At 4:00 in the morning on January 27th, 2020 that familiar soft and gentle voice woke me up. I had been struggling over a year now of how to end the book I started in 2018. I had prayed to God to lead and guide me in the direction I was to go if indeed this book should be published and after contemplating and draining my thoughts, God shows up with an idea that has catapulted me into one of the deepest studies I have ever encountered and been a part of. He spoke and directed me to Revelation 21 which describes what Heaven will look like. But, in my study, God has taken me even deeper and boy has it been eye opening and makes all the sense in the world to how my childhood dreams match those that are still deep within my heart. Read Revelation 21:18-21 below:
I’ll not go into what I’m writing about in my next book but I do want to expand a little on what I have learned about myself according to the twelve gemstones in Revelation 21. I’m not one of those who gets up every morning and read about my daily forecast according to the horoscope. According the modern zodiac as we know it, I am a Virgo being I was born in August. As I read Revelation 21, 12-21 which I have read many many times in the past, but this time was different. It opened an entire depth of knowledge I never felt I would ever have the privilege to understand here on this earth. It all began as I read the twelve gemstones that Heaven is made of. I looked at number eight, being that August is the eighth month of the Gregorian calendar. And the eighth gemstone mentioned was beryl. My modern day birthstone is Peridot which would be a yellowish, green color or Heliodor.
As I studied this chapter over and over trying to get what I might be missing, God prompted me to go back and study the twelve tribes of Israel, thus the mind blowing journey began.
In my mind, from the twelve gemstones mentioned in Revelation 21 and their correlation with the twelve tribes of Israel, what does this mean for me after 3, 600 years later? It might mean my true identity and my place in the lineage of time, and my place in this world today. As a child, I used to lay on the family swing at night and look at the stars and study them as my fascination was there right over my head. Nothing made me happier than to be outside staring at the sky and talking to God. I was also an avid rock collector collecting rocks from our travels and I had a nice collection to say the least. I say all this to say, to this day, I am still fascinated with the night sky and I still love rocks which is why I have now shifted to digging in the earth to explore the hidden beauties of gems. But God has taken me a bit deeper.
My mind has often wandered through time trying to imagine what lineage I may be a part of. It wasn’t very long ago, someone who claimed to be an angel specifically told me I had royalty in my blood. I took it with a grain of salt, but he did know an awful lot about me and my family that you cannot find on-line, but the fact he called himself an angel kind of threw me off the grid so-to-speak and I left it at that. But recently, I have found my true lineage derived from the twelve zodiac constellations and the ancient find will keep me digging for more.
Some of you are probably screaming “witchcraft” and thinking this is about horoscopes and which moon is in who’s house. God created those constellations and with precise detail that to this day holds true. He even says in His word, some things are a mystery, but He allows some of these mysteries to be discovered only if we step away from our laptops, TV sets and mobile devices long enough to learn. As I mentioned earlier, I have nothing to do with horoscopes and daily forecasts of my life. God orders my steps and God only. No one can forecast my future as God has it planned out. Be weary of those who try then you know you’re messing with the wrong mind sets.
What does all this have to do with my identity? I’m glad you asked! Allow me to try and attempt what I mean. The origin or our twelve gemstones or birthstones and their different colors have great significance biblically speaking as these twelve colors are the roots in the breastplate of the high priest of Israel. In fact, our birthstones are associated with the different twelve tribes. But there is a problem with our modern layout of these birthstones according to the Gregorian as opposed to the Hebrew blueprint. It becomes difficult to understand the variations, the translations, etc. unless you dive in head first and go full force strongly.
Each tribe is identified with a constellation of the zodiac. Ezekiel 28: 13 “Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.”
I am pretty sure even though nine stones are mentioned in the above verse, that these stones referred to as “coverings” were indeed referring to the constellations as the canopy of the heavens. God’s order of things is a house of order thus meaning it never changes.
Let’s get technical.
A definitive correlation of the twelve stones, modern names, colors and tribes we will use with modern day birth date and birth constellation. As I mentioned above, I was born in August and the modern day color is Peridot and while unraveling the true mystery from the true Hebrew stones you can see in the modern version of the scale below, I am of the tribe of Naphtali but this is not accurate. To understand my constellation color I had to find out how that color was determined which in reality is determined by the actual position of the sun in the constellations at the time of birth. Kind of sounds like some of that nonsense horoscope coding but again, it is not!
I have tried to keep this as simple as possible, but with me I can get complicated even with myself, and here is my outcome in direct understanding, I am in fact, not a Virgo, but a Leo, my birth color is not Peridot, but instead, Ruby. My favorite color that I’ve always been drawn to has been red which would make sense in a biblical perspective of the zodiac which makes my birth color red. I am tribe Judah, and in the shoulder order of the four corners of the cardinal directions, I fall under the sacred direction of East. I share my Tribe with Zebulon and Issachar. My zodiac is Lion and my Foundation is Sard. That is my encampment order. My lineage is that of Jacob and one of his wives, Leah. But we are all in that twelve somewhere. This is just the start of understanding my birthright and it’s trueity. This kind of information makes one want to go even deeper. Will I stop here? You better believe I will not! I will go as far as God will allow and again I want to reiterate, this is not nor has anything to do with horoscopes and forecasting my future instead learning my past, blessings and cursing, my deep heritage and a longing to know about my God. I already know my future. I’m heaven bound and that’s where my home is and I’m on my way…..
I hope you enjoyed this blog. Be blessed….
(My study is based on many variations and tons of research and notes I’ve kept up with, and an in depth study of John Pratt.)