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The Mystery of Israel's History (7 of 8)
Series: Mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven
Dr. Stan Coffey
I.ISRAEL WAS SOVEREIGNLY BLESSED BY GOD
II. ISRAEL WAS A NATION SADLY BURIED
III. ISRAEL WAS A NATION SACRIFICIALLY BOUGHT
I'm glad you are here tonight and I want you to take the word and turn to Matthew Chapter 13 and we are going to continue in the series on the Mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven.
Tonight we are going to talk about the Mystery of Israel's History. I want us to look at Verse 44 of Matthew 13. We looked at Verses 45 and 46 this morning and in Verse 44, 45, and 46 Jesus talks first about the parable of the treasure hidden in the field, then He talks about the parable of the Pearl of Great Price.
Now these parables are very similar as you are going to see. One is about a man who found treasure hidden in the field and he covered the treasure then went and sold all that he had and bought the field.
The other is about a man who was searching for goodly pearls. He found one pearl of great price; he sold all that he had in order that he might buy that one pearl. I believe that in these two stories Jesus is revealing that God is on the throne and He is revealing the love of God number one for Israel, the treasure hidden in the field and then for the gentiles and for the church the pearl of great price.
So I want us to look at it again. Verse 44, "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."
Now as I said a moment ago I believe that in spite all that's going on, in spite of the sense that we get sometimes that everything is out of hand, the world is out of control, God gives us great assurance that He has a plan, that He is control of history.
That the Lord some how is guiding the affairs of men as He guides the affairs of our individual lives and that God is right on ...
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