When they reached shore, Jesus had a fire and some bread. Peter and Jesus have this conversation.
15 When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter,“Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”
“Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”
16 Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”
He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.”
17 The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”
Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?”
He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.
18 Very truly I tell you, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands,
and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.” 19 Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would
glorify God. Then he said to him, “Follow me!”
In the last 2000 years, has the church fed the lambs, taken care of sheep and fed the sheep? For the Catholic church, the answer is no. What will
happen in the third thousand years and the day of the Lord? When Peter (Church) was young, it dressed itself. When it was older, it was served by
others. It made itself the prince instead of the servant. The false church will now suffer the kind of death that they do not want to suffer to
glorify God. In the end, Peter returns to Christ. The first shall be last and the last shall be first. It's your decision by thought, word and
What does this mean today? Didn't the church reform after coming our of Europe? Take a look around you. Is the church a business again? Are the
leaders being served or are they serving? I would say it’s a mixed bag depending on your denomination. I would also say that the church must serve
its purpose by sending the congregation out to feed the lambs and take care of the sheep. Are we doing this or are we serving ourselves? Where and
how is the money spent?
Ultimately, a person of faith must fellowship in with believers outside the tomb. The rock of the church must be rolled away to reveal our service to
others. On a grander scale, Christ will be the Corner Stone of the final state of our salvation. The church will no longer have the same purpose.
John 2:19 Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days."
Epistle of Barnabas 15:3
"Of the Sabbath He speaketh in the beginning of the creation; And God made the works of His hands in six days, and He ended on the seventh day, and
rested on it, and He hallowed it.
Give heed, children, what this meaneth; He ended in six days. He meaneth this, that in six thousand years the Lord shall bring all things to an end;
for the day with Him signifyeth a thousand years; and this He himself beareth me witness, saying; Behold, the day of the Lord shall be as a thousand
years. Therefore, children, in six days, that is in six thousand years, everything shall come to an end."
When the Rock is finally rolled away during our exodus from this Earth, what is left? An empty tomb. Who remains in the tomb and who finds the
promised land? Do you remember who was refused baptism by John the Baptist? What happened to Pharaoh? How long did the journey take with Moses?
7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing, he said to them: “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to
flee from the coming wrath? 8 Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. 9 And do not think you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our
father.’ I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham. 10 The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree
that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.
The writing is on the wall for those who worship at the alter of the material world. We inherited a garden like a rain forest. We will leave it a
field of burning weeds. Which side of truth are you on? Seek God and love others. Put yourself in Christ as your Lord and Savior and be
transformed. A new Heaven and a new Earth awaits. Your own works will not save you. Only Christ can overcome. We are more than conquerors. There
is more than enough evidence to see the light if you bother looking.
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor
demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate
us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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