Topic: Where are Your Treasures – by Pastor Raphael


Text: Matthew 6:19

“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal.” Matthew 6:19 (KJV)

Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is so good to point out to us two places where treasures are kept: on Earth and in heaven. These two places have certain attributes which are worthy of note. Earth as a place on which treasures are kept is limited: moth and rust on Earth could destroy the treasures, and even thieves could get access to the treasures and steal them. On the other hand, heaven as a place in which treasures are kept is not limited: moth and rust cannot destroy them, nor can thieves break through and steal. What one person may regard as a treasure may not be regarded as a treasure by another person.

Therefore, whatever our heart yearns for and takes our maximum attention and quality of time may be regarded as treasure. God regards the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ as His utmost treasure. Therefore, those whose hearts beat for and have maximum attention and quality of time for the gospel are laying up treasures in heaven. Also, those who sponsor the gospel are laying up treasures in heaven.

Dear beloved, where are you laying up your treasures? Where you lay up your treasures determines the direction of your heart.


Father, thank You for Your grace, mercy and everlasting favor Psalm 30:5

I am full of His Spirit and divine power. Ephesians 5:18

“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.” Hebrews 12:1

Matthew 5

Pastor Raphael is based in Lagos.

He is a minister of God in Christ Apostolic Church Promised Land Lagos, and is in partnership with the ministry of the Word (MOW).

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