Straight and level, the foundation must be perfect, because the Cornerstone is the essential gauge aligning every other stone.
Zion, YHVH’s Spiritual Temple
Ancient Hebrew metaphors existed just as they do today in English. The Cornerstone is a figure of speech comparing a perfect stone, that has been measured with Justice as the plum line and Righteousness as the level, with Y’shuah.
Therefore YHVH says, “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone, A precious cornerstone for the foundation, firmly placed. He who believes in it will not act hastily, (Hebrew=Chush). I will make justice the measuring line And righteousness the level; Then hail will sweep away the refuge of lies And the waters will overflow the hiding place. “Your covenant with death will be canceled, And your pact with Sheol will not stand”... Isaiah 28:16-18 (written about 700 B.C.)
1 Peter 2:6 (written 1st Century A.D.)
For in Scripture it says: “Behold, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in Him will never be put to shame, disappointed, act hastily, (Chush).”
The House of our Creator is being built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus, Messiah Y’shuah, himself as the chief cornerstone; in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in YHVH, in whom you also are being built together into a Spiritual dwelling, habitation.
The World rejects YHVH’s Cornerstone
“The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone” Psalm 118:22 (written about 1000 B.C.)
Y’shuah, is “‘the stone you builders rejected, but which became the chief cornerstone. Acts 4:11 (1st century A.D.)
…he will be a stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall. Isaiah 8:14 (written about 700 B.C.)
As it is written: “See, I lay in Zion a stone that causes people to stumble and a rock of offense, and the one who believes in him will never be disappointed, (Chush).” Romans 9:33 (written 1 Century A.D.)
1 Corinthians 3:11
For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ, Y’shuah Messiah.
Our Bodies are His Spiritual Temple
Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? 1 Corinthians 3:16
Isaiah 54:11 (Written about 700 B.C.)
“Afflicted city, tossed by storms and not comforted, I will rebuild you with stones in beautiful colors, your foundations with lapis lazulim, sapphire.
Revelation 21:19 (Written 1st Century A.D.)
The foundation stones of the city wall were adorned with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation stone was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, emerald; the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprase; the eleventh, jacinth; the twelfth, amethyst.
The Glorious Revealing
“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” Romans 8:18
Creation awaits, with eager expectation, for the children of our Creator to be revealed. Romans 8:19
‘He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will never have to leave; and I will write on him the Name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the renewed Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My renewed Name. 13 ‘He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies.’ Revelation 3:12
The glorious revealing of the children of YHVH is likened to the Temple of YHVH. Built with stones leveled and straightened by Justice and Righteousness.
Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 1 Corinthians 3:16
The word Zion and YHVH’s Temple are not to be confused with anything temporary and the physical, predominately secular, Zionist military.
We, people of Every tongue and nationality, are the stones being aligned by YHVH for the revealing of His Spiritual Temple. This world is a very temporary testing ground. The new heaven and the new earth are Lasting. Revelation 5:9; Isaiah 60:21; Isaiah 65:17; Isaiah 65:25; Isaiah 66:22; 2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:1; Revelation 21:27