Matthew 6:19-21 (KJV) Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

This is a powerful truth we need to get revelation of in the Church.  From this Jesus began to teach that a person cannot serve two masters and then tells us to seek first the Kingdom and God’s righteousness and all you need will be added to you.

What is Jesus talking about laying up treasure in Heaven where it can’t be corrupted and stolen?  This is how the people of God can live independent of the world’s system that is in the earth; I call the Babylonian system.  This is going to be more important as we get closer to the end time that we learn how to live independent of that system; because if God needs the church to expand their ministry in the earth and the Church’s increase came from working a job and they had nothing left over after paying all the bills, etc. then the work of God won’t get done.  God wants us to live in abundance and independent of the world system and we do that by laying of treasures in Heaven for when we need them.

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

God is not saying don’t have a savings account here, but He is saying that in this system when you lay it up it’s subject to things.  Once it comes into the world’s system it’s subject to things like taxes and taxes go up.

Matthew 6:20 (KJV) But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

Jesus is talking about the bank of Heaven, that a person who is in the Kingdom can bank on another level.  When Jesus needed some tax money, He told Peter to go fishing and found it in the fish’s mouth.  Somehow it got there.  This treasure in Heaven is like a bank that when you need it, you can call for it without carrying it around with you.

Luke 12:31-34 (KJV) But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you. 32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth. 34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Let’s look at this same scripture in the New Living Translation.

Luke 12:31-33 (NLT2) Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need. 32 “So don’t be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom. 33 “Sell your possessions and give to those in need. This will store up treasure for you in heaven! And the purses of heaven never get old or develop holes. Your treasure will be safe; no thief can steal it and no moth can destroy it.

“No moth can destroy it.”  Let’s deal with that.  Years ago, you could go shopping with a hundred dollars and buy a suit, shoes, and more.  You could buy soda for five cents.  You could sell soda bottles back to the store.  Gas was twenty-nine cents a gallon and now gas can be over three dollars a gallon.  Notice it is the same dollar, but it is worth less.  A moth ate it.  This is what Jesus is talking about here.  He’s talking about inflation.  Gold is somewhat consistent unless some things happen, but they used to have the dollar backed by gold but now they make the gold separate from the dollar.  So, now what they do with dollars is they just print them.  You got to have some faith because as far as we know the dollar is a piece of paper and you got to have faith this paper will get you some clothes.  You got to trust this piece of paper.  If it has too big of numbers, they look at it real hard to see if it is a counterfeit and that’s because moths are out there.  So, if they need some more paper, they just print some more but every time they print more, what you got is worth less.  Every time they print more money, what you got in your pocket, moths just ate a piece of it.  So, we got to make it so that we can put it somewhere that inflation can’t touch it and when you need it, you can call for it.  Jesus needed tax money, He called for it.

There is no money in Heaven.  There is gold in Heaven, but money is here in the earth; so, you can have somebody bring you that.  When you sow seed then you are sending up a deposit to your heavenly account.  Just see a bank with your name on it.  Now if you got a bank on the earth you don’t just run up to the teller and tell her you want your money.  They are going to ask who you are.  In other words, there is a process of withdraw.  You can’t just run up to the teller and tell them you want your money even though your money is in the bank.  The reason why the teller can’t do that is because they set up rules so nobody can get your money.  So, the bank is not trying to keep you out of your money, but they are trying to keep the thief out of your money.

So, you need to go back in your checkbook for the last five years and see what you have laid up and start calling for it.  You might not understand this if you are not spiritually minded, but this is what these scriptures mean.

Luke 12:31-33 (AMP) Only aim at and strive for and seek His kingdom, and all these things shall be supplied to you also. 32 Do not be seized with alarm and struck with fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom! 33 Sell what you possess and give donations to the poor; provide yourselves with purses and handbags that do not grow old, an unfailing and inexhaustible treasure in the heavens, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.

So, if you made deposits, it’s time to make some withdraws.  Don’t keep trying to live off of your salary but take part of that and sow it so God can multiply it in the bank of Heaven.  In the world system you used to get three percent interest on a savings account but now you just get a fraction of interest because the moths just ate a piece of that, but God pays a hundredfold.

Learn more from my teaching on laying up treasures in heaven at this link:

http://godswordalive.com/media/mp3/treasure_in_heaven.mp3

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