Friday, 14 October 2011

The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden..................

Matthew 13:44 "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field."
The bible means exactly what it is saying here. The man sold all that he had and bought that field. There are three main points here;

-----Whatever the man possessed then was of no value as compared to what he had found.
-----Whatever the "treasure" was he needed to get enough money in order to buy it because it is very expensive and cannot be bought with just anything.

------In getting the treasure, he needed to posses the entire field.

Had it ever crossed your mind what this treasure is? It is Jesus Christ our risen lord. The one who in him dwells the full God-head body (Trinity). The lamb of God our savior. God in himself. All the prophets of Old walked with God and it was accounted to them as righteousness because of their faith in him like Abraham, Moses, Elijah. But God showed them more of his ways to them. So they knew God through his ways and could describe his virtues.

But that is not enough to say you know God, there is more to him. The creator of the universe. In him there is no error. The one who created time and holds it in his hands and regulates the time and seasons. So the question is your knowing God is "about" him or it is "him" that you know

The day that you think you now know God fully and understand him; Watch it. Because you have not seen anything yet. You actually just got started. Whatever your basis may be, it is only a microscopic view of God from your own eyes and heart.

Paul the apostle said in Philippians 3:10(a) "That I may know him........................." He wasn't asking for the physical revelation of the one he was serving but for him to know his master and commune with him day and night. Does that mean that he Paul was doubting HIM who he was serving? No.

When the man found the treasure in the field, he knew that was all he had been searching for and nothing else mattered. The bible does not record that the man went searching for treasures but rather he found it. And when he saw it he knew that was all he needed so he had to posses it. Like life we live it trying different things at different times. Positioning different goals so we would achieve them and find some satisfaction. The reason we keep doing that is because what would satisfy us is one thing "that treasure" that is hidden in the field.

Not everybody finds the treasure. Some might have seen it before the man did but did not consider its worth. Remember "The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God" as said in 2 Corinthians 4:4.

And when you find this treasure "get enough money" so you can buy it. Regardless of its cost. Even if it is going to cost you your very life; it is dearer than life itself. The martyrs of the gospel would tell you this. Don't just take the treasure out of the field but possess the entire field. Revelation about the gift would even come as you tend the field. As you plunge fully into service of God without looking back.

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