Order, Interdependence and Unity

Revelation 21:17 Then he measured its wall: one hundred and forty-four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of an angel.

There are many facets to the mysteries and symbolism found in the Book of Revelations.  Each and every number is meaningful and was placed in Scripture with specific intent.  The number 144 refers to the resurrected ones and is the numerical value of Lazarus.  Lazarus was from Bethany.  A cubit is roughly 18 inches thus 144 cubits represents 216 feet, the number of Joshua.  There are many other facets about New Jerusalem but our focus is the wall being fitly joined together.

Each stone in the wall was unique and had a specific place in the wall, in its own order.  No stone was called to be out there alone.  Each of us are called to be in unity and the mortar that holds us together is Love.  The measuring device used was a “reed”.  A reed is pliable and can be shaken.  It has low resistance to the Spirit.  The musical reed uses “wind” to create a sound of harmony.  As you raise the vibration, a musical note is produced.  Our atoms’ vibration will be raised as well and will take on attributes of the “resurrected ones”.

The strength of the wall is determined by the interdependence of each stone with the others.  “United we stand” is the simple rallying cry of the overcomers.  Yes, we were all called to spend time alone outside the camp in order that we could mature through direct ministry from Our Heavenly Father.  But the time of preparation does not last forever.  Moses left isolation to fulfill his calling.  Paul returned after his time of preparation.  How much longer are we to remain separated as a “pile” of rocks awaiting the wall to be built?

Unity is strength.  The number 216 is also the result of multiplying 6 x 6 x 6.  The first use of 666 is found in 1 Kings 10:14: “The weight of gold that came to Solomon yearly was six hundred and sixty-six talents of gold.”  Gold represents Divine Nature in Scripture.  We must remember that numbers have a positive and a negative associated with them.  Which aspect of the number do you tend to focus?  There are always reasons to stay separated, but the stones were called forth to build a wall.  The wall separates as well as protects.  It separates the righteous from the lawless.  It is the standard that is raised to differentiate the two.  As we move toward greater unity, the wall will be formed in proper order and with an interlocking dependence that will provide strength to withstand the iniquity that has reached its fullness.

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