The word is our plumb line of truth that we are called to live accordingly to if we plan to build accurately. I can't wait to see what this will look like . The Wall and the bride are constructed out of the same materials because they both represent the SALVATION of our God. The 12 stone memorial on the west bank of the Jordan was a picture of being saved from the waters of judgment. 3:12). 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). Matt 16:18 (NAS). A man's version will be produced in the near future using braided black leather with very small 4mm stones without pearls or gold, as the clasp will probably be in stainless steel! (Custom hand beaded & knotted 12 stone bracelet showing various categories of Heaven.) "And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; each one of the gates was a single pearl..." (Revelation 21:21). If any man's work, which he has built upon remains, he shall receive a reward. "He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write upon him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem (who we are), which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My new name" (Revelation 3:12 NAS). the 12 foundations of the new Jerusalem reminds me of aaron's ephod somehow ,that the high priest wore that had the stones signifying the 12 tribes of israel...exodus 28...9 “Take two onyx stones and engrave on them the names of the sons of Israel 10 in the order of their birth—six names on one stone and the remaining six on the other. The twelve precious stones in the foundation of the New Jerusalem signify every aspect of the doctrines of the New Jerusalem, in their order, from the literal sense of the Word -- as understood by people who directly approach the Lord and live according to the commandments of the Ten Commandments by shunning evil as sins. And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. Now is the time to ask and believe for them in your life! cit.). Matt 7:24-26 (NAS). 21“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. were twelve stones with each stone representing one of the twelve tribes of Israel. We must not run from our trials any longer, but instead we must embrace them so they will become the pearly gates to the kingdom of God for us. And now because the Holy Spirit [the Spirit of truth] fills all true believers and has been given to us to bestow revelation from the heart of God. God's magnificent wisdom, insight, knowledge and majesty never fail to amaze!! How very misled they are to be so narrow minded can't wait to do a sermon on this one. "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). "And you shall take two onyx stones and engrave on them the names of the sons of Israel, six of their names on the one stone, and the names of the remaining six on the other stone, according to their birth." "And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin" (Genesis 35:18 KJV). Notice that the world, not the church, will stand up and take notice that God did send Jesus for them. To put it around our necks and show it off to others? Jasper which is the first stone in this foundation, is typically a red stone but it is also seen in green and yellowish hues. God had Moses use the most priceless stones that were to be engraved with the names of all the tribes. "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brothers to dwell together in unity" (Psalms 133:1). A person is what they eat in the natural and what they partake of in the spirit realm. If the city would have been built out anything else it would not be here today and we would not be amazed that it is still standing and will be for many years to come. Epiphan., loc. We are the shining city of God that is set on a hill for all to see and come home to! Isa 51:1 (Message Bible). I said, "What is that?" The first row was carnelian, chrysolite and beryl; 11 the second row was turquoise, lapis lazuli and emerald; 12 the third row was jacinth, agate and amethyst; 13 the fourth row was topaz, onyx and jasper. Experiencing truth must be our life! After all these years it is still standing strong for us to see it and be amazed. Remember, Paul wrote in Ephesians 4:13,15, "Until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man (body), to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ." All the overcomers throughout the ages are represented through the symbolic number of 144,000 that come through the gates into the city of God. Dont forget the pearly gates and streets of gold. We must ask our self, is the truth of God really in our heart, or is it just in our head? We are the wall of the city, which is the great temple that God is building out of living stones! This good news should give us purpose, strength, and give meaning to live life to the fullest through all our trails and tribulations with thanksgiving. When I looked up the Greek words "Before the throne" I find that it could be rendered "On or In the throne" which would be more accurate according to what Revelation 3:1 says, "He who has the seven Spirits of God…" Jesus possess the seven spirits of God within Himself and they are in His body! Twelve is the number of government, we the church are called to carry the government (authority) of God to the nations. We are the "any man" that is NOW building their life upon something that is lasting or something that will burn up in our trials. Paul = small or little, we are to be in our own eyes. Enter your name and email below to join the 12 Foundation Stones mailing list. And to ensure that forevermore there will be light! We are the salvation of God because we are the body of Jesus. There is no greater reward in life than to have the revelation of Jesus Christ within our heart and then one-day unveil Him to a hurting world. (See Rev. Remember that it is we the body and bride of Jesus that make up the city. 11 Engrave the names of the sons of Israel on the two stones the way a gem cutter engraves a seal. Sand symbolically represents earthly people, distinct from heavenly people, as comparing heaven and earth people, in the same way God spoke to Abraham. 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. Thomas = Twin, again we are to be like Jesus. I believe the twelve foundations are to be experiential truth in our life. In Revelation, we find an interesting reference to "foundation stones," so-called because the author of Revelation lists these precious stones as decorating the foundations of the walls of the city in his vision, "that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God." The 12 Foundation Stones in New Jerusalem. My last vision of it was when revival broke out in our church and the dam had a small stream flowing over the broken down rocks. Yes, each one of us is to have these characteristics as an overcoming Christian if we want to be sealed with His name. 12The city had a great and high wall with twelve gates inscribed with the names of the twelve tribes of Israel, and twelve angels at the gates. But in order for us to handle His power and authority we must have these foundational truths working in us, so that we can handle it without being washed away in the coming flood of power. 21:14 is Strong's Greek 2310: "θεμέλιος, ον". We also must have these twelve tribe attributes in our life if we are to enter through the gates of the city. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace, from Him who is and who was and who is to come; and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne. "Each man's work will become evident; for the day will show it, because it is to be revealed with fire; and the fire itself will test the quality of each man's work. Philip = Warlike, we are to run to battle. The walls are not to keep people out or in but to give them protection in His great salvation. We must realize that when we pass the test by going through the fire, God will "REWARD" us with a greater revelation of Jesus in our heart. Isaiah 9:6 says that Jesus has the government (Kingdom) upon His shoulders. The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all kinds of precious stones... Rev 21:18-19 (NKJV). For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. These people are the body of Christ who have grown in love and are made equal on all sides, with no one person greater than the other. Foundation Stones: The 12 Apostles and the Mission of the Church Published October 10, 2018 by Rachel Bible, Gospel of Matthew, Kingdom Perspectives 2 comments. It is missing in the Hebrew of Ezech., xxviii, 13, but present in the Greek. 21:19-20). 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. 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! Awesome......post for sure and just goes to show how AMAZING GOD is!!!! God instructed twelve men (one from each tribe) to take a stone from the middle of the riverbed (Joshua 4:5), from the place of death—the miry bottom of the riverbed, beneath the waters of judgment. The dam is about to break and how will we stand if we are not built precisely upon the twelve foundations of truth? Listen to me, all you who are serious about right living and committed to seeking God. 1 Peter 2:4-6 (NAS). Rev 21:18 (NAS) We have nothing to hide, but only to give away to those who will come and receive freely and drink from the river of life that is flowing through us from the throne of God. While those stones are associated with the twelve apostles, they are also near the twelve gates which are named for the twelve tribes of Israel. These building materials are not long lasting, but will burn up under the fires that life brings our way. I have read about the twelve levels, but nothing on the foundations. 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. But if we build our lives with the Spirit of truth we will be building with gold, silver, precious stones, which are only purified by fire. Apocalypse 21:19-21 Thank you so much,This got drops of tears out of my eyes, how amazing and all knowing GOD is. It all has to do with the building materials we are using, such as the religious and worldly system, which are wood, hay, and straw. 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. Ephesians 2:20 says that we, "Having been built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the cornerstone." Eph 3:10-11 (NIV). 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. This traditional identification, is based upon the remark that the twelve foundation stones of the celestial city in Apoc., xxi, 19-20, correspond to the twelve stones … The 12 Foundation Stones of Revelation 21 The first foundation was jasper; a precious stone of divers colors (some are purple, others blue, others green, and others of the color of brass; Pliny, h. n. 37, 37 (8)): Revelation 4:3; Revelation 21:11, 18f. Revelation 1:4 states that the seven spirits of God are before the throne rather than on the throne. I could easily expand each one of these but that is not my purpose here. (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? They are now a finished temple and have been perfected by Him because they have come into the full likeness of Jesus. 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. Jesus is the first born Son and we are added in with Him. "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." I know that tradition has taught us that these are natural pearls. Jesus is the wall, the salvation of the city within His overcoming people. Ponder the rock from which you were cut, the quarry from which you were dug. We individually are a temple, but we are only one stone that is being put together with others by the Father to become one great temple that the world will one day see and come streaming into it to receive the life giving power and forgiveness of God. Thank you so very much for your very wise and inligh ting facts SINCERLY Christine lawrence, Replying to Christine L., I recently a few months ago discovered crystals/stones for well being, I was reluctant at first because I thought this was against God.. In each one of us God is building the character of Jesus Christ in our spirit-man whether we know it or not. Now remember that Paul prayed for us that we would, "Be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth" (Ephesians 3:18). Atom Key Verse—Acts 17:31 because he hath appointed a day, in which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead. John describes the city: “It had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. But let each man be careful how he builds upon it. My purpose is to get the word and vision for these truths in your heart and for you to experience them. If the foundation of the city is a living stone, then so are we made of same materials! Manasseh = "God causes me to forget all my sufferings." Our daily tribulations (stones) that we have overcome will be the pearly gates that will lead us into the city of God! It has overcome these grains of sand and has turned them into precious stones by having to deal with them on a daily basis! The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands. God has put all the names of the tribes of Israel and to memorialize their service to Him in this city forever an ever. (See Is 11:2). And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. 2:17). The kingdom will be built with one living stone upon the other until the entire earth is a part of the kingdom. They are hardened through many trials and tribulations and can take the pressure and still be most beautiful and precious. Marching Order- From Numbers chapter 2: the order of the 12 tribes as they encamped and marched. They made it like the ephod: of gold, and of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and of finely twisted linen. For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. We are being made into the same precious gem as Jesus is, for the entire world to see Him through us. 10 Then they mounted four rows of precious stones on it. Something to ponder! 13There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south, and three on the west. “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. Just as our human bodies are made as one, so will the body of Jesus be made one in Him. And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. When this unification takes place, the body of Christ will have fulfilled the Lord's priestly prayer, "And the glory which Thou hast given Me I have given to them; that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them, and Thou in Me, that they may be perfected (complete) in unity, that the world may know that Thou didst send Me, and didst love them, even as Thou didst love Me" (John 17:22-23 NAS). Jesus is called the "Salvation of God." All the books of the Bible are anointed and ordained of God as the Holy Spirit lead the writers, their words are the revelation from the Father’s heart. Gad = "To overcome" Jasper Stone = Jesus our great overcomer. See more ideas about gems and minerals, gemstones, rocks and gems. (Revelation 21:12–14) Human language is inadequate to fully describe the unimaginable magnificence of the believers’ indescribable eternal home. "And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and burst against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded upon the rock. exodus 39...The Breastpiece8 They fashioned the breastpiece—the work of a skilled craftsman. Bud Rev 21:14 (NAS). 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 Pet. Notice that it says "If any man builds." Why do we want to keep people in or out? 9 It was square—a span long and a span wide—and folded double. The 12 Foundation Stones in New Jerusalem - Christian Evidence Easy to understand with numerous scriptures to teach about Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit and how we should walk in our life. Receive news, updates, help and more. In 1995 I also had several visions of a dam that was breaking, it was made of rock. What a purpose and destiny we have in God! Ex 28:17-22 (NAS). For the first foundation stone, brilliant and the strongest of stones. Jesus said in Revelation 2:17, "I will give him a white stone, and a new name written on the stone which no one knows but he who receives it." Jesus is Lord of all, He alone holds all power, wisdom and authority, which the seven spirits represent, seven is the number of wholeness and completeness. Huge pearls are the gateway into the city of God. "After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward" (Genesis 15:1 KJV). The very name of Jesus means salvation, it means to be delivered, healed, prosperous, and to receive all of heavens goodness. For these truths to be the authentic foundation in us they cannot be just dogma that we put into our heads from our much learning. The people who make up this city are now equal and are made complete in it; they are the finished product as prophesied Revelation 10:7. 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. The Bible says that the wall of the city is clear like glass for all to behold the goodness of our God in our midst. Safety and security are only found in God as we have built our lives upon the truth of His word. Little did I know that God would use it in my life to teach me about the city of God! What this means is that the apostles were given foundational truth which is in Christ Jesus, this is the very groundwork that our lives must be built on, but we must go higher than just the foundation. The bracelet had 12 different gemstones, along with a pearl clasp, and was set with 18 karat gold. However, when some Christians begin to suffer and go through fires, they often stop going forward when the building process begins in their lives, not realizing that these fires are now proving the quality of their work and showing what their life is built upon. God is so Amazing!Sincerly Anonymous. 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.". Then each stone was placed upon the High Priest shoulders to represent how he would carry them into the presence of God. The 12 fabulous foundation stones of New Jerusalem Song is by Kari Jobe When I Walk in the Room. "Each man's work will become evident; for the day will show it, because it is to be revealed with fire." The twelve tribal stones are all within the hardness limit of the quartz crystal, which in fact is sand—quartz crystals, pounded to small grains by ocean waves. 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