Precious and Simply Radiant
The Pearl and the Jasper Stone
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The Jasper Stone, mentioned in scripture is described as most precious and clear as crystal, having transparency and brilliant light emanating. In the Old Testament the Jasper Stone is the last stone on the Priestly Breastplate and the gemstone of the tribe of Benjamin. In the New Testament the Jasper stone is the first foundation stone of the New Jerusalem. Jesus is the first and the last. He is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.
The pearl is made when an irritant such as a grain of sand makes its way into the soft tissue of an oyster. The twelve gates in Revelation 21, each gate was of one pearl.
Jesus is referred to as “The Pearl of Great Price. Jesus paid the price. He paid the debt He did not owe so that we could have eternal life. We were bought at a price. He was ransomed so that we could experience freedom. Christ is infinitely valuable, glorify Him in everything you do. We are of great value to Him too in His Kingdom.
When the Lord searches within your heart he finds this precious treasure and sees the value that radiates from within. As we are polished by Him our beauty is revealed in the true form. He is forming you like a multi-faceted diamond, with precious features like the Jasper and the Pearl, shining forth in His glory. You are His treasure and so very valuable.
Scriptures: Revelation 21:11,19-21, Matthew 13:43-46, 1 Corinthians 6:20, Revelation 22:13, Revelation 1:8, Exodus 28:15-30.
Blessings and love,