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There are Twelve Glories in One Glory of God
Diagram showing the Glory of God in Time
From the Diagram above,
An Arc = Distance between point 5 in circle 12 and point 5 in circle 1
= Arc A
= An Apostle
Arc A is equal to Arc LA such that Arc LA best describes an Apostle of Christ ruling Tribe 12.
Twelve out of the thirteen glories make up Zion. In the Old Testament, Zion was the twelve tribes of Israel.
Zion = 12 Tribes of Israel (Old Testament)
The thirteenth glory is Christ. The twelve tribes of Israel were held together by the father - Christ. You would appreciate this when you consider how the 12 sons who were the ancestors of the 12 tribes of Israel were headed by the Father Jacob. Jacob was the thirteen glory in those days.
Since Zion is made up of twelve glories, the thirteenth glory is the stone placed in Zion called Christ. This last glory unites the twelve glories such that Christ is the pillar of the house of God.
Diagram showing the Thirteen Glories
Christ is the Thirteenth Glory
Christ is the thirteenth glory uniting the twelve tribes of Israel. The Twelve tribes were products of the twelve sons of Jacob. At the time the children of God were still at the level of a family, Jacob was the Father holding his twelve sons together.
The thirteenth glory is equal to the sum of the twelve glories. This means that Christ is equal to the sum of the twelve tribes of Israel.
We know that Christ is the Word of God that became a human being, which means that Christ is the embodiment of the righteous of the people of God.
Christ = the Word of God
From the above conclusion, the thirteenth glory is the Word of God.
13th glory = Christ
= the Word of God
Therefore, the Word of God unites the twelve tribes of Israel into one kingdom of God. The one kingdom of God is the one glory represented by one circle.
"Since Christ is the Word of God, the twelve tribes are contained in the Word of God. And since the Word of God is the Holy Bible, the twelve tribes are contained in the Holy Bible."
Diagram showing that Christ is the Sum of the 12 Glories
The Blessed Sacrament and the Glory of God
The above circle is the simplified version of the glory of God. A magnified version of the same circle is as shown below. In the magnified version, the outline of the light (yellow) is clearly visible. The yellowish circumference is the light of the glory visible in a monstrance, while the whitish core is the host of the Holy Spirit called the Eucharist. This means that the circumference signifies the light of the wisdom of God, and the core signifies the Word of God.
Light = Wisdom of God
Spirit = the Word of God
= Holy Eucharist
God is the spirit and the light.
It is important to state that in the two circles signifying the twelve tribes, the twelve glories or twelve circles, are contained in the outline of the one circle Christ.
- Christ is the Word of God
- The twelve tribes are contained in the Word of God
- The Word of God is the Holy Bible
- The twelve tribes are contained in the Holy Bible
- Therefore, the twelve tribes are contained in Christ
Evidence that the twelve tribes are contained in Christ:
"They were from the twelve tribes of Israel, twelve thousand from each tribe: Judah, Reuben, Gad, Asher, Naphtali, Manasseh, Simeon, Levi, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph, and Benjamin." (Revelation 7:4-8)
A Simple Circle Summarizing the glories of God
Magnified version of the glory of God
Mathematical Calculation of the Thirteenth Glory
Total number of glories = 13
We know that the 13th glory is Christ.
Christ = 13
We can prove mathematically that Christ is not only the 13th glory, but the thirteen glories as well.
We know that the wall of the New Jerusalem is Christ, which means that the wall of the New Jerusalem is a circle (a glory).
The Holy Bible says the magnitude of the wall is sixty:
"The angel also measured the wall, and it was sixty meters high" (Revelation 21:17)
This means that the magnitude of Christ is given the value 60.
Christ = 60
The twelve glories are united to form one circle (one glory). The one circle is the 13th circle.
13th Circle = Sum of 12 Circles
13th Glory = sum of 12 glories
Substituting 60 for the 13th glory,
60 = 12 glories
60 ⁄ 12 = One Glory
One Glory = 5
The implication is that the magnitude of each of the 12 glories is 5.
This means that Christ is the sum of the twelve tribes of Israel or Christ is equal to the twelve tribes of Israel.
Christ = the twelve tribes of Israel
It also reveals that the Holy Bible or the Word of God is the twelve tribes of Israel.
Holy Bible = 12 Tribes of Israel
The twelve tribes of Israel, united by the Holy Bible, is the kingdom of God.
All who believe in the Holy Bible are united into one kingdom of God. The Holy Bible is the constitution governing their hearts, which means that the Holy Bible is the law of the kingdom of God. Being the constitution of the kingdom of God, the Holy Bible is the ruler of the kingdom of God.
All who believe in the Holy Bible are, by faith, citizens of the kingdom of God, and subjects of the Word of God.
- The Word of God is Christ
- The Word of God is the Holy Bible
- Therefore, the Holy Bible is Christ or Christ is the Holy Bible
"The Ruler of a kingdom is the king of the kingdom"
- The Holy Bible is Christ
- The Holy Bible is the king of the kingdom of God
- Therefore, Christ is the king of the kingdom of God
Citizens of the Kingdom of God through Christ
People of every nation, tribe, race and language, irrespective of geographical location; are by faith citizens of the kingdom of God. They have the Holy Bible as their constitution ,and Christ as their king. They are united by the one king, Christ, into the twelve tribes of Israel; and are contained in the one body of Christ.
These are the ones who are gathered in Mount Zion before their God and Father who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.