The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands. We also are called to have a white stone, [meaning a stone clear as crystal] that has our new name engraved upon it. And he measured the city with the reed: twelve thousand furlongs. Rather than absorb it in themselves Wonderful ! The bracelet had 12 different gemstones, along with a pearl clasp, and was set with 18 karat gold. The 12 Foundation Stones in New Jerusalem. Not only that, but all the faithful overcomers will also be memorialized with their new name upon each stone in the city of our God. 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. Within the throne is all power and authority [in the Lamb]. 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. "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). This book teaches teens and children the 12 truths of God found in the foundation stones in the New Jerusalem in Heaven. God's magnificent wisdom, insight, knowledge and majesty never fail to amaze!! for sure and just goes to show how AMAZING GOD is!!!! Ex 28:17-22 (NAS). Biblebell ASSUMES that the relationship between Stones (col 1) and Tribes (col 2) is by sequence of birth. These are the twelve foundations that the Lord has given me to build upward in Christ likeness in our life. And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. The New Testament writer’s words are truth from God because they are the foundation of true spiritual reality that was imprinted in them for three and a half years when they walked with Jesus. Little did I know that God would use it in my life to teach me about the city of God! Mar 30, 2020 - Explore Cynthia Hudson's board "Foundations of Heaven" on Pinterest. 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! Thomas = Twin, again we are to be like Jesus. 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. That is what our future looks like for you and me my friend. It is through the gates of suffering and tribulation that we enter into the kingdom. What a purpose and destiny we have in God! To be equal means, "identical in size, quantity, value, having the same privileges, rights, status, and opportunities as others, and being evenly balanced between opposing sides." And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. (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? I believe what God is showing me is that the church is only walking in ankle deed water right now! 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. We are being made into the same precious gem as Jesus is, for the entire world to see Him through us. 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). I have read about the twelve levels, but nothing on the foundations. They made it like the ephod: of gold, and of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and of finely twisted linen. In St. John the Divine's vision of the Heavenly Jerusalem, the City stood on a foundation of twelve stones, each correlating with one of the stones of the breast plate. Epiphan., loc. And to ensure that forevermore there will be light! "And she called his name Joseph; and said, The LORD shall add to me another son" (Genesis 30:24 KJV). 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. Gad = "To overcome" Jasper Stone = Jesus our great overcomer. When we get to heaven God will not ask us how many people we got saved, but did we learn to love. 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. If we are prepared for that day, God will pour through us like a river that will wash away all of satan’s lies from God’s people. 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. (Custom hand beaded & knotted 12 stone bracelet showing various categories of Heaven.) We are the wall of the city, which is the great temple that God is building out of living stones! It is missing in the Hebrew of Ezech., xxviii, 13, but present in the Greek. Eph 3:10-11 (NIV). These building materials are not long lasting, but will burn up under the fires that life brings our way. Why do we want to keep people in or out? So I ask the Lord "What does the wall symbolize?" 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. 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. Apocalypse 21:19-21 We have to build it, God will help as He did the apostles but He will not do it for us. Yes, each one of us is to have these characteristics as an overcoming Christian if we want to be sealed with His name. Dont forget the pearly gates and streets of gold. Holman Christian Standard Bible The city wall had 12 foundations, and the 12 names of the Lamb's 12 apostles were on the foundations. The person who brought it said the bracelet was meant to represent the heavenly Jerusalem described in the Book of Revelation (21:18-22), with its 12 foundation stones of precious gems, and streets of gold and gates of solid pearl. The day of testing is "The day" that Paul is writing about and not the day we die. Thank you for the insight. "Each man's work will become evident; for the day will show it, because it is to be revealed with fire." 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. If any man's work, which he has built upon remains, he shall receive a reward. The living stones that God is building out of, are not just some cheap field rock, but they are likened to the most precious and valuable jewels. These two are so closely linked, that they will be studied together. 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. I wonder...each stone represents one of the 12 tribes of Israel. The walls are not to keep people out or in but to give them protection in His great salvation. 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. The twelve foundations of the New Jerusalem are garnished with the same twelve precious stones, as named by John the Revelator (Rev. I was on the flood pad of a large dam enjoying my walk in ankle deep water that was coming from the dam. Marching Order- From Numbers chapter 2: the order of the 12 tribes as they encamped and marched. 2:17). The definition in English is "belonging to a foundation, or a foundation stone." Why do you think that we should get a stone? 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. On the other hand, considering what Judas did, how can his name be judged worthy to be written on a foundation stone in heaven??? Twelve is the number of government, we the church are called to carry the government (authority) of God to the nations. Ex 28:9-10 (NAS). 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. Simon, who is called Peter = Rock, built on the rock of the word. They are now a finished temple and have been perfected by Him because they have come into the full likeness of Jesus. But let each man be careful how he builds upon it. Thank you for the great search.Jasper was last in the old testament and became first in Rev 21. Bud And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. 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. And so in the future world, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, I promise that you will sit on twelve thrones to judge the twelve tribes of Israel.luke 22...28 You have stayed with me in all my troubles. Revelation 1:4 states that the seven spirits of God are before the throne rather than on the throne. Manasseh = "God causes me to forget all my sufferings." Precious Stones in the New Jerusalem General Description of the New Jerusalem from Revelation 21. 12 Tribes 12 Stones 12 Apostles 12 Foundation Stones Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. Jasper which is the first stone in this foundation, is typically a red stone but it is also seen in green and yellowish hues. Just as there are nine fruits of the Holy Spirit they all spring forth out of one, [love] because that is what God is. The city's wall was built on twelve foundation stones, on which were written the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. I know that tradition has taught us that these are natural pearls. But I ask you, "What are pearls in the natural?" God has put all the names of the tribes of Israel and to memorialize their service to Him in this city forever an ever. Now if any man builds upon the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, 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. To put it around our necks and show it off to others? He is over joyed to call us His brethren, family, and friend because that is who we are, we have His same Spirit living and abiding in us as He is in Jesus. I believe Christians are meant to reflect the glory of Jesus Christ brilliantly. 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. Twelve is the number of government; we are being prepared by God to be a part of His ruling body, the church, the bride of Christ, and the sons of God. 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 the first born Son and we are added in with Him. 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.. Alphaeus = learned, chief, we are to be kings. In each one of us God is building the character of Jesus Christ in our spirit-man whether we know it or not. If we compare it to a pier and beam foundation, it would be similar to the piers sunk deep into the ground upon which the beams are laid. The word is our plumb line of truth that we are called to live accordingly to if we plan to build accurately. We must find our place in the kingdom and build our lives in obedience unto the glory of our God. I can't wait to see what this will look like . The very name of Jesus means salvation, it means to be delivered, healed, prosperous, and to receive all of heavens goodness. "And if children, then heirs -- heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together" (Romans 8:17 NKJV). Matthew = Given or reward, Jesus is our reward. The only way for us to enter into the fullness of the God is for us to go through great tribulations that He allows in our life. The kingdom will be built with one living stone upon the other until the entire earth is a part of the kingdom. It will be compared in particular with 1QS 8:1-16; 9:3-7; 11:7-9, and 4QpIsad. We are the salvation of God because we are the body of Jesus. We the church, His body is the fullness of Him in the earth, for the fullness of Him is the seven Spirits of God. We are made pillars in the temple, meaning that we are now a permanent part of the living structure for all to come to Jesus through. If the foundation of the city is a living stone, then so are we made of same materials! He said, "Salvation!" We must have these twelve foundational stones as our attributes in our life if we want to make up the walls of the city of our God. Then each stone was placed upon the High Priest shoulders to represent how he would carry them into the presence of God. Now is the time to ask and believe for them in your life! It is through the sons of God ministry that the world will come to know Jesus! These six attributes are His energy and effectiveness in the unseen world, which are the spirit of Wisdom, the spirit of Council, the spirit of Understanding, the spirit of Strength, the spirit of Knowledge, the spirit of Fear of God. "He who overcomes shall inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son" (Revelation 21:7). 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. 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. 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. This is so interesting! Foundation- From Revelation 21.18-20: The place that each stone will occupy in the foundations of the wall of New Jerusalem. Enter your name and email below to join the 12 Foundation Stones mailing list. No! Also she had a great and high wall… Rev 21:12 (NKJV). Foundational stones 5-6 Resurrection from the dead and eternal judgment. 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. Sand symbolically represents earthly people, distinct from heavenly people, as comparing heaven and earth people, in the same way God spoke to Abraham. The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all kinds of precious stones... Rev 21:18-19 (NKJV). And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass,”Revelation 21:19-21. Isaiah 9:6 says that Jesus has the government (Kingdom) upon His shoulders. 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. If any man's work is burned up, he shall suffer loss; but he himself shall be saved, yet so as through fire. We also must have these twelve tribe attributes in our life if we are to enter through the gates of the city. 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. And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. Hallelujah! Rev 21:14 (NAS). 21:14 is Strong's Greek 2310: "θεμέλιος, ον". Notice that the world, not the church, will stand up and take notice that God did send Jesus for them. Receive news, updates, help and more. "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brothers to dwell together in unity" (Psalms 133:1). When they told me that it was a 5000-year-old lost Inca City and was one of the wonders of the world I wanted to go and see it for myself. Jesus is the word of God, meaning He is the communication from the Father to the apostles and the prophets in the Bible. Answer: The twelve gates in Revelation 21 belong to the New Jerusalem, which comes down from heaven to the new earth (verse 10), shining with the glory of God (verse 11). The concept is that of the Twelve Apostles as the foundation stones of the New Jerusalem in Revelation 21:14, which is supplemented in 21:19ff. Ponder the rock from which you were cut, the quarry from which you were dug. For all is built upon love because that is what God is. (See Rev. I support this assumption, amazing, everything meant something, HE does all with great precision!! “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. 1 Cor 3:10-15 (NAS), The construction of its wall was of jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass. 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. They are small stones that caused an irritant and have become beautiful gemstones in the oyster's mouth. "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." Eph 3:17-19 (NAS). -- "But speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him, who is the head, even Christ." Listen to me, all you who are serious about right living and committed to seeking God. If any man's work which he has built upon it remains, he shall receive a reward. cit.). 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." Revelation 21:18 says that the wall is made of jasper stone, this is the very stone that Jesus is liken to Who is seated on the throne in chapter 4:3, the bride is liken to the same when she descends out of heaven in 21:11. 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. 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." 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. It had a great and high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels; and names were written on them, which are those of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel. The word "foundation" in Rev. Huge pearls are the gateway into the city of God. It’s A Wrap – New Jerusalem’s Twelve Foundation Stones. How very misled they are to be so narrow minded can't wait to do a sermon on this one. I could easily expand each one of these but that is not my purpose here. Andrew = A strong man, we are to be strong in Christ. In order for them to be the foundation of the throne and our life they must be on the throne, meaning, that the throne of God is the realm where He dwells in power and authority.

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