Originally Posted by Rose
To continue on with the Matt.16 Key/Holy Spirit connection I will now turn to Isaiah and Rev.3.
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 (petra) 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.
Isaiah 22:22 And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.This Key that is laid upon the shoulders of Jesus that allows that which He opens no man can shut is indeed the Holy Spirit that is given to believers. As this letter that is written to the church of Philadelphia tells us, the name that is written on the pillars in the temple of God (Believers[Peter was one of the first ones to be called a pillar]) is the name of God, and the name of New Jerusalem which we know to be the Seal of God which is the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is then the name which every believer is sealed with allowing those who are sealed to walk in the power of God, and that power being the 'Keys of the Kingdom' that Peter (Simon BarJonah) was given at Pentecost, and thus given to all who receive that baptism.
Rev.3:7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.….12) Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
Gal. 2:9 And when James, Cephas (Peter), and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.
Just think all of this began with my doing a simple study of Matt.16....