by Adrian Rogers

The Mystery Of Israel's History
Adrian Rogers

Alright, take your bibles please now and turn if you will to Matthew chapter thirteen, verse forty four. Emily, that was just beautiful, thank you for reminding us one more time of the liberty that we have in the Lord Jesus Christ if the son, that is Jesus shall make you free, you will be free indeed. I have enjoyed the parables in Matthew thirteen. There are seven parables that are called the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven. These are truths that you could never learn from school books, things that you could never figure out by human ingenuity or deduction, but things that you must learn by divine revelation. And so, parables were given by the Lord Jesus to conceal and to reveal, to conceal from those who are unspiritual but to reveal to those who want to know. And one of the great truths that we're going to learn today is the truth of the treasure hid in a field. And I'm reading here, Matthew chapter thirteen, verse forty four. "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a treasure hid in the field, the which when a man hath found he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath and buyeth the field." That's just one verse and a very simple parable. Now, remember, a parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. What is the earthly story? It's a very simple story. Here's a man out in a field. Maybe he's plowing, maybe he's walking, but somehow he discovers that in that field is a very precious treasure. He uncovers it because it's a buried treasure. He looks at it for a while. He marvels in it's beauty and it's worth and then he covers it back up and he goes off and finds who owns that field and he says, say, I'd like to buy your field and he purchases the field, not for the fields sake, but for the treasures sake because he intends to come back and get the treasure, for he knows when he buys the field he'll have the treasure also.

Now, that's the earthly story. What is the heavenly ...

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