|Revelation 21, Page 17-03|
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 third:
Structure #3: “Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I Yehuveh thy Elohim am
a jealous Elohim, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth
generation of them that hate Me; and shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love Me, and
keep My commandments.” Exodus 20:5-6; Deuteronomy 5:9-10.
Corresponding Quality from Qabbalah, the Tree of Life: understanding, intelligence
Companion Statutes and Right-Rulings (judgments) which raise a protective wall on this foundation.
Corresponding Foundation Stone, Tribe, and Sign of Zadok
Significance: No matter who creates the idolatrous objects of worship, we ourselves or someone else,
we are never to worship them. Our generation was born into American materialism; we didn’t
create it. But it will take a struggle as unto life itself to separate out of this mentality. Even if we
have meager resources, the bombardment of advertising and the native desire for nice things
continues to appeal to our desires or dreams.
At its simplest definition, idolatry is any and every matter where we put our opinions above
Yehuveh’s word. It need not involve a physical object. The desire for relief from suffering can be
idolatry. For many it becomes motivation for alcoholism and drug use, which are themselves
idolatry, forms of submission to someone besides Yehuveh. Or the craving for justice in
legal (and illegal) matters which leads to criminal action—trusting someone or something to
resolve problems, rather than relying solely on Yehuveh.
Bowing down to anything or anyone denies our independence and deprives us of self-
direction and self-reliance. It debases Yehuveh’s image in us and lowers our self-esteem.
“Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands. They have mouths, but they speak
not: eyes have they, but they see not: They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they,
but they smell not: They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not:
neither speak they through their throat. They that make them are like unto them; so is every
one that trusteth in them. O Israel, trust thou in Yehuveh: He is their help and their shield.”
Wall built on this foundation: Exodus 20:4, 23; 23:24; 34:17; Leviticus 19:4; 26:1; Deuteronomy
4:16-19; 5:8, 9; 16:21, 22; 27:15; Joshua 23:7, 16; Judges 2:19; 2 Kings 17:35;
2 Chronicles 25:14; Psalms 97:7; 115:4-8; Isaiah 2:20; 44:9-20; 48:5-8; Jeremiah 10:3-8.
Wall “daubed with untempered mortar” on this foundation: Do we bow to a god of money every
time we use money not yet earned—credit?
Originally Written: 23 July 2008
Latest Update: 5 November 2008
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