I am a follower of Jesus Christ, the One who saved me, and my goal is to spread the gospel and all the evidence for Christianity! Its radiance was like a most precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. Foundational stones 5-6 Resurrection from the dead and eternal judgment. It is missing in the Hebrew of Ezech., xxviii, 13, but present in the Greek. Then each stone was placed upon the High Priest shoulders to represent how he would carry them into the presence of God. The twelve foundations of the New Jerusalem are garnished with the same twelve precious stones, as named by John the Revelator (Rev. The very name of Jesus means salvation, it means to be delivered, healed, prosperous, and to receive all of heavens goodness. cit.). His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. Benjamin = "Son of my right hand" Amethyst stone. This stone is probably the same as hyacinth (St. "And coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected by men, but choice and precious in the sight of God, you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ." What a purpose and destiny we have in God! Now is the time to ask and believe for them in your life! Either we are becoming more like Jesus or we are not. And the stones shall be according to the names of the sons of Israel: twelve, according to their names; they shall be like the engravings of a seal, each according to his name for the twelve tribes. The problem with us is that we are flesh and are not consistently manifesting them, but manifest the flesh at times and not the Spirit of God. "And she called his name Joseph; and said, The LORD shall add to me another son" (Genesis 30:24 KJV). (Custom hand beaded & knotted 12 stone bracelet showing various categories of Heaven.) Revelation 5:6 says, "And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth." Did you get that? And he measured the city with the reed: twelve thousand furlongs. Isaiah 9:6 says that Jesus has the government (Kingdom) upon His shoulders. Eph 1:17-19 (NAS), For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. As for the foundation-stones of the city wall, which were beautified with various kinds of precious stones, the first was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, the fifth sardonyx… (See Rev 12:10-14, and Acts 1:15-26) Wouldn't Matthias be considered the 13th apostle, therefore not one of the original 12? Rev 21:12 (NAS), And you shall mount on it four rows of stones; the first row shall be a row of ruby, topaz and emerald; and the second row a turquoise, a sapphire and a diamond; and the third row a jacinth, an agate and an amethyst; and the fourth row a beryl and an onyx and a jasper; they shall be set in gold filigree. 2:17). If any man's work is burned up, he shall suffer loss; but he himself shall be saved, yet so as through fire. 9 It was square—a span long and a span wide—and folded double. Paul = small or little, we are to be in our own eyes. 19The foundations of the city walls were adorned with every kind of precious stone: The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, 20the fifth sardonyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst.21And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, with each gate consisting of a single pearl. 3:5a Thank you for the great search.Jasper was last in the old testament and became first in Rev 21. I support this assumption, amazing, everything meant something, HE does all with great precision!! It will be compared in particular with 1QS 8:1-16; 9:3-7; 11:7-9, and 4QpIsad. Jasper which is the first stone in this foundation, is typically a red stone but it is also seen in green and yellowish hues. Matt 7:24-26 (NAS). Receive news, updates, help and more. "And Joseph named the first-born Manasseh, "For, he said,"` "God has made me forget all my trouble and all my father's household" (Genesis 41:51). The stones, though, are in a different order -- with the last stone of the breastplate (the stone associated with the tribe of Benjamin) listed first. 12 Stones. God's magnificent wisdom, insight, knowledge and majesty never fail to amaze!! The Lord began to speak this message to me when He woke me up with this vision. Twelve is the number of government, we the church are called to carry the government (authority) of God to the nations. It has overcome these grains of sand and has turned them into precious stones by having to deal with them on a daily basis! One year we went on a mission’s trip to Peru and friend of ours asked if we were going to go to Machu Picchu. All our toil, labor, and suffering in Christ will not go in vain, but will prepare us as living stones to fit in the right place that He has prepared for us in His great temple to be displayed to the entire universe forever. And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. Easy to understand with numerous scriptures to teach about Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit and how we should walk in our life. They only gave us the foundation, the foundation is not the building, it has got to go higher and higher until it fills the universe and all that the Father has made for us to rule over throughout eternity. Cry out to God for wisdom so that you also maybe prepared for the day of the Lord that is soon to break forth upon us in great darkness and power. I recently have had an enlightening ahha moment in that if stones are mentioned in the bible and are in Heaven so then why wouldnt they be okay. The walls are not to keep people out or in but to give them protection in His great salvation. God is so Amazing!Sincerly Anonymous. This was the great revelation that Peter received from the Father, Peter’s name means the [ROCK]. If any man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy, and that is what you are" (1 Corinthians 3:13-17 NAS). The city's wall was built on twelve foundation stones, on which were written the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. We also must have these twelve tribe attributes in our life if we are to enter through the gates of the city. Epiphan., loc. Experiencing truth must be our life! According to the grace of God, which was given to me, as a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another is building upon it. 30 You will eat and drink with me in my kingdom, and you will each sit on a throne to judge the twelve tribes of Israel. These two are so closely linked, that they will be studied together. "But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, then the mystery of God is finished, as He preached to His servants the prophets." "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me" (John 10:27). Foundation- From Revelation 21.18-20: The place that each stone will occupy in the foundations of the wall of New Jerusalem. Jewels are made through much fire and pressure and are very rare because they are not in abundance as are fieldstones. That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. Why does the kingdom of God need a wall to protect us when we have God and the angels? I looked up at the massive dam and the floodgates where right above my head and I heard the Lord say "You will not make it in what is about to come if you are not grounded upon the twelve foundations.". 29 So I will give you the right to rule as kings, just as my Father has given me the right to rule as a king. God has put all the names of the tribes of Israel and to memorialize their service to Him in this city forever an ever. "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brothers to dwell together in unity" (Psalms 133:1). Revelation 1:4 states that the seven spirits of God are before the throne rather than on the throne. We also are called to have a white stone, [meaning a stone clear as crystal] that has our new name engraved upon it. We have to build it, God will help as He did the apostles but He will not do it for us. If you are not praying the prayers of Paul for yourself and your loved ones, please begin now, for it is never to late with God. We also must become liken unto him the foundation for us to build upward and become the wall of salvation for all nations to be received into it; this is our quest to live in the power of the overcoming church. I knew this was right when I thought of a verse in Isaiah 60:18, "…But you will call your walls salvation, and your gates praise." Rev 1:4 (NAS). Something to ponder! The city is laid out as a square; its length is as great as its breadth. The 12 Foundation Stones in New Jerusalem - Christian Evidence So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God's household, having been built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together is growing into a holy temple in the Lord; in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit. (See Rev. 1 Cor 3:10-15 (NAS), The construction of its wall was of jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass. Within the Holy Spirit are six attributes, which He is, and we must manifest them if we are to be built upon the twelve foundations correctly. Love is not the last foundation but the first level that all the others are built upon. They are hardened through many trials and tribulations and can take the pressure and still be most beautiful and precious. 14The wall of the city had twelve foundations bearing the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.snip...18The wall was made of jasper, and the city itself of pure gold, as pure as glass. We the church are a chip off the same rock that Jesus is from, which is the Spirit of our Father that is eternal and can never pass away. "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places" (Ephesians 6:12 KJV). “10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, 18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass. We must understand that WE are NOW building God's temple within our self by what we are partaking of and by how we are living it out each day in the fires of life. 2:5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together.. Ecc. And I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades shall not overpower it. "In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit" (Ephesians 2:22 KJV). I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. James = Undermines, we are to undermine [disable] the enemy. Machu Picchu is a city that was carved out of a mountain using each stone to build up the walls of the city and must have taken many years to construct. We are the wall of the city, which is the great temple that God is building out of living stones! Just as our human bodies are made as one, so will the body of Jesus be made one in Him. He also showed me that we are named in this great city of God, even as we are named amongst the genealogy of Jesus because we are His seed. Also she had a great and high wall… Rev 21:12 (NKJV). (Revelation 21:12–14) Human language is inadequate to fully describe the unimaginable magnificence of the believers’ indescribable eternal home. 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