I am building My temple according to My specifications. Each stone is cut out of the Rock. Each one is formed and fashioned according to My design and purpose. Each one is beautiful and significant to Me. The chief cornerstone is Christ. The foundation is built upon the apostles and the prophets.
You are a magnificent structure, inlaid with precious stones and gems that reflect My glory to the world. You are living stones that show forth the splendor of the King. My church shall stand. The gates of hell will not prevail against it. Yes, I am rebuilding My temple and the glory shall be greater than the former. All the world shall see and all the world shall know that I am the God of heaven and earth. All shall bow before Me and pay homage to My Son.
Isaiah 28:16 New English Translation (NET Bible)
Therefore, this is what the sovereign master, the Lord, says: “Look, I am laying a stone in Zion, an approved stone, set in place as a precious cornerstone for the foundation. The one who maintains his faith will not panic.
Matthew 16:18 Amplified Bible (AMP)
And I say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades (death) will not overpower it [by preventing the resurrection of the Christ].
Ephesians 2:19-22 Living Bible (TLB)
19 Now you are no longer strangers to God and foreigners to heaven, but you are members of God’s very own family, citizens of God’s country, and you belong in God’s household with every other Christian.
20 What a foundation you stand on now: the apostles and the prophets; and the cornerstone of the building is Jesus Christ himself! 21 We who believe are carefully joined together with Christ as parts of a beautiful, constantly growing temple for God. 22 And you also are joined with him and with each other by the Spirit and are part of this dwelling place of God.