Jesus as a Stone

Jesus as the Foundation Stone

Jesus as the Capstone

Jesus as the Rock who followed the Hebrews through the Wilderness

Jesus as the Rock the Wise Man built his house upon

Jesus as the Stone of Jacob’s head

  • The Anointed One
    • Genesis 28:11 So he came to a certain place and stayed there all night, because the sun had set. And he took one of the stones of that place and put it at his head, and he lay down in that place to sleep.
    • Genesis 28:18 Then Jacob rose early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put at his head, set it up as a pillar, and poured oil on top of it (anointed it).
    • Genesis 28:22 And this stone which I have set as a pillar shall be God’s house, and of all that You give me I will surely give a tenth to You.”

Jesus as the Stone over the Well

  • The Living Water
    • Genesis 29:2 And he looked, and saw a well in the field; and behold, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks. A large stone was on the well’s mouth.
    • Genesis 29:3 Now all the flocks would be gathered there; and they would roll the stone from the well’s mouth, water the sheep, and put the stone back in its place on the well’s mouth.
    • Genesis 29:8 But they said, “We cannot until all the flocks are gathered together, and they have rolled the stone from the well’s mouth; then we water the sheep.”
    • Genesis 29:10 And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother’s brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother’s brother, that Jacob went near and rolled the stone from the well’s mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother’s brother.

Jesus as the Stone of Oath

  • Laban’s Covenant with Jacob –
    • Genesis 31:43 And Laban answered and said to Jacob, “These daughters are my daughters, and these children are my children, and this flock is my flock; all that you see is mine. But what can I do this day to these my daughters or to their children whom they have borne? 44 Now therefore, come, let us make a (oath) covenant, you and I, and let it be a witness between you and me.”
      45 So Jacob took a stone and set it up as a pillar. 46 Then Jacob said to his brethren, “Gather stones.” And they took stones and made a heap, and they ate there on the heap. 47 Laban called it Jegar Sahadutha (heap of witnesses in Arabic), but Jacob called it Galeed (heap of witnesses in Hebrew). 48 And Laban said, “This heap is a witness between you and me this day.” Therefore its name was called Galeed, 49 also Mizpah (Literally: Watch), because he said, “May the Lord watch between you and me when we are absent one from another. 50 If you afflict my daughters, or if you take other wives besides my daughters, although no man is with us—see, God is witness between you and me!”
      51 Then Laban said to Jacob, “Here is this heap and here is this pillar, which I have placed between you and me. 52 This heap is a witness, and this pillar is a witness, that I will not pass beyond this heap to you, and you will not pass beyond this heap and this pillar to me, for harm. 53 The God of Abraham, the God of Nahor, and the God of their father judge between us.” And Jacob swore by the Fear of his father Isaac. 54 Then Jacob offered a sacrifice on the mountain, and called his brethren to eat bread. And they ate bread and stayed all night on the mountain. 55 And early in the morning Laban arose, and kissed his sons and daughters and blessed them. Then Laban departed and returned to his place.

Jesus as the Stone of Israel

  • The Birthright
    • Genesis 49:24 But his (Joseph’s) bow remained in strength, And the arms of his hands were made strong By the hands of the Mighty God of Jacob (From there is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel),

Jesus as the Stone of the Cutting off of the Flesh (world)

  • The Circumcision
    • Exodus 4:25 Then Zipporah took a sharp stone and cut off the foreskin of her son and cast it at Moses’ feet, and said, “Surely you are a husband of blood to me!”
    • Rom 2:29 but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from God.

Jesus as the Stone of Judgment

  • The Stone of Righteousness
    • Exodus 15:5 The depths have covered them (Egyptians); They sank to the bottom like a stone.
    • Exodus 19:12 ‘Take heed to yourselves that you do not go up to the mountain or touch its base. Whoever touches the mountain shall surely be put to death. 13 Not a hand shall touch him, but he shall surely be stoned or shot with an arrow; whether man or beast, he shall not live.’
    • Exodus 21:29 But if the ox tended to thrust with its horn in times past, and it has been made known to his owner, and he has not kept it confined, so that it has killed a man or a woman, the ox shall be stoned and its owner also shall be put to death.
    • Exodus 21:32 If the ox gores a male or female servant, he shall give to their master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall be stoned.

Jesus as the Stone of Safety

  • The Passover
    • Exodus 15:16 Fear and dread will fall on them; By the greatness of Your arm (Jesus) They will be as still as a stone, Till Your people pass over, O Lord, Till the people pass over Whom You have purchased.

Jesus as the Stone of Rest

  • The Stone of the Sabbath, the Prince of Peace
    • Exodus 17:12 But Moses’ hands became heavy; so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.

Jesus as the Stone of His Kingdom

  • Jesus as the Lawmaker
    • Exodus 19:10 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their clothes. 11 And let them be ready for the third day. For on the third day the Lord will come down upon Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people. 12 You shall set bounds for the people all around, saying, ‘Take heed to yourselves that you do not go up to the mountain or touch its base (the mountain is God’s kingdom). Whoever touches the mountain shall surely be put to death. 13 Not a hand shall touch him (that hand will become unclean), but he shall surely be stoned (as judgment) or shot with an arrow; whether man or beast, he shall not live.’
    • Dan 2:34 “You watched while a stone was cut out without hands (untouched by men) (supernaturally), which (came down from heaven) and struck the image on its feet of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces. Dan 2:35 “Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were crushed together, and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; the wind carried them away so that no trace of them was found. And the stone that struck the image became a great mountain (kingdom) and filled the whole earth. Dan 2:45 “Inasmuch as you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands (supernaturally), and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold—the great God has made known to the king what will come to pass after this. The dream is certain, and its interpretation is sure.”
    • Exodus 20:25 And if you make Me an altar of stone, you shall not build it of hewn (cut) stone; for if you use your tool on it, you have profaned it. (Jesus was not man-made, but conceived by the Holy Spirit).

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