Gemstone Foundations

Gemstone Topics

 

Jasper                   Salvation

Sapphire               The Trinity

Chalcedony           Man-Spirit, Soul, Body

Emerald                The Love of the Father

Sardonyx              God's Chosen People

Sardius                 The Blood (of offering, of covenant, of Jesus)

Chrysolite             Experience God

Beryl                     Led by the Spirit

Topaz                   Truth

Chrysoprasus        The Tenth

Jacinth                  The Mystery of Godliness

Amethyst              The Courts of the Lord

 

 

Foundations

Revelation 21: 19-21 

"The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all kinds of precious stones: the first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, the fifth sardonyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eight beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst.

The twelve gates were twelve pearls: each individual gate was of a pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like transparent glass".

 

These foundations are a beautiful picture of a proper belief system. Everyone has, or is forming a belief system, though we often are not even conscious of it. Our families, schooling, values, knowledge, reasoning, and religions all contribute to it. Often our system is shaken, and many are thrust into looking for what is "real". John 8:32 tells us that there is an absolute truth and when you know it, it will set you free! That particular promise was spoken by Jesus to those who believed on Him. There was also a condition to be met. The condition is that you must continue in His word to be a disciple. The result will be knowing truth and becoming free.

John 8: 31,32

Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

 

As you explore some of the foundational truths remember that the foundation is of stone overlaid with gems. If you collect gems of revelation and truth, and put them on the wrong foundation (belief system), you will never be set free in the truth.

I (Jesus) am the Way, the Truth and the life.

 

Ephesians 2: 20 tells us that the foundation is the apostles and prophets, and that the Lord Jesus Christ is the chief cornerstone.

If Jesus Christ is the chief cornerstone of your foundation, then you will be part of the building of the eternal Kingdom of God.

Ephesians 2: 19-22

Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

 

Just as a precious stone must be mined, (separated from the common), so these gemstone foundations which follow, must be carefully explored, studied, and polished, as they are laid into the core of our being.  (Hebrews 6: 1-2)

 

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