In Zech. 3:9 we see that Christ is the stone with seven eyes, engraved by God, for God’s building (the temple of God). The stone which was set before Joshua is not merely a type of Zerubabel (the leader of the Jews then) but a type of Christ, the stone for God’s building.
In the temple of God, the building of God, Christ is the stone – He’s the foundation stone, the living stone, the cornerstone, the topstone, and He is THE STONE! He was engraved by God by being cut on the cross, and in one day He took away the sin of the world through His death (John 1:29).
This Christ as the stone has seven eyes – the seven Spirits of God. What a mystery! The Son (the second of the divine Trinity) has seven eyes (the third of the divine Trinity). Also, somehow the stone is also the redeemer!
Our Christ is the Lamb-Stone-Savior – He redeems us, He infuses us with His stone element, and He makes us stones for God’s building! Christ redeems us for the purpose of making us part of the divine building, the temple of God!
Lord, we love You as our Stone-Savior! You are both the Lamb-Savior and the Stone-Savior. We love to look at You and be looked at by You. Infuse us with Your seven eyes. Search us, burn in us anything that You don’t approve, and infuse us with Your living-stone-element that we may be transformed into living stones for God’s building!
Christ is the Lamb-Stone-Savior
We need to be saved from any traditional understanding and knowledge of Christ, and we need to take the Bible as our only reference. The Bible calls Christ “a Stone” and He is “the Savior” – He is our Stone-Savior!
Christ was engraved on the cross by God – God worked on Christ, cutting Him on the cross, so that Christ might be the stone for God’s redemption, salvation, and building. Christ didn’t die on the cross only for our sins; He died so that we may be redeemed, saved, and made part of God’s building.
“I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day” (Zech. 3:9) = “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29).
On the cross, in one day, Christ as the Lamb-Savior took away and removed the sin of the world, and He bore all our sins on the cross in His Body (1 Pet. 2:24). He is our Lamb-Savior and our Stone-Savior – Christ is the Lamb-Stone-Savior.
Because He was engraved on the cross, God’s righteousness was satisfied and now He can transfuse Himself into us in Christ to make us His expression and reproduction!
Christ looked at the joy set before Him – the building of God, the Body of Christ, the Bride of Christ, the city of God, the New Jerusalem! He died so that we may be redeemed, saved, and transformed as stones for God’s building!
Being Under the Infusing of the Seven Eyes of the Stone
On this stone in Zech. 3:9 there are seven eyes, which are the seven eyes of Jehovah, the seven eyes of the Lamb – the seven Spirits of God, the sevenfold intensified Spirit (see Zech. 4:10; Rev. 5:6).
This really shows that Christ is the Stone, the Stone is Jehovah, and Jehovah is also the Lamb; the stone, Jehovah, and the Lamb are one! Our Lamb-Stone-Savior Christ Jesus has seven eyes, and He wants us to come to Him, look at Him, and be looked at Him.
Don’t be afraid – though the seven eyes of the stone are seven flames of fire, yet this One is the Lamb of God before He’s the stone, so that He may apply His redemption to us. He firstly forgives us, cleanses us, washes us, and restores us, being the reality of all the offerings to us.
Through Christ as the Lamb of God we have peace with God, and we can open our being to Him, so that the Stone-Savior can look into us with His seven eyes, in every direction… Just tell Him,
Lord, I open my heart to You – I just want to be with You. Look at me, dear Lord, look into me and infuse Yourself into me. I want to look to You with an unveiled face. As You are looking at me, You are infusing me with Yourself and You are making me the same as You are – little by little!
Love This One and Open to Him Today!
He has seven eyes and yet He’s the Lamb of God for our redemption; He has seven eyes and He is the Stone for the building of God; and Jehovah has seven eyes for accomplishing His administration on earth.
How can we respond when we see this wonderful One? We can open to Him and we can simply allow Him to operate in us, as much as we can open and cooperate…
Lamb-Stone-Savior, we love You! We consecrate ourselves to You. Cleanse us with Your precious blood, oh Lamb of God. We want to take You as the sin offering and the trespass offering today, so that we may be at peace with God. Lord, we draw near to You as the Stone-Savior with seven eyes. We want to be seen by You. We refuse to be self-conscious. We refuse to introspect. We reject any natural fear. Stone-Savior, look at us and infuse us with Your stone element to make us living stones! We love You Lion-Lamb-Stone-Jehovah-Our-Savior!
We can also simple thank Him and be fully open to Him by praying,
Thank You for doing everything necessary for me to gaze on You directly. Lord, open my eyes that I might see Your economy, Your desire to infuse Yourself into us that You may obtain a corporate expression on earth as the building of God. Lord, infuse Yourself into me in Your essence and nature and in all that You are and have accomplished. Lord, reach every part of my being and transform me into Your being. Go on in Your transforming work in me for the jasper city, the New Jerusalem!
As we open to the Lord in such a way, as we respond to His Word in the Bible through many prayers, we will be saved from our self, from our smallness, and from any self-consciousness.
We will be content to be one of the tens of millions of the sons of God in the jasper city, New Jerusalem. We will be content to have normal days under the divine dispensing.
We will be happy to be part of God’s corporate expression, His building. We will just open to the Lord to infuse Himself as the Stone-Savior into us as much as He can every day.
References and Further Reading
- Sharing inspired from brother Ron Kangas’ sharing in this message and portions in, The Conclusion of the New Testament (msg. 59), and, The Wonderful Christ in the Canon of the New Testament (p. 190), as quoted in the Holy Word for Morning Revival on Crystallization-Study of Daniel and Zechariah, week 8 (entitled, Christ as the Stone with the Seven Eyes of Jehovah for God’s Building).
- Buy this morning revival book online via Living Stream Ministry.
- Further reading on this topic:
# Life-study of Revelation (msgs. 22, 33).
# Christ as the Stone-Savior is also the cornerstone to join us and build us up together in God’s building
# Christ is the Lamb of God – The Searching Lamb (via Don at, newjerusalem)
# John’s All-Inclusive, All-Inheriting, Consummating Ministry of Intensification (via John-Paul at, achristanoncampus).
- Hymns on this topic:
# Just as I am, without one plea, / But that Thy blood was shed for me, / And that Thou bid’st me come to Thee, / O Lamb of God, I come! I come!
# Come, O seven Spirits, come, / Thy recovery work be done! / Burn and search us thoroughly, / All the churches are for Thee. / Burn us, search us, / All the churches are for Thee!
# Take time to behold Him, gaze oft on His face, / Receiving His Person, and grace upon grace. / By His pleasant shining, infused we will be; / Our faces will glow with His light, radiantly.
- Pictures credit: Zechariah 3:9 (NASB) and John 1:29 (google search).
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