know who He is…..I can walk like Him

-Because I KNOW HIM….I can Operate like Him…

-I can operate in His authority

Dan 11:32  And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.

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