I want to share a brief Bible study regarding magical stones.
There is an incredible promise in the last book of the Bible.. In Revelation 2:17, Jesus says:
17 … To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
You see, back in those days, magickal crystals and gemstones were very popular. These stones of magick were usually charged by saying a special word that only the possessor of the stone knew.
In this Bible verse, Jesus promises that he will give his followers a magick stone that is white. White symbolizes purity and godliness. White is also the color of manna — which was bread from heaven that fell down in the desert when the Jews were in exile. They would gather the manna and have enough to eat so they could live in the desert. The body of Jesus that saves us is the manna, or the bread from heaven that gives Eternal Life (read John 6:51).
The new name that is written on the stone is the name of Jesus. When people become Christians, it is said that they should take upon them His name. Only the initiated can “know” this name and use it to obtain grace and power.
Jesus and the apostles knew that, in order to take over the pagan world, they had to take over pagan tokens. Jesus took over the practice of magick stones. He also took over an icon of the Roman gods known as the Caesars. In Revelation 1:13-16, Jesus is depicted as the Caesars are depicted on coins:
13 …one like unto the Son of man…
16 And he had in his right hand seven stars…
The Caesars are commonly depicted juggling seven stars. Seven is a number which symbolizes completeness. Having seven stars in your hand symbolizes complete dominion.
Jesus took over the use of seven stars and revealed their new, Christian meaning in Revelation 1:20:
20 …The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches…
Early Christians, as well as Jews of the time, believed that an angel from heaven presided over the spiritual plane enveloping every church or synagogue. The angels of the seven churches symbolize the angels that preside over the entire Church all around the world (seven churches = complete Church). Jesus holds the seven stars, or angels, in his hand symbolizing power over the whole Church.
Jesus will share His power that the angels partake of with humans who take upon them His name. He will give them a white, magical stone which symbolizes this power. The stone is “charged” by invoking His name.
I encourage Christian magicians to keep a white stone in their arsenal of magic stones that is not used to actually perform magick, but to invoke the bread from heaven that is the body of Jesus. Bearing the name of Jesus will give you great spiritual power and grace.
There is no power like the power of the One who holds the seven stars in his hand.