Great Wall – BT4:  The quenching “Great Wall” is built by world’s stones NOT of The Rock




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Great Wall – BT4:  The quenching “Great Wall” is built by world’s stones NOT of The Rock



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The stones that many of today’s churches are placing on top of the foundation borrowed from the old covenant’s commandments & rituals to build “The Great Wall” we saw Great Wall – BT1 are actually stones borrowed from the world around them. They are picking up “stones” from the world’s models of leadership and success, despite Paul’s warning in Romans 12:2 to “in-possibility-NOT presently/ongoingly suschematizo ‘have the outward schematic shape/form together-with’ this age.”


The so-called “leaders” don’t even know who God called His “ministers” – it’s not just the 4 groups of equipping coaches & facilitators (a), but instead ALL the saints that do the work of the ministry (b), as we saw in Great Wall – BT2!  I’ve seen this time and time again over 40 years of various ministries in 15 churches.  The Lord clearly told me, “There are no solo acts in My kingdom!”  He has said so much about Body-of-Christ ministry!  See also Coaches and Facilitators.


<Notes> a) the idea of a “5-fold ministry” is the result of poor bible-study.  Many Greek scholars see “shepherd kai and/coupled teachers” as 1 group because the first 3 nouns of “the apostles, de moreover the prophets, de moreover evangelists (messengers/preachers of the gospel)” are listed without punctuation or kai couplers and the 4th and 5th nouns (shepherds/pastors, teachers) are linked with kai which is normally a coupler when used only 1 or 2 times, as is the case here.  We have to remember from Ephesians 4:7-8, that these 5 nouns are NOT people, offices, or titles but only some of the plural grace-gifts of the singular grace-gift of Christ to the Church from the Father that is the Holy Spirit.  Also, Paul’s gives qualifications of “elders-shepherds-bishops/overseers who are able/skilled to teach” in 1 Timothy 3:2 and 2 Timothy 2:2, 24, giving those evangelizing and/coupled teaching double-honor in 1 Timothy 5:17.  Furthermore, Paul often uses “teacher” as a verbal-noun as in 1 Corinthians 12:28-29 that emphasizes the praxis functioning of it as in Romans 10:7.  Teaching is just a praxis function of every member of the Body-of-Christ by-the-means-of the Spirit’sgrace-gifts, but especially should occur with the singular elder/shepherd/overseer group of people – see Body-Ministry and Teach-One-Another pages, b) Ephesians 4:12.


It has grieved God’s Spirit within me to see so many people “picking up of the world’s stones.”  But “what koinonia fellowship-partnership has light with darkness,” the apostle Paul asks (a)?  This same “borrowing from the world” has occurred within worship music!  Because so many are so concerned about attracting larger audiences, “the ends have now justified the means.”  <Notes> a) 2 Corinthians 6:14.


However, the Church can’t be built using a foundation or stones borrowed from anything but Christ and His Spirit!  The Church can’t borrow the same “success” goals or methods from the old covenant, the business world, or any other religion or philosophy.  Paul warns in Colossians 2:8, “See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and/coupled empty/vain deceit, kata down-from/according-to human tradition, kata down-from/according-to the stoicheion ‘elemental/fundamental ‘abc’ principles’ of the world, and/thus absolutely-in-fact-NOT kata down-from/according-to Christ.”



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The Petra “mass of solid rock, native foundational bedrock that protrudes from the earth, like a projecting cliff” that Christ builds His church on is definitely NOT Peter who Jesus named from his original name Simon that meant ‘to hear’ but was akin to ‘flat-nosed’ that in Leviticus 21:18 is the name of a deformity which disqualified a member of a priestly family for serving the altar.  Cephas in Aramaic means “a stone ball” and Peter in Greek is petros that means “a pebble, like a small isolated rock found along a pathway or in a river bed.”  The Catholic Church really got that wrong!  But then many Protestants say that that Petra refers to “our public-confession of trusting-relying-faith” (traditionally done at water-baptism for salvation) that Peter was the first to make:  “You are the Christ (The Anointed One, Messiah/Savior), the Son of the living God.”  But Nathaniel was the first to get that same revelation as soon as he met Jesus in John 1:49:  “Rabbi, you are the Son of God!  You are the King of Israel,” long before Peter did!  So what makes Peter so special?  Why is he declared the first Pope by the Catholic Church?


Both groups are blind to the constant references Jesus made to the prophetic scriptures about Himself!  The Petra “massive bedrock” is “the living God,” the Father of Christ that David prophetically spoke of:  “For You are my Rock and my fortress” (a), which David also said of:  “You are my Father, my God, and/coupled the Rock of my salvation” (b).  God asks, “Is there a God besides Me?  There is no Rock; I know not any!” (c)!  And “There is none holy like Yahweh:  For there is none besides You; there is no Rock like our God” (d), and “Yahweh is my Rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my Rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn [symbol of strength] of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge, my Savior” (e).  Also, “Yahweh, my Rock and my Redeemer, for . . . they remembered that God was their Rock, the Most High God their Redeemer” (f).


<Notes> a) Psalms 31:3 , cf. Psalms 71:3, b) Psalms 89:26, c) Isaiah 44:8 , cf. Psalms 18:31, d) 1 Samuel 2:2, e) 2 Samuel 22:2-3, cf. Psalms 18:2, 18:46, f) Psalms 19:14, 78:35.  See also:  Deuteronomy 32:4, 15, 18, 30-31, 3; 2 Samuel 22:32, 47, 23:3; Psalms 28:1, 31:2-3, 42:9, 61:2, 62:2, 6-7, 71:3, 78:35, 89:26; 92:15, 94:22, 95:1, 144:1; Isaiah 17:10, 26:4, 30:29, 51:1; Habakkuk 1:12.


Yahweh God was the “Rock” that Moses struck in Exodus 17:6, that he was only to speak to in Numbers 20:8 but in anger struck again twice in Numbers 20:11 that cost him entering into the promised land (a).  However, Paul said this same Rock was Christ (b), who is the “Rock of stumbling that flips pulls the animal up into the trees from a trap” (c) that Jesus says people must fall onto to be broken to pieces unless they want it to fall on them and crush them (d) – see Surrendered Control.  However, David prophecies of the Messiah speaking to His Father:  “You are My Father, My God, and the Rock of My salvation.’  And I will make Him the firstborn, the highest of the kings of the earth” (e). <Notes> a) cf. Deuteronomy 8:15; Nehemiah 9:15; Psalms 78:15-16, 20, 105:41; Isaiah 10:26, 48:21, b) 1 Corinthians 10:4, c) Isaiah 8:14; Romans 9:33; 1 Peter 2:8, d) Matthew 1:44, e) Psalms 98:26-27.


How can the Rock be both Yahweh God and also Christ?  Because Jesus said “I and the Father are one” (a), yes, “One, just as You, Father, are in Me, and I in you” (b), for “to us a child is born, to us a Son is given . . . and His name shall be called . . . Mighty God, Everlasting Father . . .” (c).  Jesus is “the image of the invisible God, the preeminent of all creation” (d).  God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is the Petra Rock of which we must build the Church on.  Nothing else is needed!  It’s surely not Simon Cephas/Peter!  <Notes> a) John 10:30, b) John 17:21, c) Isaiah 9:6, d) 2 Corinthians 4:4; Colossians 1:15.




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