"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. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all he had, and bought it".
The kingdom of heaven is most precious. We, the Church are the kingdom of heaven. Jesus said the kingdom of heaven comes in without observance. It comes in unaware, for the kingdom of heaven is within you! (Luke17:20-21). We are God's Kingdom, we have received his Spirit. The Holy Ghost, we are the temple of God.
We have found the hidden treasure, we have received the Pearl of Great Price.
Jesus purchased this Pearl for us with his own blood, he purchased our very lives. By giving up his earthly, natural body he has freely given us this great treasure, this wonderful gift. The Gift of the Holy Ghost. The Gift of Eternal Life.
Jesus has given his church 9 gifts of the Spirit.
1. The gift of Wisdom
2. The gift of Knowledge
3. The gift of Faith
4. The gift of Miracles
5. The gift of Healing
6. The gift of Discerning Spirits
7. The gift of Prophecy
8. The gift of Tongues
9. The gift of Interpretation of Tongues
"Don't Give Up What God Has Given You"
"What shall it profit a man to gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul"? Mark 8:36-37
Jesus said to seek first the kingdom of God, and he will give us what we need in this life. (Matthew 6:33)
Be not deceived by the world, by fame and worldly popularity. Don't be envious when the people of the world have new houses, new cars, or expensive clothes. Don't envy the rich man's riches, for they shall pass away. They can not buy what Jesus has given to us, not with all the money in the world!
In Luke chapter 10, Jesus was visiting with his friends; Lazarus, Martha, and Mary. As Jesus began to teach, Mary sat at his feet and listened to his words.
But Martha, though she also loved Jesus, made herself busy by preparing a meal for Jesus and their other friends, and when Martha saw Mary at the feet of Jesus, she went and asked Jesus to tell Mary to help her with the meal.
Jesus spoke to Martha and said: Martha, Martha you are troubled about many things ( the cares of the world) but Mary has chosen what is better, and it shall not be taken away from her. Hallelujah!!!
Mary chose Jesus. She chose the treasure that is hid from the world. She wanted the pearl of great price. Mary chose the Kingdom of God.
Mary chose the good part!
Friends, choose the Good Part! Choose Jesus!!
Created by: Sis. Brittany Jenkins
Last Days Ministries Apostolic Church