And we must thank Him for them! On the other hand, considering what Judas did, how can his name be judged worthy to be written on a foundation stone in heaven??? Jacinth Stone. "They shall be Mine," says the Lord of hosts, "On the day that I make them My jewels" Mal 3:17 (NKJV). Can you imagine a builder saying he is finished with the building when there is only a foundation? 3:5a Eph 3:10-11 (NIV). Paul said in Acts 14:22, "Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God." We are being made into the same precious gem as Jesus is, for the entire world to see Him through us. 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. After all these years it is still standing strong for us to see it and be amazed. 4 thoughts on “ Heaven’s New Jerusalem and Birds – Foundation Stones ” 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. (See Rev. Marching Order- From Numbers chapter 2: the order of the 12 tribes as they encamped and marched. Remember that it is we the body and bride of Jesus that make up the city. 3:12). Why does the kingdom of God need a wall to protect us when we have God and the angels? 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. 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 scriptures are very clear that we are joint-heirs with Jesus. Ephesians 2:20 says that we, "Having been built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the cornerstone." Its length, breadth, and height are equal" Revelation 21:15-16 (NKJV). 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. Notice that the world, not the church, will stand up and take notice that God did send Jesus for them. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. If we are partaking of the things of God and are experiencing His presence, which is present truth, we are building correctly upon the foundation. 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. – I Pet. Receive news, updates, help and more. (See Is 11:2). We the church, His body is the fullness of Him in the earth, for the fullness of Him is the seven Spirits of God. This means that one will not do something without the other; they are equals! We are to be built upon the truth that Jesus is the Christ, He is salvation, the [WALL] of deliverance, protection, and provision. 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. Revelation 1:4 states that the seven spirits of God are before the throne rather than on the throne. Isaiah 9:6 says that Jesus has the government (Kingdom) upon His shoulders. The Wall and the bride are constructed out of the same materials because they both represent the SALVATION of our God. Experiencing truth must be our life! 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. 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. Matt 16:18 (NAS). Our daily tribulations (stones) that we have overcome will be the pearly gates that will lead us into the city of God! Thank you for the insight. 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. 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 … 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. No! 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. 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. were twelve stones with each stone representing one of the twelve tribes of Israel. Jesus is the wall, the salvation of the city within His overcoming people. 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. "And he who talked with me had a gold reed to measure the city, its gates, and its wall. 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 very name of Jesus means salvation, it means to be delivered, healed, prosperous, and to receive all of heavens goodness. Philip = Warlike, we are to run to battle. For the first foundation stone, brilliant and the strongest of stones. The kingdom will be built with one living stone upon the other until the entire earth is a part of the kingdom. And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. We are the shining city of God that is set on a hill for all to see and come home to! 14 There were twelve stones, one for each of the names of the sons of Israel, each engraved like a seal with the name of one of the twelve tribes.snip...revs 21...10And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the holy city of Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God, 11shining with the glory of God. "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). 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. We also must have these twelve tribe attributes in our life if we are to enter through the gates of the city. 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. 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. If any man's work, which he has built upon remains, he shall receive a reward. 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. 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. It is through the gates of suffering and tribulation that we enter into the kingdom. 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