Since we began to experience the gems, many have asked us what these gemstones mean and what God is saying and doing. I have my own thoughts and opinions, which are by no means the “certified” correct answer, but I do believe I can offer insight into a portion of what God is saying and doing. To begin with, I believe this particular miracle is a bit hard to classify. For example, is it a sign, a wonder, or a miracle? While I suggest that a certain minister operates in a gift of miraculous powers for gemstone apportation, and those around him seem to have it rub off on them, it doesn’t follow the same controllable pattern that many other spiritual gifts follow.
Tongues, interpretation of tongues, prophecy, gifts of healings, word of knowledge, word of wisdom, and discernment of spirits can all be engaged to some great extent at-will of the user, and I am a firm believer that if most of the gifts can be used that way, all of the gifts can be used that way. As such, over the past few years I have explored the means by which we engage those other gifts to understand how one might purposefully engage miraculous powers, and more specifically gemstone miracles. I have found that there seems to be little relationship between the appearance of gemstones and our human activity. Jewels appear quite often when we least expect them, not when we are most focused on finding them, although they can appear then too. As such, it is hard to narrowly define as a miracle, although it certainly falls well within the confines of that category. On the other hand, I suggest it is simultaneously a sign and a wonder as well. A sign is pretty straightforward, being an event or action that points to something else, and the gemstones definitely do that. A wonder is possibly more difficult to describe, but seems to be more closely aligned with an action or event that causes us to be more in awe of God.
I believe this gem-sign points to a number of things. In ancient Jewish culture the father of the groom was the one who decided whether the groom was ready to marry his betrothed or not. The groom was required to add a room onto the family house and had to adorn it with sufficient comforts to ensure the wife would be comfortable in her future dwelling. Once the bridegroom’s father felt the groom had sufficiently prepared a place for her, the groom would then go and bring his bride to be with him there. Jesus spoke of this reality in John 14:2-3 where he said “My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. (NIV)” This statement of his wasn’t random and out of context, but rather his disciples at the time understood that he was speaking of them as being as important to him as though they were his bride. When he would come to collect his bride, he would adorn her with jewels before he would take her to his father’s house to be with her. In the same way, God is adorning us with gems and even settings of gold and silver before bringing us to be with Him. Additional references about God giving jewels to His people, His Bride are as follows: Genesis 24:53, Isaiah 54:11-15, Isaiah 61:10, Jeremiah 2:32, Ezekiel 16:9-14, Zechariah 9:16.
To take this idea one step further, God is not just Jesus’ father, but he is our heavenly Father as well. It was customary in the Middle East, and still happens to this day in some places, where the father of the bride was required to provide a dowry, essentially a payment from the bride’s family to the groom’s to take the bride and ensure she was well-provided for. In the same way, God is sending us literal physical gemstones that we will carry with us into this spiritual marriage with Jesus, our bridegroom.
The second message I see God sharing with us is one of joy. We are God’s children, and we must become like children to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Kids have one main job in life and that is to play! Our Father delights in us, his children. Psalm 16:11 says “You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand (NIV).” It is an absurd notion if we believe God doesn’t want us to have fun. One of the main objections I have witnessed to this manifestation is that of the staunchly religious and otherwise stuck-in-the-mud people who seem to forget that God started Genesis out by placing his new creations in a garden full of delights in a land titled Pleasure. God is possibly the most hedonistic being of the universe, and wants us to share in his limitless joy! Why send us gems? Why NOT send us gems?? They are so incredibly fun!
The third thing I see God doing is found in 1 Corinthians 2:9, “However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” the things God has prepared for those who love him.” God is able to do far more than we can imagine in our human minds and human thinking, so much so that we’ve never even heard of many of the spectacular things God has planned for us.
In Isaiah 558-9 God says “’For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ declares the Lord. ‘As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.’” God is interested in raising our faith. God wants us to have the opportunity to ask and believe for far more than we have ever asked before, and what better way to do that than completely wreck our beliefs and understanding of what God will and won’t do for us.
Fourth, I see this as a manifestation of provision. When we see gems appear, along with the feathers and gold dust I mentioned prior, how can it do anything but raise our belief in a Divine Provider? There is a church down in Puerto Rico who had a significant gem manifestation a number of years back (I am unsure if it is still happening today), and they were able to sell the vast majority of the gems which allowed them to pay off debt and finance God’s work in their area. I have heard other stories that I cannot confirm where other churches had so much gold dust appear that they were able to pay off and/or fund a building program off the proceeds from the gold sales. Who needs man’s provision when God shows up? He is our provider, and while oftentimes He uses other people to supply all our needs and wants, God doesn’t have to wait helplessly in heaven in hopes that humans will heed his requests. He can make new creations appear the same as He did the first time when he created the heavens and the earth!
Fifth, this sign is a witness to all of God’s hand at work. In other words, it’s a sign that points directly to Him. I have shared gems with countless people, and many have come up with their own names and explanations for what they are and how they appear, but the message I give is always consistent and always points to Him. It is not uncommon for me to hear someone ask me about my “fairy gems” or “magic gems,” and while some might get upset about seemingly occult references to God’s gifts, I don’t. While using different terminology, they are recognizing that God is up to something and they are simply speaking out of their own grid of understanding.
The sixth thing I see God doing with the gems is something that a friend shared with me a while back. She said “We have had gems tested, and when different people brought the same gem into the same jeweler, he got different results based on what the person who brought the stone in believed about the stone.” Entire churches have gotten in a theological uproar over whether the gems are or aren’t from God, and a good number of churches who first received the gem manifestation with joy rejected it later due to the controversy inside the fellowship afterwards. One thing my friend Carla said has always stuck with me. “God told us once that people think they are testing the gems, but in reality the gems are testing them.” I believe God uses the gemstones, and other supernatural manifestations, as a plumb line for our hearts. Are we a people who are hungry for God and his ways and ready to embrace the new things He is revealing to us, or are we so suspicious, jaded, and cynical that anything we see gets put through a spiritual spectrometer to thoroughly test and understand every aspect before we can receive it with joy?
Many people have asked me if I have ever had my gems tested. No. Honestly, I’ve never felt the need to do so. I can figure out what stones they most likely are just by looking at them, and the only testing I have ever tried is to see if the clear ones were diamonds or not. Other than that, it just doesn’t matter to me, not to mention that testing gems can get really expensive very quickly, especially when you have hundreds of them. Whether they are glass or crystal really is of no real significance to me in that these are tangible reminders of God’s love toward me. The material they are made of doesn’t in any way alter the fact that these stones appeared from the heaven-dimension, some of which fell from midair in my living room!
Sometimes I think God does things just because He can, and sometimes there are so many reasons behind His actions that we can only begin to touch the surface of what He is doing. For example, some of the gems had cracks in them when they appeared, and others cracked or chipped sometime after they manifested on earth. I had one that was completely whole when I placed it in a plastic bag, and later when I looked at it the stone was chipped, but no chip was floating around in the bag with it. The chipped-off part had literally vanished into thin air! It seems completely absurd to me that God would send us gems from heaven that are flawed, but then, aren’t we all chipped or cracked in some ways? Doesn’t God send us as unblemished spirits into the earth where we then pick up cracks and chips on our journey through life? Some people have actually prayed for “injured” gems and they have recovered. I believe this is just one more layer of the depths of the things God is doing in and through the gems–that we, too, can be healed just as the gems can. Sometimes, too, the cracks will form pictures. I also have a suspicion that some of these gems have a mission of their own when they arrive on earth, and that they form cracks and chips because their heavenly energy is being released into the earth and they are literally becoming smaller or less perfect as a result.
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