A Magic Word, “Open Sesame!”
Treasure of Kingdom of Heaven–In the story of “Alibaba and 40 Thieves,” there is a cave stored with innumerable precious treasures whose entrance is hidden and covered by such a huge stone that nobody can notice or move it. No great man of power can open the gate with his physical strength. However, if you know the magic word to open the door, you can open it as a kid. The magic word makes it easy for anybody to access to the treasure hidden behind the rock. You stand in front of the rock and shout, “Open Sesame!” Yes, that is it.
You don’t have to use a dynamite to blow the rock. Neither should you bring hundreds of horses to pry the door away. Nor should you became a strong man like a superman. What you have to do is to know a simple word, “Open Sesame!” Then everything will be OK for you. You can enter the cave and get the all the treasure hidden behind the rock.
Treasure Hidden In The Bible
Treasure of Kingdom of Heaven–Then how about the treasure hidden in the bible? The bible compares the kingdom of heaven to precious hidden treasure.
Matthew 13:44 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.
According to this parable, the kingdom of heaven is treasure. Thus, if you get the treasure, you can get the kingdom of heaven. But the problem is the treasure is hidden underneath the dirt. You cannot know where it is hidden and you cannot reach the treasure. Then how can we get to the treasure? Where should we go and find? All the mysteries and treasure of God is hidden in the words of God of the bible.
Words Of God, Treasure
Treasure of Kingdom of Heaven–The bible teaches us that the true words of God are treasure like silver or gold.
Psalm 19:7 The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. 8 The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. 9 The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. The decrees of the Lord are firm, and all of them are righteous. 10 They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb.
In this verse, we can see that the words of God are compared to pure gold. Therefore, the words of God are the treasure. In the Book of Proverbs, King Solomon says the same thing:
Proverbs 8:8 All the words of my mouth are just; none of them is crooked or perverse. 9 To the discerning all of them are right; they are upright to those who have found knowledge. 10 Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold, 11 for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.
King Solomon also compares the words of God to treasures like gold, silver, and rubies.
Hidden Treasure Of Kingdom Of Heaven
Treasure of Kingdom of Heaven–Then why did the bible says that the words of God are hidden treasure? The words of God are in the bible. And if we open the bible, we can read the words of God and get the treasure. Therefore, claiming the words of God as hidden treasure seems to be absurd since they are not hidden. The words of God are accessible anytime we want.
This is true. But what is important is not the reading activity, but the understanding we get from the words of God. For example, if there is a book explaining about the principle of how the nuclear power plant generate electricity. Even though you might be able to open the book and read. But you might not understand the meaning of the text. In this case we can say the meaning is hidden for me.
In the same way, when we read the bible without understanding the meaning, we can say that the meaning is hidden to us. And if you cannot get anything from that reading activity, then can you say that you got the riches hidden in the book. Probably not!
Isaiah 29:11 For you this whole vision is nothing but words sealed in a scroll. And if you give the scroll to someone who can read, and say, “Read this, please,” they will answer, “I can’t; it is sealed.” 12 Or if you give the scroll to someone who cannot read, and say, “Read this, please,” they will answer, “I don’t know how to read.”
According to the bible, the words of God are hidden to all the people whether educated or not. Nobody can understand the words of God without having the spiritual eyes to read them.
Magic Word To Open The Seal Of The Bible
Treasure of Kingdom of Heaven–Then how about us? Is there anybody who can say, “I opened the seal of the bible? Now I can explain all the mysteries of the bible for the kingdom of heaven. Come to me and listen I will let you find the treasure hidden in the bible?” No, definitely nobody can open the seal of the bible.
Revelation 5:1 Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals. 2 And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?” 3 But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it.
According to the bible, in the last day, there is nobody who can open the seven seals of the bible. The bible is completely sealed up. As God said in the Book of Isaiah, whether educated or not, nobody can read the words of God in the bible. With that being said, if someone still insists that he can understand the words of God, he must check whether or not he is saying what he does not know out of ignorance and insolence.
The True Magic Word Leading To Treasure, God
Treasure of Kingdom of Heaven–Then how can we tap into the treasure hidden in the bible? It is only through God who can open the seals and explain the meaning to us who are spiritually blind.
Job 22:23 If you return to the Almighty, you will be restored: If you remove wickedness far from your tent 24 and assign your nuggets to the dust, your gold of Ophir to the rocks in the ravines, 25 then the Almighty will be your gold, the choicest silver for you.
When we get rid of all our precious things in this world and return to God with an obedient mind, we can get the treasure. In this sense, we can see God is the true treasure who can open the door to the secret room of the hidden treasure stashed away for the people of God who would inherit the kingdom of heaven.
Hidden Treasure In The Field, Christ
Treasure of Kingdom of Heaven–Then who is the Savior we must meet in our time who would open the door for the treasure? It is Christ, God coming as man in the flesh.
1 Corinthian 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart. At that time each will receive their praise from God.
Paul says that we do not have any authority to judge anything if something is true or not. It is only Christ who can reveal all the hidden things and mysteries to us. And therefore, we must wait for his coming and follow his instructions. Then we will come to know how to open the door for the treasure room and get all the treasure for our salvation.
Col 2:2 My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Christ is the true treasure we must find. If we recognize the Christ, we can receive all the treasures and riches from him. However, the problem is that it is not easy to recognize the Christ. As we have seen in the parable of treasure hidden in the field, the treasure is underground covered by dirt. If you look at the surface of the field, you cannot see the treasure hidden underground. What you can see would be just a plot of land covered with dirt and weeds like any other parts of the field.
Christ Coming As Man In The Flesh
Treasure of Kingdom of Heaven–In the same way, Christ was treasure hidden underground covered with dirt. It was because he came as man in the flesh. Outwardly, there was no difference between Christ and other men. He seemed to be the same as one of us. That is why most people did not recognize the treasure hidden in the flesh and rejected Christ. Because of that, they could not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
The bible says that Christ would come back again as man in the flesh for the second time. (Heb 9:28) Even though he is hiding all the treasures and riches in him, it would be hard for people to know the treasure hidden in Christ. However, once they accept the Christ, all the treasure hidden in Christ will become theirs.
Christ Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother New Jerusalem came to us as man in the flesh. He revealed all the secrets and hidden mysteries of the bible. He gave us the treasure for the kingdom of heaven. Since he hid the treasure in his body of flesh, however, it is hard for people to know the treasure hidden in him.
Even though they hid their glory in the body of flesh, they are our God and Savior who can lead us back to heaven. Let us dig out the dirt covering their glory and find treasure for kingdom of heaven hidden in them by studying the prophecies of the bible. Let us call out the Password for Heaven, “Christ Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother!” And the door for heaven will open for us to enter.
Treasure of Kingdom of Heaven–In the story of Alibaba and 40 Thieves, it becomes easy to open the stone gate only if you have the password. It might be so absurd and simple, but if you don’t have the password there is no other way for you to open the door. No other words, however it might sounds fancy, can make the rock move. However simple may it sound, “Open Sesame!” is the right word. If you know the word, the door will yield to your command. Weak and tiny as you may be, it will obey you. However, if you do not know the word, it would not budge an inch no matter how many people and horses you might bring.
It is the same with the treasure for the kingdom of heaven. It does not matter how much knowledge, power, or authority you might have. What is important is the right password, “Christ Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother.” With this password, you can open the door for heaven even as kid weak and small. The bible teaches us that we should get rid of our gold and silver. We must get rid of our own wisdom and knowledge, understanding and thought. Then God would be our treasure. Therefore, let us get rid of our own thought and seek God through the wisdom of God in the bible.