The Treasure Hunt Update: The End or Just the Beginning?
Fenn's Treasure Was Found... Now What?
In June 2020, it was announced that Forrest Fenn's Treasure had finally been found by Jack Stuef after a decade-long search. Since the treasure has been located, many people are asking what would happen next. While, some believed that the chest should be put on display in a museum as a reminder of Fenn's legacy, others thought it should be returned to the wilds of the Rocky Mountains so others can continue looking for it and to keep the adventure a live.
The actual treasure was sold to an limited liability company named Tesouro Sagrado Holdings, LLC on September 19, 2022. The new owners put most of the items up for auction except for a few like the bronze chest itself, the ladies gold dragon coat bracelet, and a few other items.
About the Auction
From November 14, 2022 to December 12, 2022, Heritage Auctions (HA) auctioned off most of the Fenn Treasure items from the chest including more than 476 pieces of gold (including gold coins, gold dust, and golden nuggets), jewelry like the Sinu Indian necklace, and Forrest Fenn's Small Glass Jar "purportedly containing a 20,000 word autobiography". The final auction winning bids totaled $1,267,326 across 17,625 bids reported by HA. (Credit: Heritage Auctions, HA.com)
- 476 item lots were listed for sale related to the Fenn Treasure
- 455 item lots had a reported final selling price
- 21 item lot did not have a reported final bidding price
The top reported bids included:
- A very large Gold Nugget for $55,200.00 (lot no. #93365) which had a weight of 549 Grams (17.65 oz t)
- Small Glass Jar for $48,000.00 (lot no. #93476) which purportedly contained a 20,000 word autobiography of Forrest Fenn
- The Tairona Necklace with Gold and Stone Pendants for $46,800.00 (lot no. #93094) which was from Colombia circa 500 - 1000 AD
Find Jesus Next
Join the Next Big Treasure Hunt
Looking for the ultimate treasure hunt? If so, you are on the path to finding Jesus! Finding hope in Jesus is the ultimate treasure because it gives us something that money can't buy – eternal life. It provides an assurance of spiritual security, a comfort in knowing we are never alone, and a promise that whatever happens in this world, our soul will be safe and secure forever. Having hope in Jesus also means having faith in Him – faith that no matter what might happen, He will always be there for us and provide us with strength and guidance as we walk through life. Finally, by believing in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we have the opportunity to experience true love, joy and peace that surpasses all understanding. These things cannot be bought or achieved any other way; they are only found by trusting in the Lord.
How To Find Jesus
You Can Find Hope Jesus in Three Easy Steps
First, we must admit that we are sinners, which means confessing our sins and turning away from them.
"for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God," Romans 3:23 NASB
Second, we must believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins to be forgiven and rose again to give us new life.
"that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;" Romans 10:9 NASB
Thirdly, this involves committing our lives to Jesus by trusting Him with all of our heart, mind, and soul.
"But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name," John 1:12 NASB
By taking these three steps, we can have a relationship with God through His Son, Jesus Christ, and experience true salvation.
"Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me." Revelation 3:20 NASB
The Prayer of Salvation
The sinners prayer is a prayer that many Christians use to express their belief in Jesus and ask for forgiveness of their sins. To pray the sinners prayer, you should start by acknowledging your sinfulness and asking for God’s forgiveness. You can then express your belief in Jesus as your Lord and Savior, acknowledging His death on the cross which paid the price for your sins. After this, you can ask God to bring you into a close relationship with Him, come into your life and heart, and make you a new creation in Him. Finally, thank God for His grace and mercy and commit to living out your faith through service to others. Praying the sinners prayer is an important step in salvation as it shows faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior who came to bear the penalty of our sins.
Pray like this:
Lord Jesus, please come into my life and be my Savior and Lord. Please forgive my sins, and give me the gift of eternal life. In Jesus name, Amen.
If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it." John 14:14 NASB
What does the Bible say about treasures in heaven?
The Bible speaks of treasures in heaven, telling us that we should store our treasures in heaven rather than on earth. Heavenly treasures are WAY better than Fenn's Treasure. In Matthew 6:20 NASB, Jesus says “But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal;”. This verse is a reminder to us of the importance of investing our time and energy into things that will last forever rather than focusing on material gain which can be taken away from us at any moment. The Bible also talks about how we can be assured of eternal life if we invest ourselves in God's kingdom as mentioned in Matthew 19:21 NASB “Jesus said to him, “If you want to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” His words speak of a great reward awaiting those who dedicate their lives to Him.
Grow in Relationship with God
Growing in your relationship with God as a born-again Christian is the next step. You can do this through prayer, scripture reading, and meditating on God's Word (the Bible). Praying to God without ceasing is a great way to develop a relationship with Jesus and learn more about Him. Reading the Bible is another way to get closer to Him as it helps us understand His teachings and apply them to our lives. Meditation helps us get in touch with our inner self and makes us aware of His presence in our lives. Spending time in nature or listening to uplifting music can also help us connect with Jesus. Worshiping together with other Christians also provides an opportunity for fellowship and connection with Him. Finally, participating in activities that promote compassion, kindness, and understanding towards others can help us draw closer to Jesus. All these activities can help us find Jesus as a Christian if we remain open-hearted and devotedly seek Him out.