The Book of Matthew, The Structure of The Book As A Whole
Matthew 16:1 The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired
him that he would shew them a sign from heaven.
2 He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair
weather: for the sky is red.
3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and
lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not
discern the signs of the times?
4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no
sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and
Ye not discern the signs of the times
They can't see what in front of them, Jesus
5 And when his disciples were come to the other side, they had forgotten to take
The sign of the prophet Jonas
Matthew 12:39 But he answered and said
unto them, An evil and adulterous generation
seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be
given to it, but the sign of the prophet
40 For as Jonas was three days
and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall
the Son of man be three days and three nights in
the heart of the earth.
41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in
judgment with this generation, and shall condemn
it: because they repented at the
preaching of Jonas; and, behold,
a greater than Jonas is
42 The queen of the south shall
rise up in the judgment with this generation,
and shall condemn it: for she came from the
uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom
of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than
6 Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees
and of the Sadducees.
7 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no
Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the
Sadducees = false teaching
Leaven is yeast.
If you put a little leaven in the dough,
it will saturate the whole loaf.
If you allow the enemy to put a lie into
the doctrine, it will go through the whole
Nip lies in the bud. Don't tolerate false
Of course, the disciples think Jesus is
talking about bread.
8 Which when Jesus perceived, he said unto them, O ye of little faith, why
reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread?
The disciples momentarily lost the key of
9 Do ye not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five
thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?
10 Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye took
The disciples momentarily lost the key of
11 How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning
bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the
They picked up twelve baskets and seven
The point is there is enough truth and
knowledge for everyone.
Seek truth and knowledge.
12 Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread,
but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
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?
We must always be on guard for false
That is the lesson Jesus would have us
Beware of false teachings
Always document what you hear in God's
God's Word is the key of knowledge.
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?
The people didn't know. They were guessing
Elias = Elijah
Jeremias = Jeremiah
16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living
17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona: for
flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in
Simon = to hear intelligently
Peter = a (piece of) rock
Why would Jesus follow the doctrine of the
Pharisees and Sadducees lesson with this
You must know who the true Christ is, or
you don't have the key of knowledge.
Many will be deceived by the anti-christ.
They are waiting to be rapture out of
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.
"Bar-Jonah" means "son of the dove".
The dove is always symbolic of the Holy
The Holy Spirit led Peter to this correct
19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever
thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt
loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
That is why it is so important for you to
process the key of knowledge.
The gates of hell can not prevail against you.
The enemy can not come against you, if you
utilize the power Christ gave you over all of
Luke 10:18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan
as lightning fall from heaven.
19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on
serpents and scorpions, and over all the power
of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means
Don't ever forget the power is in the name of
20 Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus
I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven
In other words, if you will teach Who the true Christ is and if you teach
what the unforgivable sin is, it will stand on earth and in heaven.
That which God forgives on earth is already forgiven in heaven.
The unforgivable sin will not be forgiven on earth or in heaven.
Make certain you have the key of knowledge.
Good reading Matthew13 = Jesus is explaining the parable of the tares.
21 From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must
go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and
scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.
22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee,
Lord: this shall not be unto thee.
23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an
offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those
that be of men.
24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him
deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his
life for my sake shall find it.
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, take up his
cross, and follow me.
Meaning you are willing to follow God's Ways
which is the truth
26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his
own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and
then he shall reward every man according to his works.
He shall gain the whole world, and lose his own
28 Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of
death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.
• Exactly 2520 years from the exile
of Benjamin, Iceland became an independent nation.
The first tribe to be
conquered by the Assyrians was Manasseh,
in 745 B.C. Exactly 2520 years later America became a nation on July 4, 1776.
(Leviticus. 26: 28-46) God warned Israel that if they persisted in continually
breaking His Laws, not only would curses come upon them.
He would punish them for seven times, (a time being 360 years, seven times would
be 2520 years) and would banish them from the land of Palestine and scatter them
among the heathens (like lost sheep)
• Study the book: Abrahamic Covenant,
(A study outline of the identity of God's people) By E. Raymond Capt
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