Posted by: cindybythesea | August 12, 2012

The Victor’s Stone

Pumice Stones found floating off the coast of New Zealand

“He who has an ear let him hear what he says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And, I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no man knows except him who receives it.” Revelation 2:17

On Thursday August 9, the above photo was released regarding a mass of pumice stone found floating off the coast of New Zealand. Discovered from the air, it appears that  recent activity by an underground volcano has released in to the ocean a massive amount of pumice stone floating like a giant-sized “raft” or “island” the size of the country of Belgium off the coast of the southern capital of Wellington.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/11/pumice-raft-belgium-new-zealand-photo_n_1767569.html?ir=World

Pumice stone is generally white in color and very light weight; light enough to float and is formed from cooled and hardened lava. Frequently used in decorative landscaping, it is also used to strengthen concrete, and in its crushed state is used as an exfoliant – think Lava brand soap.

I have no idea how many individual stones are floating off the coast of New Zealand right now, but, as you can see from the photo below, they are many – so, many that the water shines brightly white with them.

   water shines bright with massive amounts of white Pumice stones floating off the coast of New Zealand

Is this important? Perhaps so.

It’s interesting to note that August 9 is three days before the close of the 2012 London Olympics.  Keep in mind, that the portion of scripture concerning the white stone is addressed to the church at Pergamum, and, Pergamum is directly tied to the idea of Olympic games. In fact, the altar of Zeus, which was located in Pergamum was decorated at its base with a frieze in high relief depicting the battle between the Giants and the Olympian gods. Perhaps, this is why Pergamum is referred to in Revelation 2 as “the seat of Satan” or the place, where Satan has his throne.  An undeniable link to the games themselves and the extreme occult nature of this year’s games in particular. For a detailed analysis of the occult nature of this years Olympics, check out this fine work by Bob Schlenker of the Open Scroll blog.  http://theopenscroll.blogspot.com/2012/02/series-links-2012-london-olympics.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pergamon_Altar 

   Olympic struggle – Altar of Zeus

Without a doubt, politics, religion and sports are intricately related, when it comes to the occult and, the new world order. From Madonna’s super bowl extravaganza to this year’s Olympiad; what was once occult (hidden) is now coming in to full view. And, an unsuspecting world high on pride and in full party mode will be stunned at what has been conjured up. Remember, the base of the altar of Zeus depicts Giants in struggle with Olympic gods. A word known as Giantomachy – a greek word, which means “giant” and “battle”.  Think Nephilim …… and, their return.

In ancient times, white or black stones were used in sporting events and in trials. If you were on trial for a crime and received a white stone, you were judged innocent, if you received a black stone, you were guilty. If you participated in a sporting event and were victorious, you would receive a white stone, if you were not, you would receive a black one.  Today white and black stones are no longer used in this way and medals of gold, silver and bronze are awarded instead. Medals that can be worn around the neck for all to see.

How different this is from God’s ways.  For the Bible tells us that those believers, who, overcome will be fed with hidden manna and given stones of white with new names written on them, which only the Lord can see!

For it is the Lord, who feeds us daily by his word and by his Spirit and it is he, who issues to us stones of white; the Victor’s stone.

Something, we are promised as a reward for overcoming and something that the world cannot see.

“A white stone was also given to the victor in a contest or battle, which is exactly what is in view through overcoming.  Christians are presently in a battle, a warfare, against “principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world [‘age’], against spiritual wickedness in high places [‘against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenlies’]” (Ephesians 6:12).  And Satan and his angels use the world and the flesh in their never-ceasing efforts to bring about a Christian’s defeat.  It is the victor — the one overcoming the world, the flesh, and the devil — that the promised white stone will be given”   http://www.bibleone.net/BF08.htm

Yes, brother and sisters, we are closer to that glorious day than ever before. Stand fast and do not waver in these final remaining days.  I hope the thought of thousands, if not, millions of brilliantly white stones floating off the coast of New Zealand has brought a smile to your face today, I know it did mine. And, maybe, just maybe, your name and mine (known only to the Lord) is written on the face of one of them, – you know, I wouldn’t be a bit surprised!

Come quickly Lord Jesus, how, we long for your return!

And, as always,

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, they shall prosper, who love thee”  Psalm 122:6  Waiting and watching with YOU for the soon return of Jesus!   Cindy

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Responses

  1. Hi Cindy,

    Interesting post, the games are very symbolic;

    http://gracethrufaith.com/revelation-times/revelation-6/#more-305

    Now I watched when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, “Come!” and I looked, and behold, a white horse! And its rider had a bow, and a crown was given to him, and he came out conquering, and to conquer. (Rev 6:1-2)

    The Greek word for a king’s crown is diadem. But this one wears a stephanos, or victor’s crown. It was the award given to winners in the ancient Olympics and other public games. It was typically an ivy wreath, and in fact the word stephanos comes from a root meaning wreath. It identifies the wearer as a conqueror, but not as royalty.

    http://www.liza-kliko.com/laurel-wreath/myth.htm

    Therefore, in honour of Apollo, the victor of his Pythian Games received a crown of laurel leaves.

    —-

    But we have another crown, and far more encouraging…

    2 Timothy 4

    I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths. But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

    For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing.

    Blessings
    Mike

  2. Thank you for this very encouraging word. I learned something new about the white stone and it’s practical application from ancient history.


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