The Stone of Jacob

The Stone set in the Throne

A Silent Reminder

Under the British Throne there lies a stone. It is known by many names. It is called the Stone of Destiny, the Stone of Scone, Lia Fàil (“Stone of Fate”), the Tanist Stone, and as clach-na-cinneamhain in Scottish Gaelic. The most important name given to this stone, however, is Jacob’s Pillar, or the Stone of Jacob. It prevails today as the Coronation Stone, upon which the monarchs of Ireland, Scotland, and England are crowned. During the coronation ceremonies, the stone is never mentioned and yet it has been there, hidden beneath the throne. It has sat as a silent reminder of God’s Covenant, not only for the people of the United Kingdom but of all the descendants of Jacob scattered throughout the world.

Origin of the Stone

The Stone beneath the Throne

“Among the stones that have come down to us from the ancient world is a small unpretentious block of sandstone about 26” in length, 16” wide and 10 1/2” high, weighing a little over 300 pounds. The stone attracts little attention, rests, unknown to most of the world, under a chair in Westminster Abbey.”

Bonnie Gaunt The Stones Cry Out -A Stone of Destiny copyright 1991

The structure of the sandstone block has been analyzed to discover the location of its origin. Through archeological tests, no rock formation similar to the sandstone of the Coronation Stone could be found anywhere in England, Scotland, or Ireland. However, going on the basis of tradition that the Stone originated from Bethel, a similar search was made there. In modern-day Bethel, a rock of identical geological structure was found. Microscopic tests of the sandstone of Bethel and the Coronation Stone of England resulted in a perfect match. (The Stones Cry Out by Bonnie Gaunt)

“Though still unrecognized by many, the fact is that the British peoples and nations (Celto-Saxondom) are Israel and thus in this stone we have not only a witness of God’s promise to us but tangible evidence of our special relationship to Him.”

W.H. Bennett Symbols of Our Celto-Saxon Heritage, 1976

Back to the Beginning

With this evidence of the Coronation Stone’s origin, let us go back to Bethel to look at the promise God gave to Jacob and the circumstances surrounding the event. Bethel was formerly known as Luz and is situated between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. To bring the event into context, something significant happened to Jacob just prior to the night of his dream.

Jacob had just left his home in Beer-sheba. His mother Rebekah told him to go stay with her brother Laban in the house of Bethuel in Padan-aram. There he would be safe from his brother Esau who vowed to kill Jacob for taking the birthright and their father’s blessing. On his way, Esau told his son Eliphaz to pursue Jacob, slay him and take all his possessions. Eliphaz did not kill Jacob but he and his men took everything belonging to him, leaving him with nothing. (This is found in Jasher the Upright Record chapter 29:31-38).

Jacob had lost everything, left in desolation by the son of Esau. Likewise, in this day and age his descendants have lost everything of real value. This is the fulfillment of prophecy. The descendants of Jacob have been robbed of their identity as the House of Israel and have lost all true knowledge of God, which was their crowning glory.

“For my people is foolish, they have not known Me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge. I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.”

Jeremiah 4:22-23

Right after this event, when Jacob was left for dead, he stopped to rest for the night. He found a stone on which to lay his head. It was there that he had his infamous dream of the stairway to Heaven. The stone upon which he rested his head is now referred to as the Stone of Destiny, a name that points toward the divine fate of Jacob’s descendants.

The Genesis Account

The Stone of Jacob is first found in Genesis, the first book of the Bible. Most people are familiar with the story of Jacob’s Ladder. Jacob rested his head upon a stone and dreamed of angels ascending and descending a staircase that reached to heaven. The LORD appeared to Jacob on that night and gave him a promise concerning his descendants, the House of Israel. When he awoke, he took the stone upon which he had rested his head, set it up for a pillar, and poured oil on it. As the apostle Barnabas says, “the Law holds a shadow of good things to come and not the very image of the things” being spoken of (Hebrews 10:1). God declared all things from the beginning. All things come to pass as He has spoken.

Here is the account in the Book of Genesis:

“And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran. And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep. And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham your father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon you lie, to you will I give it, and to your seed; And your seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in you and in your seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. And, behold, I am with you, and will keep you in all places where you go, and will bring you again into this land; for I will not leave you, until I have done that which I have spoken to you of. And Jacob awoke out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not. And he was afraid, and said, How awesome is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven. And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it. And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, So that I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God: And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God’s house: and of all that you shall give me I will surely give the tenth unto you.”

Genesis 28:10-22

Memorial Stone

Why did Jacob set the Stone as a pillar? Pillars were used in the days of old to mark an agreement between two parties. Pillars served as a standing reminder to the following generations of the contract made by their forefathers. The Hebrew word for ‘pillar’ is מַצִֵּבָה matstsebah. In the Strongs’ Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, the word ‘pillar’ used in the above passage is #4676 which has the first definition as “a memorial stone”. Jacob set the Stone as a pillar, or a memorial stone, for the House of God.

Jacob’s Descendants

Jacob lived for many years in Pandan-aram. It was there that the twelve patriarchs were born to his wives, Leah and Rachel and their handmaids. This is where the twelve tribes began, in one household, in the care of Jacob their father, who reverenced God above all.

Today, the twelve tribes have been scattered to the four corners of the earth. They have lost their way, they do not understand God’s Word and do not uphold the vow of Jacob. Jacob set the Stone as a pillar to remind his descendants to be the people of God.

The people of the United Kingdom will find that they are the children of Jacob when they connect their roots. Specifically, they are the descendants of Manasseh, a grandson of Jacob and the eldest son of Joseph. Jacob blessed all his sons; in his blessing of Joseph, he spoke of the Stone of Israel.

“Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall: The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him: But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from there is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)”

Genesis 49:22-24

Joseph brought his sons Manasseh and Ephraim to receive a blessing from Jacob. With his left hand placed on the head of Manasseh, Jacob blessed him and said he would become a great nation. At the same time, he put his right hand on his younger brother, Ephraim, the recipient of the birthright. He said let my name, Israel, be upon them both.

Covenant Bloodline
The Abrahamic Bloodline

Israel Scattered to the Isles Afar Off

“Between 745 – 721 B.C. we know the northern Ten-Tribed Kingdom of Israel (known as the House of Israel), together with a larger portion of the southern Kingdom of Judah (known as the House of Judah) were taken into Assyrian captivity (2 Kings 17:3-6). Archaeological tablets found in the excavations of the Assyrian Royal Library at Nineveh have indicated that a majority of Israelites escaped.”

Jacob’s Pillar A Biblical Historical Study by E. Raymond Capt M.A., A.I.A, F.S.A, Scot.
Migration of the Lost Tribes of Israel

Some went by way of the Dariel Pass through the Caucasus Mountains, into the Steppes of Southern Russia. We have confirmation of this account from the writings of the Prophet Ezra (Esdras):

“ And whereas you saw that he gathered another peaceable multitude unto him. Those are the ten tribes, which were carried away prisoners out of their own land in the time of Osea (Hoshea) the king, whom Salmanasar, the king of Assyria, led away captive, and he carried them over the waters, and so came they into another land. But they took this counsel among themselves, that they would leave the multitude of the heathen, and go forth into a further country, where never mankind dwelt. That they might there keep their statutes, which they never kept in their own land. And they entered into Euphrates by the narrow passages of the river. For the Most High then showed signs for them, and held still the flood, till they were passed over. For through that country there was a great way to go, namely, of a year and a half: and the same region is called Arsareth.”

2 Esdras 13:39-45

Refuge was found for the House of Israel in a new land where the descendants of Jacob had never dwelt before. They escaped to ‘the isles afar off,’ referring to England, Scotland and Ireland. The House of Judah remained in Jerusalem until its fall. When it was besieged by Babylon, some were carried off to Babylon, others went down to Egypt. Those that escaped went up to join their kin in the British Isles.

Apostle Paul’s Message to the Israelites of Britain

The following is an excerpt from what is known as the Lost Chapter of Acts of the Apostles. It is considered lost because, as with other valid Scripture, it was omitted from the canonized Bible. Nevertheless, in these verses of Acts chapter 29, we find Paul speaking to the Israelites of Britain. His message to the British Israelites was a prophecy regarding a King Messiah who would rise in the latter days.

“Paul, full of the blessings of Christ and abounding in the spirit, departed out of Rome, determining to go into Spain, for he had a long time proposed to journey toward there, and was minded also to go from there to Britain. For he had heard in Phoenicia that certain of the children of Israel, about the time of the Assyrian captivity, had escaped by sea to “The Isles afar off” as spoken by the Prophet [Esdras], and called by the Romans — Britain.”

“At evening the Holy Spirit fell upon Paul, and he prophesied, saying, ‘Behold in the last days the God of Peace shall dwell in the cities, and the inhabitants thereof shall be numbered: and in the seventh numbering of the people, their eyes shall be opened, and the glory of their inheritance shine forth before them. The nations shall come up to worship on the mount that testifies of the patience and long suffering of a servant of the Lord. And in the latter days new tidings of the Gospel shall issue forth out of Jerusalem, and the hearts of the people shall rejoice, and behold, fountains shall be opened, and there shall be no more plague. In those days there shall be wars and rumors of war; and a king shall rise up, and his sword shall be for the healing of the nations, and his peacemaking shall abide, and the glory of his kingdom a wonder among princes. And it came to pass that certain of the Druids came unto Paul privately, and showed by their rites and ceremonies they were descend­ed from the Jews [Judahites] which escaped from bondage in the land of Egypt, and the Apostle believed these things, and he gave them the kiss of peace.”

Lost Chapter of Acts of the Apostles verses 1-2 &10-12

A Sacred National Treasure

The Israelites living in the British Isles, Ireland, and Scotland received Paul’s message then, but will they hear it now? The descendants of Jacob used to reverence the Word of God. The stories of the Bible were ingrained in them. They taught them to their children and grandchildren. Wherever Israel has been scattered throughout the earth there are pieces of their identity that remain in their culture. For the people of Britain, the Stone of Jacob connects them to their heritage.

“According to this tradition, Jacob’s descendants kept this stone as a sacred national treasure until, when the Israel nation fell, the guardians fled with it to Ireland. There, for nearly a thousand years, the kings of Ireland were crowned while seated upon it. It was then taken to Scotland and used for the same purpose until Edward I took it to Westminster…”

W.H. Bennett Symbols of Our Celto-Saxon Heritage, 1976

Coronation of Kings of Ireland and Scotland

The Stone was used in the coronations of the kings of Ireland just as it had been used by the kings of Judah in Jerusalem. The first recorded king to be crowned upon the stone in Ireland was Heremon (son of Scota, who was the daughter of Zedekiah, king of Judah). The 131’s king of Ireland was Murcheartach. Murcheartach sent the Stone to his brother Fergus who was crowned upon the Stone and proclaimed his kingdom, Scotland (derived from the name Scota). It remained in Scotland and used in the coronations of the kings of Scotland until 1296 A.D. when it was taken to England by Edward I.

During the violent invasion of Scotland in 1296, Edward I took the Stone as a spoil of war. To the Scottish people, the Stone represented their liberty which was taken away by the king of England. He had the Stone built into a throne, now known as King Edward’s Chair, and placed in Westminster Abbey in London.

Declaration of Arbroath

The invasion of Scotland by Edward I is recounted in detail in the Declaration of Arbroath. During the invasion, the tyrannous king took much more than just the Stone from Scotland. Edward I waged a brutal massacre of the Scottish people. The Declaration of Arbroath was a letter written by Scottish barons to Pope John in 1320 as a plea for independence.

The year 2020 marked the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath held by National Records of Scotland (NRS). The Apostle Andrew, patron saint of Scotland, is also mentioned in this Declaration.

“…we know from the deeds of the ancients, and we read from books — because among the other great nations of course, our nation of Scots has been described in many publications — that crossing from Greater Scythia, via the Tyrhennian Sea and the Pillars of Hercules, and living in Spain among the fiercest tribes for many years, it could be conquered by no one anywhere, no matter how barbarous the tribes. Afterwards, coming from there, one thousand two hundred years from the Israelite people’s crossing of the Red Sea, to its home in the west…

Thus, obviously, the result was that until now our people lived free and untroubled under their protection until that mighty prince, Edward I, King of the English, (June 1239 – 7 July 1307, aka “Hammer of the Scots”) the father of he who now reigns (Edward II), came with the appearance of a friend and ally to harass like an enemy, our leaderless kingdom and our people who were accustomed neither to evil or treachery nor to battles or ambushes. He committed injustices, killings, attacks, robberies, arson, the imprisonment of priests, the burning of monasteries, the looting of churches, and countless other enormous outrages, on the said people ‘sparing no one on account of age or sex, saintliness or rank/status‘, to an extent that no one could describe nor fully believe unless they had experienced it.”

The Declaration of Arbroath is the name usually given to a letter, dated 6 April 1320 at Arbroath, written by Scottish barons and addressed to Pope John…
Invasion of Scotland in 1296

Edward invaded and conquered Scotland (1296), removing to Westminster the coronation Stone of Scone. Wallace led a revolt in 1297, and Edward, though brilliantly victorious at Falkirk (July 22, 1298), could not subdue the rebellion despite prolonged campaigning (1298–1303).
King Edward I

“When the Righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bears rule, the people mourn.”

Proverbs 29:2
Pope John XXII 1316-1334

“And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.”

Jesus – Matthew 11:12

In 1317, Pope John XXII wrote a letter addressed to King Edward I and to Robert the Bruce. He told them to make a truce because he was planning a crusade and wanted them to join. Robert did not reply to the Pope because he did not address him as King of Scotland, which he was. Pope John XXII excommunicated Robert the Bruce as a result. To use diplomacy, Robert and his noblemen decided to write the Declaration of Arbroath to Pope John XXII in 1320 to ask him to help liberate Scotland from under English rule. He did not help Scotland, not in the least, and the English continued to rule over Scotland. In 1950, the people of Scotland decided enough was enough and decided to take matters into their own hands.

A Thief in the Night

During the reign of King George VI, in the early hours of December 25, 1950, the Coronation Stone was stolen from St. Edward’s Chapel, in Westminster Abbey. Read No Stone Unturned for a first-hand account written by Ian R. Hamilton, one of the accomplices. Here are a few excerpts from his book, explaining their motives:

“…{The Scottish Nationalist} movement produced in 1949 the pledge known as the Scottish Covenant. This document states in the plainest terms that the signatories believe that reform in the Constitution of Scotland is necessary to secure good government, and pledges the signatories to remain united in purpose until a measure of self-government “in all loyalty to the Crown and within the framework of the United Kingdom” be attained. This document was launched in November 1949…

Thus the raid on Westminster Abbey over Christmas 1950 was at once a sign and a result of the reawakening of a people which, in two thousand years of war and invasion and betrayal, has clung to its liberty and refused to surrender.” (pg. 23)

“As the weeks went past it became increasingly apparent that some kind of direct action was not only necessary, but a patriotic duty. A Government only one-tenth Scottish was ruling Scotland, ruling it badly and, above all, ruling it against the wishes of the Scottish people. The Covenant movement, backed by overwhelming support, approached the Government again, and asked for a national plebiscite to be taken in Scotland to settle the matter once and for all beyond any shadow of doubt. The Government again refused, and attempted to thrust the Covenant into the quagmire of party politics, where the national cause would inevitably become confused and overlaid with the social.
This seemed to me an intolerable impertinence. It was now an issue greater merely than the struggle for self-government. Here was a clear example of government overruling the will of the people, telling them what was good for them and forcing it on to them, whether they wanted it or not. All over the world we had heard of examples of this. Society seemed to be passing deeply into the age of totalitarianism where the State had come to Scotland, and we at least determined to make one gesture against it and go down like men rather than live as serfs. What we attempted to do for Scotland we attempted also for the individual. Let there be no mistake about that.” (pg. 24-25)

“Let the cynics laugh and Archbishops howl “Sacrilege!” but the hands of God were over mine when I lifted the Stone.” (pg. 90)

No Stone Unturned by Ian R. Hamilton, copyright 1952

It is conjectured that the stone broke in half during the heist. In fact, Ian explains it had been cracked for years. The secret had remained hidden within St. Edward’s chair. They had the stone repaired and left it at the Abbey of Arbroath, wrapped in the Scottish flag of St. Andrew’s cross.

“We arranged to have the Stone repaired by the best mason in Scotland. We drafted a petition to the King, reaffirming our loyalty and repeating our claim for just government, and finally we prepared a letter to the Church of Scotland, to whom we decided to hand the Stone as the successors of the Abbots of Scone, from whom the Stone had been originally stolen. We chose as the place to expose the Stone the ruined Abbey of Arbroath, where in 1320 the Estates of Scotland had met to reaffirm their freedom with sound of the North Sea in their ears and the smell of their burnt homes in their nostrils.

On the morning of April 11th, 1951, I left Glasgow with Neil. At Stirling Bridge we thumbed a car which was driven by Councillor Gray and which contained the Stone of Destiny. At midday we carried the Stone down the grass-floored nave of Arbroath Abbey and left it at the high altar. It was a crucifixion.”
“When we turned away and stood for a minute at the gate and looked down the long nave flanked by the blood-red sandstone of the walls to the altar where the Stone lay under a saltire, I head the voice of Scotland speak as clearly as it spoke in 1320 {in the Declaration of Arbroath}:
“For so long as a hundred of us are left alive we will yield in no least way to English domination. We fight not for glory nor for wealth nor for honour, but only and alone for freedom, which no good man surrenders but with his life.”
“I never saw the Stone again.” (pg. 190-191)

No Stone Unturned by Ian R. Hamilton
The Stone at Arbroath Abbey wrapped in the flag of St. Andrews, April 1951

British authorities recovered the Stone from the Abbey of Arbroath. It was taken back to England, unceremoniously during the night which did not sit well with the Scots. In 1996, the Stone was peacefully returned to Scotland. On December 23, 2020, the Stone was given its current home, in the Hall of Destiny in Perth, Scotland. It will only be moved for the purpose of coronations. It can be expected that the Stone will receive a royal invitation soon for the coronation of the next British monarch.

The Coronation Stone

Queen Elizabeth II crowned and anointed upon the Coronation Stone

Queen Elizabeth II, herself, sat on this very Stone on June 2, 1953 on the day of her coronation. At the age of 25, she was proclaimed queen, shortly after the death of her father George VI. Celebration of her Platinum Jubilee, marked 70 years since her ascension to the throne. She turned 96 on April 21, 2022.

Her son Prince Charles, 73, is the next in line to the throne, and his wife Duchess Camilla, 74, is expected to become the next Queen. The Queen’s second son has brought new shame to the Royal family. Prince Andrew was a close friend of the late Jeffrey Epstein, the infamous child sex-trafficker. He recently settled a rape conviction trial. He did not admit nor deny guilt. This brings to mind accusations brought against Queen Elizabeth by The International Tribunal against Church and State.

King Charles put a hit on William Combes, the last known eyewitness of the disappearance of 10 indigenous Canadian children.

Prince Charles is expected to be the next ruler to sit on the Coronation Stone. The monarchy needs to know the gravity of what it means to rule upon that Stone. The Queen does not know the significance of the Stone of Jacob on which she was crowned.

Queen Elizabeth with her son, Prince Charles, the heir to the throne

The Stone as a Witness

Stones appears throughout Scripture. One of the most telling references to a stone is in the last chapter of the Book of Joshua. Joshua laid a stone under an oak tree by the Sanctuary of the LORD. He told the people of Israel that the Stone has heard all the Words of the Lord, and therefore is a witness against those who deny God. The Stone of Jacob serves as a witness to the crowned ruler, whether they serve God and keep His Commandments, or not.

“And the people said unto Joshua, ‘The LORD our God will we serve and His voice will we obey’. So Joshua made a Covenant with the people that day, and set them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem. And Joshua wrote these words in the Book of the Law of God, and took a great stone and set it up there under an oak that was by the Sanctuary of the LORD. Joshua said to all the people, ‘Behold, this stone shall be a witness unto us; for it has heard all the Words of the LORD which He spoke to us: it shall be therefore a witness unto you, lest you deny your God.'”

Joshua 24:24-27

70 Years upon the Stone

70 years have passed since the day Queen Elizabeth II was crowned upon the Coronation Stone. The Coronation Stone sat relatively unnoticed during her coronation in 1953. The stone received even less attention during her Platinum Jubilee, a milestone that was just marked by a four-day celebration beginning June 2, 2022. The Stone is a witness to her reign. Unfortunately, she has catered to the Roman Catholic Church throughout her 70 year reign. The Roman Catholic Church performs the same ceremonial works, and believes the same dogma, as the ancient Chaldean priests of Babylon. The Vatican does not keep His Commandments. This is in direct denial of God.

Babylon Chaldean
Emblem of the Chaldean priests

Servitude to the King of Babylon for 70 years

When Jeremiah prophesied of the Fall of Jerusalem in 584 B.C., he warned that Israel would serve the King of Babylon for 70 years.

“The word that came to Jeremiah concerning all the people of Judah in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, that was the first year of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon; The which Jeremiah the prophet spoke unto all the people of Judah, and to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, …this whole land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years. And it shall come to pass, when seventy years are accomplished, that I will punish the king of Babylon, and that nation, saith the LORD, for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans, and will make it perpetual desolations.”

Jeremiah 25:1-2, 25:11-12

A Subtle Influence

For the last 70 years, Queen Elizabeth II has kept close relations with the Vatican. The subtle snake in the beginning beguiled Eve to disobey God’s Commandments. The Roman Catholic Church influences the nations through their relations with the rulers of the earth.

Built on a Rock

The royal family is crowned upon the Stone of Jacob and claims the Throne of David. If the monarchy reigned in the reverence of God, relations with the Roman Catholic Church would be put to an end. The Vatican claims to have apostolic succession under the guise that they have physically built their cathedral on top of the grave of Peter whose name means “Stone”.

Jesus prophesied of the Stone when he spoke to Peter (“Stone”) and said, upon this rock I will build my congregation. This was not to be taken literally as the Vatican did. Jesus was saying that his congregation would be build upon Peter’s revelation, which God revealed to him, that Jesus was the Son of God.

“He said unto them, But whom say you that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, you art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed are you, Simon Barjona (“Son of the Dove”): for flesh and blood has not revealed it unto you, but my Father which is in heaven. I say also unto you, That you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my congregation; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

Jesus – Matthew 16:18

Violation of God’s Commandments

Neither the pope nor his bishops and priests reverence God to keep His Commandments. The Catholic Catechism even omits the second commandment which commands against idolatry. Worse yet, they write in their catechism that Jesus brought in a new economy of icons and images.

2131 Basing itself on the mystery of the incarnate Word, the seventh ecumenical council at Nicaea (787) justified against the iconoclasts the veneration of icons – of Christ, but also of the Mother of God, the angels, and all the saints. By becoming incarnate, the Son of God introduced a new “economy” of images.

Catholic Catechism
Pope Francis violating the 2nd Commandment

The Second Commandment:

You shall not make unto you any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: You shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate/disregard Me;”

Exodus 20:4-5

Jesus spoke of the Stone in his parable of the house built on a rock verses a house built on sand. The Vatican do not keep the sayings of Jesus, nor do they know or understand them. Jesus likens them to the house built upon the sand, and great shall be the fall of it.

Not everyone that says unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? and in your name have cast out devils? and in your name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity. Therefore whosoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: The rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; but it did not fall: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that hears these sayings of mine but does not do them shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: The rain descended, the floods came, the winds blew, and beat upon that house; It fell: and great was the fall of it.

Mat 7:24-27

Judgement has come upon them for pedophilia, money laundering, sex trafficking. These are only a fraction of the disgusting abominations that this organization does in secret. Babylon has fallen, and great is the fall of it because they have denied God and rejected the teachings of His Son.

Jesus saith unto them, Did you never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes? Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spoke of them.

Matthew 21:42-45

Remove the Diadem

Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because you have made your iniquity to be remembered, in that your transgressions are discovered/revealed, so that in all your doings, your sins do appear; because, I say, that you are come to remembrance, you shall be taken with the hand. And you, profane wicked prince/ruler of Israel, whose day is come, when iniquity shall have an end, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown: this shall not be the same: exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high. I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he comes whose right it is; and I will give it to him.”

Ezekiel 21:24-27

“The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh (“whose right it is to reign”) come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.”

Genesis 49:10

“They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My Holy Mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign/pillar of the people; to it shall the Tribes seek: and his rest shall be glorious. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and…from the islands of the sea. And He shall set up an ensign/pillar for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.”

Isaiah 11:9-12

Reclaiming the Throne

The Stone played an integral role during the coronations of the kings of Israel long before its use in the British Isles. Here is a reference to the coronation of king Joash. He was crowned king after the throne had been usurped. It is written that the new king stood upon the pillar (which means “memorial stone”), as the manner was, meaning it was their custom.

“And when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal. But Jehosheba, the daughter of king Joram, sister of Ahaziah, took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him from among the king’s sons which were slain; and they hid him, even him and his nurse, in the bedchamber from Athaliah, so that he was not slain. And he was with her hid in the house of the LORD six years. And Athaliah did reign over the land.”

“And he {Jehoiada the priest} brought forth the king’s son {Joash}, and put the crown upon him, and gave him the testimony; and they made him king, and anointed him; and they clapped their hands, and said, God save the king. And when Athaliah heard the noise of the guard and of the people, she came to the people into the temple of the LORD. And when she looked, behold, the king stood upon the pillar, as the manner was, and the princes and the trumpeters by the king, and all the people of the land rejoiced, and blew with trumpets: and Athaliah rent her clothes, and cried, Treason, Treason.”

2 Kings11:1-3,12-14

The Anointing

Bottle of “holy oil” used in British Coronations

The tradition of anointing rulers prevails to this day. During the coronation of Elizabeth II, she took an oath and was anointed with ‘holy oil.’ After which, she was invested with robes and regalia, and was crowned Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon. But what does it actually mean to be anointed and what is the reason for this tradition?

On the morning after his dream, Jacob anointed the stone and set it up for a pillar. There is an important shadow hidden in this detail of the account. Why did Jacob pour oil on the stone? When Samuel the High Priest anointed David to be king, the spirit of the LORD came upon him. David was given the spirit of understanding to discern the Word of God. He taught the Law of God with justice and righteousness, rather than oppress his people with the laws written by men.

“…And the LORD said, ‘Arise, anoint him: for this is he’. Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward…”

1 Sam 16:13

“Your throne, O God/Elohim, is for ever and ever: the scepter of your kingdom is a right scepter. You love righteousness and hate wickedness: therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows.”

Psalms 45:6-7

“Now these be the last words of David. David the son of Jesse said, and the man who was raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel, said, ‘The spirit of the LORD spoke by me, and His Word was in my mouth. The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, ‘He that rules over men must be just/righteous, ruling in the reverence of God.’

2 Sam 23:1-3

A Man after God’s Own Heart

“And afterward they desired a king… And when he had removed Saul, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after Mine own heart, which shall fulfill all My will.”

The Acts of the Apostles 13:21-22

David was chosen by God as ‘a man after His Own heart’. He followed God’s commandments and taught Israel to do the same. He sang praises to Him through his psalms. Most importantly, he put his trust in God, rather than in idols or weapons of war. He defeated Goliath, the tyrant of the Philistines, by use of a Stone that hit his enemy right in the center of his frontal cortex.

Then said David to the Philistine, you come to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied... And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saves not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord’s, and He will give you into our hands. And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew near to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine. And David put his hand in his bag, and took there a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth.”

1 Sam 17:45-49

Throne of David

God made a covenant with David that if his children obeyed His Voice, there would not fail to be a man from his lineage to sit upon the throne.

The LORD has sworn in truth unto David; He will not turn from it; Of the fruit of your body will I set upon your throne. If your children will keep My Covenant and My testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon your throne for evermore.”

Psalms 132:11-12

Kings that did Right in the Sight of the LORD

The kings of England have always traced their lineage to King David. Very few have followed in his example. Hezekiah and Josiah did what was right in the sight of the LORD by removing all idolatry from their kingdom.

“Now it came to pass in the third year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, that Hezekiah the son of Ahaz king of Judah began to reign. And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that David his father did. He removed the high places, and broke the images, and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brazen serpent that Moses had made: for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it: and he called it Nehushtan. He trusted in the LORD God of Israel; so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor any that were before him. For he clave to the LORD, and did not depart from following Him, but kept His Commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses.”

2 Kings 18:1-6

And the king {Josiah} stood by a pillar, and made a Covenant before the LORD, to walk after the LORD, and to keep His Commandments and His Testimonies and His Statutes with all their heart and all their soul, to perform the Words of this Covenant that were written in this book. And all the people stood to the Covenant.”

“Moreover the workers with familiar spirits (i.e. “patron saints”), and the wizards/sorcerers (sorcery=”pharmakeia”), and the images, and the idols, and all the abominations that were spied in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put away, that he might perform the words of the law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the LORD. And like unto him was there no king before him, that turned to the LORD with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all the law of Moses; neither after him arose there any like him.”

2 Kings 23:3,24-25

King Josiah stood upon the pillar (“memorial Stone”) and reaffirmed the Covenant before the LORD, to walk after Him, to keep His Commandments and His Testimonies and His Statutes. And all the people in his kingdom stood to the Covenant. That was the purpose of the Stone when Jacob set up the pillar in Bethel, and the reason it was passed down from coronation to coronation. The kings that are crowned upon that Stone must uphold the Covenant. When the son of Josiah failed to keep the Covenant by serving the king of Babylon, the kingdom was destroyed.

Fall of Jerusalem

When Josiah died, his son, renamed Jehoiakim, became king and served the king of Babylon for three years. Then, he turned and rebelled against Babylon. Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon punished Jehoiakim for betraying him. Jehoiakim was replaced by his uncle, Zedekiah, who reigned during the Fall of Jerusalem.

The Prophet Jeremiah survived the Fall of Jerusalem in 584 B.C. Most of the Israelite families were carried away captive into Babylon, along with their king, Zedekiah. Zedekiah is thought to be the last king of Judah because all his sons, the male heirs to the throne, were killed. After seeing all his sons slain, the Babylonian’s put out Zedekiah’s eyes and led him to Babylon in chains, where he later died in prison.

Jeremiah was being held prisoner in the king’s house in Jerusalem when the city was besieged by the Babylonians. Solomon’s Temple was burned and the city was leveled. In the Pseudepigrapha, it is written that the Stone of Jacob was hidden in a cave before the besiegement. When the dust settled, so to speak, Jeremiah was freed from prison and remained in the ruins of the city.

Among the survivors that remained in the country round about, were King Zedekiah’s daughters. The kingly line of David was continued through Scota, one of the daughters of Zedekiah. (Those of Scotland can attribute their name to Scota). Jeremiah prophesied of this continuation of the kingly line of David.

“Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that they shall no more say, The LORD lives, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; But, The LORD lives, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries where I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land.”

Jeremiah 23:5-8

Travelling Companions

Jeremiah was carried to Egypt, along with many others including the king’s daughters. Jeremiah warned them not to return to Egypt but rather to stay in the land of Judah. Here is a reference to the king’s daughters traveling with Jeremiah to Egypt.

“So Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces, and all the people, obeyed not the voice of the LORD, to dwell in the land of Judah. But Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces, took all the remnant of Judah, that were returned from all nations, where they had been driven, to dwell in the land of Judah; Even men, and women, and children, and the king’s daughters, and every person that Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard had left with Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Jeremiah the prophet, and Baruch the son of Neriah. So they came into the land of Egypt: for they obeyed not the voice of the LORD: thus came they even to Tahpanhes.”

Jeremiah 43:4-7

The Stone brought to Ireland

Soon after settling in Egypt, the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar conquered Egypt. A small remnant escaped, including King Zedekiah’s daughter Scota, and her husband Gathelus. They found safe passage by boat across the Mediterranean Sea and landed in Spain. They eventually continued their journey by sailing from Spain to Ireland bringing with them the Lia Fail (“Stone of Fate”).

Evidence is recorded in the Irish tradition of the connection of the Stone and the daughter of king Zedekiah.

“Many of the Irish records, when making reference to an “eastern king’s daughter”, also mention an old man; “a patriarch, a saint, a prophet”, called “Ollam Fodhla” and his scribe-companion called “Simon Brug, Brach, Breack, Barech, Barech”, as it is variously spelled. Reportedly, they carried with them many ancient relics. Among these were a harp, an ark or chest, and a stone called, in Gaelic, “Lia-Fail (pronounced Leeah-Fail), meaning “Stone of Fate” or “Hoary of Destiny”.
Tradition asserts that Ollam Fodhla was none other than Jeremiah, the prophet; that the king’s daughter was the heir of Zedekiah, the last king of Judah. Simon Brug (Baruch) was Jeremiah’s scribe who figures prominently in Biblical history, and the harp was the one belonging to King David. The ark or chest was the Ark of the Covenant. Finally, that the stone, “Lia Fail” was the stone that Jacob anointed with oil at Bethel.“

Jacob’s Pillar A Biblical Historical Study by E. Raymond Capt M.A., A.I.A, F.S.A, Scot.

There is record in The Lives of the Prophets in the Pseudepigrapha that Jeremiah was stoned to death while still in Egypt. If that is true, Ollam Fodhla which means “revealer” or “prophet” could have simply been a follower of Jeremiah, endowed with the same knowledge of God’s Word.

God’s Covenant to the House of Israel

The Word of the Lord spoken by Jeremiah, the prophet:

“Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, where I have driven them in my anger, and in my fury, and in great wrath; and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely: And they shall be My people, and I will be their God: And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them: And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put My fear/reverence in their hearts, that they shall not depart from Me. Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly with My whole heart and with My whole soul. For thus saith the LORD; Like as I have brought all this great evil upon this people, so will I bring upon them all the good that I have promised them.”

Jeremiah 32:37-42

This is the promise God gave to Jacob in his vision at Bethel. His Covenant with Jacob is an everlasting Covenant, passed down through the generations.

His Promise

God has kept His promise with Jacob to this day. He has sent all His prophets and scribes to instruct and admonish the children of Jacob. He has sent spiritual bread and raiment through those who speak His Word. Just as bread nourishes and clothing covers, the Word is given as nourishment and comfort for the mind and heart. Jesus identified himself as the Bread of Heaven.

“Then said they to him, Lord, evermore give us this bread. And Jesus said to them, I am the bread of life: he that comes to me shall never hunger; and he that believes on me shall never thirst.”

John 6:34-35

“Because of this he said, “He who shall not eat my flesh and drink my blood has not life in him” (John 6:53). What is it? His flesh is the word, and his blood is the Holy Spirit. He who has received these has food and he has drink and clothing.”

Phillip :17 from The Nag Hammadi Library

“Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in My Law, or no. And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.”

Exodus 16:4-5

Return to Bethel

After living in Pandan-aram for 22 years, God told Jacob to return to Bethel (“House of God”). 22 years is significant. 22 years x 360 days (360 is the average # of days between the Lunar and Solar year) = 7,920 days (the diameter of the Earth is 7,920 miles). God told Jacob to build an altar of stone in the same place as the first pillar was set up.

“And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto you when you fled from the face of Esau your brother. Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments: And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went… So Jacob came to Luz, which is in the land of Canaan, that is, Bethel, he and all the people that were with him. And he built there an altar, and called the place Elbethel: because there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.”

Genesis 35:1-7

An Altar of Stone

Jacob went back to Bethel and made an altar of stone in place of the first pillar. The altar of stone was placed in Bethel to represent the House of God. The apostle Peter spoke of a spiritual house, made up of living stones. When Moses was also instructed to make an altar of stones, he was instructed to write on each stone a copy of the Law. Jeremiah spoke of a New Covenant, when God would write the Law in the hearts and mind of His people. In Revelations, the House of God is spoken of as a holy habitation made up of people, where God will dwell among them.

“If so be you have tasted that the Lord is gracious. To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believes on him shall not be confounded…But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar/special people; that you should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:”

1 Peter 2:3-9

“And it shall be on the day when you shall pass over Jordan unto the land which the LORD your God gives you, …a land that flows with milk and honey; as the LORD God of your fathers has promised you. Therefore it shall be when you be gone over Jordan, that you shall set up these stones, which I command you this day, in mount Ebal, and you shall plaster them with plaster. And there shall you build an altar unto the LORD your God, an altar of stones: you shall not lift up any iron tool upon them. You shall build the altar of the LORD your God of whole stones: and you shall offer burnt offerings thereon unto the LORD your God: And you shall offer peace offerings, and shall eat there, and rejoice before the LORD your God. And you shall write upon the stones all the words of this law very plainly.

Deu 26:16-27:8

“But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.”

Jeremiah 31:33

“And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the Tabernacle of God is with men/made up of people and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.”
“And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:”

Revelations 21:3,10-12

The Stone given a New Name

“He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the churches/congregation of Israel; To him that overcomes will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knows saving he that receives it.”

Revelations 2:17

“Him that overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the Name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.”

Revelations 3:12

“And I saw heaven opened and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he does judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And he has on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”

Revelations 19:11-16

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God/Elohim, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.”

Isaiah 9:6-7

The Kingdom of Heaven

“For the kingdom is the LORD’S: and He is the governor among the nations.”

Psalms 22:28

“The seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ (Anointed One); and He shall reign for ever and ever.”

Revelations 11:15

“When the Son of Adam shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say to them on his right hand, Come, you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:”

Matthew 25:31-34

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September 9, 2022 3:31 pm

Very good and thorough article! Thank you for your labor of love!

November 4, 2022 9:31 am

Question: Is it written in the bible that the stone would be return back to Scotland?

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