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Grab Bag, rockin’ the five fold with John. :)

Woot! It’s time for the weekly Grab Bag again!

The first question is!

What was the rock Jesus was talking about in Matthew 16:18?

Matthew 16:18
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.

To understand this we need to look above and see why the “And” is at the beginning of the scripture. We will start in verse 15:

Matthew 16:15-18
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.

So, looking at the context of what Jesus was talking about. The “rock” is in verse 16, Jesus being “the Christ, the Son of the living God”. Jesus is the rock, just like the one of the old testament. The one which followed them noted in 1 Corinthians 10:4

What is the “five-fold ministry”?
I am not quite sure, though I know Ephesians 4:11 is the verse the phrase was coined from.

Ephesians 4:11
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some pastors and teachers;

So here, it’s talking about what was said in verse 8 of the same chapter. Particularly the gifts part, which are for the perfecting of the saints (verse 12) and the work of the ministry and for edifying the body of Christ.

But to answer the question, I don’t know the scriptural answer. I think mainly because there probably isn’t one to explain it. At least, none which I have found.

What descended upon Jesus after he was baptized by John the Baptist?

Luke 3:22
And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.

The Holy Ghost descended upon him. It was in the bodily shape of a dove, but it was the Holy Ghost.

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What happen to Enoch?

Genesis 5:24
And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

He was not.

What are the sons of God?

Genesis 6:2
That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

Job 1:6
Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.

Luke 3:38
Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.

John 1:12
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

Romans 8:14
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

1 John 3:1-2
1Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
2Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

The sons of God are the people of God, the church. In Genesis, the church started taking wives from the world. In Job, it shows the church having their church time, also that Satan goes to church with them. In Luke, it shows the lineage of the the chosen people. Seth was considered the first born, along with Jacob in earlier verses. God started and finished from Luke 3:23-38. In John, it talks about him giving power to become a son of God. Yes, you read that correctly. To become part of the church. In Romans, being led by the Spirit of God. And in John, it shows the church being the sons of God.

What was the last miracle Elisha performed?

2 Kings 13:21
And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha: and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood up on his feet.

A resurrection.

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