Thursday, March 11, 2010

"Diamonds in the 'Rough' are Rising in Demand in the Jewelry Market and in God's Kingdom!"

2 Corinthians 4:7, "If you only look at us, you might well miss the brightness. We carry this precious Message around in the unadorned clay pots of our ordinary lives. That's to prevent anyone from confusing God's incomparable power with us. As it is, there's not much chance of that. You know for yourselves that we're not much to look at..." ( Passage taken from The Message Bible.)


I read an article published on July 28, 2007, by The Wall Street Journal with the title, "'Rough' diamonds -- some looking more like gravel than gems -- edge into the jewelry market." Here are some excerpts taken from that article, "A new look in diamond jewelry is on the rise...Known as rough diamonds, these are the stones in their natural state, before they've been cut with the facets that give diamonds the sparkle, brilliance and clarity they are known for...Luxury consumers are maturing "beyond the 'look at me' phase."

 As I read this article, I sensed the Father saying:

"I'll buy that! This is what is happening in My Kingdom this hour concerning My treasures, diamonds and jewels. My people have been so busy trying to get the world to see My glory, My light and My brilliance. And they have been afraid that their 'earthen' vessel would hinder the world from seeing Me."

"But the world is now desiring to see 'spiritual' diamonds in the rough in My people who have some 'earth' in them, so they can relate to someone who doesn't have it altogether and probably never will. Yet, they can see something shining forth in these lives in spite of their imperfections. The 'earthiness' of My vessels does not take away from My glory, but actually enhances it to shine all the more brighter."

It is Christ in us Who is the Hope of glory! Colossians 1:27, "To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the Hope of glory."

Matthew 6:10,

 "Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done in earth, as it is in Heaven."  I sense God is looking for some "earth" to manifest His Kingdom in. I sense He is calling His earthen vessels, "diamonds in the rough" to come forth, willing to be real and transparent to this lost world while the Lord patiently works in our lives, changing us from glory to glory. If God saved you and me, He can save anybody!


"Some of My people have hindered My glory from moving throughout the earth. They have become enamored with perfection, waiting to be cut just perfectly before they think the world will see Me in them. Many of My people like diamonds are waiting to be cut and polished until no earthly resemblance is left in them. Many then get stranded inside of My house thinking if they go into the world, something earthly could stain and cause My shine to fade."

"But now, I am releasing My glory into the earth as I release My diamonds in the rough. Many of these vessels who seem more 'earthy' than others will begin to shine even brighter as My glory pierces through these cracked and seemingly broken vessels. The defects in some earthen vessels will actually give way to more of My glory shining through them."

The most valuable fine cut diamonds in the world can only be seen in museums under lock and key. They can never be touched by human hands. Diamonds in the "rough" can turn up anywhere and can be touched by anyone. Be careful who you think has a lot of earth left in them after they are saved...there may be a larger diamond under all that earth!

2 Corinthians 4:7,

"But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us."

Dear friends,

I believe this year is going to be a year of the Lord restoring things that we have given up hope on and said...."Well, we accept it now that it will never happen." God has been watching over some things that we thought He was finished with and we thought God said, "No" to. But He is going to restore many of those things and we are in for a year of surprises.

We love you all,

Bill Yount