04 January 2016

Finding True Treasure: Kingdom Series P.4

“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.” 
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.” 
“Once again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was let down into the lake and caught all kinds of fish. When it was full, the fishermen pulled it up on the shore. Then they sat down and collected the good fish in baskets, but threw the bad away. This is how it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come and separate the wicked from the righteous and throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” 
“Have you understood all these things?” Yeshua asked. 
“Yes,” they replied. 
He said to them, “Therefore every teacher of the law who has become a disciple in the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.” 
- Matthew 13: 44-52
When your heart understands the treasures of the kingdom of heaven, you cannot justify living as the world lives any longer... in fact, your heart will not desire to imitate the world's darkness, but radiate God's light... even to the point of losing your self, your identity, your worldly treasures, your very conception of individuality.

If your heart wrestles with the desire to do right despite your humanity, to even deny yourself, and you have the desire to forsake all else in order to please Him, then you may very well either already be in His kingdom or well on your way.

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