Immanuel-Christ-Jesus ask HIS disciples " Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?"
Some said John the Baptist: some, Elias, others Jerimias, or one of the prophets.
Christ said unto them: " But whom do you say that I am?"
Simon Peter answered: "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living GOD."
And Jesus said unto him (Peter) "Blessed art thou Simon, for flesh and hath not revealed it unto thee, but My Father Which art in heaven."Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build MY Church, ..."
"Upon this rock?" What rock? Mat6:18 The firm foundation, that is un-movable: the Truth - that Jesus is the Christ, the Son, of the Living GOD.
"My Church?" Which Church: Christ only has one - it is the Assembly of Believers. It has 0 to do with location, and everything to do with the People. They can gather anywhere and receive the same Revelation that Peter received, via the LORD's Spirit.
Simon's name was instantly changed to Peter(Rock). My Church is not built upon Peter, but the Revelation that Peter allowed the Spirit to employ him - to speak through. Noteworthy: The Revelation, or Acknowledgement of Whom Christ is, always result in a Blessing.
We are either in MY Church: or not. The "flesh" is connected to the world!×6