We must thank God for our trials by fire because they are causing us to become more like Him! 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." Foundation- From Revelation 21.18-20: The place that each stone will occupy in the foundations of the wall of New Jerusalem. "I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth" (Psalms 34:1). In this sense the church is the kingdom of heaven on earth: we are the citizens of the kingdom, here and now, bringing the governance of this kingdom to the earth around us. And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. In 1995 I also had several visions of a dam that was breaking, it was made of rock. This was the great revelation that Peter received from the Father, Peters name means the [ROCK]. 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. Truth [Jesus] must be experienced, like in salvation or the baptism of the Holy Spirit that we may know Him, to live and breathe the reality of Him on a daily basis. 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. John describes the city: âIt had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. They made it like the ephod: of gold, and of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and of finely twisted linen. 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. "And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; each one of the gates was a single pearl..." (Revelation 21:21). ). 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.". 1 Peter 2:4-6 (NAS). Now if you can imagine for a moment the city of God that John likened us to, built out of precious stones that shines with the glory of God for all eternity. I wonder...each stone represents one of the 12 tribes of Israel. ....17“You shall mount on it four rows of stones; the first row shall be a row of ruby, topaz and emerald; 18and the second row a turquoise, a sapphire and a diamond; 19and the third row a jacinth, an agate and an amethyst; 20and the fourth row a beryl and an onyx and a jasper; they shall be set in gold filigree. This is so interesting! They are now a finished temple and have been perfected by Him because they have come into the full likeness of Jesus. Precious Stones in the New Jerusalem General Description of the New Jerusalem from Revelation 21. Rev 21:14(NAS). 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. How very misled they are to be so narrow minded can't wait to do a sermon on this one. Benjamin = "Son of my right hand" Amethyst stone. And we must thank Him for them! 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. 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! The scriptures are very clear that we are joint-heirs with Jesus. "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). It is interesting to note that in Revelation 11, John was given a measuring reed to measure the temple (that we are), but he was told not to measure the outer court. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might. Andrew = A strong man, we are to be strong in Christ. 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. "Then on the twenty-third day of the seventh month he sent the people to their tents, rejoicing and happy of heart because of the goodness that the LORD had shown to David and to Solomon and to His people Israel" (2 Chronicles 7:10). 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. Because there is no other way for us to enter into the fullness of the God but through the doorway of tribulation that God has allowed in our life. Foundational stones 5-6 Resurrection from the dead and eternal judgment. Itâs A Wrap â New Jerusalemâs Twelve Foundation Stones. 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. Ex 28:9-10 (NAS). 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. 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. Just as there are nine fruits of the Holy Spirit they all spring forth out of one, [love] because that is what God is. "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). 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 city's wall was built on twelve foundation stones, on which were written the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. Thank you, I am very GREATFUL for these very enlightening words,I have met many of CHRISTIANS who dont belive in crystals or are totally against them. But let each man be careful how he builds upon it. "Each man's work will become evident; for the day will show it, because it is to be revealed with fire." 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. Sand symbolically represents earthly people, distinct from heavenly people, as comparing heaven and earth people, in the same way God spoke to Abraham. 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. Safety and security are only found in God as we have built our lives upon the truth of His word. Epiphan., loc. "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). Why does the kingdom of God need a wall to protect us when we have God and the angels? So I ask the Lord "What does the wall symbolize?" 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. Jesus is the wall, the salvation of the city within His overcoming people. Atom If any man's work is burned up, he shall suffer loss; but he himself shall be saved, yet so as through fire. Gen. 22:17, 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. But now in chapter 21, he is told to measure the whole city and to know that its length, breadth, and height are equal. Jewels are made through much fire and pressure and are very rare because they are not in abundance as are fieldstones. 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. Praise God for his love and specific descriptions of the New Holy City! If any man's work, which he has built upon remains, he shall receive a reward. Rev 21:14 (NAS) I have studied a lot about the book of Revelation and had never heard of anyone giving attention to the twelve foundations of the New Jerusalem. The 12 Foundation Stones in New Jerusalem - Christian Evidence 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 writers 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. were twelve stones with each stone representing one of the twelve tribes of Israel. We have to build it, God will help as He did the apostles but He will not do it for us. 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. These two are so closely linked, that they will be studied together. Isaiah 9:6 says that Jesus has the government (Kingdom) upon His shoulders. This tells me that the wall has great significance and we must understand its meaning if we are to build higher so that all nations will come in to it and eat from the bounty of the Lord. 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. 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. (See Is 11:2). Also she had a great and high wall Rev 21:12 (NKJV). 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." They were not all pure; they were not all brilliant or good; some were steadfast, some were weak and brittle... perhaps, God in His splendid knowledge, chose stones that accurately represent each tribe's characteristics??? 4 thoughts on â Heavenâs New Jerusalem and Birds â Foundation Stones â aussiebirder says: February 22, 2019 at 10:56 pm Heaven is one amazingly beautiful place if we could even imagine it in the terms of the precious stones we know here here on earth. The bride is represented in the throne as the four living creatures and the twenty four elders which are in Christ, as are the seven spirits of God which are sent out into all the earth through the church. 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. "He who overcomes shall inherit these things, and I will be his God and he will be My son" (Revelation 21:7). Bartholomew = a son, we are to be like the son of God. When this takes place in its completeness, the body will have become one like the Godhead. I have studied a lot about the book of Revelation and had never heard of anyone giving attention to the twelve foundations of the New Jerusalem. Notice that it says "If any man builds." 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. These engraved stones represent the value and the worthiness of His people, God considers us as a priceless gems. We must ask our self, is the truth of God really in our heart, or is it just in our head? Matt 16:18 (NAS). (Custom hand beaded & knotted 12 stone bracelet showing various categories of Heaven.) In Revelation 7, all the tribes of Israel are named because their names have meaning. 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 sardonyxâ¦ In each one of us God is building the character of Jesus Christ in our spirit-man whether we know it or not. 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." Eph 3:10-11 (NIV). The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands. 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. Biblebell ASSUMES that the relationship between Stones (col 1) and Tribes (col 2) is by sequence of birth. When we get to heaven God will not ask us how many people we got saved, but did we learn to love. I can't wait to see what this will look like . Philip = Warlike, we are to run to battle. Twelve is the number of government, we the church are called to carry the government (authority) of God to the nations. 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. 9 It was square—a span long and a span wide—and folded double. 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). "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." 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. 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. Remember that it is we the body and bride of Jesus that make up the city. We are the wall of the city, which is the great temple that God is building out of living stones! Love is not the last foundation but the first level that all the others are built upon. I believe the twelve foundations are to be experiential truth in our life. The words of Jesus are the solid rock that our lives should be built upon, but God also gave the prophets and the apostles the other eleven foundational truths that we are to build the kingdom of God higher in our lives. Do you not know that you are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 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. Thank you so much,This got drops of tears out of my eyes, how amazing and all knowing GOD is. 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. I was on the flood pad of a large dam enjoying my walk in ankle deep water that was coming from the dam. Ponder the rock from which you were cut, the quarry from which you were dug. "And the material of the wall was jasper; and the city was pure gold, like clear glass." Within the throne is all power and authority [in the Lamb]. What a purpose and destiny we have in God! 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. 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! And because He now dwells in us, this means that we also have the seven spirits of God dwelling in us. 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). 12 Stones. But I ask you, "What are pearls in the natural?" God wants us to know these truths inherently in the book of Revelation, which has been given to us so that we might receive the fullness of Jesus. This article in our series will discuss the gemstones God will use to construct the walls of New Jerusalem and their relationship to the twelve apostles.This gleaming city, "prepared as a bride adorned for her husband" (Revelation 21:2, HBFV), will be created and brought from heaven to a new earth only after all evil has been purged from the entire universe (see Revelation 20). Jasper which is the first stone in this foundation, is typically a red stone but it is also seen in green and yellowish hues. Col 1:9-13 [NAS], So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. 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." 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. 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. It will be compared in particular with 1QS 8:1-16; 9:3-7; 11:7-9, and 4QpIsad. 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 â¦ 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. 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. Why do we want to keep people in or out? Jacinth Stone. They are hardened through many trials and tribulations and can take the pressure and still be most beautiful and precious. James = Undermines, we are to undermine [disable] the enemy. It is through the gates of suffering and tribulation that we enter into the kingdom. Rather than absorb it in themselves Wonderful ! The main street of the city was pure gold, as pure as transparent glass.snip...Ok, that's wild...the wall foundations were... 14The wall of the city had twelve foundations bearing the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.Where the stones on the high priest ephod different from the foundation stone of the New Jerusalem? Jesus is the word of God, meaning He is the communication from the Father to the apostles and the prophets in the Bible. â I Pet. A person is what they eat in the natural and what they partake of in the spirit realm. And he measured the city with the reed: twelve thousand furlongs. In other words, it was not yet complete so don't spend your time there. The description of St. John, who affirms that he actually saw them in Heaven, and the words in Tobias: "The gates of Jerusalem shall be built of sapphire, and of emerald, and all the walls thereof around about of precious stones. 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. Did you get that? Jesus is called the "Salvation of God." "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). Huge pearls are the gateway into the city of God. Key VerseâActs 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. Yes, each one of us is to have these characteristics as an overcoming Christian if we want to be sealed with His name. 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. 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! 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. 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. 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. Eph 3:17-19 (NAS). 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