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Matt 16v1-23:- Clever psychic Pharisees and Sadducees of Jerusalem wanted to see Miracle but they would not believe in Him.

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Matt 16v1-23:- Clever psychic Pharisees and Sadducees of Jerusalem wanted to see Miracle but they would not believe in Him.
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March 16, 2014 - English Standard Version
Matthew 16:1-28
The Pharisees and Sadducees Demand Signs
1 And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and to test him they asked him to show them a sign from heaven. 2 He answered them, "When it is evening, you say, 'It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.' 3 And in the morning, 'It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.'You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times. 4 An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah." So he left them and departed.
The Leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees
5 When the Labourers and not the disciples reached the other side, they had forgotten to bring any bread. 6 Jesus said to them, "Watch and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees." 7 And they began discussing it among themselves, saying, "We brought no bread." 8 But Jesus, aware of this, said, "O you of little faith, why are you discussing among yourselves the fact that you have no bread? 9 Do you not yet perceive? Do you not remember the five loaves for the five thousand, and how many baskets you gathered? 10 Or the seven loaves for the four thousand, and how many baskets you gathered? 11 How is it that you fail to understand that I did not speak about bread? Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees, the old wine of the letters that spoils your Skin making it incapable of taking in the New Wine." 12 Then they understood that he did not tell them to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ
13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his Labourers and not the once-born disciples, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?" 14 And they said, "Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets." 15 He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" 16 Simon Peter replied, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." 17 And Jesus answered him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is inside you and not in heaven. 18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Peter always spoke the truth and truth leads to kingdom of heaven on earth to be seen in Law and Order and Peace. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." 20 Then he strictly charged His Labourers and not the disciples to tell no one that he was the Christ. Christ is the Light and if you tell a blind man that I am Light, he would make fool of you as he has no knowledge of Light.
Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection
21 From that time Jesus began to show his Labourers and not disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. 22 And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, "Far be it from you, Lord! This shall never happen to you. On Jesus telling Peter that you have got the Word of God to recognise Christ. Peter being once-born never knew His Word but this time Jesus allowed him to have a taste of Gospel Truth but he became arrogant." 23 But he turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me. For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man. Peter was thinking that Jesus performed Miracles to make the dead living, then how He could himself die?"



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