Tuesday, 15 April 2014
THE MARVELLOUS STONE THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY HAS SET FORTH
The LORD set forth the stone before His children and servants and indeed everybody everywhere in the entire earth.
This stone is the foundation of the temple of The LORD. And so it sets forth the base upon which the temple (house/body) is built. And this is well stated in the book of Zechariah 4:8-9 which states as follows: “Then the word of the Lord came to me: “The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this temple; his hands will also complete it. Then you will know that the Lord Almighty has sent me to you.”
While at the same time, it is very critical to note that it is not by might nor by power, but by the Spirit (The Holy Spirit) of The LORD that this stone is set forth and established as the altar of The LORD. And this is well stated in the book of Zechariah 4:4-6 which states as follows: '“I asked the angel who talked with me, “What are these, my lord?” He answered, “Do you not know what these are?” “No, my lord,” I replied. So he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.”'
When this stone is laid forth it brings rejoicing amongst the people, for then the salvation of mankind is established and has now come; through the stone. This means that this stone is actually the salvation And this is well captured in the book of Zechariah 4:7 which states as follows: '“What are you, mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become level ground. Then he will bring out the capstone to shouts of ‘God bless it! God bless it!’”
And so when the stone is set forth, then The LORD removes the sin of The land, the people (and individuals) because then the people who submit themselves unto the stone will be washed by this precious stone and thereby their sins removed (washed away). And this is well captured in the book of Zechariah 3:9 which states as follows: “See, the stone I have set in front of Joshua! There are seven eyes on that one stone, and I will engrave an inscription on it,’ says the Lord Almighty, ‘and I will remove the sin of this land in a single day.”
When The LORD God Almighty has set forth the stone, then He moves in a very mighty way and uses His servants and children to serve Him; for He will anoint them and fill them with His power and glory for the honour of His name. And this is well stated in the book of Zechariah 4:8-9 and Mathew 16:16-19 which states as follows: Zechariah 4:8-9 “Then the word of the Lord came to me: “The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this temple; his hands will also complete it. Then you will know that the Lord Almighty has sent me to you.” And Mathew 16:16-19 '“Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”'
When the stone that was despised and rejected becomes the capstone (the key/the cornerstone) of the building/temple/house of The LORD; The stone that brings healing, restoration, salvation and revival, then the question The LORD asks is this: “ Who despises the day of small things ? ” And so the foolish, evil and unrepentant men and women (and indeed children) will be shocked, surprised while the wise ones will rejoice because they will fall on this stone and this stone will break them to pieces by being refined like silver and tested like gold and thereby becoming purified, cleansed, washed, restored and revived. This stone will thus enable them to walk on the narrow road of Repentance, Righteousness, Holiness, Truth and Complete Surrender to The LORD Jesus Christ in salvation. The foolish ones meanwhile will be crushed by the stone.
This stone that The LORD God Almighty has set forth before mankind is The LORD Jesus Christ. And only through His name and blood does mankind get salvation.
And this is well captured in the book of Mathew 21:42-44 which states as follows: ''“Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: “‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes’? “Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit. Anyone who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; anyone on whom it falls will be crushed.”'' And also the book of Psalm 118:19-24 which states as follows: “ Open for me the gates of the righteous; I will enter and give thanks to the Lord. This is the gate of the Lord through which the righteous may enter. I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation. The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes. The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.” And also the book of Acts 4:8-12 which states as follows: '“Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: “Rulers and elders of the people! If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a man who was lame and are being asked how he was healed, then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. Jesus is ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’ Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”'
When the stone is set forth by The LORD God Almighty, then comes forth love and restoration. And hearts of men are turned towards each other. And so there is abundant love amongst neighbours and amongst families. And this is well captured in the book of Zechariah 3:10 which states as follows: “In that day each of you will invite your neighbor to sit under your vine and fig tree,’ declares the Lord Almighty.” And also in the book of Malachi 4:6 which states as follows: “He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction.”
When the stone is set forth , then there will be victory in the battle i.e the children and the servants of The LORD will be victorious; because The LORD is with them. And this is well stated in the book of Zechariah 10:4-5 which states as follows: “From Judah will come the cornerstone, from him the tent peg, from him the battle bow, from him every ruler. Together they will be like warriors in battle trampling their enemy into the mud of the streets. They will fight because the Lord is with them, and they will put the enemy horsemen to shame.”
MAY YOU FALL ON THIS STONE SO THAT THIS STONE CAN REFINE YOU AND TEST YOU: FOR YOU TO BE PURIFIED, CLEANSED AND WASHED SO THAT YOU BE SAVED.
PREPARE THE WAY FOR THE COMING OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IN ABSOLUTE REPENTANCE, RIGHTEOUSNESS, HOLINESS, TRUTH AND COMPLETE SURRENDER TO THE LORD JESUS CHRIST (YAHUSHUA HA MASHIACH). TIME IS ABSOLUTELY OVER; THE MESSIAH JESUS CHRIST IS IMMINENTLY COMING TO PICK HIS BRIDE!!!
I acknowledge today that you are LORD and savior of all mankind,
and today I have recognized my shortfall,
I repent and turn away from all sin.
Please cover me with your precious blood,
and establish your word in my life,
that I may be found in righteousness and holiness
and write my name in your book of life
and baptize me with the power of the Holy Spirit
in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.
Shalom!!! Shalom!!! Shalom!!!