Hidden Treasure

I don’t know about you, but I always pay special attention to the Bible teachings that came directly from Jesus, whenever I read the Gospels. I know every other passage of the scripture is as powerful as the words of Jesus. Also, I’m not saying I don’t pay attention to other teachings, but personally, there’s something incredibly special about reading Jesus’ words. I’m always like, “These are the very words the Author and Finisher of our faith spoke.” I believe my bias should be given a heavenly pardon, even if it’s not going away anytime soon.

Few hours before writing this post, a particular parable from Jesus became so heavy on my heart, and I just want to share that heaviness with you. Don’t worry, it’s a good kind of heavy. The parable is that of the Kingdom of God as a “Hidden Treasure” as recorded in Matthew 13:44-46

Here’s a summary of the parable, in short points:

  • The Kingdom of God is compared to a hidden treasure.
  • Someone uncovers this hidden treasure.
  • With great joy, the discoverer hides the treasure again.
  • The discoverer goes back to his house and sells all that he possesses, just to get the hidden treasure.
  • Then, this discoverer buys, not just the hidden treasure, but also the entire field where the treasure is.

First, we get to see that the Kingdom of God is a hidden treasure, meaning it’s not ordinary

A hidden treasure is a treasure that holds so much value. It’s like diamonds that can’t be picked up by the road side, like stones.

We live in a world where God’s Kingdom is treated as ordinary, but you need to understand that there’s nothing ordinary about it. Don’t let the devil fool you, everything you see about nature, and humanity and the entire universe is nothing compared to the greatness of God’s Kingdom.

Being translated from the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of God isn’t ordinary either. It’s the best encounter that anyone can ever have. An encounter that changes your identity and everything concerning you, automatically. You cease to be an ordinary human being. You now have access to the fullness of God.

A hidden treasure, but discovered

As exceptional and valuable this hidden treasure is, someone discovered it. It’s not supposed to be out of sight and reach. It’s a treasure that can be discovered. God’s goodness, power and wisdom are beyond the greatness your mind can ever imagine, but they are not beyond your reach. They are very much within your reach. God can’t force them on you, you have to uncover them yourself. You can uncover and experience them for yourself. This knowledge had better make you rejoice with great joy, like the discoverer of that hidden treasure.

Discovered, then hidden again

You know, at first read, someone might want to wonder if we’re supposed to hide the kingdom of God, after discovering it. Well, what do you think? What do you think Jesus wants you to; hide the Kingdom of God you discovered? Of course not, that’ll be Jesus contradicting Himself. Before he ascended to heaven, He told his disciples to proclaim this Kingdom (Matthew 28:18-20), so He can’t tell you to hide it. Hiding here is about protecting the treasure you have, because you know its value.

It’s like the illustration of diamonds and stone I gave earlier on. If you have a diamond, you know you’ll love to flaunt it, but you can’t keep your diamond in the open, where anyone can easily get access to it. You’ll protect your diamond. You know the billionaires in the world. If you don’t, you can know them, they aren’t hidden. They are invited to seminars and conferences. They share how they got their billions, you listen and learn, but you know they are smart enough to cover their billions.

Are you protecting the Kingdom of God within you? Yes, it’s within you. You might want to wonder why and how you need to protect God’s Kingdom that’s within you. Well, do you value it enough to protect it from carnality? If you don’t protect it from carnality it can’t find expression in your life.

The discoverer sells all he has to buy this treasure.

Again, this shows value. Jesus isn’t asking you to buy God’s Kingdom. No one can ever be rich enough to start a conversation about buying God’s Kingdom. This means the discoverer easily gave up everything to have this treasure, because he knew this treasure is more valuable than any other thing.

Now let me explain something real quick. If you need to exchange something for another thing, it means you can’t have what you’re giving up and the thing you’re giving it up for, at the same time. It’s either one or the other. If you have to give up anything for God’s Kingdom, it means you can’t keep that thing and also get to keep the Kingdom of God within you active. It means if you keep it, you’ll deactivate the Kingdom within you (SEE Galatians 5:16-18).

Dear one, nothing is too valuable to let go, in other to keep the Kingdom of God within you active. Absolutely nothing.

My prayer for you and me:

Like never before, may we treasure the Kingdom of God within us, like the supernatural treasure it is. May we be very quick to let go of anything that will make God’s Kingdom that’s within us inactive. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Do get in the Gym, and

Stay Spiritually Fit.


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