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   Throughout Scripture, allegory is used to foretell future events. One such example appears in the second chapter of Daniel in which we read King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of a great image. In interpreting the dream, Daniel said, And in the days of those kings shall the Mighty One of heaven set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed, nor shall the sovereignty of it be left to another people; [but] it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever. Because you saw that a stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the Great Mighty One has made known to the king what shall come to pass after this: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation of it sure, Daniel 2:44-45.

Identifying the Stone
   Seeing it is a Stone which brings the final destruction upon earth’s kingdoms, we will examine Scripture to determine Who or what the stone represents. Some say it is a comet or an asteroid which will strike the earth, causing catastrophic destruction and ruin. No doubt, the possibility of a celestial body colliding with the earth is very real, therefore the stone may indeed be so viewed. But, on the other hand, we must consider what the Scripture has to say.
   Jacob, in blessing Joseph, said, But his bow remained in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong, by the hands of the Mighty [One] of Jacob; from there [is] the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel,” Genesis 49:24. Here we are told that the Shepherd, which comes from Yahweh (the Mighty One of Jacob), is the Stone of Israel. Therefore, THE SHEPHERD and THE STONE are equivalent cognomens.
   Next, we will consider the words of Psalms 118:16-22 which reads, The right hand of Yahweh is exalted: the right hand of Yahweh does valiantly. I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of Yah. Yah has chastened me grievously: but He has not given me over to death. Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will enter into them, [and] I will give thanks to Yah. This is the gate of Yahweh, the righteous shall enter into it. I will give thanks to you: for You have answered me, and have become my Salvation. The Stone [which] the builders rejected has become the Head of the corner.
   The Apostle Peter, upon being questioned by members of the Sanhedrin as to what Power or what Name a disabled man was restored, clearly identified the Psalmist’s Stone, saying, Be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that in the Name of Yahshua the Messiah of Nazareth, Whom you impaled, Whom Yahweh raised from the dead, [even] in this Name does this man stand before you whole. He is the Stone which was rejected of you the builders, which was made the Head of the corner. And in none other is there salvation: for neither is there any name under heaven, that is given among men, by which we must be saved, Acts 4:10-12.
   In John’s Evangel, Yahshua also declared, I am the Door: by Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and go out, and shall find pasture. The thief comes not, but that he may steal, and kill, and destroy: I came that they may have life, and may have [it] abundantly. I am the Good Shepherd; the Good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep, John 10:9-11.
   Moreover, during Yahshua’s trial, the high priest required of the Master, “I command you by the living Elohim, that you tell us whether You are the Messiah, the Son of Elohim” (Matt. 26:63) to whom Yahshua replied, “Henceforth you shall see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven” (Matt. 26:64).

The Stone’s Alternate Names
   The Stone also severally referred to as the Shepherd, the Gate, the Door, and the One seated at Yahweh’s right hand, is none other than Yahshua the Messiah…proceeding from Yahweh’s right hand; referred to as the Gate and the Door through Whom the righteous enter, and become the Stone rejected by the religious leaders of His day and impaled, but thereafter resurrected and made to become the Head of the corner and now, seated at Yahweh’s right hand. Like the stone seen in King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, Yahshua shall return to render judgment upon the rebellious and disobedient and grant eternal life to the faithful overcomers (see 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10).
   Using the CodeFinder computer program, two most astounding discoveries clearly identify Whom the stone refers: The first appears in the Hebrew text of Daniel 7:9. Here } b_a h (THE STONE) is encoded at a seven letter interval beginning with word 13, letter 4:
   rwn yd }ybybc hymrk aqn rmuk hsaw
   In English this verse reads, I beheld till thrones were placed, and One that was Ancient of days did sit: His raiment was white as snow and the hair of His head like pure wool: His throne [was] fiery flames, [and] the wheels of it burning fire.
   Though the Ancient of days in Daniel 7:9 is referring to Yahweh, it is interesting the same descriptor is given to Yahshua. We find this in Revelation 1:14-15:
   And His head and [His] hair [were] white as wool, as snow; and His eyes were as a flame of fire; and His feet like burnished brass, as if they had been refined in a furnace; and His voice as the voice of many waters. These two verses reveal the close affinity of Yahweh the Father with Yahshua the Son. John 14:10 bears witness to this, “Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me?”
   Now let us take a closer look at the Hebrew word STONE }ba The first two letters ba spell the Hebrew word for FATHER, and the last two letters }b spell the word for SON! Hear, O Israel: Yahweh our Elohim is one, Deuteronomy 6:4.

Nebuchadnezzar’s Stone
   Looking now at verse 10 of Daniel 7 we read, A fiery stream issued and came forth from before Him: thousands of thousands ministered to Him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened. Verses 13-14 say, I saw in the night visions, and, behold, there came with clouds of heaven [One] like a Son of man, and He came even to the Ancient of days, and they brought Him near before Him. And there was given Him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages should serve Him: His dominion [is] an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom [that] which shall not be destroyed.
   Judgment is set, and the earthly kingdoms are handed over to the Son of man. This parallels King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream wherein the great image was broken by a stone and consumed, thus establishing an eternal reign of righteousness.
   The second witness uncovered by CodeFinder is found in Psalm 118:21-22. Looking closely at the last Hebrew word of verse 21 and the first word of verse 22, we find the Hebrew words }bah uwcy (“as Salvation Stone,” i.e., Yahshua): }ba huwcyl
   The English translation reads, I will give thanks to You; for You have answered me, and have become my Salvation. The stone [which] the builders rejected has become the Head of the corner, Psalm 118:21-22.
   Once again, we see Yahweh’s fingerprint upon His written Word. It is unfortunate that some will reject the evidence and choose to remain in darkness, but for those who have eyes to see, the light of truth shines forth proclaiming Yahshua as the Chief CornerStone. There is no other Name through Whom salvation comes; no other Shepherd Who will faithfully lead the flock: and no other Gate, no other Door, through Whom the righteous must enter.
   The translated meaning of the Name uwcy (Yahshua) is, YAHWEH IS SALVATION. Joel 2:32 says, And it shall come to pass, [that] whoever shall call upon the Name of Yahweh shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those that escape, as Yahweh has said, and among the remnant those Yahweh does call.
   Are you being called by Yahweh? Do you hear the Shepherd’s voice saying, Come unto Me, all [you] who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest to your souls. For My yoke [is] easy, and My burden is light, Matthew 11:28-30.

-Brother Richard Anderson

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