The Pearl of Great Price

 Mysteries  of  the  Hidden  Treasure

and  the  Pearl  of  Great  Price

Mysteries  are  revealed  only  to  the  Disciples  of  the  Lord  Jesus  Christ

Matthew 13:10-11

 10    “The disciples came and said to Him, "Why do You speak to them in parables?"

11     He answered and said to them, "Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.”

A “Mystery” in Scripture is a hidden truth or secret that God reveals to “His servants the prophets” (Amos 3:7). 

The Kingdom of Heaven is the realm in which God’s reign through the Lord Jesus Christ is experienced by Christians from the Day of Pentecost to His Return to take them to Heaven. (1 Cor. 15:24-28)

Seven  Mysteries  of  the  Kingdom  of  Heaven

1.      The “Sower” is Jesus Christ; the “seed” is the Gospel; and the “soils” are the Christians’ receptivity (Mt. 13:3-23; 2:37).                                                         

2.      The Wheat and the Tares show the existence of true and false believers in the Kingdom (Mt. 13:24-30; 36-43; 7:21-23). 

3                   The Mustard Seed that grew into a large tree indicates the extensive growth of the Kingdom from a very small beginning to develop eventually into a large organization (Mt. 13:31-32; ref. Dan. 4:20-23). 

4.      The Leaven shows how false doctrines would corrupt the Kingdom (Mt. 16:6; 16:11-12). 

5.      The “Hidden Treasure” point to the hidden Israelite remnant that believe the Lord Jesus is the Messiah (Rom. 11:1-6) 

6.                The “Pearl of Great Price” refers to the Church which comprise of Gentile Christians that the Lord Jesus Christ places a very high value (1 Pet. 2:9-10

7.                The “Dragnet” indicates the “gathering of every kind” from the sea of humanity that will be separated into two groups – the good and the wicked on Judgment Day.

Mystery  of  the  Hidden  Treasure

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.” (Mt. 13:44)

God’s  treasure  refers  to  His  people  who  obey  His  voice  (Ex. 19:5-6)

5       “Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine.

6       And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.' These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel.“

 “For the LORD has chosen Jacob for Himself, Israel for His special treasure.”  (Psm. 135:4)

The “Hidden Treasure” does not refer to the physical Israel but to the spiritual one (Romans 2:28-29).

28             For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh;

29             But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from God.

                                               Romans  9 : 6-8

5                   But it is not that the word of God has taken no effect. For they are not all Israel who are of Israel,

6                   nor are they all children because they are the seed of Abraham; but, "In Isaac your seed shall be called."

7                   That is, those who are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God; but the children of the promise are counted as the seed.

The “Hidden Treasure” refers to the Israelites who believe and accept Jesus as their Messiah, Lord and Savior (Rom. 11:1, 5) 

1       I say then, has God cast away His people? Certainly not!  For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.

5       Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace.