I Peter 2:6-8
6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.
7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,
8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
Yes! Jesus Christ is that stone!
To the Church, He is the Head Cornerstone to which we are joined and from which the entire building “fitly framed together grows unto habitation for God through the Spirit” Selah. See how precious our Lord! None compare to Him.
He is heir to all things…King of all Eternity, Spoiler of Darkness, Destroyer of Sin and Death…Indwelling Light and Immortality…our Anchor and Hope…the DayStar our heart awaits! Precious Jesus! How we Love you!!! Selah
To the religious man, Jesus Christ is a stumbling block. His absolute claim to Divinity; they cannot accept. When He says forsake all and follow me…they seem not to grasp it in understanding and so they stumble.
The Moslem acknowledges a part of the man Jesus but stumbles still at the revelation of Jesus Christ the only Savior and Lord;
The Jew acknowledges Jesus But stumbles still at the revelation of Jesus the true Messiah King;
The follower of Krishna acknowledges Jesus but stumbles still at the revelation of Jesus the only Incarnate Deity;
The Buddhist acknowledges Jesus but stumbles still at the Revelation of Jesus the only One in whom the fullness of the Godhead dwells Bodily…the Only One in whom is hid all the treasures of Wisdom and knowledge…the only one by whom true enlightenment is available to all people!
The religious man stumbles at this stone. See how many they are! A great multitude of broken men seeking treasure that Grace has placed within their very grasp! O How pressing the times! O how great the Spirit’s desire! That as many of such, appointed to salvation, should be plucked….how pressing the times….how dire the need! Selah. Selah.
To the world He is the rock of offense. The world finds in Him everything to revile. For they have by their choice appointed themselves to be crushed. This rock of offense shall become the instrument that crushes them…it is the rock hewn as it where without human hands from the “mountain”…which strikes, at the foot, and destroys the human statue of earthly kingdoms.
Kairos has set the limits of the times… “I have heard hoofs beating hard on stone clad avenues…I have heard the sounding salvos…” Soon! Soon! Soon!