Heavenly Treasure

Building a Heavenly Bank Account

 

 

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Mark 12:29-31

 

New Life Version (NLV)

29 Jesus said to him, “The greatest Law is this, ‘Listen, Jewish people, The Lord our God is one Lord! 30 You must love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ This is the first Law.

31 “The second Law is this: ‘You must love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other Law is greater than these.”

 

 

 

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The Challenge if you have not already.

 

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Or watch the intro video here.

 

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Reason For Highlighting

 

I am teach the videos for all chapters for the written pages.

 

I am highlighting to help me not to miss important points

 

as I teach. 

 

 

 

RPTC Chapter 1

 

How many sermons have you heard preached on

 

Heavenly Treasure?

I have heard plenty on what God wants me to

 have on earth.

 

I am constantly bombarded

from every direction on how to get all the

earthly treasures that I could ever dream of.

 

But what about Heavenly Treasure?

This following scriptures tell me that

1) I can have treasure in heaven,

and

2) it also tells me of a process or procedure

that I can take to get treasure in heaven.

Look At This Scripture From the Other Side

Matthew 19:16-22

New King James Version (NKJV)

*******Jesus Counsels the Rich Young Ruler*******

when I first read this,

my question was,

 why did you answer this guy this way.

He is coming to me with some  Wrong  Attitude.

16 Now behold, one came and said to Him, “Good[a] Teacher,

 what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?”

17 So He said to him,

“Why do you call Me good?[b]

No one is good but One, that is, God.

 

[c] But if you want to enter into life,

 keep the commandments.”

18 He said to Him, “Which ones?”

(The attitude of self rightous)

Jesus said,

 “‘You shall not murder,’

‘You shall not commit adultery,’

‘You shall not steal,’

 ‘You shall not bear false witness,’

19 ‘Honor your father and your mother,

[d] and, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ ”[e]

 

20 The young man said to Him,

“All these things I have kept from my youth.

[f] What do I still lack?”

 

21 Jesus said to him,

a) “If you want to be perfect,

1) go, sell what you have

2) and give to the poor,

3) and you will have treasure in heaven;

4) and come, follow Me.”

 

22 But when the young man heard that saying,

he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.

I have heard this taught only once that I can remember

and it was explained that this was an individualized teach

specifically for this young man. 

 

Well that is you Laodiceian Pastor for you.

 

Sorry, but this is repeated several time in the Word.

 

Any time the Holy Spirit repeats something several times

in the Word we need to,   and we better take a very close look.

 

God has one purpose for repeating Him Self

many time in the Word,

 He is trying to keep as many people

out of hell as He possibly can.

 

Mark 10:21

Then Jesus, looking at him,
loved him,
 and said to him,
 “One thing you lack:
Go your way,
 sell whatever you have and give to the poor,
and you will have treasure in heaven;
 and come,
take up the cross, and follow Me.

 

If  you have ever seen a Christian leader

living a life style of much Material gain

and teach you that if you will

 at least give your 10% to what God gives you,

plus give an offering along the way

you can have much Material gain like him.

 

It Is A Lie From The Pit Of Hell.

 

They Have Taken The Scriptures

They Use To Teach Earthly Prosperity

Totally Out Of Context Of The New Testament.

 

This Next Scripture Make That Very Clear. 

 

Luke 12:22-34

New King James Version (NKJV)

Do Not Worry

22 Then He said to His disciples,

“Therefore I say to you,

do not worry about your life,

 what you will eat;

 nor about the body, what you will put on.

 

23 Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing.

24 Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap,

which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them.

 

Of how much more value are you than the birds?

 

 ( God Is In Control )

 

25 And which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?

 

26 If you then are not able to do the least, why are you anxious for the rest?

 

27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin;

and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

 

28 If then God so clothes the grass,

which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven,

 

how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith?

 

29 “And do not seek what you should eat

or what you should drink,

 nor have an anxious mind.

 

30 For all these things the nations

of the world seek after,

 

 and your Father knows

that you need these things.

 

31 But seek the kingdom of God,

and all these things shall be added to you.

 

32 “Do not fear, little flock,

for it is your Father’s good pleasure

to give you the kingdom.

 

33 Sell what you have and give alms;

provide yourselves money bags

which do not grow old,

 

a treasure in the heavens

that does not fail,

 

where no thief approaches nor moth destroys.

 

34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

 

 

How many really good sermons have you heard

preached on heavenly treasure?

 

I worked in financial services

 for several years and

 I was introduced to numerous books and tapes

on how to have earthly treasures

by authors that are Christian and non-Christian alike.

 

The Lord mentions heavenly treasure

several times in the gospels.

 

 In the long run,

which do we get to keep the longest.

 

There is a major BIG TO DO

about how to get earthly treasure,

 

yet, there has never been any TO DO

 about heavenly treasure

that I have ever heard,

more less a major BIG TO DO.

 

 So I introduce to you possibly and new prospective,

 

 Heavenly Treasure.

 

 

Before we began, lets stop and look at the foundation scriptures for this study.

Where You Are Not Going To

 Find Heavenly Treasure

James 4:1-10

New King James Version (NKJV)

Pride Promotes Strife

4 Where do wars and fights come from among you?

Do they not come from your desires for pleasure

that war in your members?

You lust and do not have.

You murder and covet and cannot obtain.

 You fight and war.

 Yet[a] you do not have because you do not ask.

You ask and do not receive,

because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.

 

 

(Because satan is so good at keeping man

separated for God, that when you ask for something

that he can give you,  he gives it)

 

(What satan loves is when he gives and you

something that you ask for

and you thank God for it.)

 Adulterers and[b] adulteresses!

 Do you not know that friendship

with the world is enmity with God?

(Whoever therefore wants to be

a friend of the world

makes himself an enemy of God.)

 

 Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain,

 

“The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously”?

 

But He gives more grace.

Therefore He says:

“God resists the proud,
But gives grace to the humble.”[c]

Humility Cures Worldliness

Therefore submit to God.

 Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

Draw near to God

 and He will draw near to you.

 

Cleanse your hands,

you sinners; and purify your hearts,

you double-minded. (souled)

 

 Lament and mourn and weep!

Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.

10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord,

 



(2 Th 3:5 NKJV)
Now may the Lord direct your hearts

into the love of God and into the patience of Christ.

 

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(Rev 3:14 NKJV)

"And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, 'These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God:

(Rev 3:15 NKJV) "I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot.

(Rev 3:16 NKJV) "So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.

(Rev 3:17 NKJV) "Because you say, 'I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing'; and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked;

(Rev 3:18 NKJV) "I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.

(Rev 3:19 NKJV) "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.

(Rev 3:20 NKJV) "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.

(Rev 3:21 NKJV) "To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.

(Rev 3:22 NKJV) "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."' "

 

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(Mat 19:23 NKJV)

 Then Jesus said to His disciples, "Assuredly, I say to you that it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.
(Mat 19:24 NKJV) "And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
(Mat 19:25 NKJV) When His disciples heard it, they were greatly astonished, saying, "Who then can be saved?"

(Mat 19:26 NKJV) But Jesus looked at them and said to them,
"With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."

 

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2 Cor 11:13 & 14 NKJV
( 2 Cor 11:13 NKJV) For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ.

(2 Cor 11:14 NKJV) And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.