The name Lapis Lazuli was given in Ezekiel 1v 25-28 to us by the Holy Spirit. In July 2013, a mighty prophet of God, Cathy Lechner prophesied over Femi and I at a Womens Call conference in London, saying The Lord was going to bless us with many companies cos Femi had been faithful with much. We attended Voice of the Apostle conference, Orlando in August 2013 , received lots of word ,encouragement and prayer, and returned to set up Lapis Lazuli Ministries .
Lapis is the Latin word for Stone , and Lazuli is from the Arabic word Azula.This precious blue gem stone with golden inclusions of Pyrites, is said to have come out of Middle East history, and is said to be found in few deposits around the world eg Afghanistan. The ancients associated this stone with friendship and truth which are such a foundational and integral part of Our Lord.
This foundational stone is referred to in a number of places in the Bible.
It is first mentioned in Exodus 24v9-10 where it is described as the paved work under Our Lords Feet and it is also referred to in Exodus 28v15-21, as one of the stones on the breast plate of judgement that Aaron wore to bear Israel before God, on his heart. In Jobs discourse on wisdom in Chapter 28v 6 and16, mention is made of this stone and Song of Solomon 5v 14 describes it in the Body of TheBeloved. Isaiah 54v11 describes this stone as being used in the foundation of the dwelling of the Redeemed, and we find it referenced again in Ezekiel 1 v 25to28 where it is referred to as the foundation stone of the Throne in heaven. The last book in the Bible, Revelation 21v19 refers to the second foundations of the wall of the new Jerusalem as being adorned with lapis Lazuli.
The recurring theme in the reference to lapis Lazuli in the bible is its use in foundations. Faulty foundations can not sustain great works. Jesus as the cornerstone, Prescence of the Spirit,Truth of His Word , preaching the full gospel with power are some core values that are required for rebuilding some of our foundations. Love,friendship and beauty are also representive of Lapis Lazuli, as we see Aaron bearing the breastplate on his heart,the seat of love ,even in judgement.
Song of Solomons description of the beloved and His Holy City in Revelation also emphasis beauty as revealed in the stone.
Lapis Lazuli ministry is a vessel that seeks to carry these foundational truths out into the four corners of the world. It restores lives by reconnecting hearts back to the extravagant love of The Father,raising up generations by repairing faulty foundations, uniting churches and ministeries, by breaking down walls to celebrating all that unite, and in this way ,impact the spiritual state of Nations.
We look to partner with those whose desire is to carry out our assignment which is to enforce the Kingdom rule on earth , like it is in Heaven. We can do this as we extend the mission of the 12 disciples,that foreshadowed the mission of the church. He gave us power over unclean Spirits, to cast them out,to heal the sickness and diseases. (Mathew 10v 1 ) We invite you to join us, as together we can provide a forum to support , network, and encourage like-minded ministeries as we encourage the body of Christ into maturity and a oneness, through teaching and impartation. This unity in the Body of Christ has always attracted an out pouring of The Holy Spirit impacting the spiritual state of the Nation.