saying. Yes the riches of my kingdom are far beyond any comparison
with the riches of this world, for the riches of this world are
temporary and leave the soul dry and barren without the knowledge
of my love. But my riches are true riches not just in the soul,
but permeating through all the areas of your lives through to
eternity. Seek the riches that are found in my Kingdom and you
will find all, and treasures beyond your comprehension. Give up
everything to own the wealth that will last forever, true riches
that the world does not know about, but you know about because
you belong to me.
said "Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the
excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I
have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung,
that I may win Christ"
is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy
getting get understanding. Exalt her, and she shall promote thee:
she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.She
shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory
shall she deliver to thee. Proverbs 4:7-9
glorious riches!!! ..........
are a stone being built into the glorious New Jerusalem!!!!
I have been 'zinging'
with the wonderful things the Lord is showing to me. The almost
unspeakable things of the Lord that I long to share with you...
How can you compare the jewels of the kingdom to the treasures
of the world. Its impossible.... to gain Christ is to gain everything.....
How amazingly the Old earthly
and the New Heavenly Jerusalem are connected!!!
In the Old Testament
in Ezekiel 48, God allots the promised land to each of the tribes
of Israel, and the twelve gates of the city (3 North, 3 South,
3 West, 3 East) were to be called after each tribe, Reuben, Judah,
Levi, Joseph, Benjamin, Dan, Simeon, Issachar, Zebulun, Gad, Asher
and the gate of Naphtali.
The end of the chapter reads. ....... and
the name of the city from that day shall be,
THE LORD IS THERE.
In the New Testament
we see the New Jerusalem in Revelations 21 how each gate will
be made of one single pearl, the great street made of pure gold
like transparent glass.... Wow!! what we have to look forward
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth,
for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and
there was no longer any sea. I
saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven
from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying,
"Now the dwelling of God is with men,
and He will live with them. ........
Revelation 21: 1-3
he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high,
and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven
from God. It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was
like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal.
It had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels
at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve
tribes of Israel. There were three gates on the east, three on
the north, three on the south and three on the west. The wall
of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names
of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. Revelation 21. 10-14
wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as
glass. The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every
kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second
sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, the fifth
sardonyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth
beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth,
and the twelfth amethyst.The twelve gates were twelve pearls,
each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city
was of pure gold, like transparent glass.
What about us who love
Jesus? Where do we fit in this glorious picture?!!!!!
Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow
citizens with God's people and members of God's household, built
on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus
himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is
joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord.
And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling
in which God lives by his Spirit. Ephesians 2:19- 22
What is our function in
this amazing structure?
you come to him, the living Stone-rejected by men but chosen by
God and precious to Him you also, like living stones, are being
built into a spiritual house to be a .........
priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through