The disciples once wondered who Jesus was. When Jesus asked them about it, they answered quoting what other people thought about Jesus. They said that some people believe that He is a prophet and some people also said that He is Elijah, or Jeremiah. However, Jesus again asked them who they really think Jesus is and Peter answered that He is the Messiah, the Son of the living God.
Jesus then blessed Peter and told Him that it was not revealed to him through flesh and blood but by the Father in Heaven.
When Peter declared that Jesus is the Son of the living God, this proved that Jesus was the promised Messiah since the Old Testament. He was the promised Savior that Isaiah prophesied and through Him we will have our redemption.
Jesus is also a man and He suffered everything that this cruel world can throw and He had overcome it all (John 16:33). Also, Jesus is God for He and the Father are one (John 10:30).
Knowing Jesus Christ fully means studying the Bible deeply. Meditation in the Word of God is the only way to know Jesus more. He came into this world to save us all. He died on the cross for everybody.
When Jesus heard what Peter said, Jesus told Peter that on that rock He will build His church and the gates of hades will not overcome it. Jesus declared that through Him, the gates of hades (sins) will not prevail.
He came to the world to put an end to death and sin. As Christians, if we believe that Jesus is our Lord and Savior, the promise of God will be upon us. The sins that we are always carrying and doing will not prevail for the Rock in which we hold on is far too strong for the gates of hades to overcome.
The gates will not stand tall because the rock that Jesus mentioned will be able to penetrate it and will make our life new.
May we always remember who Jesus is and always be reminded that He is not only our Savior but also our Lord. Peter declared that He is the Son of the living God, we must also declare and confess it in ourselves that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, who is equal to the Father and our Savior. Let us continue to seek His greatness through meditating the Scriptures!