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Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by Goldenletters: 2:53am On May 20
Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by ochibuogwu5: 10:20pm On May 20
"But the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will help you remember everything that I have told you"
(John 14:26 amp)
Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by ochibuogwu5: 6:47am On May 21
"For by one [Holy] Spirit we were all baptized into one body, [spiritually transformed—united together] whether Jews or Greeks (Gentiles), slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one [Holy] Spirit [since the same Holy Spirit fills each life]."
(1 Cor. 12:13 amp)

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Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by ochibuogwu5: 6:51am On May 21
"But the fruit of the Spirit [the result of His presence within us] is love [unselfish concern for others], joy, [inner] peace, patience [not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting], kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law" (Gal.5:22-23 amp)
Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by ochibuogwu5: 6:59am On May 21
Hail Mary, *Full of Grace*, the Lord is with you, Blessed are you among women And blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus Christ. Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by ochibuogwu5: 7:01am On May 21
Grace, Your Grace alone is all I plead for, Grace to serve You aright Lord Jesus Christ, Fresh Grace to love you more. Amen. Praying and Singing..
Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by ochibuogwu5: 7:03am On May 21
And now I commend you to God [placing you in His protective, loving care] and [I commend you] to the word of His grace [the counsel and promises of His unmerited favor]. His grace is able to build you up and to give you the [rightful] inheritance among all those who are sanctified [that is, among those who are set apart for God’s purpose—all believers] in Christ Jesus. Amen.
{Acts 20:32 amp}
Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by ochibuogwu5: 7:05am On May 21
No power of hell, No schemes of man, Shall ever pluck me from His hands till He returns or calls me home here in the power of Christ I stand. Amen. Praying and Singing...
Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by ochibuogwu5: 7:07am On May 21
I will make me heart your dwelling place, I will build your throne in my heart.... Come Father, Come Son, Come Holy Spirit... Come and take your place in *my life*. Amen. Praying and singing...
Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by ochibuogwu5: 7:09am On May 21
Lord lift me up And let me stand by faith on Heaven's table-land a higher grace than I have found Lord plant my feet on a higher ground. Amen. Praying and Singing...
Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by ochibuogwu5: 7:12am On May 21
"Therefore let us [with privilege] approach the throne of grace [that is, the throne of God’s gracious favor] with confidence and without fear, so that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find [His amazing] grace to help in time of need [an appropriate blessing, coming just at the right moment]."
(Hebrews 4:16 amp)
Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by ochibuogwu5: 7:18am On May 21
"Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, *let us have grace*, whereby we may *serve God acceptably* with *reverence and godly fear*:
For our God is a consuming fire."
(Hebrews 12:28-29 KJV)
Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by ochibuogwu5: 7:51am On May 21
The standard of God has not *changed* which 100% holiness and this can only be found in Christ Jesus,
it cannot be attained in giving alms/charity to the poor,
it cannot be found in taking titles in the Church,
it cannot be attained by how many christian activities you engage daily/weekly/monthly.
It cannot be attained by reading, quoting and preaching the bible everyday/everytime.
It cannot be attained by joining all the 40-days prayer-match by all prayer-ministries and adoration centres.
Anyone who desires to *attain this unchanging standard of God* must *accept Jesus Christ as God and Lord* of his/her life in his heart/mind then confess it with his/her mouth as a collaboration to HIS GRACE which *always invites us to this NEW LIFE(CHRIST JESUS)*
Those of us who have *believed in Jesus Christ* before now must continue to seek mercy and grace in order to serve Him *acceptably* on this earth in *every hidden and external aspects* of our lives with *Holiness and Reverence Fear*.
This is made easy by seeking for HIS mercy and grace to *continue studying the teachings of Jesus Christ from the whole bible especially the 4-gospels(Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) just as He gave us *expo to genuine discipleship* thus "Jesus Christ was talking to those Jews who *had believed in him*, if you continue in my word, you will discover/know the truth(how to submit to His Holy Spirit in this New Life or how to operate this New Life) and this truth will set you free"
(John 8:31-32)
*Freedom* is one of the *main attributes* that you have received eternal life (Gal.5:1 "Freedom is what we have received in Christ Jesus, do not allow yourselves to be held down in slavery of sin/unbelief/fear)
Freedom from fear of both biological and eternal death.
Freedom from fear of the unknown.
Freedom of fear of what the future will manifest
Freedom from fear of our past lifestyles of sin/unbelief/mistakes
Freedom from fear of the present situations of our lives that seems unbearable/difficult.
Freedom from fear of loosing your salvation again because of sin/misbehaviors
Freedom from fear of devil/demons manipulations/attacks
Freedom from intimidations from occultic human beings/marine-initiates, political authorities, ungodly wealthy individuals e.t.c
Freedom from fear of financial lacks/poverty/sickness/accidents/marital-crises e.t.c.
Jesus Christ is the *only GOD* who gives *complete and genuine freedom*
Call on HIM now thus He declared "...Nobody who comes to me will I ever reject" (John 6:37)
Great Grace Brethren!!!
Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by ochibuogwu5: 4:57am On May 22
If you remain in me
and my words remain in you,
you may ask what you will
and you shall get it.
It is to the glory of my Father that you should bear much fruit,
and then you will be my disciples.
(John 15:7-8 )
Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by Angelswt(f): 8:56pm On May 22
MPvirtue:
Please, brothers and sisters in the Lord, when you visit social media platforms do not ignore comments that turn the hearts of people against Jesus Christ.

When you come across such comment don't say "it is not my business." It's our business to make known the love of Christ to people and to correct the ignorance people are spreading in these platforms.

Always correct such comments with God's word, by so doing, people will be delivered from that lie they could have believed.

Thank you!
Thank you Sis!
You have made an important point.

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Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by Angelswt(f): 9:00pm On May 22
Is there a relationship between love and giving?
I will appreciate your opinions.


https://destinysaudience.wordpress.com/2019/05/22/love-and-giving/
Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by ochibuogwu5: 4:35pm On May 23
Receive Grace to study, understand, believe and willingly obey the word of God according to Jesus Christ teachings with effortless ease today 23rd May, 2019 and everyday of our lives on earth under the Holy Spirit influence in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.

Jesus’ Warning
1 “I have told you these things so that you will not stumble or be caught off guard and fall away. 2 They will put you out of the synagogues and make you outcasts. And a time is coming when whoever kills you will think that he is offering service to God. 3 And they will do these things because they have not known the Father or Me. 4 I have told you these things [now], so that when their time comes, you will remember that I told you about them. I did not say these things to you at the beginning, because I was with you.

The Holy Spirit Promised
5 “But now I am going to Him who sent Me; and none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’ 6 But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts [and taken complete possession of them]. 7 But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the [a]Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby) will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him (the Holy Spirit) to you [to be in close fellowship with you]. 8 And He, when He comes, will convict the world about [the guilt of] sin [and the need for a Savior], and about righteousness, and about judgment: 9 about sin [and the true nature of it], because they do not believe in Me [and My message]; 10 about righteousness [personal integrity and godly character], because I am going to My Father and you will no longer see Me; 11 about judgment [the certainty of it], because the ruler of this world (Satan) has been judged and condemned.

12 “I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear [to hear] them now. 13 But when He, the Spirit of Truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth [full and complete truth]. For He will not speak on His own initiative, but He will speak whatever He hears [from the Father—the message regarding the Son], and He will disclose to you what is to come [in the future]. 14 He will glorify and honor Me, because He (the Holy Spirit) will take from what is Mine and will disclose it to you. 15 All things that the Father has are Mine. Because of this I said that He [the Spirit] will take from what is Mine and will reveal it to you.

Jesus’ Death and Resurrection Foretold
16 “A little while, and you will no longer see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me.” 17 Some of His disciples said to one another, “What does He mean when He tells us, ‘A little while, and you will not see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me’; and, ‘because I am going to My Father’?” 18 So they were saying, “What does He mean when He says, ‘A little while’? We do not know what He is talking about.” 19 Jesus knew that they wanted to ask Him, so He said to them, “Are you wondering among yourselves about what I meant when I said, ‘A little while, and you will not see Me, and again a little while, and you will see Me’? 20 I assure you and most solemnly say to you, that you will weep and grieve [in great mourning], but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy. 21 A woman, when she is in labor, has pain because her time [to give birth] has come; but when she has given birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of her joy that a child has come into the world. 22 So for now you are in grief; but I will see you again, and [then] your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take away from you your [great] joy.

Prayer Promises
23 In that day you will not [need to] ask Me about anything. I assure you and most solemnly say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name [as My representative], He will give you. 24 Until now you have not asked [the Father] for anything in My name; but now ask and keep on asking and you will receive, so that your joy may be full and complete.

25 “I have told you these things in figurative language (veiled language, proverbs); the hour is now coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures of speech, but I will tell you plainly about the Father. 26 In that day you will ask in My name, and I am not saying to you that I will ask the Father on your behalf [because it will be unnecessary]; 27 for the Father Himself [tenderly] loves you, because you have loved Me and have believed that I came from the Father. 28 I came from the Father and have come into the world; again, I am leaving the world and going to the Father.”

29 His disciples said, “Ah, now You are speaking plainly to us and not in figures of speech! 30 Now we know that You know all things, and have no need for anyone to question You; because of this we believe [without any doubt] that you came from God.” 31 Jesus answered them, “Do you now [at last] believe? 32 Take careful notice: an hour is coming, and has arrived, when you will all be scattered, each to his own home, leaving Me alone; and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me. 33 I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace. In the world you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world.” [My conquest is accomplished, My victory abiding.]
{John 16 : 1-33 amp}
Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by ochibuogwu5: 10:44am On May 24
Christ Jesus did not die on calvary for fun, for *dieying-sake*, for us to be merely *reciting his death in the apostles creed* or just for the sake of doctrine
rather *to produce* within our lives as those who *believe in His finished works on Calvary* a pattern of living known as *Holiness, blamelessness and faultlessness*
thus
"And although you were at one time estranged and alienated and hostile-minded [toward Him], participating in evil things,
yet Christ has now reconciled you [to God] in His physical body through death, in order to present you before the Father holy and blameless and beyond reproach—
[and He will do this] if you continue in the faith, well-grounded and steadfast, and not shifting away from the [confident] hope [that is a result] of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which [gospel] I, Paul, was made a minister."
(Colossians 1:21-23 amp)
this pattern of life called holiness is *consistently manifested by His Holy Spirit* who is *producer of this lifestyle* as long as *we continue in studying the teachings of Jesus Christ from the whole bible* not according to our own personal ideology, perception, philosophy, theology, choice or old covenant of judaism
thus Jesus said "if you continue in my words, you are my disciples indeed, then you will know/discover the truth and the truth will set you free" (John 8:31-32)
if you/I are a Christian but *holiness, blamelessness and irreproachable lifestyle* is not *manifesting* then we need to ask the Holy Spirit to help us with his mercy, grace and knowledge of His identity and presence *within/inside us* as quick as possible bearing in mind that *He always wants to help us manifest his fruits in our lives without measure*

Father, we appreciate your gift and grace of salvation to us from all humanity in this age/generation and we seek your mercy so that your grace will be released upon us to study and believe the teachings of Jesus Christ from the whole bible in an increasing measure so that He will *present us holy, blameless and without reproach in His sight* in this generation through the manifestation of your Holy Spirit grace in Jesus Name. Amen.
Great Grace Brethren!!!
Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by ochibuogwu5: 3:17pm On May 25
"that is , the mystery which was hidden [from angels and mankind] for ages and generations, but has now been revealed to His saints (God’s people). God [in His eternal plan] chose to make known to them how great for the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is *Christ in
and among you*, the hope and guarantee of [realizing the] glory"
(Colossians 1:26-27 amp)
The main thing about *Christianity* is that Jesus Christ died on Calvary hence with the blood of His cross, He has paid the price for *sin* not only from Adam's disobedience till the day He died but *for all time till eternity* which means that there is no sin *Jesus Christ* cannot forgive any human being, and He uproots whatever *causes such sin to manifest inside our lives then replace it with HIMSELF* hence someone who *lies before or manifests any sinful behavior in the past cannot engage* in such lifestyle again no matter the offers/platform/packaging/private/public but rather *Christ Jesus inside him/her now produces righteousness with ease*

another thing
His ressurection from death makes us *justified/not guilty for all time till eternity* before the Father
then another *awesome thing* is that *He(Jesus Christ/GOD)* now *lives His life inside and through us* who *believe in Jesus Christ finished works on Calvary as our personal and eternal inheritance*
thus
"this is the mystery; Christ Jesus living inside/among/within us *is the hope of our glory*" (Colossians 1:27)

Another clear expression by Paul stated
"For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God. I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live but it is Christ Jesus who lives in me. And the life I now live *in the flesh* I live by *faith in the Son of God*, who loved me and gave himself for me. I do not *nullify/misuse the grace of God*; for if justification comes through the law, then Christ died for nothing" (Gal. 2:19-21)

This is the *gospel*; Jesus Christ (Grace and Truth)
we need to keep *teaching* this truth
we need to keep *believing* this truth
the apostles preached *this gospel* from the *old testament scriptures* and the Holy Spirit was *confirming it with miracles, healings, prosperities/provisions, resurrections, deliverance and victory* even with their present circumstances filled with persecutions/threats/intimidations/heresies (Mark 16:20, Hebrews 2:4)

We are not expected to preach miracles in order to *see miracles in our Church/Fellowships*
There are times that the apostles told of the wonders of God's salvation upon the gentiles hence there *should be separate time for testimonies* but when it is time to *preach the gospel* it should be done with one focus "Christ Jesus Crucified and the effects of His finished works in human lives"
*believing* is what *activates the effects of Jesus Christ finished works in the life of any human being* no matter your tribe/past-sinful-records/color/religion
*believing* is *continuos* till death or Christ Jesus comes again ("if you *continue* in my words, you are my *disciples indeed*, you will know the truth and the truth will set you free" John 8:31-32)
do not shift from *believing* to *thinking/teaching* that *negative events/delays/persecutions/trials/difficulties* around human beings/Christians is because *he/she did not pray enough(1/2/4/8-hours at a stretch whether during the day or midnight) or because he/she did not come for your all night-vigil or pay tithe/offering/seed in your Church/Prayer-center/Adoration-ground or join your 40-days prayer/fasting-match* or act drama on the altar/pulpit.
The focus should never be shifted from *believing in Jesus Christ finished works on Calvary* to *prayers or engaging in routine/ritual Christian activities* lest the believer starts *sinking like Peter*
*believing* must be *continuos* no matter how many years you have *1st believed* or your years in ministry (2 Peter. 1:12-15)
This is how to walk daily in the *victory* of Jesus Christ on this earth as a regular experience.

Do I/You *believe* in Jesus Christ finished works on Calvary as our personal and eternal inheritance?
Am I (Are You) still *believing* in Jesus Christ finished works?
Have I/You shifted the *bases* from *believing* to *prayers, miracle-pursuit/quest, self-righteousness, routine/ritual engagements in Christian activities, dramas on the altars/pulpits*?
Have I/You started directing Christians to *follow me/you* because of the miracles that the *Holy Spirit is manifesting* in my/your ministry/fellowship/Church/Adoration-centers/prayer-groups *instead* of *directing them to believe and follow Jesus Christ finished works on Calvary*?

Father, by your grace we have come back to our senses to stand *only on the finished works of Jesus Christ your Son*, sustain us by this same grace to continue and become stable in this faith through the irreproachable manifestations of your Holy Spirit in Jesus Name. Amen.
Great Grace Brethren!!!
Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by ochibuogwu5: 5:46am On May 26
Some of the benefits of the finished works of Jesus Christ which is the *Gospel*
We need to know them, read, re-read, meditate, *most importantly believe in them as our personal and eternal inheritance/lifestyle* no matter what our physical circumstance is *projecting* or the preachers on our altars/pulpits are *preaching*
GOSPEL simply means: (GOODNEWS) of the Benefits of Christ' suffering, death, burial, resurrection and glorification, for mankind.
** The Gospel is that God was in Christ, reconciling men unto Himself.
** The Gospel is about our unsearchable riches in Christ.
** The Gospel is that if any man be in Christ, he becomes a New Creation with no past.
** The Gospel is that in Christ, we have Eternal life now, the God-life now.
** The Gospel is that in Christ, we are no more forgiven sinners, we are now Saints.
** The Gospel is that in Christ, we have passed from death unto life.
** The Gospel is that in Christ, we have become Sons of God, members of God's household.
** The Gospel is that in Christ, we have THE BLESSING, no more curses, whether generational or ancestral.
** The Gospel is that in Christ, we have been DELIVERED, not subject to "Deliverance".
** The Gospel is that in Christ, we have defeated, dethroned and disarmed the devil.
** The Gospel is that in Christ, we have dominion over Sin, and what causes sin inside us has been uprooted and replaced with *GOD; Jesus Christ who only produces holiness, righteousness, self-control, love, e.t.c as His fruits *without struggles*
** The Gospel is that in Christ, we ALREADY HAVE the Victory, NOT GOING TO be victorious.
** The Gospel is that In Christ we are Kings here and should operate with that consciousness in whatever circumstance.
**The Gospel is that in Christ, we are already healed of all sicknesses because of the wounds that Jesus Christ bore on His body about 2019 years ago during his suffering and death hence we still go to hospital but not to agree with any result that says *this sickness will not be healed or it will kill us*
There are still more, however *believe these and keep believing them* every tick of second in your life on earth no matter your years in Christianity or biological years.
When we believe the Holy Spirit uses His grace to continue manifesting them {"we believe therefore we manifest obedience..." Romans 16:26}
"These things in the gospel of John are written for us to believe, so that in *believing(continuous tense)* we might have{manifest} the life{Jesus Christ}" (John 20:31)
Great Grace Brethren!!!
Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by eduora: 9:25am On May 26
Good morning ladies and gentlemen......happy Sunday in advance.....Do feel the love that God has bestowed on you
Do feel that longing in the heart
I have specially prayed for you my dear
So that you have that perfect start
Have a blessed day today
As Almighty will be with you all the way
Wishing you a lovely Morning!
Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by live4dgospel(m): 9:29am On May 26
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Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by Fammoboy10(m): 6:21pm On May 26
UPON THIS ROCK WILL I BUILD MY CHURCH :WHAT EXACTLY IS THE ROCK, IS IT PETER? I DON'T THINK SO.




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? And they said, some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 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. 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. 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. Matthew 16:13-19

This ground breaking conversation took place at Ceasarea Phillipi, which lies today in the modern-day reserve of the Banias in the Golan Heights region of Isreal. The city was established by Ptolemaic Greeks, a Hellenistic community where the worship of the god Pan was centered. Reviled by the Jews of Yeshua’s time and considered by them the most idolatrous place in the entire Galilee, to this day it remains a place of nature worship and deep paganism.

WHAT EXACTLY IS THE CHURCH

The church here simply means the body of Christ, the gathering or the assembly of people that has confessed Jesus as their personal Lord and Saviour and not those big cathedrals or temples we gather into for worship.

Hebrews 12: 22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.

What then is the Confession that makes people a part of the body of Christ?

That is the same (the first) confession of Peter when Jesus asked who he was to them (the disciples).

Peter says “You are the Christ (the savior), the son of the living God.

Therefore, anyone that has come to confess Jesus Christ becomes a member of the assembly or the church of Christ.

Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

Confession of Christ comes through Revelation

The revelation knowledge of Christ aids confession; for no one can confess whom he has not known.

John 6:65 And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.

The verse above indeed is a vivid replica of what Jesus said to Peter when he made the bold confession: … “for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven”…


Revelation knowledge of Christ comes through the Word of God

Romans 10: 17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Peter has the knowledge of Christ, and he can boldly profess the faith because, he had been with the Word of life and of God Himself, He knows Christ first handedly, hence, he cannot but confess that which he has seen and witnessed.

Having this prior knowledge that; the church of Christ is built by confession, confession which comes through revelation, and revelation by through the Word.

We shall then go on to see exactly what Jesus meant by saying the “though art Peter (which means a rock), and Upon this rock will I build my church and the gate of hell shall not prevail against it…”

Rock figuratively means: Something that is strong, stable, and dependable; it may be a person who provides security or support to another .


Peter: a strong and dependable rock that provides support for the body Christ

The name ‘Peter’ means ‘rock’. In the Old Testament, the word ‘rock’ often describes the security that God gives to his people. For example, ‘The Lord is my rock’ (2 Samuel 22:2).

Jesus used the word ‘rock’ or Peter as a name for Simon (John 1:42).

Peter himself is like the first rock in Jesus’s building which is the church. Jesus Himself is the true foundation.


But Peter was the first person to declare that he believed Jesus. And Peter became a leader and teacher in the church. He was the first to speak to the crowds at Pentecost about Jesus, the Messiah where 3000 people became Christians that day (Acts 2). Later, he had a dream when he was staying at Joppa. As a result, people who were not Jews believed. And Peter gave them a welcome into the church (Acts 10:1–11:18). He supported the believers who were not Jews at the Council in Jerusalem (Acts 15).

Here we can see Peter’s authority in the church being the first rock, as well as the first leader and guide to the church.


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.

Peter’s authority was not his alone. God’s special servants and the men that Jesus sent out were also the foundation and special rocks in the church (Ephesians 2:20).

Hence, Peter is seen here as a solid rock that provides support to the growth of the church, but not upon whom the whole church of Christ, the assembly of the angels and believers is being built.

The truth unarguable is that, if Peter had been the very rock upon which our faith is built as Christians, our faith is going to be dashed and shipwrecked and the gate of hell will probably prevail against it. And besides, our confession of faith cannot be built of placed on Peter.

The very Rock: The Confession of Christ
If the passage is read contextually, one would see that; the ‘rock’ refers to what Peter said. He believed that Jesus is the Christ, God’s Son. Everyone who can say the same thing is like a stone in God’s building (1 Peter 2:4-cool. They are the ‘church’. As I have stated earlier, the Greek word for church does not refer to a building or to a particular organisation. It refers to all the people who believe in Jesus. They who heard the word, believed and confesses that He is God’s Son.

Nothing would be able to destroy the church because it was being built upon Revelation and upon Jesus Christ Himself who is the strong, stable, dependable, unbeatable Rock, and the true foundation of the Church.

He (Jesus) is the head and the church is the Body (of Christ).

Ephesians 4:16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted …

We can therefore see that; Peter is not the rock upon which the whole church of Christ is being built, rather he is a solid rock that gives support and guide to every other rock therein, rather, the true Rock that the church of Christ is being built upon is the confession of faith in Christ Jesus and everyone that has come to confess just as peter has done became a rock and support in the Body of Christ.

More Grace.


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Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by ochibuogwu5: 9:18am On May 27
Relating with *any and every human being in sincerity of heart is beautiful, righteous and glorious* even praying in their gathering/fellowships however *believing in any being apart from Jesus Christ as the only true living God and Lord of humanity as well as all creation is ERROR and DANGEROUS* thus Jesus said "I am the only way, the only truth and the only life, no human being can come to the Father *except through me*" (John 14:6). A person who is born as a muslim can misbehave as a terrorist also someone who *claims* to be a Christian can misbehave as a terrorist. Someone who is born a muslim or any other reigion can behave uprightly/righteous and also someone who *claims* to be a Christian can behave *good/upright/righteously* however non of these *behaviors defines a child of God* rather "as many as there are who received Him(Jesus Christ) and *believed* in His name(Jesus Christ finished works on Calvary), He gave them *right/authority/priviledge* to *become Children of God*" (John 1:12). I am not trying to *impose my beliefs/ideology* upon you however I am sharing *a truth that is alive inside me, inside anybody who has believed and is still believing* even those who are these other religions *have inner-witness/confirmation* that *Jesus Christ* is the *only God in the heavens, on the earth and in the underworld*. The reason why you felt inner peace praying in a mosque is because *you have believed in Jesus Christ finished works on calvary as your personal and eternal inheritance* hence you are now *a container* carrying inside you the content(Jesus Christ) and His blood was shed to redeem all mankind hence He associates with every human being and their fellowship/meeting-point/gathering in order to express Himself through us so that He can convert those souls to accept *His finished works on Calvary as their personal and eternal inheritance*. Great Grace Dear!!!
Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by TEEMIKEMEDIA(m): 5:53pm On May 27
MENSTRUATION AND THE CHURCH.
WHAT DID THE BIBLE SAY's ABOUT UNCLEANNESS?
The Bible categorically stated it that unclean person both male & female should not enter into the house of the Lord. Lev. 15:2, Num. 5:2. Uncleanness include among others:- Fornicators, Adulterer, Menstruation, Drunkenness, Discharge e.t.c.
Such practises have been in practice since the day's of Moses & Aaron. It was respectfully practice by the Isrealite for Purification & Consecration without giving preferencial treatment to anybody, (Male or Female). The practice is been follow to they latter in the book of Lev.15:1 - end, it stated it clear in verse 19, "And if a Woman have an issue , and her issue in her flesh be blood, she shall be put apart seven days, and whosoever toucheth her shall be unclean until the evening."

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Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by Julivas(m): 7:02pm On May 27
TEEMIKEMEDIA:
MENSTRUATION AND THE CHURCH.
WHAT DID THE BIBLE SAY's ABOUT UNCLEANNESS?
The Bible categorically stated it that unclean person both male & female should not enter into the house of the Lord. Lev. 15:2, Num. 5:2. Uncleanness include among others:- Fornicators, Adulterer, Menstruation, Drunkenness, Discharge e.t.c.
Such practises have been in practice since the day's of Moses & Aaron. It was respectfully practice by the Isrealite for Purification & Consecration without giving preferencial treatment to anybody, (Male or Female). The practice is been follow to they latter in the book of Lev.15:1 - end, it stated it clear in verse 19, "And if a Woman have an issue , and her issue in her flesh be blood, she shall be put apart seven days, and whosoever toucheth her shall be unclean until the evening."

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https://www.teemikemedia.com.ng/2019/05/what-does-bible-says-about-menstruation.html
This is not applicable again, Jesus has set everyone free from the bondage of the law.. hallelujah

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Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by ochibuogwu5: 9:12am On May 28
stop making *negative declarations* in your life and stop *believing negative prophecies/utterances/news* in your mind/brain/thoughts no matter who declared it pastor/priest/prophet/prophetess*; hunger will not *finish you*, I have met Christians who have stayed without food more than days and later they confirmed how believing Jesus Christ even when there was no hope in sight*. Sickness/Pains/Lacks/Difficulties/Trials/sinful-past-habits/insufficiencies/insults/limitations e.t.c will not *kill you* and they will not *last forever* in your life. Always *believe Jesus Christ* can provide and assist you no matter how terrible your situation appears currently based upon HIS FINISHED WORKS ON CALVARY ("It is finished/settled/provided" and "every devil/demon/evil-conspiracy/manipulation is destroyed" John 19:30) and *speak what you believe in your mind and mouth consistently* until you see it manifest in the physical while remaining in peace/calm as well as communication with Christ Jesus who is *living inside me/you* as a Christian. Great Grace Brethren!!!
Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by ochibuogwu5: 6:16pm On May 28
Sexual intercourse in marriage must be *marital, procreative and unitive* *these 3-qualities must be met in each sexual intercourse for those whose marriage is founded on Christ Jesus check Genesis 4:1, Adam had sex with Eve then she became pregnant, having sex via the mouth does not make a woman pregnant, having sex via the anus does not make a woman pregnant, masturbating your wife/husband or manual sex does not make a woman pregnant, withrawal methods, condoms and contraceptives does not permit pregnancy. Phone text/video sex does not make for pregnancy. looking at a man/woman lustfully makes you an adulterer, Jesus Christ Our God and Lord of Our Christian faith taught us (Matt.5:27-28). hence sexual intercourse for those *married/wedded in Christ Jesus* is between the *sexual organs* not just any opening found on the body of your spouse. Our fore-fathers did not watch any pornography yet they took care of their sexual needs hence no human being on earth needs pornography for *sex education* on how to take care of their marital sexual needs. Marriage bed is sacred and should not be defiled (Hebrews 13:4). A Christian is any human being who believes in Jesus Christ finished works on Calvary, his flesh has been crucified with all abnormal desires on the cross and Jesus Christ has replaced those old fleshly desires with HIMSELF through His Holy Spirit Grace therefore I can say with *overwhelming confidence that Jesus Christ cannot have sex with His spouse in the mouth, anus, masturbation, pornography, withdrawal methods, condoms, contraceptives, artificial birth methods or birth controls and all those dirty as well as unrighteous practices imported from pornographic contents and some medical/paramedic instructors who do believe in Jesus Christ as their personal God and Savior*. This is why Christian marriage is the only covenant allowed to be established upon the *main covenant of salvation based upon Jesus Christ finished works on calvary hence it is not for babe or growing Christians/Believers rather adult Christians/Believers based upon sound gospel of grace and truth not just by how many *groups* you belong to in the Church or your biological age or your years of attending Christian activities/fellowships/vigils/
Holy-Mass/Novenas/prayer-groups/adoration-centres e.t.c. Apart from sex there are other critical issues that also comes up in *matrimony* that requires *grace, knowkedge of grace, knowledge of our identity in Christ, relationship with the Holy Spirit, saying sorry as well as forgiving when you are the offended party e.t.c. I pray for God's mercy and grace to help our married brethren to build their marital homes according to the Holy Spirit *will* in Jesus Name. Amen.

... for the sake of clarity, married couple can have sexual intimacy any time any day, any style they want however *each intimacy/intercourse* must be *marital, procreative and unitive*, *marital* means for those joined together on the *faith of Jesus Christ* not by *bride-price, kindred-list, rituals or chance/circumstance or co-habitation*, *procreative* means it must be open to *pregnancy* without any style or methods or medications that will stop pregnancy from occuring *if the woman is her fertile-period*. Couples can have intercourse when the woman is *not in her fertile period* yet their engagement is *open to pregnancy* the woman will not get pregnant because she is not in her *fertile period* thus married couple who do not want pregnancy can engage in sexual intercourse within this *not fertile period* as often as possible if they choose not to reproduce. *Unitive* means *each couple must willingly engage in this intimacy body, soul and spirit* without cohesion, imposition of styles or methods or ideas upon either of the couple. Spirit, Body and Soul *connecting together* means *both party must be in the same location* not through phone text/video sex just like Adam and Eve were Unclad before each other and were not ashamed (Genesis 2:25).
The 3-faculty of both spouse being involved also *disagrees with any artificial birth method or artificial birth controls or sex-toys or pornography* e.t.c.
Re: The Christian Chatbox ( sticky) by ochibuogwu5: 5:39am On May 29
Since you have been brought back to true life with Christ, you must look for the things that are in heaven, where Christ is, sitting at God’s right hand. (Colossians 3:1)

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