Matt. 13:44 The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
The Treasure is Jesus Christ, Eternal King, LORD and Savior of the world.
The Field is The Kingdom of GOD/Heaven.
SO the Heart of Jesus’ message is that the Treasure and the Field are INSEPARABLE! It is IMPOSSIBLE to have Jesus without selling off the world to possess His Kingdom.
In other words, you can NOT possess the TREASURE of The Savior without relocating to The KINGDOM. THIS is the Permanent, Unchangeable, Non-negotiable FACT of the KOG. You either sellout to it or reject it. There’s NO MIDDLE GROUND…No Time-share Plan.
As we open up Jesus’ message about the KOG, the reality of what’s at stake quickly emerges, that reorienting your life, from the World to the KOG is the decision between Eternal Salvation and Outer Darkness Forever
Getting Jesus’ message about the K’dom wrong can cost you eternity. Because bypassing the Field to obtain the Treasure is impossible. If you don’t Relocate to the Field you Forfeit the Treasure…"which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field." Why cover it back up and run off to sell all? Because it can’t be removed from The Field. The Treasure & The Field are ONE.
Jesus always pointed to the perfect continuity between Himself, The Father, and His Word. They are ONE. So that there is no such thing as “Taking” the Words of Jesus and applying them to your life. The KOG is a singular reality that cannot be parsed!
John 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love Me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
Mark 8:38 For if anyone is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”
In other words, once you’ve Located The Treasure (The Savior-King) rejecting Jesus’ Lordship over your worldview and lifestyle is forfeiting the Treasure.
Jesus doesn’t “Date”. You must move in with Him. The price of the K’dom is EXCLUSIVITY! You don’t “sell all” to pay for the Treasure (Jesus Blood did that), but to Make Room for The KOG. It’s a Fire-Sale!! Jesus’ the Savior is a Mission of Jesus the King of Glory. Rejecting Jesus’ Authority over your life as King disrupts His work as your Savior.
On the other hand, when Jesus said you must Buy The Field to Possess The Treasure He’s talking about a Decision not an Accomplishment. You Possess The Treasure the very moment you Choose His K’dom. Not once you’ve Mastered His K’dom. You then spend your life reinforcing your decision to live under His Kingdom Rule.
The Reason Jesus is called The Treasure of the Kingdom is because He (the King) will help you throughout your life to stay and walk in His Kingdom. No other message is more central to the Gospel than The KOG. The Gospel isn’t the story of Jesus. It’s the Presentation of GOD’s Kingdom IN Jesus!
Mark 1:14 … Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the Kingdom Of GOD,
Luke 4:43 Jesus said, “I must preach the Good News of the Kingdom Of GOD
The KOG is the Good News that the Bad News of the World is looking for.
Luke 11:20 But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the Kingdom Of GOD is come upon you.
Jesus is the Manifestation of the KOG overthrowing the kingdom of devils, known as The World. Every problem we are trying to sort out in the world is answered in the KOG!