The Great Pyramid, Part 6

This is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.” This is the faith which is built upon
the testimony of God’s Word—
a sure foundation.

The Great Pyramid Gods stone “witness” likewise has been built upon a sure foundation, a very
unique foundation. Unlike your typical buildings in which when speaking of its foundations one looks
toward the earth, here we must look to the heavens, for this building,
spiritually speaking has been
built from its top to its bottom. A Pyramid has five foundation points rather than your typical four as
found in most structures, the chief or most important of these is the top stone. All of the subsequent
stones added to this structure must be modeled after this particular foundation or cornerstone,
symbolically showing how all of God's sons, both in heaven and in earth, must be conformed to the
image of his dear Son
.

Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: "Behold, I lay in Zion a stone for a foundation, A tried
stone,
a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; Whoever believes will not act hastily.” (Isa
28:16
)

"
Upon this rock (Greek petra, the rock in mass, the foundation rock or stone) I will build my
church
." (Matt 16:18)

Zech 4:7 calls it the "headstone," not incongruous because, as a heavenly building it has a heavenly
foundation
and is held together by heavenly attraction (That is to say the true foundation of this
building resides at its top rather than the bottom
). R1568:4 how appropriate then that the stone in
whose likeness the whole structure is to be finished should be laid first.
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“Now, just because a foundation has been laid, this does not indicate that the building is completed
quite yet: “
Then came the same Sheshbazzar (the Babylonian name for Zerubbabel), and laid the
foundation of the house of God which is in Jerusalem: and since that time even until now hath
it been in building, and yet it is not finished
.” (Ezra 5:16 KJV)

The hands of Zerubbabel (antitypically representing the Lord) have laid the foundation of this
temple
(the Church, and in due time) his hands shall also finished it” (Zech 4:9)

“If you recall in Solomon’s temple, only the best materials were to be used; where then it might be
asked should the real temple of God find its building materials? It might seem to us that the faithful
angels might first be the firsts considered for such building materials, but alas such was not God’s
plan. He sought more humble material –those found in
Asia (i.e. In the “mud” or earthly conditions
Rev 1:4), those “quarried” from the mire of sin. “I came not to call the righteous but sinners to
repentance
” – not many noble ones, but crooked sticks and crumbling stones, cut from the ranks of
the base things of this world.”

But here in this particular study we would like to take a closer look at God’s natural stone monument,
and its foundation the importance of which will later aid us in our chronological study
.

Like any building the first order of business is to appropriate the proper site for construction, since
this building will consist on a monumental scale covering an area over thirteen acres or 568,500
square feet and with an estimated weight of well over 6,000,000 tons it only seems natural that the
builders would have first carefully considered their location, and the proximity to the material used in
its construction
.

Some of the following comments in regards to construction of the Great Pyramid were taken from
the following website entitled, “
Building the Great Pyramid”. Generally I don’t think much of some
of the various pyramid sites out there as most border on pure speculation and the vain imaginings of
men, however this particular website approaches the construction of the Great Pyramid with some
very good and well thought out reasoning, something which has apparently for the most part been
neglected on some of the other pyramid sties which I have investigated. Understand that this
particular website deals primarily with the construction of the pyramid not with regards to any
symbolism or chronological significance, this is actually a plus for the site as they avoid some of the
common misconceptions implied on other sites
.






























“The pyramid builders carefully chose the building ground for the pyramids. The Khufu-pyramid lies on
the best ground existing on the Giza plateau and on top of a rock core which reaches at least 25 feet
under the pyramid. How important the choice of building ground was, shows the fact that one of the
satellite pyramids probably had to be moved closer to the others, because the ground was considered
not stable enough” (
The satellite pyramids would be in reference to the three smaller pyramids
located to left north face of the Great Pyramid pictured in the diagram above, note that the far left
pyramid sits closer to the center pyramid than does the far right one
).















“Major problems had developed earlier at other building sites, because the strength of the ground was
overestimated when erecting a pyramid. For example the ground beneath the pyramid of Sneferu
(
father of Khufu,) in Dahshur (pictured above) gave way under the weight and caused damage in the
casing. Another outer layer of casing had to be added, changing the angle of inclination from 60° to
54.46°. But again structural problems with the subsidence developed, the casing slipped and more
damage occurred. In the end the angle of inclination had to be drastically lowered to 43.99°. Now this
pyramid is called
the Bent Pyramid, because of its shape”.
























“A survey of the Giza plateau shows that the pyramids are aligned to the north-south axis as well as in
relation to each other. The ancient engineers worked very precisely, not only are the three pyramids
each perfectly centered, but the angle of inclination is also the same from bottom to top. The base area
or plateau of the pyramid of Khufu (including the surrounding pavement) was leveled with great
precision, so only a deviation of 2.1 cm can be measured”.

We will continue with our examination of the general construction and symbolism of the Great Pyramid
in our next post.

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