The material, physical kingdom that those teachers of the law were concerned about instead, was liable to going the way of all flesh.
Peter saw past the physical reality that Jesus held no material office, but recognized him as Messiah anyway, by seeing it in spiritual
“You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17And Jesus said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not
reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven
. 18“I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church;
and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.
You are correct that they were choosing flesh over spirit. That is exactly what the gates of hades are. My first post about the stationed cherubim
and the burning sword in the midst of them was speaking of this. The cherubim are symbolic of the veil of flesh.
Jesus contrasts flesh and blood way of knowledge, (which is the tree of knowledge of good and evil) with the revealing from the father. (which is the
tree of life)
The word reveal is unveil, to remove the veil of death.
6The LORD of hosts will prepare a lavish banquet for all peoples on this mountain;
A banquet of aged wine, choice pieces with marrow,
And refined, aged wine.
7And on this mountain He will swallow up the covering which is over all peoples,
Even the veil which is stretched over all nations.
8He will swallow up death for all time,(INCLUDING THE SECOND DEATH)
And the Lord GOD will wipe tears away from all faces,
And He will remove the reproach of His people from all the earth;
For the LORD has spoken.
9And it will be said in that day,
“Behold, this is our God for whom we have waited that He might save us.
This is the LORD for whom we have waited;
Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation.”
this last part was in response to Seede (and possibly Disraeli) concerning the scope of salvation for mankind.
there is no end to his mercies they are new every morning. and
God will be all in all.
edit on 27 6 2014 by zardust because: (no reason given)