|Jasper stone revealing the structure of the new Jerusalem.|
The jasper stone is the keystone (the capstone or headstone), the light, and the clue to understanding the structure of the new Jerusalem.
Jasper, an aggregate of microgranular quartz and/or chalcedony and other mineral phases, is an opaque, impure variety of silica, usually red, yellow, brown or green in color; and rarely blue. (Wikipedia)
Her light was like a most precious stone, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal. (Revelation 21:11) "NKJV"Her: the new Jerusalem
Her light: the light of the new Jerusalem
Her light is like unto a stone: the light of the new Jerusalem is like a stone
Like a jasper: the light of the new Jerusalem is like a jasper stone
What is unique about the jasper stone is that it looks like a stone made up of different fragments. All the fragments are joined together like blocks cemented together to form a wall.
There is only one stone: the jasper stone. The stone is the seed. Jesus is the seed (the jasper stone) and the fragments are the human beings that are inside the body of Christ.
Jesus, when planted, sprouted and grew into the tree of life. The tree produced twelve fruits whose seeds are the twelve foundations of the new Jerusalem.
The twelve foundations are the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. (Revelation 21:14) "NKJV"
Twelve foundations: 12 apostles (12 seeds)
Since the apostles are human beings, the twelve seeds are human beings. And since the seed where the tree came from is a precious stone, the twelve seeds are twelve precious stones.
The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all kinds of precious stones (Revelation 21:19) "NKJV"
The twelve precious stones representing the twelve apostles of the Lamb are as follows:
The twelve precious stones, when planted, sprouted into twelve trees. Each of the twelve trees produced twelve seeds, such that 144 precious stones were produced by the 12 foundation stones. And the 144 precious stones will produce 144 × 12 = 1728 precious stones.
As the number of precious stones increases so the jasper stone (Jesus) is magnified. Every precious stone is a human being, such that the network of God's people is constantly increasing.
Many nations shall be joined to the in that day, and they shall become My people. And I will dwell in your midst. Then you will know that the of hosts has sent Me to you. (Zechariah 2:11)
The jasper stone is the headstone.
The Headstone = the Capstone
= the Keystone
He will bring out the capstone to shouts of ‘God bless it! God bless it!’” (Zechariah 4:7) "NIV"
The jasper stone is magnified by increase in the size of the network of God's people, such that the stone grew into a great mountain.
The stone grew to be a mountain that covered the whole earth. (Daniel 2:35) "GNT"
The stone: Jesus (the jasper stone)
Great mountain: the great city (the new Jerusalem)
Covered the whole earth: the new Jerusalem is a network of stones (people)
Jesus (the Jasper stone) is the keystone in the network of stones.