A Memorial Stone

Few who have studied the Great Pyramid realize it is mentioned in the Bible. Yes, both the pyramidal shape and the structure itself are mentioned in man's oldest book, the Holy Bible.

The Bible speaks of the pyramidal shape using the topstone of a pyramid as a picture or analogy of Jesus Christ.

Scriptures on the Subject

Ps 118:22: 'The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the comer.' Here, the psalmist prophesies the rejection of the Messiah by the Jews and his subsequent leadership in the Kingdom of God.

Isa 28:16: '...Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation...' Isaiah refers to the Messiah as a precious comer stone.

Eph 2:20: '...Jesus Christ himself being the chief comer stone...' The apostle Paul calls Jesus Christ the 'chief comer stone.' A chief corner stone is peculiar to a pyramidal shape which has five corners. Only the chief corner stone, the top stone, determines the shape of the whole building, just as Jesus Christ set the pattern for His disciples to follow.

1Pe 2:5-6 also speaks of Jesus Christ as the 'chief comer stone,' while Jer 32:20 and Zec 4:7 suggest the Great Pyramid itself.

Isa 19:19-20 is of prime significance because it speaks of the Great Pyramid specifically.

Isa 19:19-20: 'In that day there shall be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the LORD. And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt...' Isaiah's curious prophecy has been a source of confusion to those who have studied the Bible in ages past. Not until the last 150 years has this prophecy been properly understood. Upon examining these two verses of scripture the reader finds that the Great Pyramid fulfills the prophecy in every detail.

The Three Prophetic Conditions

There are three requirements of prophecy set forth in Isa 19:19-20, all of which are fulfilled by the Great Pyramid. They are:

l) It must be in the midst (middle) of the land of Egypt.

2) It must be at the border of the land of Egypt.

3) It must be a sign and a witness unto the LORD in the day of the LORD.

The first and second requirements are geographically proven. The Great Pyramid is in the middle of Egypt. It is also located at the border of Egypt. In any other country these two requirements would be self-contradictory, but not so in Egypt. From early history, Egypt has been divided into two sections, Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt. Upper Egypt is the southern portion of that nation which stretches from the Sudanese border northward to the Giza Plateau. At the Giza Plateau the land elevation abruptly drops. Lower Egypt begins here and covers the rest of Egypt northward to the Mediteranean Sea including the entire Nile Delta region.

The Great Pyramid stands on the Giza Plateau in the middle of Egypt, between upper and lower Egypt. Thus, it also stands at the border of Egypt, at the natural boundary separating Upper and Lower Egypt. The word Giza in the Arabic language means 'border.' The semantics of the title, The Great Pyramid of Giza, acknowledges its location at the border of Egypt.

The third requirement of Isaiah's prophecy states that it must be a sign and a witness unto the LORD in the day of the LORD. It is generally accepted by students of the Bible that we are now living in THAT day. The time that will witness the ushering in of God's Kingdom as well as see the destruction of Satan's contrary devices. Therefore, now is the time for the pillar of Isaiah's prophecy to be a sign and a witness unto the LORD.

The word sign in the original Hebrew is the word owth, (oth) and it simply means a signal. The word witness in the original Hebrew is the word ed, (ayd) which means a testimony or a recorder. Simply stated, the pillar of Isa 19:19-20 is prophesied to be a signal bearing testimony, or bearing record of the LORD, the God of the Bible, the Creator of the universe.

The word pillar in Isaiah's prophecy in the original Hebrew is the word matstsebah, which means a memorial stone, a stone commemorating something specific, whether it be a person as in Ge 35:20 or a covenant as in Ge 31:44-48. The pillar of Isaiah's prophecy is a memorial stone unto God.

Careful study finds that the Great Pyramid is found to be that memorial stone. It monumentalizes two aspects of God's knowledge.

l) It bears testimony of God's knowledge of the universe.

2) It bears record of God's plan for the salvation of man as He has explained it to us in the Holy Bible.

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