Stones shall tumble
Luke 21:5,6 -
And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said, As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
The Bible is written on multi levels, for people throughout generations.
When Jesus spoke of the Temple being bought down and bought up back on the third day, Jesus spoke of His Body, He also spoke of the generations (The Body of Christ) for the end days are before the third day (third century) ends.
But when Jesus spoke that the stones of the temple will tumble down, He prophesized for the days ahead when the Romans destroyed Jerusalem and almost all structures including the temple build by Solomon was turned into rumbles. He also prophesized of the days to come and is at hand when dramatic changes are going to come to the Church of God.
Like the Jews and people of the Old Testament believed more in temples made of stones (therefore David was not allowed to make the temple), so do people now believe a Church is the structure of stones where they go to worship God. They beautify these structures and take utmost care of them, but the real Church which is the people is neglected. The true beautification of the real Church which are the Fruit and Gifts of the Holy Spirit are not given importance. Heaven is not made of earthly precious stones and material. Heaven is not an earthly resort and the things of Heaven are not of earthly doings. Each of the precious stones and material stated in the Bible are symbolic to the Fruit and Gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Time is at hand people will meet at places like houses, parks, streets etc. and truly worship God in Spirit and Truth. The Church will select leaders selected by God on whom the glory of God is shown, like Moses whom no one dared to question and if did, God answered. Like Aaron whom God proved that He was chosen to lead by the rod. Leaders will be selected not because of the influence they weld or the power they hold.
Time is come and is at hand when the true Church will manifest the glory of God on earth, decorated with Heavenly precious stones and material.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord God, we pray that we see with our earthly eyes the glory of your Church on earth. Let your people come in one Body in You in mind, body and spirit, function as one with one purpose...
We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.
41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine (teachings) and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.
44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common;
45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.
46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
1 Corinthians 3:12-17
12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.
14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.
16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.
17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.
18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass.
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;
20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.
21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.
22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.
23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.
25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.
26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it.
27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lambís book of life.
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