|Revelation 21, Page 17-08|
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 eighth:
Structure #8: “Thou shalt not kill.” Exodus 20:13; Deuteronomy 5:17.
Corresponding Quality from Qabbalah, the Tree of Life: purposed ambition
Companion Statutes and Right-Rulings (judgments) which raise a protective wall on this foundation.
Corresponding Foundation Stone, Tribe, and Sign of Zadok
Significance: If no other commandment were kept, most of us want this one to stick. It is the base
under any sense of safety or security wherever we are. Little wonder there is such
extensive Scriptural emphasis on this boundary and such immediate innate revulsion to
any act of violation.
Although Yehuveh clearly stated, “Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be
shed: for in the image of Elohim made He man,” evaluation of the crime was to be handled by
the city leaders, and usually the responsibility for this just punishment was reserved for the family
who had been wronged. Under righteous government this system was effective, but when human
government with its walls “daubed with untempered mortar” replaced true righteousness, this
system of personally-guarded justice also failed. The monstrous “legal system” which has arisen to
manage these matters is neither effective nor just to either murdered persons’ families nor to
murderers. Furthermore, the thousands of false accusations have graphically demonstrated
the injustice perpetrated on innocent people who would never kill anyone. Genesis 9:6; .
How far does this command reach? Can you swat a mosquito or housefly? What about mouse
and rat traps? As with every other directive and established boundary, Yehuveh purposes balanced
intelligence in our reading of this command. Read every text mentioned below and prayerfully
consider the intent of heart involved. Kill is translated from ratsach [H7523], stated by James
Strong to mean “to dash in pieces, kill (a human being), specifically, to murder.” While
compassion is to guide our every action, there is no evidence in Scripture that we, living in a
sin-ridden world, are required to preserve the lives of destructive pests [such as mosquitoes and
rats]. Be very careful how you read that statement!
Wall built on this foundation: Genesis 4:8-23; 9:5, 6; Exodus 21:14, 20, 29; Leviticus 24:21;
Numbers 35:16-34; Deuteronomy 19:11-13; 2 Samuel 12:9, 10; 2 Kings 21:16;
2 Chronicles 24:22; Psalms 10:8-11; Proverbs 1:11, 18; Isaiah 26:21; Jeremiah 26:15.
Wall “daubed with untempered mortar” on this foundation: Call it Choice, Roe vs. Wade, Abortion
or a Woman’s Right, the nationally legalized infanticide is blatantly violating this life-structuring
command. Silent genocide laws permeate the food and drug industries!
Originally Written: 23 July 2008
Latest Update: 5 November 2008
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