The reference to the rock in the passage you mentioned comes from Matthew 16:13-20, where Jesus asked His disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” Peter then responded, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus commended Peter for this revelation, stating that on this rock He would build His church.
In understanding this passage, it is important to note that the rock referred to is not Peter himself, but rather the revelation that Peter received from God regarding Jesus’ identity as the Messiah. It signifies the foundational truth upon which the Church is built—the truth that Jesus is the Son of God and the Savior of the world.
To build upon this rock means more than just acknowledging Jesus’ identity; it also involves living in obedience to His teachings. Jesus emphasized the importance of not just hearing His words, but also doing them (Matthew 7:24-27). Building on the rock requires a deep understanding of God’s will and a commitment to follow it.
Additionally, the passage you mentioned about the seven levels of authority and the requirements for walking in sound doctrine is not directly related to the rock mentioned in Matthew 16. It seems to be a separate teaching or sermon that emphasizes the importance of continuity, fellowship, breaking bread, and prayer in the believer’s life.
To gain a deeper understanding of this sermon, it would be helpful to listen to the complete message or seek further teaching on the topic.