Matthew 16:18...on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.
Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
What does it mean to "Be the church' this is not relating to a building but a functioning...let's further explore this insight.
Ekklesia means An assembly of God Called Out.
To the Greek: an assembly of people called out/set apart to govern affairs of an estate, city or nation.
To the Romans a governing body sent into a conquered region not only to govern but to alter the culture until it became like Rome. to govern and disciple nations.
"Be the church" listen to a 15 mins message from Dutch Sheets explaining the definition when Jesus spoke Matthew 16:18 at the time and what this revelation means.