God in the scriptures compares His church to a house. The imagery of the house is expanded to show that each believer is a stone, Jesus the Chief Cornerstone or founder and the Apostles and Prophets as the foundation. The House of God is made up of a foundation, chief corner stone and individual blocks or stones.:

 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;

 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner [stone]; (Eph 1: 20-21).

 The corner stone

 The Corner stone is a very important part of any building. Here is what Wikipedia.com says about cornerstones:

 The cornerstone (or foundation stone) concept is derived from the FIRST STONE set in the construction of a masonry foundation, important since all other stones will be set in reference to this stone, thus determining the position of the entire structure.  Over time a cornerstone became a ceremonial masonry stone, or replica, set in  a prominent location on the outside of a building, with an inscription on the stone indicating the construction dates of the building and the names of architect, builder and other significant individuals. The rite of laying a cornerstone is an important cultural component of western architecture and metaphorically in sacred architecture generally”

 

Jesus is not only the Chief Corner stone of the House of God, but also the Builder. He said that He would build His Church and that the gates of hell would not prevail against it (Mt 16:18). Jesus is the Chief of Staff in the House of God – the Great High Priest, Chief Bishop and Chief Apostle. All other stones that enter the House must build upon the truth and revelation that He made, since He is The Way, The Truth and The Life.

 

We must pay attention to the revelation that Jesus is the Chief Corner stone of the House of God and not another prophet or teacher. If we build the House of God on any other teachings, prophecies or revelations that are alien to His, then we are not building the house of the True and Living God. This truth is so important that Isaiah’s prophecy about Jesus as the Cornerstone was referenced three times by Jesus Himself and four times by key writers in the New Testament:

 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner [stone], a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste (shall not make haste is translated as shall never be disturbed by the NIV) (Isa 28: 16)

http://www.blueletterbible.org/search/translationResults.cfm?Criteria=corner+stone&t=KJV&sf=5

 Blessings!

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