I am King Peridot.
I was named after the precious stone Peridot.
It is the fifth stone in the foundation of
the New Jerusalem in Heaven.
The peridot represents God's Spirit - COUNSEL
Counsel means the interchange of opinion;
consultation and advice.
But most importantly it means purpose and
plan. When we receive God's COUNSEL
we are receiving His purpose and plan
for our life.
"Think of it, first of all, in connection with God Himself.
His will is the power by which He determines what He
is to do, and what is to be done by His children.
In that will, all His goodness, wisdom, love, and
power are revealed. The knowledge of that will
opens up to mankind the very heart of God."
1 King 22:5 and 2 Chronicles 18:4 advises before going into war: "First seek the COUNSEL of the Lord."
King David wrote in Psalms:
"You will keep on guiding me all my life with
Your wisdom and COUNSEL, and afterwards receive
me into the glories of heaven!"
"I will bless the Lord who COUNSELS me;
He gives me wisdom in the night.
He tells me what to do."
This scripture in Proverbs is talking about Wisdom: "COUNSEL and sound judgement are mine:
I have understanding and power. By me kings
reign and rulers make laws that are just; by me
princes govern, and all nobles who rule on earth.
I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me."
Proverbs 8: 14-17
In Isaiah 9:6 the bible says that Jesus will be called "Wonderful COUNSELOR, Mighty God."
"All this also comes from the Lord Almighty,
wonderful COUNSEL and magnificent in wisdom."
Before Jesus died He told His disciples that when He leaves
God will send the Holy Spirit who will COUNSEL us. "But the COUNSELOR, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father
will send in my name, will teach you all things and
will remind you of everything I have said to you."
Paul said to the Ephesians:
"Being predestined according to the purpose of Him
who worketh all things after the COUNSEL fo His own will."
Wow that means that even before we were born God chose us
to be counseled by Him to live our life for His purposes.
After receiving KNOWLEDGE from God
He equips us with UNDERSTANDING.
Then we are able to receive God's COUNSEL
which equips us with God's Power and Might.
(The fifth stone mentioned by John in Revelations 21 is the sardonyx. In this lesson I use the peridot which is the birthstone for the month of August. The light green color of this gem fits with the rainbow effect in which I believe God has designed His foundation.)