This last Saturday morning I was praying and I heard the Lord say….. PRECIOUS STONES ARE MY HERITAGE. Then he said, Write this down:
“Precious stones are my Heritage. I have many Precious Ones in whom Truth Prevails; Stones most precious each and every one placed upon my Altar having no work of hands. I alone have formed them Precious.
Precious indeed, most Precious, Shining full of Light, bursting forth in Brilliance, see them Shining Bright.
Oh how marvelous the sight; shining so brilliant in the Night. GLORY, GLORY, GLORY THREEFOLD, GLORY BRIGHT!
See them FOUNDATION STONES so Strong and Sure, understand their Beauty through Pressure and Heat; cleansed ones nothing filthy, Pure and Holy.
Watch and behold the work of my Hands upon each Shining!
Bulwarks Strong and Mighty, Pillars of Truth breaking away from the ugly; I polish them Bright. Shining, Yes, Shining in Divine Light, see my Reflection in each one!
MY SPECIAL STONES, OH, HOW MARVELOUS EACH A …….. TEMPLE OF LIGHT!
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I have been gifted with the desire to sculpt in Stone. For some years now I have made sculptures in stone which helps me to understand this message above.
I have gone out into the desert to prospect (looking for the stones to make sculptures) from special pieces of stone, mostly Alabaster Stone. When a stone is dug from the ground, most of the time it is not readily seen to have any beauty; it is covered with layers of clay and dirt. When the stone first appears I have learned that the Beauty is Inside. I must cut the Stone and shape it; grinding and rasping, turning further to a series of sand paper to smooth out the chisel marks and rasp marks; to reveal its color and beauty. Using sand paper, from very course to very fine in series, I put the stone through the polishing process. The final sanding is in water and the final grit is as fine as 600. Upon the completion of the sanding process, I then take a polishing wheel and the White Diamond Compound, and with the heat of a fast turning polishing wheel, I POLISH THE STONE. At this Moment…. the Beauty of the Stone ‘JUMPS OUT,’ and you see the beauty that was hidden. Now the stone is seen for what it was created. In every stone there is a hidden beauty and sculpture; this is the challenge of the Sculptor, to reveal the hidden work of art.
God does go out and FIND HIS SPECIAL STONES. They are very ugly, mostly covered with sin. He does DIG THEM FROM THE PIT, SCULPT THEM AND SAND THEM then He TURNS UP THE HEAT AND POLISHES THEM BRIGHT. Oh, the Glory of His work! I have seen women who were nothing but plain Whores turned to Godly Mothers! I have seen the drug addict become the Preacher or Missionary carrying the Glorious Gospel. I have seen the Drunk become the Spirit Filled Witness of His magnificent Power! Men and Women, Lost and ugly, TURNED TO SHINE BRIGHT.
OH PRAISE HIM, MAGNIFY HIS NAME, FOR HE IS THE GREATEST ARTIST AND SCULPTOR…… In fact He is the …..
He is the very Stone that the Builders Rejected! HE HAS BECOME THE CORNER STONE…! To those who now believe, HE HAS MADE THEM LIVELY STONES, LIVING STONES EVEN AS HE IS ALIVE. But Jesus Christ is forever the Brightest Stone Shining among all the Special Stones He has polished. The Scripture says in,
HEBREWS 5:7-9 “Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;
though he were a Son, yet LEARNED HE OBEDIENCE BY THE THINGS WHICH HE SUFFERED;
AND BEING MADE PERFECT, he became the AUTHOR OF ETERNAL SALVATION unto all them that obey him.”
Jesus, did BY AND TROUGH HIS SUFFERINGS IN HIS LIFE AND TERRIBLE DEATH ON THE CROSS, did LEARN OBEDIENCE and was made PERFECT. God Himself did…. BECOME A MAN (LIKE MEN IN EARTHEN BODIES), then He did subject himself to all the testing and came out SHINING BRIGHT, OH SO BRIGHT. He forever will carry the EARTHLY BODY he received from Mary by the Holy Ghost; forever he will Shine with those Nail Prints and scars, He is the PRECIOUS STONE.
But, we read below that ALL MEN REDEEMED BY HIS BLOOD AND SHAPED BY HIS HAND ARE ALSO…. LIVELY STONES. Men and Women who He have found in this earth, and were SCULPTED BY HIS GRACE… MAKE UP THE WALLS OF A BEAUTIFUL HOUSE WHICH IS SPIRITUAL… A HOLY PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PECULIAR PEOPLE (Hebrews 2:9-10). These People, saved and polished by His Mighty Hand, will FOREVER SHINE AS STARS IN THE HEAVENS; SHINE IN HIS GLORY REFLECTING HIS LIGHT. THEY ARE LITERALLY NOW.. HIS HOLY TEMPLE WHERE HE LIVES.
1 PETER 2:3-8 KJV “If so be ye 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, a 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 believeth in him shall not be confounded.
Unto YOU therefore which BELIEVE….. HE IS PRECIOUS; but unto them which be disobedient, the Stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the Head of the Corner.
And a Stone of Stumbling, and a ROCK of Offence, even to them which stumble at the Word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.” (Capitol Letters and emphasis by KD)
by Prophet Ken Dewey
Evangelist/Prophet/Pastor Ken Dewey is the founder of “OUT OF THE DESERT MINISTRIES” in Belen, New Mexico, USA. He writes on this Web Site, many Prophetic words, Sermons and teachings while leading people into true church settings and preaching in an End Time Gospel Tent Ministry.
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