The bible is the book of treasure. The dictionary meaning of treasure is a collection of valuable things. The bible is loaded with a collection of valuable things. But, it will require our understanding to access them.
Some Christians have been detracted from the treasures of their redemptive package in Christ due to the ignorance of this. Qualitative understanding is what distinguishes between a winning Christian and a losing one.
God’s people are perishing because of ignorance.
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” Hosea.4:6
What are the treasures in the book?
1). The treasure of living in a sickness free zone – You can live the rest of your life without drugs. The call for redemption is not a call into sufferings, buffetings and all the intimidations that the world experience today from the enemy. It is a call into a sickness free life; a call to health and vitality (Ex.23:25)
2). The treasure of financial freedom – What you know is important, but what you do with what you know is far more important. Until you locate the right seed for financial prosperity, your freedom from financial bondage is not in view (Deu.8:18, Mal.3:10-11)
3). The treasure of longevity – with a good old age. Strength is a sign of long life. You can draw strength by obeying God’s word and most especially by appearing in Zion (Church). Zion means a place of worship. Your tireless appearance in Zion is what guarantees your long life(PS.84:7). Not only long life, but, plus good old age. You are aging, you are aging well. Even at 70, you are looking as 20, full of strength (Ex.23:26).
4). The treasure of an excellent spirit – After the order of Daniel, every authentic believer is ordained to posses the spirit of wisdom and counsel (Dan.5:14/6:3). Wisdom is applied knowledge while counsel is the application of God’s word to solve human problems. Wisdom is knowing the right to do and doing it. Until you put the word to work, don’t expect to possess divine wisdom.
What are the ways to access the treasures of the book?
1). Obedience – Obedience made it to the top because is a vital key – but mostly neglected – to unlock all the treasures in the book (Deu.28:1-3). Again, what you know is vital, but what you do with what you know is more vital.
No treasure is for free. You must pay the price of obedience for it. God hates disobedience and he is ready to revenge all disobedience (. By disobedience, the destiny of man was ruptured. Adam and Eve brought calamities into the entire human race by disobedience.
2). Righteousness – Again, sin just like disobedience, broke the link between man and God. It will requires some degrees of righteousness before you can enjoy the treasures of the book. When Adam sinned, the first statement he made was, I am afraid. “The righteous are as bold as lion,“(PS.28:1). Righteousness instills boldness while sin makes you to be ruled with fear.
Get this straight: you can’t get God to confirms his word without boldness. Faith requires boldness and confidence.
” In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.” Eph.3:12
3). Kingdom Mindedness – If the kingdom of God holds no attraction to you don’t expect you earthly wellbeing to holds attraction to God. Until the kingdom of God be at the centre of your life, the treasures of the book are farfetched. Let soul winning becomes your major goal in life. That is God’s major interest.
The kingdom of hell is meant for the devil and his cohorts – not humans. Go to the prayer altar and intercedes for the lost, go on the street and compel the unsaved to the kingdom. This works as fire! When you busy yourself pursuing after God’s interest, God will busy himself with your well-being in all realms of existence of life (Mat.6:6/9/33).