|Revelation 21, Page 24-10|
(Repeating) 21:19 And the foundations of the instruction which protects us were organized with all manner of solidified truths. The first foundation was singularity to Yehuveh; the second, no idols; the third, no idol worship; the fourth, no vanity;
21:20 The fifth, Sabbath-keeping; the sixth, six days of work; the seventh, family honor; the eighth, no killing; the ninth, no adultery; the tenth, no stealing; the eleventh, honorable communication; the twelfth, balanced use of passion.
Bible, KJV Translation:
(Repeating) 21:19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;
21:20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.
Significant Words and Comments:
Commentary on Revelation 21:19-20a expansion (28 August 2008):
The Tenth Foundation Stone
“The tenth, a chrysoprasus,” representing the tenth commandment [“Thou shalt not steal.” Exodus 20:15], therefore identifying the chrysoprasus [G5556] stone as representing no stealing. The corresponding Hebrew-translated stone from the breastplate is beryl [H8658]. (28 August 2008)
All corresponding references from Torah include: “His hands are as gold rings set with the beryl: his belly is as bright ivory overlaid with sapphires.” Speaking of the Lamb-king, this statement clearly describes the utter integrity and honesty and honor of all His dealings. “The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel.” “When I looked, behold the four wheels by the cherubims, one wheel by one cherub, and another wheel by another cherub: and the appearance of the wheels was as the colour of a beryl stone.” Both of Ezekiel’s statements describe the restored people, the same people whom Zephaniah states “The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth.” “His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.” Daniel is again speaking of seeing the Lamb-king in his utter purity and untouchable righteousness. Song of Solomon 5:14; Ezekiel 1:16; 10:9; Zephaniah 3:13; Daniel 10:6.
This solidified life-structuring commandment stone corresponds with the tribe of Dan and the constellation Scorpio. The Jacob’s and Moses’ prophecies regarding Dan are: “Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel,” which speaks of causing “them to know” the abominations which they and their fathers have committed by instructing them in Yehuveh’s ways. “Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path,” is, these phrases have a far different significance that our culture attaches to them, for the serpent was the ancient symbol of wisdom, and the bite of a serpent being the penetrating effect truth has to change the lives of all who are brought under its impact. “That biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward,” speaks of Dan’s wisdom and instruction bringing men out from under the influence and control of others and causing the overseers to be cast down. How desperately we need this wisdom right now to throw off the yoke of the oppressors who currently ride on our backs and dictate our lives. “I have waited for thy salvation, O Yehuveh.” All who realize the value of Yehuveh’s wisdom communicated through Dan impatiently await Yehuveh’s deliverance from the oppressors and greed-driven overseers which have robbed us of our heritage of peace and prosperity. “Of Dan he said, Dan is a lion’s whelp: he shall leap from Bashan.” The wisdom of Dan springs up from youthful courage and leaps away from shame and disappointment. Bashan [H1316: “a region east of Jordan,”] is from a primary root buwsh [H0954], meaning “to pale, by implication, to be ashamed; also (by implication) to be disappointed or delayed”]. Genesis 49:16-18; Ezekiel 20:4; 22:2; Deuteronomy 33:22. Continue . . .
Originally Written: 28 August 2008
Latest Update: 28 August 2008
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