Chapter #33




The Jasper Stone - Father’s Name Written On Their Foreheads


NAPHTALI....Wrestling, trouble, temptation, tribulation....FRUSTRATION....

JASPER....That which is yet impure.

JEHOVAH SHAMMAH....Our LORD is there....He who is ever present in time of TROUBLE....HE is in His abode.....

Ezekiel 48:1

When Israel's spirit was broken and they were in captivity, the LORD was there.

In the midst of trouble, the VISION of what was to come made Ezekiel say, "The LORD is there...."

So we must know that our GOD is there in our most troublesome times. For He is an ever-present GOD who will not forsake us if we TRUST in HIM for our LIFE. If we trust in our own spirit, He will cast us into outer darkness in the day of judgement. If we trust Him, He is there in THAT darkness....

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"The name of the city from that day shall be, The Lord is there {or in the Hebrew JEHOVAH SHAMMAH }." Ezekiel 48:35.


And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.

And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:

And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.

These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.

And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.”                                        Revelation 14: 1-5

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When we behold the Jasper Stone upon The Royal Ephod, we see the CHARACTER OF GOD. When we behold this Jasper Stone upon the face of God sitting upon the Throne in Revelation 4:3 we notice that His Character is one of Bright Light and Glory. As well when we behold God upon the Throne we see Him consumed in His facial features in an equal amount with the Sardine {Sardius} Stone. This shows forth the Character of God as relates to His Fiery Wrath and His desire to consume by that same Fire anything that is not of His Holy Nature or Character. In the studies we have had on the Royal Ephod I have attempted to reveal the Names of Jehovah which Names are summed up as The Great I AM. The totality of His 12 names, revealed by the names of the Sons of Israel and by the Stones upon The Royal Ephod, are summed up in knowing God as The Great I AM. Although these studies are not finalized we do have somewhat of a grasp as to God’s Names in a small but meaningful measure.


When we behold those who follow the Lamb withersoever He goes in Revelation 14:1-5 we see the character of God IN A PEOPLE. They come forth as a complete identity with Him who sits upon the Throne. They, as a the people of God in Glorified Bodies, come forth to the earth that is just entering it’s stage of the 3rd world, {Please read “The Ephod - Part #6 - The Manifestation Of The Sons Of God!” at The Visscher Family Homepage about the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Worlds}


God was the one who was responsible for cursing the earth and for mankind’s estrangement from Himself, even though His ultimate desire is to be one with that which He created. But God’s plan is seen in detail when one looks upon His face which is reflected in The Jasper Stone upon The Royal Ephod. For when you look upon His face, as the Jasper and the Sardine Stones, you will have a “revelation” of His 12 Names or His very character. It is this character that God desires to restore mankind with. However, God in His ultimate sovereignty has purposed that only a small remnant of the world would be in that special place of becoming one with His very facial features to such an extent as to be a people in complete and total identity with God who is their sovereign. It is to the Overcomers that God will grant oneness with His character in such a way that they will not be “elite” or “separated” from that which God loves, His creation, but that they will be the Glorified ones who will bring this Character back to fallen creation. The Overcomers however will come in Glorified Bodies of Flesh, pumping the Blood of Jesus in their very veins. These will be HOLY AND WITHOUT BLEMISH, PURE AND UNDEFILED BEFORE GOD AND IN THE VERY MOTIVATION AND PURPOSES OF GOD. The Overcomers then WILL BE separate from the World and separate from fallen creation as relates to their HOLINESS. But they will not be prevented from rescuing this creation from it’s thrall of death and decay. By their very lives as Glorified members of Christ who is the Head of this company, they will bring the very character and life of God back to what it once was in the Garden of Eden. When mankind looks upon the company of Overcomers - THEY WILL SEE THOSE WHO HAVE BECOME COMPLETELY ONE WITH GOD. For the light of the Jasper Stone and the light of the Sardine {Sardius} Stone will be THEIR CHARACTER.


Because of the fall, mankind is now seen in Revelation 13 as two beasts. A wild one and a tame one.

{1} The wild beast {Revelation 13:1-10} is this fallen Adamic sinful unrepentant, unholy life in this world that is subject to death and decay and is destined to fill the graves of the earth with the carnage of utter loss and ruin. The wild beast is in all mankind as mankind’s UNGODLY CHARACTER. An ungodly assortment of man with base human emotions and without God or life in this present evil world.

{2} The tame beast {Revelation 13:11-18} is this same decadent wild Adamic nature in mankind, however it is this nature in it’s “religiosity”. For you see, Adam tries through mankind to make himself right with God who cursed man and set him to work toiling in the soil of the earth to earn his bread by the sweat of his brow. This religiosity of the fallen Adamic nature is the closest thing to “Lucifer” we study, for we see “Lucifer” as the very same thing. That this Lucifer is simply the tame or religious beast of Revelation chapter 13. And this religiosity is not just relegated to Christendom’s many circles and divisions, but also to other faiths and religions of a multitudinous style.


The defining character of the Face of God in the Overcoming company is that they have a new different identity. They now bear the image of God as a “Completed Glorified Identity” similar to the Facial Features of God in all 12 of His Names. However, this identity in the Overcoming company is seen as a Name written upon their foreheads in Revelation 14:1-5. Their thoughts, the very motivation of their heart and mind is now in the name of The Great I AM. These that now bear oneness with God were first part of the wild and the tame bestial nature inherited in father Adam. The engraving of the Name of God upon their foreheads is the gist of this portion of the study on the Jasper Stone, which stone appears first on The Royal Ephod, then later on in the Scepter of Fire (Sardius or Sardine Stone) and in the Facial Features of God. Not just there, but the Jasper also appears as the framed structured walls of the New Jerusalem. The act of the engraving of the Name of God Jehovah upon the foreheads of the Overcomers was indeed a fiery process.


Christendom is in this hour overtaken with the notion of “the mark of the beast”. Many of my denominational friends are speculating as to when and how this mark, the ‘666' of Revelation 13:18 will occur. Will it be a computer chip embedded under the skin? A bar code? A deceptive political relay that would cause everyone to get it to avoid identity theft and lack of identity with political powers? If any of the above were true, then the mark of the beast would join the Manifestation of the Sons of God as a one time world event in World History. And tally up the time it would take for governments to put a chip under everyone’s skin. There are some 6 billion people in the earth. If it took one second for the mark to be issued to each person on the earth, that would mean it would take nearly 190 years to get everyone marked! But NONE OF THOSE THINGS WILL HAPPEN FOR THE ISSUING OF THIS MARK.


The fact is that the Mark of the Beast, the 666 that there is so much speculation and fear on in this hour IS ALREADY ISSUED. And guess what? NO ONE IS WITHOUT THE MARK, NOT EVEN THOSE IN THE PROCESS OF OVERCOMING. We are BORN WITH THAT MARK. The mark is seen on the forehead {the thoughts} and the right hand {the works} of those that would buy, sell or trade in the world. Who do you know that doesn’t buy sell or trade? Even cloistered Monks do that! The mark of the beast IS NOT TO BE ISSUED, I-T I-S I-S-S-U-E-D. In Revelation 13:16 we have this part of the verse to consider. “And he causeth all”. Who is the “he” that causeth “all” to receive this mark and what is the mark? The mark I defined above, it is the thoughts and works of fallen father Adam. But the HE that CAUSETH all to receive this mark IS THE TAME BEAST OF RELIGION. LUCIFER. That identity that would try to “normalize” mankind in this world and make it so man does not see his need for God. The fact is YOU WERE BORN WITH THIS MARK. The problem is not trying to “avoid” getting the mark which would somehow banish you from Heaven and relegate you to eternal torment, but rather that the problem you the reader has now is GETTING RID OF THAT MARK. It is NOT a mark to come, but a mark that IS! And now YOU MUST REPENT OF IT.


The Overcomers standing upon the Mt Zion with the Lamb of God OVERCAME THE MARK. They are also seen as playing on Golden Harps on the surface of the Sea of Glass mingled with Fire before the Throne of God.

“And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.” Revelation 15:2

The mark IS GONE FROM THE OVERCOMERS IN THIS SCENE. They are PRESENTLY DEFEATING THE MARK IN PRESENT REALITY BY FOLLOWING THE LAMB WHITHERSOEVER HE GOES. The mark of the beast, which is the number of man - 666 - is what we are overcoming by one of three means. The only way to overcome this mark and to be found with the mark of Father upon our foreheads is to DIE TO THE MARK OF THE BEAST. Not that the mark of the beast dies, but that we die TO IT. Notice also that the Overcomers of Revelation 14:1-5 have no mark of Father in their right hand. For that was the first step they took in overcoming the mark of the beast, was to know that there were NO WORKS that can be done to exchange that mark for God’s mark! Unlike those who bear the bestial mark in their right hands, that their works are “religion based” and their thoughts are “carnal”, the Overcomer does not receive but a White Stone, the inscription of God as a NAME given to each one, particular, separate and as a whole person whom Jesus has redeemed. Revelation 2:7

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The mark of the beast in the right hand and in the forehead is overcome by one of three methods, or a combination of these methods.

1} The mark 666 is overcome by - Taking up your individual cross DAILY and following Jesus. “Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” Matthew 16:24. We take up the cause of denial to overcome this mark. Not a frenzy of trying to put down carnality, but denying our life exists because of it! It is a LOSS OF IDENTITY. The identity we lose is to that of this world which lays in the power of the wicked one. And it is a GAIN OF IDENTITY by becoming one with Jesus in His sufferings. We deny ourselves not by religious effort, but by acknowledging that when He suffered, we suffered. When He died, we died. When He arose, we arose. However, this is a process worked out day by day over a lifetime. Hence the cause and reason for trials and tribulations.


2} The mark 666 is overcome by - Partaking of the Baptism of Fire that came on the day of Pentecost. “And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” Acts 2:3,4. This tongue of fire is the fulfilled prophecy of John the Baptist. “John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:” Luke 3:16. The words “and with” were not in the original context of this verse. So the latter part would have read “he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost fire”. Note this right at this point. Our God is a consuming fire. Hebrews 12:29. God only has ONE KIND OF FIRE. And that is the Fire of the Sardine {Sardius} Stone, or rather, that part of His Face that is His Fiery Wrath. The baptism of Fire burns off the dross of our flesh fallen nature, burns off this 666 from our minds {thoughts} and our works {the right hand mark}. We overcome this 666 in both those areas by living in abandonment to this Fire that burns us day by day. This Fire will separate us from SELF and from RELIGIOUS EFFORT. For religious effort is just an extension of self.


3} The mark 666 is overcome by - Partaking of the Lake that burns with fire and brimstone. Remember that God only has one kind of Fire. The fire the Christ dips His Hand into to pour out upon the heads of His Baptized ones He dips into the LAKE OF FIRE. For it is ALL THE SAME FIRE. We see that all things abominable are cast into that lake during the final judgement. “He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” Revelation 21: 7,8. First thing that we have to recognize is that not all men will partake of the Baptism of Fire in this life. They will not learn to overcome and walk with the Lord. But know this. That God has ordained that ALL MEN EVERYWHERE WILL BE DELIVERED OF THE MARK OF THE BEAST. The difference is that the Overcomers overcome that mark NOW. Some will have it removed later in their walk of obedience. The rest of humanity who does not obey this mandate of overcoming from the Lord will have that mark burned off of them in this lake that burns with Fire and brimstone. The word “brimstone” in the original Greek meant “Divine Holiness”. It is therefore the HOLINESS of God Almighty, that one who is the Ancient of Days, that burns off of all humanity this mark! And humanity will come forth as a completely new identity, ones who as a whole will be a NEW CREATION. This is not yet completed, but is in the process. Be that as it may, know that the Lake that Burns with Fire and Brimstone IS NOT eternal torment and separation from Christ, a place known in Christendom as a “Christless eternity”, but rather it is the ultimate picture of DIVINE HOLINESS BRINGING ETERNAL RESTORATION.

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Now listen to a mystery, a secret here that belongs to those of a higher understanding and a higher order. The Overcomers, as a congregation of Saints before God, ARE THE LAKE OF FIRE AND BRIMSTONE. WE COMPOSE THE TONGUES OF FIRE THAT ARE THAT LAKE. God is going to take the fearful, the unbelieving, the abominable, the murderers, the whoremongers, the sorcerers, the idolaters and all liars and cast them INTO US. We will CONSUME THIS 666 OFF OF HUMANITY. But that is not all. For God is the FIRE WE FIRST PARTOOK OF. So when you see the wicked cast into this Lake of Fire, know this - they are cast INTO GOD. Hence, the full understanding of the Jasper and the Sardine Stones upon the Ephod, the scepter, the Face of God, now seen reflective in a people who come forth in complete oneness with God. Both as FIRE and as BRIGHT LIGHT AND GLORY. For God has made His ministers as a flame of fire. “ Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:” Psalm 104:4. The congregation of overcomers, together as ONE in God become that very same lake.


One of the very first things we will consume off of humanity as Overcomers will be the notion that man is separated from God in eternal torment. NO SUCH THING. Nowhere in the scriptures can I find anything that even remotely refers to eternal torment! Except for ONE THING ONLY. And that one thing that will be ETERNALLY GONE FROM US will be THE FALLEN NATURE or THE FALL OF ADAM ITSELF. And it is not that our lower nature of the 1st Adamic order will be alive somewhere tormented. It is that we lose that identity, and eventually all mankind also, will lose their identity - to this fallen order and chaos of the fall. This study is not relegated to discussing eternal as relates to ages, but at this time the Overcomers first come to a place wherein they know that God will restore ALL THINGS. For God’s Face upon the Throne is Jasper and it is Sardius, His countenance will Consume and His countenance will Glorify. No one that has ever lived or ever will yet live will be exempt from His consuming gaze! {Sardius Stone} No one will be outside of His Love! {Jasper Stone}. His Glory is destined to be upon all His redeemed creation, starting with the Overcomers, but eventually with those redeemed by His love. So then, just as God has two features in His Face, the Sardius - His Brightness and Glory, and the Sardine - His Wrath and Fiery Indignation, so the Overcomers will be THE VERY SAME. They will be the Bright Glory and Love of God and they will be THE CONSUMING FIRE OF GOD. GOD WILL BE SEEN IN THEIR GLORIFIED BODIES OF FLESH PUMPING THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN THEIR VEINS.


Now lets look a little closer to the Jasper Stone upon The Royal Ephod and relate it to one more thing. “And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. Rev 4:3.

Note that there is one more feature in our look at God in the Ephod, and then confirmed by the sight of God upon the Throne. And that is that there is a RAINBOW that looks like AN EMERALD.


The Emerald here is the very same as the original root context for the Liguire Stone, the 1st Stone on the 3rd Row of The Royal Ephod, the Stone that Lucifer lacks. In a nutshell, the RAINBOW as an EMERALD speaks of God as a BANNER OF LOVE. And that this banner does not just wave in the wind - NO - this banner works to DRAW ALL MEN TO THE THRONE. For God has determined that all nations, all kingdoms, all humanity will be DRAWN TO HIS THRONE. Now to differentiate. This is not ‘elitism’ or ‘exaltation’, but ONLY the Overcomers will be granted the right to RULE AND REIGN WITH CHRIST UPON THE THRONE. But the RAINBOW around the Throne as an emerald will draw all men to appear before God UPON HIS THRONE. It is a picture of total and complete restoration of all things. For God has determined that all souls will appear before Him and they, in that appearing and in that approaching to the Throne of God will be consumed by the Jasper and Sardine Stones, the Brightness of His Glory and His Fiery Wrath. All men, each in their own due order, will appear BEFORE GOD.


Now - we have to set one more thing straight in this. Christendom teaches that man will appear before God to be judged. Brethren, the very coming TO God upon the Throne IS the JUDGEMENT! And NO ONE will SURVIVE as relates to THEIR FALLEN NATURE. The FALLEN NATURE OF ADAM will PERISH as one approaches the Throne. All religious effort, all vanity, all conceit and all pride will be BURNED OFF AS MAN INDIVIDUALLY COMES BEFORE GOD ON HIS THRONE. Christendom teaches that this is the final judgement wherein man will be relegated to eternal torment or the Kingdom of Heaven. NO. This is NOT the relegation of where man will spend eternity. THIS IS GOD CONSUMING INTO HIMSELF ALL THAT WAS ESTRANGED FROM HIM BECAUSE OF ADAM’S FALL.


So there it is, the truth of Overcoming and of Father’s Name written in the foreheads of the Overcomers. They willingly now lose their identity to this world so that they may return to God to be ONE with HIS VERY NATURE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD. And this dear brethren is a very HIGH and a very HOLY Calling. One which should humble us to the lowest degree that the humility of Christ’s sufferings may be seen in us.

To Be Continued.............. Kenneth B Visscher