‘’having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone,’’
This passage of scripture is referring to the household of God as mentioned in the previous verse. Any ministry not built on an accurate foundation of apostles and prophets who have Jesus as their head (chief cornerstone), will not last. In the building trade they will tell you that the most costly and time consuming process in building is laying the foundation. You will only be allowed to proceed building after inspectors have checked the foundation laid.
The foundation is key because it has to support anything built on it and the higher the building is going to be, the deeper the foundation has to go. If the foundation is not laid with accuracy then it is only a matter of time before cracks will form and eventually it will give way and anything built on it will come crumbling down. This is exactly what happens to ministries when the divine blueprint is not sourced from God and the implementation of the divine instruction is not done by those with an apostolic mind-set.