The stone which the builders rejected
Has become the chief cornerstone.
23 [c]This was the Lord’s doing;
It is marvelous in our eyes”.
This is marvelous in our seeing too because we understand what it means to be rejects.
Throughout the ages God uses the blocks that “the builders rejected” for His building project. That is why scripture calls them the remnants, a term that means project rejects.
Why did the builders reject the Chief Cornerstone? Because they were the wrong builders with the wrong building blocks and the wrong tools with the wrong design and motives, and Gods Elect just don’t fit in.
Even as we learn from these words Solomon spoke “Now it was in the heart of my father David to build a temple for the name of the Lord God of Israel”. And that is where Gods building takes place in us with our invisible parts we call heart, mind, soul and spirit. Even as the Father said “David is a man after My own heart”. This is said of us too.
David’s son Solomon was not qualified to build a house for God, and he did not fulfill the verses that Davids son would build house for God.
For this reason Jesus Christ was called the Son of David and fulfilled that prophecy too. He was comissioned to build a house for God in the right place at the right time, in the hearts in each one of us, consecutively “each one in their own order”. So maybe this is time for you.
It was Jesus Christ who said “on this rock I will build My eklesia”. A word correctly amended to the Greek from where we get the word church. Eklesia means; those who are “the called”. Called out of something to be in something else.
And of this building project of “the general assembly and church of the firstborn? “The gates of Hell shall not prevail”. Showing us that this is Gods true work and the only building that makes it through the fire of the ages. “For our God is a consuming fire” who consumes us with His love.
Hebrews describes this as Gods General Assembly, church of the first born (us) and collection of just men made perfect.” Spoken of as a foregone conclusion. A timeless piece made known by revelation only to the re-spirited mind of faith.
If this was not true then Solomon could’ve been David’s son to build a house for God but he was not, his building is long gone and The Kingdom of God is still at hand.
Jesus Christ was the fulfillment of the son of David who would take on Gods building project of assembling people’s hearts, minds, souls and spirits to Himself. Jesus Christ is The Chief Cornerstone the builders rejected and the Elect are living stones for the only building that is eternal, us. The builders forgot these important details.
This is why God said to the Israelites, 23 You shall not make anything to be (associated) with Me—gods of silver or gods of gold you shall not make for yourselves. 25 And if you make Me an altar of stone, you shall not build it of hewn stone; (like from a quarry) for if you use your tool on it, you have profaned it”. Why? Because God is not concerned about physical matter. It all gets recalled, unmade and goes through the fire. (2 Peter 3.10+) for the eternal to remain.
Here are God’s building blocks and the main feature of the book of The Revelation 20 “17 Then he measured its wall: one hundred and forty-four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of (the measurement of) an angel.”
This is Just as Jesus Christ said “My Kingdom is not of this age” meaning, time and carnal matter. So we can’t make it any clearer than this. Gods kingdom and Gods building is us with our Heavenly Glory intact. Being the product of the true gospel according to scripture and not something held back and reserved for a second coming Jesus. Or Jesus Christ would be a liar because He said “the Kingdom of God is being preached and all are entering, and the violent take it by force” showing you how adement and firm you need to be to support these truths, and these truths to support uou..
Again from the gospel. “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock:
Living stones are the collection of the Elect.
Even as God’s Son said of that Jerusalem of old, that “not one stone shall be left upon another that shall not be cast down”, because it was the brick laying tooled by man and became idolatrous, adulterous and a brood of vipers. and “everything that can be shaken will be shaken for the eternal to remain” so it was removed on purpose because it became the competitor for the affection of the seekers and became a dead end road, because the Father wanted His place for us to be without competition or obscurities. For you to know that still today, The Kingdom of God is at hand, and the time of repeal is coming soon.
That is how we can see their blatant disregard for those who are “the called of God” because we have been rejected by the main body who profess a Christ with another coming and another building, of those who believe they are Gods chosen but they are not.
1 John 4 has this to say about those who disbelieve that Christ already saved, and needs no encore presentation called a second coming, a phrase not found once in scripture.
“2 By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ (meaning the one who saved) has (already) come in the flesh (to save) is of God, 3 and every spirit that does not confess [a]that Jesus [b]Christ has come in the flesh (to save) is not of God (because they look for another saving). And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already (active) in the world”.
Their bricks are different than our bricks because “we are Gods living stones built up a habitation of God in the Spirit”. But for them? Not one stone was left standing that shall not be cast down”. (Matthew 24) And that is a bygone conclusion which includes all human structures built for God worship, that are not made up of His collection of living stones.
As if the creator needs us to create something for Him to be pleased with. His main concern is in your inward parts, His prize possessions.
It is not man’s collective efforts God is enamoured with but their hearts. This is where He does His handy work. But because most want to see something substantial with their eyes, like a big building with a steeple, they miss out on Gods building blocks of the ages being the souls and hearts of people. The “the church of the firstborn of just men made perfect, from scripture.
We are rejects too, and this is marvelous in His eyes. As God said to Elijah “Lord there is none left and they seek my life. “ But what does the divine response say to him? “I have reserved for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.” 5 Even so then, at this present time (for Elijah then Paul, even unto us today) there is a remnant according to the election of grace” in our day too.
We are His living stones, the Remnant and The Elect. We are the reason “He became a man and walked among us”, for us to ascertain to these truths, that we become like Him and to walk among them, among the coals of fire. Our invisible parts are the only things that make it through this kind of fire, and you don’t have to wait for the final event and recall of the things that are tangible “for God is Spirit and Truth and seeketh such” and this is what we become.
And you don’t have to bludgeon your human body either, No. For God said it was very good on the 6th day before Adam sinned. But you do have to put off the deeds of the body being the sins of the flesh of upside down thinking that Adam adopted when he fell at his inversion.
This is the gift of God in Christ we find our conversion from that inversion and our raising back up from the fall, the resurrection of mind and spirit, “so that you may know the things that have been freely given to us in Christ”, of things kept secret from the foundations of the world, but revealed to us the remnants the builders reject, but God the Father holds near and dear. Rest assured of this; The Kingdom of God is at hand! Amen!