The Kingdom of Heaven has mysteries and secrets that God has hidden for us to discover; it can be like a spiritual treasure hunt for us!
During this powerful spiritual season between Passover and Pentecost, I want to take you on a spiritual treasure hunt!
“God conceals the revelation of His Word in the hiding place of His Glory. But the honor of kings is revealed by how they thoroughly search out the deeper meaning of all that God says.” Proverbs 25:2 TPT
You have probably heard it this way: “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings.” (NIV) The Passion Translation, however, really makes the case for searching out the deeper meanings.
A Kingdom of secrets and mysteries
“The disciples came to him and asked, “Why do you speak to the people in parables?” He replied, “Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you…”” Matthew 13:10–11 NIV.
The knowledge of the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven are available for you to understand them!
One of the best ways I’ve found to do this is to study the parables. Jesus would say, “The Kingdom of God is like …” and then tell stories from the people’s everyday life to open their spiritual eyes and ears to understand what “the Kingdom of God is like.”
The two I want to focus on are about finding hidden treasure and priceless pearls.
Have you ever found something valuable and then wondered what you should do with it?
Discovering buried treasure
“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.” Matthew 13:44 NIV.
I’ve been teaching out of Matthew 13 for a very long time, but I had never noticed this until recently.
The Lord said, “I AM releasing hidden revelation like the parable of the hidden treasures.” Now, treasure sounds like it’s about money. but it can also be spiritual treasure.
In Luke 16:11, Jesus talks about testing you to see if you can be trusted with worldly wealth so that He can trust you with the real stuff. He says, “So if you’re not trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who can trust you with the true riches?” (NIV).
So, He’s even saying here that true riches, or the hidden treasures, are not always financial.
I’ve noticed that when you get the true riches, it also shifts your financial situation. But you will have to walk through some healing so the Isaiah 60:11 financial “gates” can open over you.
For example, in 1991 The LORD gave me a major revelation — and then told me to seal it up! The revelation was my hidden treasure, and I needed some healing before I could release the word with understanding.
Finding priceless pearls
“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.” Matthew 13:45-46 NIV
The LORD is releasing revelation, assignments and strategies for creative things like songs, art, you name it.
These are coming from Heaven right now to bless you. I’ve had this happen several times in my life. In my case, my pearls of great price that caused me to sell it all were Bible verses.
They were assignments that came to me about six months after my 1991 encounter.
The LORD spoke three verses.
- Matthew 4:19 : “Come and follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
- Matthew 22:37 : “Love God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind. Love your neighbor as yourself.”
- Matthew 28:19 : “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations and teach them what I’ve taught you.”
These three verses — these pearls of great price — shaped me into evangelism.
So, watch for your “treasure hunt” to begin over the next 49 days.
The LORD is going to activate this Word over you, and it will become even greater all year!
~ Doug Addison
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Doug Addison is a prominent conference speaker captivating audiences with clean stand-up comedy and high energy prophetic messages, also shared on TV, radio and the Internet for over a decade. He brings laughter, fun and a unique prophetic style while empowering people to transform their lives, discover their destiny and understand dreams, tattoos and piercings. His powerful messages stay with his audiences long after hearing him.