May 3rd, 2017
You’re sitting in an auditorium with hundreds of other people getting ready to listen to a speaker, and someone walks out on the stage and tells the audience that they’ve hidden a treasure underneath one of the seats.
Would you jump up and look under your chair? Would you start looking under the chairs around you? Would you crawl around on the floor, under multiple rows? Would you keep looking for the treasure until someone yelled they found it, or until you found it?
Here’s the thing: Your treasure is already out there. You just need a Word of Knowledge from God to uncover it.
No, I’m not talking about under some chair in an auditorium. I’m talking about something you don’t know before it is revealed to you, so you can move on it and do whatever it takes to capture it.
Look at Luke 5.
Jesus borrowed a boat from some fishermen. He sat in the boat and taught the people on the shore. Then, He gave the boat back to the fishermen and told them to go out into the deeper water and let down their nets. And they caught so many fish that their nets began to break and their boat began to sink.
The fishermen hadn’t caught any fish that day. It wasn’t due to their lack of knowledge or experience. They were professional fishermen and had grown up on the lake fishing. But they had labored all night and caught nothing.
I love this story and reference it often—because something significant happened on the lakeshore that day.
The fishermen—Peter, James, and John—went from catching nothing during what was probably an exhausting all-day or night fishing trip to completely filling TWO boats with fish in a matter of minutes. They filled two boats so full of fish that they almost sank!
So, how does that apply to you? How are you supposed to know where your “big catch” is?
Colossians 1:12-14 say, “giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”
Do you see that? God rescued us and brought us into the Kingdom of His Son—His Kingdom—His realm of power and authority, and He’s given YOU citizenship, legal rights, and authority in His government. Ephesians 2:19 says, “Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household.”
As a son or daughter of God with the Holy Spirit living inside of you, you have the ability to tap into the secret wisdom and knowledge of the Kingdom and to find the fish (treasure) you need, too.
And “treasure” doesn’t just mean monetary things; treasure is anything you find valuable, like great health, a happy marriage, a stable family, or success.
Just like Peter, James, and John, you can find YOUR hidden treasure.
As part of the Church, the hidden things—the things God knows that you don’t know—are supposed to be revealed to you.
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