Chapter #8




More On The Sardius Stone

During the past few days I was preparing to share on the Topaz the next stone on the Ephod, but the Lord dealt with me during the night that I had only shared half of what I was supposed to share on the Sardius stone. The symbolism of that stone, just like the rest is very important to our understanding in this hour.

So my apologies for spending time on one more blog about the Sardius Stone on the Royal Ephod.

What the Lord revealed to me during the night just past {November 20th} was that the 12 Stones of the Ephod also represent 2 other things.

  • The Stones each represent one of the names of God listed in the original context of scripture.
  • The Stones also represent the layers of foundation that are found in the New Jerusalem City that is seen descending from God out of Heaven in Revelation 21:2.

What I understood was to include the name of God for each stone, but later on the impact of these symbols on our faith when it comes to the New Jerusalem.

So with your kind permission, I would like to backtrack to the Sardius Stone once more for now to reveal the name of God as it pertains to this stone.

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The Sardius Stone - Elohim, the very first name of God used in the original context of Scripture. Elohim was used 2570 times in both the Old and New Testaments.

Elohim is a double noun which represents God in two ways. The first way, the prefix El Denotes His STRENGTH and sovereignty... Creator and Source of all... The FATHER GOD. Creator of all the UNIVERSE.... Worthy of PRAISE, whose scepter never leaves His hand. The God of covenant.

But the second view of Elohim as relates to the Sardius Stone is that Elohim is also God REVEALED IN A PEOPLE. Or if you'd prefer it this way. That there will be a people that will come forth AS Elohim.

This stone represents the Power and Glory of God that comes forth in a purified people. A people who have become so one with Elohim that they have no other identity. The processings in their lives has been so complete and thorough that they are without fault before His Throne.

The next statement I am to make could be taken as a matter of opinion, but for me it is a present reality.

To make the next statement, I must ask a question also.

Here are some scriptures.
Jesus said while He suffered on Calvary:
"And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"                                                                                                       Matthew 27:46
But then later we read what Paul wrote to the church at Corinth.

"To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation."   2 Corinthians 5:19

Now, the preachers in christendom have made a doctrine that Christ hung alone upon the tree during His suffering, that God forsook Him as God could not look upon sin.

So here is my question: If that is true, then how could 2 Corinthians 5:19 be true? Answer: God DID NOT FORSAKE JESUS, NO, NOT FOR ONE SECOND.

So then who was Jesus speaking to when He made that cry? Was His suffering such that He could only "feel" that God had forsaken Him, or did the Christ of God know that God was in Him of a truth?

Jesus had said just previously to His disciples:
"Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me." John 16:32

It is my belief that the Lord has whispered into my heart that Jesus made that cry TO US. We are THE OFFENDED ONES.

Lucifer has an angry God. His God is angry because man disobeyed His commandment and ate of the forbidden tree. Because God is angry, Lucifer with his false Sardius Stone has created a
hierarchy of religion that has it's entire slant set to appease an angry God. God was surprised that Adam disobeyed Him and ate of that tree so God had to quickly invent a plan of salvation to save mankind from His own wrath. The Elohim that Lucifer has is a God that is not all powerful, not all mighty, not all knowing. This God is not perfected in a people or a people perfected in Him. The Sardius Stone in Lucifer's Ephod represents a God that is disillusioned with man now that man has fallen away from the innocence of Eden. Massive campaigns have been fought, world wars and crusades of every kind, both by nations and by false preachers have obeyed the Sardius Stone in Lucifer's Ephod to bring about an appeasment of this angry God. Rather than acknowledging the truth that God is bringing forth a perfect people without any taint or stain, Lucifer brings forth a God that shows infinite mercy to those who agree with His anger and accept Jesus out of their own human will. And this same God who is so full of wrath and anger is seen as tormenting eternally billions who never even knew the name of Jesus. The Ephod on Lucifer represents a carnal though in religious man that actually rejoices in the thought of suffering billions. It is based in HATE, not LOVE and not in the LOVE OF ELOHIM.

The Elohim that Jesus displayed on Calvary through the Sardius Stone showed forth a God that reconciled ALL back unto Himself. God never once displaced the sufferings of Christ to something that He should bear alone, but God was with Him through the entire process.

But when Jesus cried that God had forsaken Him, He was crying TO US WHO WOULD BE PERFECT IN GOD. His cry was to us who were offended by being found in a state of sin and death! We forsook Christ, we fell into depravity and death, we were found with the fallen nature of Adam and it was WE who had to be appeased! It is my firm belief that Jesus did not cry to His Father in Heaven. He cried TO US. To the company of OVERCOMERS. We had left Him and His cry BROUGHT US BACK!

Lucifer's demented Sardius Stone shows forth a God that can be seen as weak and powerless except for anger, and that God is represented in thousands of denominations.

The Sardius Stone on the Ephod of the Overcomer shows forth God as God IN HIS COMPANY OF SAINTS. Those who walk in the Spirit and Power of Elohim WITHOUT MEASURE. Their unity is ONE so much so that ONLY ELOHIM IS SEEN.

I think that after the 12 Stones of the Ephod are revealed that the Lord will then give me understanding to write on the foundation of the New Jerusalem. I will wait until then.

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So then, we do truly now move on to the next Stone on the Ephod, the Topaz, the burden bearer. The top Center Stone. We see Christ, the bearer of burdens upon the Tree, and we enter pleasantness and rest because HE BORE US. And we in turn can see clearly THE TOPAZ.

To be continued.........

Kenneth B Visscher

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