You Shall be Called “Stone”!…

Stone

Many times when people go trough hardship, difficulties and setbacks their lives are shatterd by those circumstances. It’s very hard sometimes for that person to get up on their feet, and get on with life!..Many are very emotional, fragile and easily given to feelings and negative circumstances. 

Give a glance to the following biblical Scripture:

John 1:40-42

40 One of the two who heard John speak, and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 41 He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated, the Christ).42 And he brought him to Jesus.

Now when Jesus looked at him, He said, “You are Simon the son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas” (which is translated, A Stone).

Why on earth, Jesus changed Simon’s name to Cephas (Stone)?

Weird? Not at all…Let’s see:

  1. Stone in the bible is a symbol of Jesus (The cornerstone-Ephesians 2:19-22)
  2. Stone is physically strong by nature and therefore hardly broken

That changing of name symbolises a new ID!..That’s it!..A new you, with a strong nature. Bold, courageous , fearless, determined and above all with the character of God.

We see many who say that are believers, yet very fragile and week, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and it’s cravings. The only way out it’s to receive the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, which is God’s empowerment to makes us strong, just like a STONE.

So your name should be ……Stone!

Want to be like Cephas? Well, seek the Baptism with the Holy Spirit and you will be like him…Oh by the way, see what happens when you “Become” a Stone!..

Matthew 16:18

English Standard Version (ESV)

And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

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5 Responses to You Shall be Called “Stone”!…

  1. simonese joseph says:

    Only when we go through difficult monent in life we know how strong we are in our faith. Thanks you for this message pastor.

  2. Rui Bacala. Vitoria-Gasteiz/Espanha says:

    That´s true and if You don´t become a Stone (Baptised whith the Holy Spirit), Certanly the devil for shure will stone you.

  3. Shanteé says:

    Zebra kick..

  4. Gilliana Baptiste says:

    I have to admit, that before, i was glass, i will be all over the place, i will give up when it gets too much and also run away from it. i understand very well, how important it is to have the Holy Spirit, because, you no longer allow the problems to control you, but you control the problem. Its receiving strenght in your mind, to go through the hardship. and not allowing emotions to take control over you.

  5. Tash says:

    When facing difficulties, hardship and setbacks in live its seen to be reason to be be down because of the circumstances. I was this type of person if I was facing a difficult situation, I would feel so lost and confuse its as if my world has just shatterd in to pieces, all sudden my faith became weak , blaming God saying “Why would you allow this to happen? Your ment to be protecting me etc, I would almost turn against God because of my nagative attitude my spiritual life became so stuck.

    Without the holy spirit this what happen your spiritual strong one day and the next your not, your relationship with God is unsteady but once your filled with Him your a stone, physically strong by nature and therefore hardly broken no matter what you face. Now I resist and trust in God and I see my problem’s as a tool to make my faith and relationships with God stronger because of this new attitude I have seen a massive improvement in my spiritual life.

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