Heavenly Treasure

Building a Heavenly Bank Account

 

 

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Hebrews 4

New King James Version (NKJV)

The Promise of Rest

4 Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it. For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them,[a] not being mixed with faith in those who heard it. For we who have believed do enter that rest, as He has said:

“So I swore in My wrath,
‘They shall not enter My rest,’”[b]

although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. For He has spoken in a certain place of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all His works”; [c] and again in this place: “They shall not enter My rest.”[d]

Since therefore it remains that some must enter it, and those to whom it was first preached did not enter because of disobedience, again He designates a certain day, saying in David, “Today,” after such a long time, as it has been said:

“Today, if you will hear His voice,
Do not harden your hearts.”[e]

For if Joshua had given them rest, then He would not afterward have spoken of another day. There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. 10 For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.

The Word Discovers Our Condition

11 Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience. 12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.

Our Compassionate High Priest

14 Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

 

 

 

Chapter 2

 

Three questions

 

Let us start by asking ourselves three very important questions.

 

(1) How important is heavenly treasure?

(2) Am I personally willing to do what it takes

to make deposits into a heavenly bank account?

(3) If so, how do I make deposits into my heavenly account

so that I may possess as much heavenly treasure as I personally desire,

or maybe as God desires for me to have?

 

 

For the answers to the first questions,

lets read the following scriptures in God’s Word.

 

I have to bring the first one over from chapter one

because it is so clear and to the point.

 

Adulterers and 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.

 

Why does this scripture start of with

Adulterers and adulteresses!

 

We are the bride of Christ and Christ is the husband of the church.

He Jesus Christ, God,  is so jealous of your time, actions and money

that anything that we give more time to than we do Him

is considered an act of adultery

 

God wants our focus on Him, It is black and white.

 

But you can not understand it with out the decoder.

 

You can only get the decoder in boot camp.

 

The Challenge, part one

 

Matthew, Mark, Luke and John;

it shall be in your presents 24/7. 

it shall be before your eyes 24/7

it shall be in your ears 24/7

it shall be in your mind 24/7

it shall be in your soul 24/7

it shall be in your heart 24/7

 

(Except for times that there is simply

no way to play the Word where you are.

 

Work, in a friends house or car etc.)

For Three Months.

 

Then you will be getting some Heavenly Treasure,

If You Want Some.

 

 

(Mat 6:19 & 20 NKJV) 

(19) Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth,

where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal;

(20) "but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven,

where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal."

 

How many times have you heard that scripture preached?

Most sermons I have heard preached on prosperity tells

 me of all the blessings that God wants me to have on earth.

 

 Does this scripture contradict the teaching that God wants

me to have much earthly prosperity? Could it be possible

that In God’s opinion, we should be mainly, if not solely

interested in heavenly treasure, not earthly treasure.

 

Is it possible that God puts very little interest

 in the accumulation of earthly things,

 

the uses of earthly prosperity of His children

for their own personal wealth?

 

As you read the scriptures through out this study,

these questions will be addressed.

 

If you think that the pervious scripture has any validity

 to it at all and you desire to really know the total truth

about what it takes to have heavenly treasure, the

scriptures we study will show you

God’s will concerning heavenly treasure.

 

Based on the pervious scripture and the following scripture,

 

 Ask yourself this question,

 

Do these scriptures really mean what they say or

is there some hidden meaning that I am missing.

 

Surely Jesus does not literally mean what

He says in these scripture.

 

 Why have I not heard dozens if sermons on these scriptures

so that I already have a clear understanding as to exactly what

Jesus really means in these scriptures in today's terms.

 

 If Jesus really means exactly what he says,

am I willing

to do what it takes to get heavenly treasure?

 

(Mark 10:21-27 NKJV)    

(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."

 

Now we have two scriptures that make a very

strong case for the statement that

God puts very little interest in the

individual uses of earthly prosperity

He gives to His children.

 

The first scripture says not to lay up treasure on earth,

but lay up treasure in heaven.

 

Then the second scripture say if you have earthly treasure,

 

 sell it,

 

and give to the poor so you can have heavenly treasure.

 

 Yet many of Gods children spend much time working

to possess the best of what the world has to offer.

 

 It seems that we are always driven

 to have more,

get the better when it comes,

to have more of the things

of this world.

Where does it end and what is really God's will

 concerning the things

this world works so hard to create and sell me.

 

I think now would be a very good time

to pray the following prayer.

 

"Please God, help me understand the true meaning

 of these two scriptures.

 What must I do to receive heavenly treasure?

How important is it to you that I have

earthly treasures stored up and

 great amounts earthly treasures

 that I buy and use for the

personal uses of my family and myself.

 

Help me dear God, so that I may make a

wise decision in deciding to do what ever is necessary,

to gain Heavenly Treasure."

Also dear God, please help me understand from the Word,

 your Word the Bible,

the importance of my personal uses of earthly treasure

and what is the proper uses of

the earthly treasures that you give to me.

 

This simple example might encourage you to

search the scriptures to find God’s will so you

can make a wise decision in deciding

the importance of making deposits

into your heavenly bank account.

 

Get the largest sheet of paper that you can find and

draw the largest possible circle that will fit

on that sheet of paper.

 

 Label that circle Eternity.

Now, To Scale, draw a circle within the eternity circle,

 that represents the seventy or so years

that you may be on earth.

To really understand the true meaning of this example

the two circles must be to scale.

 

 

This Circle represents Eternity.

 

 

Now look inside eternity’s circle and

find a circle to scale that represents your seventy or

so years on this earth.

Can you find your year’s circle???????

 

Where do you want your treasure?

Do you want it in the circle that you can see,

or the circle that you cannot find?

 

Luke 12:13-33

New Living Translation (NLT)

Parable of the Rich Fool

13 Then someone called from the crowd,

“Teacher, please tell my brother to divide our father’s estate with me.”

14 Jesus replied, “Friend, who made me a judge

 over you to decide such things as that?”

15 Then he said,

“Beware! Guard against every kind of greed.

Life is not measured by how much you own.”

16 Then he told them a story:

“A rich man had a fertile farm that produced fine crops.

17 He said to himself, ‘What should I do?

I don’t have room for all my crops.’

18 Then he said, ‘I know! I’ll tear down my barns and

build bigger ones.

Then I’ll have room enough to store

all my wheat and other goods.

19 And I’ll sit back and say to myself,

“My friend, you have enough

stored away for years to come.

Now take it easy! Eat, drink, and be merry!”’

The Things Of This World Have No Value I God's Eyes

20 “But God said to him,

‘You fool! You will die this very night.

 Then who will get everything you worked for?’

21 “Yes, a person is a fool to store up earthly wealth

but not have a rich relationship with God.”

 

While we are on this earth it is so easy

to get caught up in everyday life

of our culture and society we live in.

 How easy it is to lose prospective as to

what life is really all about for Christians.

What we should be asking ourselves is,

what is life really all about in

God’s Opinion.

 

If in God’s opinion, life on this earth is about

making deposits into our heavenly bank account,

 then we should get very serious about the answer to the third question.

How do you get Heavenly Treasure?

 

The objective of this teaching is to explain

from Gods Word How to Build a Heavenly bank Account.

 

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(Mat 6:19 & 20 NKJV) 

(Mat 6:19 & 20 NKJV) 

(19) Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; (20) "but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal."

 

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(Mark 10:21-27 NKJV)    

(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."

Now we have two scriptures that make a very strong case for the statement that God puts very little interest in the individual uses of earthly prosperity He gives to His children. The first scripture says not to lay up treasure on earth, but lay up treasure in heaven. Then the second scripture say if you have earthly treasure, sell it, and give to the poor so you can have heavenly treasure. Yet many of Gods children spend much time working to poses the best of what the world has to offer. It seems that we are always driven to have more, get the better when it comes, to have more of the things of this world. Where does it end and what is really God's will concerning the things this world works so hard to create and sell me.

 

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Luke 12:13-33

 

Luke 12:13-33

New Living Translation (NLT)

Parable of the Rich Fool

13 Then someone called from the crowd, “Teacher, please tell my brother to divide our father’s estate with me.”

14 Jesus replied, “Friend, who made me a judge over you to decide such things as that?” 15 Then he said, “Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own.”

16 Then he told them a story: “A rich man had a fertile farm that produced fine crops. 17 He said to himself, ‘What should I do? I don’t have room for all my crops.’ 18 Then he said, ‘I know! I’ll tear down my barns and build bigger ones. Then I’ll have room enough to store all my wheat and other goods. 19 And I’ll sit back and say to myself, “My friend, you have enough stored away for years to come. Now take it easy! Eat, drink, and be merry!”’

20 “But God said to him, ‘You fool! You will die this very night. Then who will get everything you worked for?’

21 “Yes, a person is a fool to store up earthly wealth but not have a rich relationship with God.”