Messianic Prophecy with Audio Series
The Rejected Stone Became the
The Messiah is the Chief Cornerstone which the Builders
The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. This was
the LORD'S doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.
Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: "Behold, I lay in Zion
a stone for a foundation, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure
foundation; whoever believes will not act hastily.
Jesus said to them, "Have you never read in the Scriptures:
`The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. This
was the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes'? "Therefore I say to you,
the kingdom of God will be taken from you and given to a nation bearing the
fruits of it.
- The "stone" is the Messiah, the "builders" are the Jews.
- The Jews forced Pilate’s hand in crucifying Jesus.
- The rejection of the Jewish Messiah by His own countrymen was the Lord’
doing, and it was planned before the foundation of the world.
- In ancient times the cornerstone was the stone at the corner of two walls that
united them. It was the visible corner of the foundation of the building and the
starting point of all future building above the foundation. It was the most
costly stone because of its beauty and strength. It was also the largest, most
solid and carefully constructed stone.
- To cast aside the cornerstone would be to resist any future building on
- The Cornerstone was the place where the building was joined and also the place
where it rested.
- Jesus was not only the Cornerstone but the "chief" (highest) Cornerstone.
- The stone is mentioned in the Book of Daniel as cut out of the mountains
and broken in pieces consuming all kingdoms
becomes a mountain that fills the whole earth
- The new temple will exceed the former temple in its glory (Hag 2:9).
- In 1 Peter 2:4-10 the apostle Peter gives detail concerning Jesus as the
- In Romans 9:32-33 Paul the apostle speaks about Jesus as the stone.
- The Hallel Psalms (Ps 113-118) also known as "Hallel" were sung at various
- These words were sung by the Jews on the feast of tabernacles, when
carrying palm branches in their hands and pouring water on the pavement of the
Temple symbolizing Messiah and His kingdom.
- This hymn was also sung by the Jewish children when Christ made his public
entry into Jerusalem. (Matt 21:9).
- Jesus sung this farewell hymn with His disciples as He left the Passover
- The place which the rejected Jesus now bears in the church, and the honor
bestowed upon Him as the head of the church, and the triumph of His gospel in
the world, all testify that it is the work of God and it is marvelous in our
Messianic Prophecy Audio Series with
Shahar from Jerusalem
The Rejected Stone Became the Chief Cornerstone - Psalm 118:22-23 and
Isaiah 28:16 -
- (MP3 File)
(from the Hebrew perspective)