Daily Devotional, Year 3 – June 30 (Noble Bereans, Part 15: “Treasure Hunters For God!”)

By admin On December 10th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – June 30

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Noble Bereans, Part 15: “Treasure Hunters For God!”

To read part 1, click here…“September 2nd (Noble Bereans?)”

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“Again, the kingdom of Heaven

is like unto treasure hid in a field;

the which when a man hath found,

he hideth, and for joy thereof

goeth and selleth all that he hath,

and buyeth that field.”

Matthew 13:44

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There was a movie many years ago which featured a man who became totally obsessed with finding a certain unknown mountain.

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And as the movie progressed, the man became increasingly fanatical about finding this mysterious mountain.

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He sought for it as for hid treasure: as if nothing else in life mattered!

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And soon, his friends and family began to think that this obsessed man had totally ‘flipped out’!

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Devil’s Tower – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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TWO TREASURES

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The word, “treasure” is found 90 times in the Bible.

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But there are two different treasures spoken of in Scripture: “the treasures of Heaven” (Colossians 2:3), and the “treasures of wickedness” (Proverbs 10:2) 

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Mall Market culture – Jakarta – Wikimedia – share-alike-lic.

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MANY HAVE LITTLE OR NO FIRE

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Now, there are many church-goers who faithfully attend church each week, and yet do not have such a fiery heart of an obsessed treasure hunter.

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This indeed, is a very sad situation!

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PICTURE: Unfunny Judgment Day Cartoon – companys-coming – revised

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“HE…SELLETH ALL THAT HE HATH!”

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Listen to our signature passage for today…“Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.” Matthew 13:44

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This above passage is one of those multifaceted Bible truths. In other words, while it speaks of how Christ sold all, to buy His Redeemed ones, it likewise speaks of true worshipers of God who sell all, to buy Heaven!

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ABOVE PICTURE: Prayer – Wherefore He is able to save to the uttermost…” Hebrews 7:25

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“WITH ALL YOUR HEART!”

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Listen to this next exhortation…“And ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall search for Me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13

Winning the Christian Race (you are free to share)

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Here is a great concept which far too many preachers ignore and far too many parishioners are ignorant of!

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Yes, the Spirit of Christ is that Spirit which causes a man, woman, or child to cast away all the vain treasures of this present world, in attempt to discover the great treasures of Heaven and of Heaven’s Jesus! 

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Picture – Running the Christian Race

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“TREASURES OF WISDOM & KNOWLEDGE”

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Listen to this very revealing scripture…“the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Colossians 2:2, 3

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Here again, this above verse refers to the wisdom and knowledge of Christ as treasure!

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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SEEKING AFTER THE TREASURES OF EARTH

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We now live in a cornucopian super-society in which just about any earthly dream is possible!

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Yes, the earth is now yielding its strength in the form of earthly treasures!

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And the peoples of this world are busily seeking after those treasures with all their heart!

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ABOVE PICTURE: Dream Maker of Babylon – Signs Of Heaven.org

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“WHAT IS YOUR LIFE…A VAPOUR!”

James 4:14

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But the treasures of this present world are worthless, because they will all disappear!

http://www.wikigallery.org/wiki/painting_239298/Salvador-Dali/The-Persistence-of-Memory

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Yes, this very short life which lasts just a few decades is so short, that it’s a complete waste of time to seek after them!

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And even if this life lasted several hundred years, it would still be a complete waste of time!

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Time passes by so quickly that before you know it, it will all go back to the earth!

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sand – desert – Persistence of Memory – Salvador Dali – Wikigallery – Public Domain

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THE DEVIL’S TOWER or HEAVENLY MOUNT ZION?

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Well, the very Good News is that it is not too late to become like that man in the movie! And while the mountain he sought after is known as “The Devil’s Tower”, the mountain that we are seeking after is known as “Heavenly Mount Zion”!

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Yes, the world seeks after the treasures of this, the Devil’s selfish world!

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But those who are wise will seek after the treasures of Heaven!

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Devil’s Tower – Wikipedia – Public Domain

The Pilgrim’s Progress – by Byam Shaw – Wikimedia Commons – US Public Domain

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“And they that be wise shall shine

as the brightness of the firmament;

and they that turn many to righteousness

as the stars for ever and ever”

Daniel 12:3

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Starry Night at La Silla – Wikimedia – Share-Alike license

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TO READ PART 16, GO HERE…August 2 (Noble Bereans, Part 16: “The Signs Of Heaven?”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to be filled with this same Spirit, that causes a Christian to seek after God as if after hidden treasure…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… January 10th (Why Doesn’t My Christianity Work?), or you can also read…April 20th (The Heart, Part 1: Treasure Chest of the Mind!)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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“Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of His holiness.

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Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.”

Psalm 48:1, 2

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This above passage sings of Mount Zion, in the sides of the North!

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But if one looks to the Northeast in late Summer and into Fall, there is a constellation which God created to be a heavenly picture of the Heavenly Mount Zion. And it is commonly known as Cassiopeia. But God has created it to symbolize the true Zion, which is in Heaven.

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Listen…  “But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,” Hebrews 12:22

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LOCATING HEAVENLY MOUNT ZION 

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But if the Reader will go out in August and well into November, this wonderful constellation can be seen in the Northeast night-sky.

Valley of Decision w/names

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But don’t wait too long! Because once it enters the western sky, it flips upside down and can no longer be seen as a mountain.

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Now, this constellation is the very same constellation as the Mount of Blessing Constellation in the Valley of Decision Constellation Group. And it represents the favored mountain to which the people of God are to climb.

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MULTITUDES IN THE VALLEY OF DECISION

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Listen… “Multitudes, multitudes in the Valley of Decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the Valley of Decision. The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.

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The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter His voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of His people, and the strength of the children of Israel.” Joel 3:14-16

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Now this above passage speaks of multitudes in the Valley of Decision. And if the Reader will look closely, it can be seen that a certain galaxy appears to be climbing up this Mount Zion Constellation. This galaxy is commonly known as the Andromeda Galaxy. And it is made of an estimated trillion stars, which certainly qualifies as a “multitude”!

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… Heavenly Mount Zion Constellation

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TOMORROW:

July 1 (Why Doesn’t My Christianity Work? Part 4: “Forgiving Others”)

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