So he said, again I am saying unto you, the kingdom of heaven is like a treasure that is hidden in a field. In John 4 He identifies this field. It is the story of the woman who had been married four times and divorced four times and she gave up on marriage and was living with number five. Then she met JESUS at the well. She got so changed that she went back to the same city running through the streets and saying come see the man! Come see the man that told me all things that I have ever done. The Scripture said the whole city came out to meet JESUS with her.
As they were coming, the commentaries, the historians said, that they would have been wearing white clothes. That was the regular garb of the Samaritans. They would have been wearing white. See this mental picture – This woman who has been married four times, living with number five and she says I have found number six. Come see the man. They all were curious, saying let’s go see who the new one is in her life. They all follow her out and they all are in white robes.
At that moment, JESUS whirls around and says to HIS disciples – who had just come from that same city and all they brought JESUS was a happy meal. Read it. All they brought was lunch. That is what it said, they picked up some food and brought it to JESUS. Same city.
Here comes a woman with a spirit of evangelism because she just experienced living water. She has the whole city coming out and they are dressed in white robes.
JESUS whirled around and said to his disciples, “Look! The harvest is plenteous. Look, the field is white already to be harvested.” Do not say in four months, it is now. It is here. This is the moment. It is ready. It is white unto harvest. The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hid in a field. When a man finds it he takes and sells everything he has – listen to what HE said – he buys not the treasure, he buys the whole field. Because the treasure is in the field but you cannot just have the treasure of the kingdom.
You have got to buy the whole field.