Attributes of the Sphere of Yesod
Divine Name: Shaddai El Chai (Almighty Living God) 2 Corinthians 6:16 Matthew 16:16 Genesis 17:1
Tarot Cards: The four Nines
Planet: The Moon
Color: Dark Purple
The sphere of Yesod (foundation) is where you develop a
strong foundation based on Christ (1 Corinthians 3:11). The name of God
associated with this sphere is Shaddai El-Chai (Almighty Living God). The sphere
of Yesod represents your conscience and can be associated with the Holy Spirit Ė
who dwells in you after you have been baptized into Christ. The Holy Spirit
helps you build a foundation based on Christ, and works within you to help you
accomplish the great work.
You might be wondering way Yesod is below Tiphareth on the Qabalah. Why would we learn about being baptized into Christís sacrifice in Yesod, before studying Christís sacrifice in Tiphareth? Christís sacrifice is positioned in Tiphareth, because it is central to Godís plan (1 Peter 1:19-23, Revelations 13:8), and a factor in all of the other spheres within the Qabalah that connect to it. I am not saying that the work of the Holy Spirit in perfecting our souls is less important, but it is only through Christís sacrifice that we are even given the opportunity for salvation.
Tiphareth is positioned directly in the center of the Middle Pillar of the Qabalah; this is because our salvation is directly centered on Christís sacrifice for us. Yesod is below Tiphareth because it is how we gain access to Christís sacrifice from the World (Malkuth). We gain access to Christís sacrifice through baptism. It is through baptism that we are reborn into Christ, receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, and can progress further up the Tree of Life.
As far as learning about being baptized into Christ before you learn about the sacrifice that Christ made, it depends on the way you are looking at the Qabalah. If you look at it with Malkuth as the starting point it might be a little more confusing, because you go from the World (Malkuth), to Baptism into Christ (Yesod), to the sacrifice of Christ (Tiphareth), and then to Heaven and eternal life (Kether). This may seem out of sequence, but it really isnít for a couple of reasons.
The first reason is because all of the spheres of the Qabalah branch out from Kether and are rejoined together in the sphere of Malkuth. Malkuth contains aspects of all of the other spheres in the Qabalah. Malkuth is the world that we live in. It is the world that you both learn about Christ and are baptized into His name. The other reason that starting at Malkuth still is a logical progression is due to Pathworking. The path of the Qabalah that connects Malkuth and Yesod is associated with the World tarot card and represents overcoming the world through the Gospel of Christ.
If you look at Malkuth as the starting point using path working, you would start in a world full of sin (Malkuth), then you would learn about the sacrifice that Christ made through studying the Gospel in the path connecting Malkuth and Yesod. You accept the gospel and get baptized into Christís sacrifice in Yesod, and because of Christís sacrifice in Tiphareth you are able to receive the Crown of Life at Kether.
If you look at the Qabalah with Kether as the starting point then it might be a more logical progression. Christ (Tiphareth) came from God the Father (Kether), and sacrificed himself for the world (Malkuth). The Holy Spirit (Yesod) is the mediator between Christ and the world, and it is through baptism (Yesod) that the world (Malkuth) can accept the sacrifice for our sins that Christ has made.
The sphere of Yesod is associated with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit plays an invaluable role to your salvation, and the purification of your soul. It is in the sphere of Yesod that you learn about the work of the Holy Spirit, and how you might receive the gift of the comforter. The Holy Spirit was sent by Christ as a comforter after Christís resurrection and ascension into Heaven (John 20:17, Acts 1:2).
John 15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
John 14:16-18 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
The Holy Spirit was sent by God, at the request of His son Jesus. The Holy Spirit dwells within us, and will teach us all things. The Holy Spirit acts as a sort of conscience for us, and guides us on the rest of our path as we transcend the sin of this world and be conformed into the image of Christ.
Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
The Great Work of purifying our souls and conforming them to the image of Christ begins with us receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit. We are to be followers of Christ and follow the guidelines set down before us in the Bible, with Christ as our example (Matthew 16:24, Matthew 12:50).
Acts 5:32 And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.
One of the requirements to receiving the Holy Spirit is that we must obey God.
Luke 11:13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
We must also ask God for the Holy Spirit.
Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
Romans 15:16 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.
The above verses are an example of the work of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit renews, sanctifies, and regenerates us. The Holy Spirit works to conform us to the image of Christ (Romans 8:28). The Holy Spirit dwells within us and acts as a conscience for us. We need to listen to our conscience after we receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, because that is how God will speak to us Ė and He will write his commandments in our hearts.
Romans 9:1 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,
Hebrews 10:15-17 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
The above verses do not say that after receiving the Holy Spirit you will not have to study the word of God, but you will have additional assistance in understanding it.
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
We must still do the research ourselves, but the Holy Spirit will bring to mind the things that we have learned when we need them, and will help us to discern spiritual matters.
1 Corinthians 2:9-16 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
The gift of the Holy Spirit gives us knowledge of the deeper things of God. The truths of the Bible are spiritually discerned. The interpretation of the scriptures is given to us in our hearts and minds by the Holy Spirit. To the natural man these things seem foolish, because he is incapable of understanding them without the gift of discernment that comes with the Holy Spirit.
John 16:13-15 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall show it unto you.
Matthew 13:35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.
The Holy Spirit will guide us into all truth, and will give us the interpretation of things that have been kept secret since the beginning of time. The Holy Spirit will also provide us with what to say when we need Him to.
Mark 13:11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.
Luke 12:11-12 And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.
2 Peter 1:20-21 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
Now that we have covered the work of the Holy Spirit, we will look into how and when you are able to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. We will begin by examining the Baptism of Christ.
Matthew 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:
Luke 3:21-22 Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
John 1:32-33 And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.
Jesus received the Holy Spirit at his baptism. The Holy Spirit descended on him in the form of a dove. Before this John the Baptist baptized people for the forgiveness of their sins. Jesus Christ is the one whom John prophesied would baptized with the Holy Spirit. After Jesusí resurrection He gave the great commission to the Apostles to baptize in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
The instructions in the great commission was for the Apostles to teach, which means to spread the Gospel, informing those who might be saved of the deeds of Christ and giving them the opportunity to accept salvation. After the new disciple accepts the teaching of salvation, they are baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
At this baptism the new disciple confesses Christ as their savior (Matthew 10:31), repents and has their sins forgiven, and receives the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38). The next step in the great commission is for the new disciple to be taught again to observe all of the things that Christ commanded. It is at this phase of the great commission that the disciple studies the word of God, with the assistance of the Holy Spirit helping them to spiritually discern the scriptures, as he writes Godís commandments on the tablets of their hearts.
Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise
Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Acts 9:17-18 And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost. And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.
The above verses associate the gift of the Holy Spirit with baptism. The act of baptism is symbolic of the baptism of Christ. Like Christ, when you come out of the water you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. You will not see the Holy Spirit descends on you in the form of a dove (John 14:17), because this was only done for the sake of John the Baptist to know that Jesus is the one that he was waiting for (John 1:32). You will however, receive the gift of the Holy Spirit; it has been promised by God (Acts 2:38). Being baptized is a requirement to get into Heaven.
John 3:3-7 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
When you are baptized you are baptized into Christís death, so that like Christ you can be raised from the dead. When you accept Christ and are baptized, you die symbolically to your old sinful nature, and are reborn without sin. At that time you also receive gift of the Holy Spirit to assist you in the rest of your Christian walk.
Colossians 2:12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.
John chapter 3 and Colossians chapter 2 is where the saying, ĎBorn Again Christianí originated. Baptism is for the forgiveness of sins, and is where you receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. There is only one baptism, and it is for all people.
1 Corinthians 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
Ephesians 4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism
We will examine a few more scriptures on baptism before we move on.
Acts 8:36-38 And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.
Acts 8:37 associates making the good confession, or confessing Christ with baptism.
Galations 3:26-29 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christís, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
Once we are baptized we are all equal children of God.
Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
Once you believe and get baptized you are saved. The Holy Spirit will then assist you as you begin the great work of purifying your soul, or conforming to the image of Christ. Now we will examine some other areas regarding the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 12:31-32 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
Mark 3:29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation
Luke 12:10 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.
Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is the only unforgivable sin. But what exactly is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit? The above three sets of scripture are often used wrongly by false prophets to control Christians. These false prophets use these verses to prevent the people that fall into their trap from questioning any false statement the false prophet makes.
The false prophet will claim to be filled with the Holy Spirit and will make any new rule or change any scripture to meet their desire, and if anyone questions him/her, they will immediately accuse the person of denying the Holy Spirit and threaten that if they donít rescind their objection then hellfire awaits that person. This is a misinterpretation of the above scriptures. The Bible tells to test the doctrines and not to accept a doctrine that differs from the one taught in the Bible.
Romans 16:17-18 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
Ephesians 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
2 John 1:9-11 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
1 John 4:2 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
The above sets of scripture make it clear that if we are uncertain of the truth that someone speaks, we are to test it against the scriptures. It is not blaspheming the Holy Spirit to question what somebody claims comes from the Holy Spirit. We are instructed in the Bible to rebuke and correct the doctrines or statements of others based on the scripture.
2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
So what does constitute blaspheming the Holy Spirit? It is blaspheming the Work of the Holy Spirit. In Matthew Chapter 12 and Mark Chapter 3 Jesus was accused of casting out demons by the power of Satan. In Luke chapter 12 it was denying Christ. If something is based in scripture it is in accordance with the Holy Spirit. If something is not based on scripture, it is not from God (2 John 1:9). If you test the doctrines against the scriptures you will know whether or not you a blaspheming the Holy Spirit. As a Christian you are to be a follower of Christ, and to observe all the things in which you have been commanded (Matthew 28:20).
Romans 2:15 Öshow the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and between themselves their thoughts accusing or else excusing them
Romans 2:22-24 Thou that sayest a man should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege? Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God? For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.
Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins
Ephesians 4: 30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
Once you are baptized into Christ you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, who will assist you in your spiritual development. The Holy Spirit will aid you in writing the commandments of God on the tablet of your heart. The Holy Spirit will act as a conscience for you, based on your understanding of the scriptures (1 Corinthians 8:7-13, Romans 2:15), but if you sin willfully against the commandments of God, being fully aware of your sins, then you are sinning against your own conscience and there is no further sacrifice for your sins (Romans 2:15). Willfully sinning against the commandments of God is an example of grieving the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 4:30).
Luke 1:35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
Jesus was conceived through the Holy Spirit and John the Baptist was filled with the Holy Spirit before he was even born.
Luke 1:15 For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.
Just as Jesus and John the Baptist were filled with the Holy Spirit, your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, and it does not belong to you. At baptism you give yourself to the Lord. Jesus purchased you with his blood (Acts 20:28). Do not be surprised that you are not your own after baptism. Were you ever? If you build a house, does it belong to you, or do you need to wait for the thing you created to give itself to you before you own it? We have never been our own, we are the creation.
1 Corinthians 6:15-17 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? Certainly not! Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For "the two," He says, "shall become one flesh But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
Baptism is a physical action a believer takes to demonstrate his/her willingness and desire to follow Christ. Since the church is referred to as Christís bride, oneís baptism could be equated to a wedding ceremony. Marriage involves a man and a woman committing their lives to one another and making certain promises to each other. Baptism is very similar to marriage, in that oneís baptism represents his/her conscious decision to follow Christ, to live the remainder of the believerís life according to the precepts in the Bible, and to remain faithful to the teachings and instructions of God. Now we will look at some verses regarding building a strong foundation in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 3:9-13 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building. According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
1 Corinthians 3:16-17 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
Our bodies are the Temple of God, and the Holy Spirit dwells within us to assist us in perfecting our temple. The foundation that we are to build on is a foundation based on Christ. We will be judged based of how we build on this foundation, because we will be tried with fire. In the next chapter when we study the path connecting Yesod and Tiphareth we will examine the trials we will go through in further detail. If we defile our temple we will be destroyed.
Luke 6:47-49 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will show you to whom he is like: He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.
The above verses further elaborate on the need for us to build a strong foundation, which is one based on the principles that Christ taught.
Ephesians 2:20-22 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
We are to build our temples as a holy dwelling place for God through the Holy Spirit.
2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and met for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work. Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
The above verses tell us that we need to depart from iniquity and live righteous lives, so that we are fit for the masterís use. We are to make our temple holy so that we will become a vessel of honor, and be prepared for every good work.
1 Peter 1:19-23 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God. Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
We purify our souls by obeying the truth given to us through the Holy Spirit. We are born again at baptism and need to keep ourselves from being corrupted; this is done by obeying the word of God. Now we will look at a few verses regarding the Living God which is the name of God associated with this sphere.
Jeremiah 10:10 But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.
Daniel 6:26 I make a decree, That in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for he is the living God, and stedfast for ever, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed, and his dominion shall be even unto the end.
God is almighty and at His wrath the earth will tremble. His kingdom will last for eternity, and no one can stand against Him.
Matthew 16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
2 Corinthians 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.