Christ's Rule in the Millennial Kingdom
Extract and comment from Revelation Chp. 4:3
And He that sat was to look upon (perceived) like a (a)jasper and sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.
(a) Jasper; a varied quartz stone, it was one of the 12 stones representing the 12 tribes of Israel, on the breast plate of the Jewish high priest regalia Ex. 28:18-21, first worn by Aaron. Jasper represents the tribe of Judah in Revelation. Similarly, Sardine as one of the breastplate stones, representing Manassah in Revelation, but originally Reuben in Exodus. Whether or not the reference here to Jasper and Sardine has significance to the two tribes mentioned, it is remarkable that Jasper = Judah and the "Lion of the tribe of Judah", (Rev. 5:5) is yet to save His people Israel, and Sardine = Manasseh, whose father Joseph saved his people from famine, prior to their becoming a nation on earth. If this approach to the stones mentioned has veracity, the types of Joseph and Jesus, as first victims, and latterly powerful rulers, may be represented here; and in essence forecasting the power of Christ Jesus, in the Millennial.
See: Millennial Purpose