Jesus' Witness that Knowing WHO HE IS is "the rock" (foundation) upon which HIS Church is built... Quoting: Lester 19057510
From Matthew 16:
13. When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?
14. And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.
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.
Doesn't matter if you are a prodigal or have turned satanist. Once you Know WHO Christ Jesus IS, you will Always Know. You will also Know in your heart that Father-God Has Called your heart Unto HIM... Likely you will be unable to admit you have spurned HIM by claiming Christ, but never taking action to give your life Unto God; but spurned HIM you have...
St. John Witnesses in 1st John Epistle ch 2:
18. Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
19. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
20. But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.
21. I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
22. Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
23. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
24. Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.
25. And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.
26. These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you.
27. But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
The anointing which ye have received of HIM Abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall Abide in HIM.
if you can Trust God Fully with every aspect of your life,
NOW is the time to tell HIM so...
Jesus Is Coming and soon all men will Know this and so will mark the end of The Age Of Faith, and once ended, no more will be able to Come Unto The Father.
To everything there is a season....
God Bless you and yours...
This is the rock upon which Christ builds His church, that is - the direct relationship with the Father that Peter experienced and ALL can experience. Christ's Church is made up of the souls in whom the Mind and Spirit of Christ is alive and hence is the driving force.