From: Sophereth at Kirjath Sepher
To: the costly stones. the precious stones. the living stones.
To: His workmanship.
. …continued from Part 16.
. There is a city, whose streams make glad the heart of God. Though she be troubled, The Lord will save Jerusalem. In the morning, God will help her, He is in her midst and she is strong. Nations rage. kingdoms falling down. when He lifts up His Voice, all the earth disappears. When He lifts up His Voice, all the earth disappears, He is with her. He is with her. and the Lord will save Jerusalem. ~Joel Chernoff. Lamb.
. Joel Chernoff wrote this song about an earthly city. I believe it. God will help her. He is with her. but…
. God is speaking to us about the heavenly Jerusalem. to which we are come. not going to come. we are come.
. 1Peter 1. KJV and Amplified. we are the stones made ready. living stones. tried in the furnace of affliction. who are being guarded, kept (garrisoned) by God’s power through faith unto salvation, ready to be revealed in the last time. wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness and distress, through manifold trials and temptations. that the trial of your faith, so the genuineness of your faith may be tested, (your faith) being much more precious than of the perishable gold which is tested and purified by fire. this proving of your faith is intended to redound to your praise and glory and honour when Yeshua haMeshiach is revealed.
. 1Peter 4. Amplified. …for this is why the Gospel was preached…even to the dead…that they might live in the Spirit as God does. but the end and culmination of all things has come near;…beloved, do not be amazed and bewildered at the fiery ordeal which is taking place to test your quality, as though something strange (unusual and alien to you and your position) were befalling you. but insofar as you are sharing Messiah’s sufferings, rejoice, so that when His glory (full of radiance and splendor) is revealed, you may also rejoice with triumph…
. 1Peter 2. ye also, as living stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Yeshua the Messiah. ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.