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Precious Cornerstone, posted on January 17, 2023:

He is the Cornerstone, Foundation stone, Millstone, Petra, Precious “timios”

__________Stone the Builders Rejected______________

In this post we once again highlight a most important topic regarding the Ezekiel Temple, Christ the Precious Cornerstone! The Throne and Footstool may have been of great importance and the Cornerstone is next.

Isa 28:16 Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious (יָקָר yâqâr) corner stone, a sure foundation (Temple מוּסָד mûsâḏ):

“Behold, I shall put for the foundations of Zion stone a very costly (g4185 poluteles) chosen (1588 eklektos) cornering (g204 ἀκρογωνιαῖος akrogoniaios ak-rog-o-nee-ah’-yos) of value (g1784 entimos) for its foundations” Here again Isaiah 28:16 in Greek ABP Quoted in 1 Pet 2:6.

1 Pet 2:7 says, “Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.

This is talking about the the stumbling block of the Millennial Temple as also pointed out in Isa 8:14 “He shall be for a Sanctuary; but for a stone (lithos) of stumbling (proskomma) and for a rock (πέτρα petra) of offence” which is quoted in Rom 9:33.

So we see that because Christ Himself is a stumbling block, rock of offense to the disobedient Christians, He is the Ezekiel Temple that they fail to accept. They are supposed to be “builders” however in rejecting Him, Christ becomes the Rock in which they reject. It’s very clear from these passages in Isaiah.

However if we study the Temple per Rev 11:1 “there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel (same as Ezk 40:3) stood, saying, Rise, and measure the Temple of God” we’ll see that the Cornerstone is measured with a Reed!

Christ is the Foundation of the Temple and 3 times foundation is mentioned.

Isa 28:16 Foundation (yis-saḏ) in Zion stone (eben) stone (eben) tried cornerstone (pinnah) precious  (yaqar) a foundation  (mū-sāḏ) foundation (mū-sāḏ).

The Ezekiel Temple has 3 foundations as you can see with Steps going up into the Outer Court, Inner Court and Temple. We’ve identified the Cornerstones of the Outer Court and Temple each in the south eastern corner.

______________Millstone________________

In Mat 21:42 Christ quotes Ps 118 in how He was rejected by the Jews, in the same way He’s rejected by the Christians.

“The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?”

He then says “Fall on the Stone” in doing so “die” to yourself in Mat 21:44

“And the one falling upon this stone shall be fractured in pieces; upon whom but ever it should fall it shall winnow him.”

° Fractured/Broken g4917 συνθλάω synthlaō; to crush; to dash together, i.e. shatter: — to break to pieces,

° Winnow/Grind to powder g3039 λικμάω likmaō; from λικμός likmos the equivalent of λίκνον liknon (a winnowing fan or basket); to winnow, i.e. to triturate: — grind to powder,  cleanse away the chaff from the grain by winnowing

Winnow here is used in Dan 2:44 “but itn (Stone) shall thin and winnow all the kingdoms,…” referring to Christ subduing the kingdoms of this world when they are “broken in pieces” and “winnowed.”

Dan 2:35 Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.

45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass

_________Petra______________

Christ the Rock, Petra in Greek, “thou art Peter (Πέτρος Petros), and upon this rock (πέτρα petra) I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven:”

▪ 12 Apostles have the Key’s to the Gatehouse in the North and South Gates of the Ezekiel Temple as also their names are on the Foundations of New Jerusalem, thus”I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven” Petros, precious cornerstone

▪ Peter or strongs g4074 Πέτρος Petros is a piece of rock thats larger than λίθος lithos g3037; also is a name, Petrus, an apostle: — Peter again meaning rock.

▪ Petra g4073 is feminine of Petros g4074; Rock πέτρα petra; a mass of rock. In Hebrew the word is Selah h5553 סֶלַע sela‘; meaning to be lofty; a craggy rock, a fortress): — (ragged) rock, stony, strong hold

The word Petra in Greek in the following verses Ps 27:5; 136:16; 137:9; 141:6: Isa 2:10, 21; 16:1; 22:16 and the Seal of Ezekiel in Ezk 3:9

– Moses told to “speak ye unto the rock (petra)” in Num 20:8 which was Christ 1 Cor 10:4

– You brought forth water out of the Selah Neh 9:15,

– “Send ye the Lamb to the ruler of the land from Selah (rock) to the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Zion” Isa 16:1

And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it

▪House on Rock (petra) which is the foundation

Luk 6:48 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like: He is like a man which built an House, and digged deep, and laid the Foundation (θεμέλιος themelios Rev21) on a rock (πέτρα petra): and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.

_________Precious Timios τίμιος________

Now we’ll look at the connection and relationship of the “Precious” Stone which in Greek is timios g5093 τίμιος and this word comes from τιμή timē g5092 to honour!

So He is the precious “timios” stone and we give Him honor “timē” by singing. You see honor “timē” as a word in many songs in Revelation 4:9, 11, 5:12, 7:12 and 19:1 in Praises to Him.

▪Again the Precious Stone in 1 Pet 2:7 you which believe he is precious (timē): but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner 9 that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

Christ is the Foundation of the Temple and 3 times foundation is mentioned.

Isa 28:16 Foundation (yis-saḏ) in Zion stone (eben) stone (eben) tried cornerstone (pinnah) precious  (yaqar) a foundation  (mū-sāḏ) foundation (mū-sāḏ).

The Ezekiel Temple has 3 foundations are “Precious” yaqad stones are in the Great Court and Inner Court. Notice how they are described in the First Temple 1 Ki 5:17 great stones, costly stones, and hewed stones, to lay the foundation of the house. Here the Septuagint uses timios g5093 τίμιος from 5092; valuable, i.e. costly, or honored, esteemed, or beloved: — dear, honorable, (more, most) precious, had in reputation.

It’s used to detail New Jerusalem Rev 21:11 Having the glory of God: and her light (star light φωστήρ phōstēr) was like unto a stone most precious (timios), even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal (krystallizō);

19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious (timios) stones.

▪ Temple Outer Court 1 Ki 7:10 And the great court round about was with three rows of hewed stones, and a row of cedar beams, both for the inner court of the house of the LORD, and for the porch of the house.

▪ Temple Inner Court 1 Ki 6:36 And he built the inner court with three rows of hewed stone.

Now, we then see a clear connection with the First Temple, Ezekiel Temple and New Jerusalem.

Rev 21:15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, gates and wall. Notice Ezk 40:3 behold, there was a man, whose appearance was like the appearance of brass, with a line of flax in his hand, and a measuring reed; and he stood in the gate.

New Jerusalem has 12 foundations of precious stones. The first Temple has 3 foundation rows in the Great Court and Inner Court and other foundations of precious stones for the Temple, this is why you “measure the pattern” with the key of David.

________Cornerstone Reed and 144 Cubits__________

The Reed is “6” Cubits in the Cornerstone Ezk 41:8 “the foundations of the side chambers were a full reed of six great cubits.” This also the Wall Ezk 40 “wall on the outside of the house round about, and in the man’s hand a measuring reed of six cubits long by the cubit and an hand breadth: so he measured the breadth of the building, one reed; and the height, one reed.” Herein the Cornerstone is 1 Reed in Ezekiel Temple. Ezk 41:8 “I saw also the height of the house round about: the foundations of the side chambers were a full reed of six great cubits”

The reed of 6 cubits is the measure “metron” of man in Rev 21:17 “he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is angel.” Man = 6, Angel = 24 and 6×24=144

Ps 144:12, “our daughters may be as corner stones, polished (περικεκοσμημέναι g4030.3) after the pattern (תַּבְנִית ṯaḇniyṯ) of the Temple (hêḵol)”

Thus the Cornerstone of New Jerusalem!

Rev 21:16 “And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed,” ” The length, and the width, and the height of her were equal” foursquare here is 4-Cornered g5068 τετράγωνος tetragōnos; from 5064 and 1137; four-cornered, i.e. square: — foursquare, quadrangular

And the Cornerstone of 144 Cubits in New Jerusalem, the “edifice,” “he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man which is angel.”

“And was the edifice of her wall jasper; and the city gold pure, likened glass to pure.” (Rev 21:18, ABP)

_________Architect_________

“Is not this the carpenter?” Ah yes the Carpenter, as such He is also the House and the Foundation of the Temple and the Tabernacle and New Jerusalem. Carpenter here in Mark 9:3 is really a craftsman in general, g5045 τέκτων tektōn; an artificer as producer of fabrics, i.e. a craftsman in wood: — carpenter, wood a worker in wood, a joiner, builder. Or a ship builder and any craftsman, or workman. This part of the Strongs definition I found interesting, “the art of poetry, maker of songs” like how Christ spoke in Parables but it’s also a planner, contriver, plotter, an author. It’s of note that all those skill sets go into the Temple and worship and notice the Lxx use of the word in Zech 1:20; 1 Ki 7:14: 1 Chr 14:1; 22:15; Ezra 3:7; Jer 10:3

Even Abraham “looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God,” Heb 11:9 and again we have a word associated with “tech” and technical, technology, technician, g5079. τεχνίτης technitēs; from 5078; an artisan, a founder (Creator): — builder, craftsman, an artificer. G5079 in lxx 1 Chr 22:15; 29:5; Jer 10:9, 24:1, 29:2

And it is through these Greek words that we get the word architect.

Arche-technes which combines arch top head or chief with technē g5078 τέχνη or from 746 archē and 5045 tektōn.

g0753. ἀρχιτέκτων architektōn; carpenter; a chief constructor, i.e. “architect”: — masterbuilder; a master builder, an architect, the superintendent in the erection of buildings

We see this word associated with Apostle Paul in establishing the new era of the spiritual house.

1 Cor 3:11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man’s work shall be made manifest

2 Cor 3:10-2 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise architect (ἀρχιτέκτων architektōn), I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones – g5093 τίμιος timios

Eph 2:19 Your fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;

20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy Temple (ναός naos) in the Lord:

Jesus Christ the Chief Cornerstone of the Temple and notice other architects…

Moses “And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them. According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the vessels.” Ex 25:9

“Then David gave to Solomon his son the pattern” 1 Chr 28:10

And Ezk 43:10 Thou son of man, shew the אֶת־ House to the house of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities: and let them measure אֶת־ the pattern

And we are admonished to study the Temple

Rev 11:1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the Temple of God

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