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The Pearl of Great Price (6 of 8)
Series: Mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven
Dr. Stan Coffey
I.THE MERCHANT MAN SEEKS
II. THE MERCHANT MAN SACRIFICES
III. THE MERCHANT MAN SECURES
I want you to take God's word and turn to Matthew Chapter 13 and this will be about the sixth time I believe that we've been in the thirteenth chapter of Matthew as we continue a series on the Mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven.
This has been a wonderful and helpful series to me because it has given me great encouragement to let me know that God is right on schedule, that the Lord is working regardless of how the world may look to us and regardless of the fact that sometimes we feel that things are out of control, God is on the throne, God is working, and the Lord is bringing about His kingdom plan.
Now in Matthew 13:45 we see the parable about the pearl of great price. He is telling us what the kingdom of heaven is like. These are mysteries that are hidden to the world but they will reveal supernaturally to the child of God by the Lord Jesus and by the Holy Spirit of God.
God is telling us how we are to live in the last days and in spite of anarchy in the streets and apostasy in the church and apathy in the pew, that Jesus Christ is working out His plan and that God is right on schedule.
He says, " 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 THAT HE HAD, AND BOUGHT IT."
How what does Jesus mean when He says the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man who is seeking pearls and when he finds one pearl of great price he sells everything he has and he buys that one pearl.
Well, there are some who that this passage is talking about salvation and that the pearl of the great price is Jesus Christ, Himself, and the merchant man is the sinner.
When the merchant man who is seeking for the true values in life, he is seeking for many and ...
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