Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Matthew 16:18 Scripture Meditation by Stephen Taylor

Matthew 16:18

“And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” 


I have been thinking the last couple days about what happens when evil meets our God, and it has been very encouraging!! In James, it says that even the demons know there is one God and shudder. In the Gospel of John, in the garden, when Jesus says “ I am He,” the evil men who were there to arrest Him drew back and fell down. And in the Gospel of Mark, Legion begs Jesus not to destroy them!!


When evil meets our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, it shakes, falls down, and begs for its life!!!! If Jesus lives in you, then you have nothing to fear!! Nowhere in the Bible does it say that Jesus fled from evil, but it does say that evil flees from Him!!!! Believe that, receive that, have faith that this is true!! We are broken, weak, and scared, but our Lord and Savior is not!!! The Spirit who lives in us does not shake, fall down, or beg in the face of evil. It stands firm, commands it, and with perfect love drives it out!!!


My friend Ethan Smith taught me something two weeks ago: gates are put in place to keep people out, not to hold people in. So, the gates of Hell were put there to try to keep Jesus out. The enemy knew He was coming one day and was dreading it!! Jesus kicked those gates in and took us back one at a time!!! Walk in that power today!!


Be encouraged and be encouraging!!! I love you all, God bless, and Glory to God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit!!!!!!!!




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