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Jesus was teaching in the region of Caesarea Philippi . This was one of the
most beautiful places in the country with trees, flowers, and sparkling
streams of water. On this particular day, as he frequently did, he went off by
himself to pray. His disciples found him and he asked them, "Who do men say
that I am?" Simon Peter said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
How could Peter be so sure about this? Jesus gives us the answer. He called
Peter's name, Simon Bar-Jonah, or Simon son of Jonah. Jesus said the fact that
Peter knew who he was, had come as a divine revelation. God Himself had told
Peter. Jesus told Peter that He was going to build His church, and no force of
Satan would ever be able to overcome it. His people would be triumphant and
win over evil. Peter was going to have the "keys" of the kingdom. Jesus told
Peter, "Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you
loose on earth will be loosed in heaven." Then Jesus told them that they must
keep his true identity a secret for a while longer. He would have to suffer
and die and be raised again. Peter didn't want to even think about Jesus
dying, and one day he said to him, "Lord, this shall not happen to You!" But
Jesus knew that Satan was trying to harm Him through the words of Peter, and
He said to Peter, "Get behind Me, Satan."