10 How is it that you do not understand that I speak not to you concerning bread, that you should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the Saducees?"
11 Then they understood, bowing their heads in shame, that it was the doctrine of the Pharisees and the Sadducees that He was warning them against.
12 Then went they to Philippi. There He asked His apostles, "Who is it that they say that I am?"
13 They answered Him, saying, "Some that you are John The Baptist, or, Elias, or even Jeremiah, or one of the other prophets."
14 He asked them, "Who is it that YOU say I am?"
15 Peter answered boldly, saying, "You are The Christ, The Son Of The Living God, our hope and our salvation."
16 And Jesus blessed him, saying, "You, Simon Bar Jona, of flesh and bone, have not revealed it to you but by My Father, which is in Heaven, I say to you that it is you, Peter, upon this rock that I will build my church.
17 The gates of Hell shall not prevail against it. It is you who shall hold the keys to Heaven. Whoever you shall let in, they shall enter. And whoever you shall keep out shall know not Heaven.
18 Better that a man abide by your judgment than stand before the judgment of his Soul. For he will suffer less by your kindness."
19 Then He told all His apostles, "Tell no man that He was The Christ."
20 From that time Jesus began to show His disciples that He must go up to Jerusalem, suffer many shames, die, and rise again in three days.
21 Peter took Him aside, begging Him that this could not be, and Jesus rebuked Him, saying "Get you behind me, demon! You are an offense to me. For you would hinder the Work Of God, for that that would be of man."
22 Then said Jesus unto His apostles, "If any man will follow after me, let him cast his desires aside, take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life shall lose his eternal Spirit, and whoever will lose his life for my sake, shall find it forever.
23 For what profit a man if he gain the entire world and loses his Immortal Existance? What should a man exchange for his immortality?
24 For The Son Of Man shall come in the Glory Of His Father and His Angels shall be with Him. Then shall He reward every man according to his works.
25 I say to you, none standing here will taste death until they see the Son Of man come into His Kingdom."
26 Jesus went off from them but they still did not fully understand. Peter sought the counsel of Demetius. "What is it that He says?" he asked.
27 Demetrius shook his head. "He meant that He must die before the rest of you. That He must pay the price for the ignorance that your people have fallen into. He will give His blood so that you will have no more need for blood."
28 "And if you can," Peter remarked, "you will stop Him. Do you not fear God?"
29 "I am not of His house," Demetrius answered. "I have no fear of Him. What I do, I do because I love His Children....ALL of them!"
30 Peter asked, "Why?"
31 Demetrius answered him, "Why not?"
32 To this Peter had no question.

Chapter Forty

Now it came to pass a few days after saying those things, Jesus took Peter, John, James and Demetrius up into the mountains to pray.
2 He had Demetrius stay off to one side, His apostles to another, and went off a bit to pray by Himself.
3 A great Light shone around Jesus. His rainment became like new fallen snow. Behold, two men appeared and began to speak with Him!
4 The apostles knew that they were Moses and Elias who appeared. They spoke to Jesus of His coming sufferings, what it was appointed for Him to do at Jerusalem.
5 The apostles found they could not stay awake. As Peter fell into sleep he looked towards Demetrius but it was not Demetrius that stood there, but a magnificent winged Being with plush fur that shone like gold, and broad, leathery wings.
6 When Peter next could see, the two men were departing from Jesus, Demetrius was his own self, and the Light around Jesus faded.
7 Peter approached Him saying, "Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us make three altars; one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elias," not knowing what he said.
8 As he spoke dark clouds overwhelmed them and they feared, as they were lost in the darkness of the cloud.
9 A Light appeared in the cloud. A voice was heard saying, "This is my Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. In all things hear Him."
10 Then the cloud lifted and Jesus was there alone. They crept close to Him and He ordered, "Tell no man in these days what you have seen."

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