THE TREASURE CHEST
by Bill Burns
P. O. Box 1148
Kremmling, Colorado 80459
In 2002 the Lord began to use my life as a sign in the natural of the establishment of the Stone Kingdom. In the summer of 2002 we replaced the grass in our yard with moss rock and a fountain. We (Marsha and I) hauled tons of rock to accomplish what we had in mind. Then, in the summer of 2003, we added a second pond and more rock around the pond.
Immediately following our Where Eagles Gather conference in late August 2003, I became interested in polishing rocks. I bought a rock tumbler and then a small lapidary unit that has a saw, grinder, sander, and polisher all in one unit. I began to do the work of a lapidary. I had never done this before and was amazed at how much I enjoyed it.
As I began to produce polished stones, the Lord spoke to me that this is the kind of work that He does with His people. However, unlike God, I never know what the finished product is going to look like until I am finished with it.
It is so much fun to take a rough rock and watch it come forth as a beautiful gemstone. Each stone that I take through the process is unique; no two are the same. I have felt the urging of the Spirit to offer some of these stones to the body of Christ. They are anointed, as I have held them in my hands through this incredible process.
Genesis 28: 18 Then Jacob rose early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put at his head, set it up as a pillar, and poured oil on top of it.
The materials used are those listed in the scriptures for the breast plate of the high priest and the foundation stones of New Jerusalem.
Exodus 28: 9
"Then you shall take two onyx stones and engrave on them the
names of the sons of Israel.
Exodus 28: 17-20 "And you shall put settings of stones in it, four rows of stones: The first row shall be a sardius, a topaz, and an emerald; this shall be the first row; the second row shall be a turquoise, a sapphire, and a diamond; the third row, a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst; and the fourth row, a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper. They shall be set in gold settings."
Revelation 21: 19 The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with all kinds of precious stones: the first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald,
20 the fifth sardonyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst.
I believe that these stones are prophetic symbols of the present spiritual season. In the White Dove Ministries January 4, 2004 E-Newsletter, Paul Keith Davis wrote about a fireside chat with Bob Jones. It seems that "the Lord spoke an audible phrase to Bob sharing His desire to release a spiritual Rosetta stone to the Church to unlock the mysteries of the kingdom."
This was a word of confirmation to me regarding the Stone Kingdom and the work of the four craftsmen. If you desire to have one of these stones you may purchase them from this site. May the Lord anoint you as one of His living stones, and may His blessing abound in your life.
Malachi 3: 17A "They shall be Mine," says the LORD of hosts, "On the day that I make them My jewels."