Matthew 16:13 KJV “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?“
This was a very interesting Revelation for me and something I had overlooked. It was not until I started looking at Peter that the HOLY SPIRIT showed it to me.
So the LORD is asking them all who they think HE is….
And of course there are a few different answers but then HE comes to Peter.
Peter looks at JESUS and says “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.“
Now this BarJona you would think refers to Peter’s natural father! NOT A CHANCE!
THIS JONA is the DOVE, the SPIRIT, HOLY SPIRIT that has revealed this to you Peter! This is why JESUS calls him BarJona. (Jona means Dove).
Now I was speaking about this and something else regarding Peter to a few other bloggers. I suspect, (and I can’t prove this) that Peter’s natural father was a high priest. Peter had such a difficult time with the flesh and with giving up the Law. The high priest before Caiaphas was named Simon ben Camithus (Shimon Ben Kimhit). This word here, “Camithus” is related to flour and the little hat that is worn of the head. See it says Peter was known of the priest, and you can be sure that if Peter’s father was a high priest that they all knew who he was!
Don’t you think it interesting that JESUS says to Peter that satan wants to sift him? See, you sift wheat and flour.
Something to think about indeed. And why the 153 fish. Do you love me more than these JESUS asks? You see, there were always at one time 153 Torah portions that were read from the Law. Do you love the Law more than me, JESUS asks Peter? Do you want to be fed by that, or me?
All Glory and Honour is Yours Almighty Father through Your SON, JESUS CHRIST!
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