for April 6, 2023
04-06-2023 Matthew Ch 16 v-1820 Kingdom Keys given
Gospel of Matthew Ch 16 v- 18 thru 20
18 “And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it. 19 I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” 20 Then he strictly ordered his disciples to tell no one that he was the Messiah.
Why did I become a Catholic? Today’s practice tells it best. Because of what Jesus said: ”And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My Church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it. 19 I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” For some reason this doesn’t seem to be enough for some who choose not to believe. They want to believe but only in their way of understanding which is really too bad for they forgo the True Presence of Christ in the Eucharist and have a little bread and wine sometimes instead of receiving Him every single day! Jesus tells Peter that he will build His Church and whatever decisions Peter makes regarding His Church Jesus will bind on earth and bind in Heaven too.
Let me say that in more laymen terms so you can understand it better. Jesus gives His permission to create the Church as Peter saw fit and Jesus would honor those decisions for all time on earth and in Heaven. The Church and its Customs were created by the man who became its first Vicar on earth anointed by Jesus in His own words with very exact meanings that not a soul can take away or add to in any fashion. I remind you from John 14 verse 6 (Jesus said to him, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”) that Jesus said He is the only way to Heaven and each and every Gospel writer concludes this even speaking of the Traditions created to secure the Truth of Salvation by the Church He erected with His Own Men. I remind each and every one to reflect on Two Thessalonians 2:14-17 where Tradition by the Church was ok’d by Jesus as Paul reminds us to stand fast and hold on to the Truth of His Redemption preached by His Church and by His Gospel writers. Amen.
14 To this end he has [also] called you through our gospel to possess the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 Therefore, brothers, stand firm and hold fast to the traditions that you were taught, either by an oral statement or by a letter of ours. 16 May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting encouragement and good hope through his grace, 17 encourage your hearts and strengthen them in every good deed and word.
Join me as we pray our daily prayer of forgiveness. I am sorry Lord. I believe You died and rose for me. Please forgive me as I forgive others. I share You as my Lord and Savior seeking to live your Will in all things. Prayers for wife Toni and my mother Betty pray for our children especially our two oldest Alexandra & Allen; Julian, Gabriel and Jeffrey and our grandchildren Oliver, Julian and Elliott. We pray for Boston aka Keith. We pray for those we’ve said we’d pray for and those who’ve asked us to pray for them. We pray for the dying as we do each day Lord give them peace in their last breath. Silence for the prayers of others dealing with the war in Ukraine. In the Holy Spirit we pray our brothers in Kairos especially a prayer for our men in blue. We pray for Holy Mother Church. We pray for our Holy Mother for the sister of Jackie. Daily prayers for our neighbor Thelma. Prayers for a friend and his wife for a baby to be born. Praying for Cheryl and Joe. In Jesus Precious Blood by His Name we pray. Amen.
I am a poet obedient to Christ,
Catholic Evangelist Thomas Cruz†Wiggins
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04-06-2023 Matthew Gospel Ch 16 v-1820
**Kingdom Keys given**
Peter you say I
Rock are you
Church Mine build
Prevail not netherworld gates subdued
Kingdom Keys given
Earth bind whatever you
Heaven bound through and through
Heaven loosed earth loosed too
Messiah was He speaking the Truth
© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins
April 6, 2023 @ 04:44 AM EST
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