The Treasure of God
By Diane Dew
There are those who have entered the very chambers of His
holiness and have touched the heart of God. These have walked
with Him (Genesis 5:24), talked with Him (Exodus 19:19), and
heard His voice (Genesis 15:1). Some have even spoken with
Him "face to face" (Exodus 33:11). These were changed
men, never again to be the same as they were.
Those who respond to the call of God's heart will hear from
heaven and will be able to enter into His purposes for the
closing days of this age. It is not to the mighty or strong
that God will entrust treasures, but to those who will seek
"the hidden riches of secret places" (Isaiah 45:3).
God is looking for those who will not be satisfied with
only the blessing, but will ever long for the inner courts
of the Most High. He is seeking a people who will, as David
did, determine in their hearts not to "come into the
tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed; I will not
give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids, until
I find a place for the Lord, an habitation for the mighty
God of Jacob" Psalm 132:3-5.
The Lord seeks those who will seek Him. "For the eyes
of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to
show Himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect
toward Him" II Chron 16:9. "God looked down from
heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any
that did understand, that did seek God" Psalm 53:2. He
is searching for those who will heed the call to "come
up" and will not delay in doing so.
The Lord told the sons of Zadok, who kept the Sanctuary,
that their ministry to Him would be their inheritance. He
said that they were not to be given any possession in Israel,
for "I am their possession" Ezek 44:28. Theirs was
a special service, for they ministered to God.
It is difficult for us to understand that God should require
the ministry of a man. But we have been made in His image,
with the capacity for fellowship with Him. "They shall
come near to Me to minister unto Me, and they shall stand
before Me to minister unto Me... they shall enter into My
sanctuary, and they shall come near to My table, to minister
unto Me" Ezek 44:15-16.
God searches today for those who will make Him their single
desire, and who will say with David that "the Lord is
the portion of mine inheritance" Psalm26:5. These will
be His special possession, for "the Lord hath set apart
him that is godly for Himself" Psalm 4:3. "The Lord
hath chosen Jacob unto Himself, and Israel for His peculiar
treasure" Psalm 135:4.
Jesus told His disciples to "sell all" for a "Treasure
in the heavens that faileth not...for where your treasure
is, there will your heart be also" Luke12:33-34. Those
who will find God Himself as their Treasure, will be a Treasure
unto Him. "And they shall be Mine, saith the Lord of
hosts, in the day when I make up My jewels" Malachi 3:17.
"And the Lord their God shall save them in that day
as the flock of His people: for they shall be as the stones
of a crown, lifted up as an emblem upon His land" Zechariah
The Lord is gaining a very special Treasure in the earth
in our day. You can be a part of this Treasure.