|Revelation 21, Page 17-01|
Bible, KJV Translation:
(Repeating) 21:14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
(Repeating) 21:14 The protective structure around Yehuveh’s people is based on twelve foundation principles, defined as the twelve core structures of the Lamb-king.
Significant Words and Comments:
Commentary on Revelation 21:14 continued (20 July 2008): “The wall of the city had twelve foundations,” that is, twelve fundamental principles on which all the rest of the moral code is established. Torah presents these twelve commandments or foundation structures in Exodus 20:3-17 and Deuteronomy 5:7-21.
Explanation and Scriptural foundation of the first:
Structure #1: “Thou shalt have no other elohims before Me.” Exodus 20:3; Deuteronomy 5:7.
Corresponding Quality from Qabbalah, the Tree of Life: overrulling unity with Yehuveh
Companion Statutes and Right-Rulings (judgments) which raise a protective wall on this foundation.
Corresponding Foundation Stone, Tribe, and Sign of Zadok
Significance: There would be no discussion if there were not other elohims. So first, it is necessary
to know what elohim is and does. As in Who or What is Elohim? elohim represents the
total resources which provide for our lives—our protection, provision, wisdom, instruction,
confidence, appreciation of beauty, social connections, etc. Yehuveh wants to be all things to
us, for only in such a relationship can we truly flourish and have peace. Though we will interact
with the world around us and gain protection and provision, wisdom, insight, and appreciation
from these interchanges, the issue of this command is our mindset and purpose of heart. Do we
look to Yehuveh as the source of provision for our every need and desire, or only as a
resource for part of our needs? In covenant relationship with Him, we can turn to Him
for everything, co-operating fully with Him in every way directed.
This is a delicate matter, for while Yehuveh provides our every need, He does so in co-operation
with our six-days-per-week diligent labor and wise conduct. While He is our wisdom, we gain
understanding by actively seeking to know Him and His ways and to understand the ways of the
world around us. Covenant relationship, like human marriage, neither robs us of our
individual abilities, desires, and enterprises, nor provides us with all things without
personal investment. Rather, Yehuveh, in being all things to us, elevates us and enables us to
become all that we are able to be by giving sound judgment to our decisions and upright direction
to our actions! “Thou through Thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies:
for they are ever with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers: for Thy testimonies
are my meditation. I understand more than the ancients, because I keep Thy precepts.”
Consistently Yehuveh’s claim to pre-eminence is that (1) He is unlike all others; (2) He
created all things and therefore has full authority over all things; and (3) He has a
covenant with humanity which He will never break.
(1) No other elohim is like Yehuveh. Repeatedly Torah speaks of Yehuveh’s incomparable
qualities: “Among the elohims there is none like unto Thee, O Yehuveh; neither are there any
works like unto Thy works. All nations whom Thou hast made shall come and worship before
Thee, O Yehuveh; and shall glorify Thy name. For Thou art great, and doest wondrous things:
Thou art Elohim alone.” “For who in the heaven can be compared unto Yehuveh? who among
the sons of the mighty can be likened unto Yehuveh? Elohim is greatly to be feared in the
assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about Him. O Yehuveh
Elohim of hosts, who is a strong Yehuveh like unto Thee? or to Thy faithfulness round about
Thee? Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, Thou stillest them. . . .
Thou hast scattered Thine enemies with Thy strong arm. The heavens are Thine, the earth also
is Thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, Thou hast founded them.” Psalms 86:8-10;
89:6-11 [also: Deuteronomy 3:24; 33:26; 1 Samuel 2:2; 2 Samuel 7:22; 1 Kings 8:23;
Psalms 35:10; 77:19; Isaiah 40:18, 25; Jeremiah 10:6, 16; 49:19]. continue . . .
Originally Written: 23 July 2008
Latest Update: 5 November 2008
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