MY JOURNEY TO FIND THE PRECIOUS STONE
I am, Standing at the Place in my Desert where the Lord spoke to me about THE PRECIOUS STONE
On a cold day, February 16, 2007 I went looking for the PRECIOUS STONE. I had searched for that beautiful stone for years in this vast desert land of canyons and bluffs which have multiple strata of Alabaster stone. I have found a lot of beautiful stone here in the past, but never have I found that SPECIAL AND MOST PRECIOUS STONE.... the Stone which ALL THE SCULPTORS would pay high dollar to carve on. I had prayed and ask God to show me where it was hiding, that special strata. And He did show me many beautiful colors.
Many times in the past while in this Desert land I would walk the top of my Holy Mountain looking over the area below ans ask the Lord: Lord you know where that very special strata of precious alabaster stone is and you could show it to me If you wanted to. On several occasions I had heard instruction on where stone was and even went to find the stone. But never had I finally been shown where that precious strata of stone was. I had a Vision of that precious stone, I saw it clearly, it was translucent red and pure. Hold a piece up to the sun and the light would shine through large pieces of that stone.
Some years later, after leaving the Desert Land near the claim, I had moved back to town. I found myself thinking again about the Precious Stone hiding somewhere in that Desert wasteland. I told the Lord that I could go to the World and preach to many people, but I needed the funds to travel. I told him He could show me that stone and solve my money problems, because sculptors all over the world would want to buy some of the precious stone. Then the Lord spoke and said: Go to your Desert place and I will show you where it is hiding. I got excited and the next day I left home.
The journey into that Desert took several hours and I arrived shortly before dark. I went into my old trailer and prepared to spend the night. Getting out the area geological survey map I begin to run my finder over the map and pray: Lord where is it, you said you would show me the precious stone?, I am here and I have traveled into the desert to my place, NOW SHOW ME?
Suddenly He spoke and said, GET UP IN THE MORNING AND GO TO THE FOOT OF THE MOUNTAIN AND I WILL SHOW YOU THE STONE! I knew exactly where He was talking about, it was My Holy Ground Mountain where I had my God Encounter with Him years ago, and the bottom of the Mountain was down in the badlands below the summit.
The next morning the wind was blowing that day and I had on my heavy coat because it was cold. I took my back pack and a pry bar to remove stone and came to this spot. I came to the spot at the foot of the mountain and I stopped to pray: LORD SHOW ME. He then said: Go West, which is behind me in this picture [the large picture of me standing at the foot of the Mountain], and I will show you where it is. For five hours I explored this area, but never found THE PRECIOUS STONE but much beautiful other stone, but, I was looking for the stone I had seen in a vision. It was bright translucent red. This color would be most valuable to sculptors all over the world.
After five hours of searching the desert I kept hearing Him tell me all about my life and what He had done for me just to get me to this place. Sometimes I would see a strata of stone and ask Him, IS THAT IT? but, no, He was only wanting to talk to me about my life and my past. He reminded me of Psalm 139 and said that He had called me before I was ever born to do a special job, JUST FOR HIM. He went into detail about all my life and He laughed and had said, YOU GAVE ME A HARD TIME KEN DEWEY, BECAUSE YOU WERE SO DETERMINED TO DO WRONG. He told me of all the times I had almost been KILLED BY THE DEVIL, and explaining He said the devil had known all along that He had plans for me. He tried to kill you Ken Dewey, and he would laugh. Oh Well, HE DID NOT SUCCEED PRAISE HIS NAME!
As I walked, He said SLOW DOWN and take only very careful steps, because you must step "only where I tell you to step". As I walked I saw visions of real Angels holding up dangerous stones that could have fallen upon me and killed me. STOP HE SAID... DO NOT STEP THERE BUT YOU MUST GO AROUND THIS WAY. Then, I did see the Angel, holding up the Stone! He said where you are going YOU MUST WALK VERY CAREFULLY AND EVERY STEP MUST BE TAKEN AT MY WORD. *[He told me many things about my Life and things to come I do not have time or space now to write it all.]
At the end of the five hours of searching and listening to the Lord, I finally ask Him, ARE YOU GOING TO SHOW ME THAT PRECIOUS STONE?? He said close your eyes Ken, now OPEN THEM AND WHAT DO YOU SEE? I had made a large circle in the desert and was standing looking back at the truck where I had began earlier that day... I said, I SEE MY TRUCK, No He said, LOOK BEYOND THE TRUCK... I realized I was looking at my Holy Mountain,
THEN I SAW HIM, it was my desert friend, Elijah, [a crow which has followed me around for years in that desert land. I would feed him peanuts.. I saw Him Fly out from a lofty rock bluff on the mountain...] The Lord said watch Him... He flew out than banked upward into the sky and I saw Elijah's wings against the sky. That is when I heard the Lord say... I WILL SUPPLY ALL YOUR NEEDS JUST LIKE I DID ELIJAH. Wow I said, that is wonderful Lord. The Lord said, but don't take your eyes off of him... Elijah flew very high and almost a mile before he began to come down. He was only a very dim speck because he was so far away. I saw he would land on the ridge on the other side of the badlands and JUST AT THAT MOMENT THE LORD SAID... THAT SPOT IS WHERE THE PRECIOUS STONE IS AT... WOW, I BEGAN TO SHOUT, THANK YOU LORD, YOU SHOWED ME WHERE THE PRECIOUS STONE IS... I said, I will have to go over there Lord, and began to walk briskly to the truck, BUT WAIT HE SAID, I WANT YOU TO GO UP ON THE MOUNTAIN TO YOUR ALTER AND WORSHIP ME. OK Lord, I will go up to the trail behind the house and walk up there, NO HE SAID... I WANT YOU TO CLIMB THE MOUNTAIN. What? why Lord that is all but impossible, just look at that Rock Ledge. No, He said, I will show you the way. So I began to climb the mountain, being at its foot. I climbed upward on the steep slops until I cam to the rock Bluff looming straight up. He said, You see that rock there, looking I saw a perfect rock which was flat on top and just right for sitting, He said sit down now, I must talk to you...
Sitting down, I saw that I was looking out over the badlands and I could clearly see the far away strata of Alabaster stone which He said was Precious. Speaking very clearly I heard Him say, IN THAT STRATA OVER THERE IS SOME OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL STONE IN THE WORLD, KEN, AND YOU CAN HAVE IT.... IF YOU WANT IT. BUT... PAUSING ... HE SAID... IF YOU GO OVER THERE TO GET IT YOU WILL GO WITHOUT ME BECAUSE I AM NOT GOING TO GO WITH YOU. BUT YOU MUST KNOW, KEN, I AM THE PRECIOUS STONE THAT THE WORLD NEEDS, IF YOU WILL GO LIFT ME UP I WILL DRAW ALL MEN UNTO MYSELF. Crying I said, Lord you know I do not want to ever go anywhere you do not Go and I choose to go with you! That is what I was waiting for you to say, Ken, because now I know you will go for Me.
That is my story friends. I know now that JESUS IS THE PRECIOUS STONE. I went on up to the top that day and worshiped him and I heard him say, ARE YOU READY TO LEAVE THIS DESERT NOW... YES LORD, I AM READY, THAN GO AND LIFT ME UP, AND TELL ALL MEN TO SEEK ME UNTIL THEY FIND ME AND I WILL BE EVERYTHING THAT YOU WILL EVER NEED.
[There is much more details to this Story, which I will have to give later for time and space sake. I hope someday to tell all, for He did say A LOT that day in that Desert wash.]
***NOTE: Look at the Pictures below, and read the captions. They are the pictures of the Actual Place I was searching that day for The Precious Stone.
Looking down the deep wash where the Lord told me to go and search for THE PRECIOUS STONE. I call this photo the DOOR TO THE STONE. It is really rough and hard to walk and climb.
THE PRECIOUS STONE
It is contained in the Scripture,
Behold, I lay in Sion a CHIEF CORNER STONE,
he that believeth on HIM
Shall not be confounded
1 PETER 2:6
It was in this spot that I heard the Lord say, Look past where you begin earlier today. As I looked I saw Elijah my Crow feathered friend fly out from a rocky ledge near the top of the mountain. As he soared high and higher the Lord said don't take your eye off of him, watch where he goes. It was then the Lord said "I tell you I will supply all your needs even as I did Elijah at the Desert Brook !
On the other side of the tree I SAW IT... A PERFECT LITTLE PATHWAY, WHICH LOOKED ALMOST LIKE A STAIRCASE AT THE TIME... LEADING UP AND OUT OF THE DEEP WASH... From that time on, I heard the Lord say.... FROM NOW ON KEN, YOU WILL BE GOING UPWARD... ALWAYS UPWARD....
At this place the Lord warned me, WATCH OUT BECAUSE MANY GOOD MEN HAVE FALLEN OVER HERE AND THE DEVIL KILLED THEM.... It was a straight down over fall over 50 feet deep. He said, If you had not been taking definite steps at my leading, you could have fallen down here! I heard him say, look for a safe way around. I saw a tree and He said go around the tree and what do you see? In the next picture see the way leading up and away from this dangerous over fall...
The Lord led me into this wash to search for Alabaster stone, but I know now, HE WANTED TO TALK TO ME, and He wanted me to KNOW HIS PLANS... This is the area I spent five hours with the Lord that day, searching for THE PRECIOUS STONE.
Looking to my Left, I was standing at the foot of MY HOLY GROUND... mountain where I had my God encounter in 1999 and had built my stone altar to worship the Lord. If you study the slopes, you will see a Rock Ledge about 25 foot high toward the top of the mountain. It is most difficult to climb. I have liked to climb in the rocks, but this rock was difficult.
I climbed up to the base of the first rock Bluff and I saw a flat stone just right for sitting. He said to me: SIT DOWN HERE AND LET US TALK. I sat looking out over the badlands and when I saw the place a good mile away where Elijah had landed [on the spot of the Precious Stone], the Lord said: Over there is some of the most beautiful alabaster stone in the World, and you can go get it. BUT HE ADDED: IF you go, you will go without me. I AM the Precious Stone that the World needs, so go back to town and LIFT ME UP, and I will draw all men unto myself. I wept. Lord, you know I wont go over there because If you don't go with me, I don't want to Go.. He said: GOOD KEN, I WAS HOPING YOU WOULD SAY THAT!