Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: Matthew 6:19
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: Matthew 6:20
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Matthew 6:21
..When it speaks of the heart it speaks of the affections – it speaks of you. This is why we have so few who want to come into these meetings – it holds no interest. Thank God He has worked within us where He’s stirred up that we are interested. And as we open our hearts – our whole being – then we realise the greater rewards that are attached to all this – what God is doing and building within us – those treasures that are in heaven. ‘ Lay Up Treasures In Heaven. ‘
Where Is Your Heart?
..the heart is always an indicator as to where those affections lie. And sometimes we have these besetting sins that seem to hold and control us until we raise our hands in despair. ‘ Lord I cannot get free. ‘ Then the Lord starts to get our attention. ‘ You’re not getting free because that is where your hear – your affection – is. And then you’re able to start to confess. You are able then to start to talk it out with the Lord. You’re able to say ‘ Lord change this area, change this heart of stone to a heart of flesh. I hate it, I don’t want it, it’s destroying me. ‘ You know your heavenly Father will never turn a deaf ear to that if that is what you want – you mean. He will move heaven and earth to deliver you – and He is delivering us.
Walk In The Light
..I’ve said this right at the beginning of my ministry years back. ‘ You have to be honest before God. We all of us stand naked in His presence. So where can we hide? We can’t hide anywhere – we are completely exposed. It is for that very purpose we can change. We can confess – bring it out into the light, and then the healing comes. The change of heart attitude and mind comes.. He’ll take out that heart of stone and put in a heart of flesh. And that heart of flesh will always lay up treasures that are in heaven.
Eternal Treasure In Heaven
Whatever we have been blessed with in this life – and indeed we are – we know what those treasures and blessings are for. In which to share – in which to glorify God. But remember you are simply a steward. Whatever we have in earthly things is all going to pass away, remember that. The next blessing that you have or go out and buy – remember yes it is a blessing – but it will pass away – it’s not eternal. Only those treasures in heaven are eternal in nature.. ..
I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. John 17:15