Treasure…what makes something a treasure? It could be it’s costliness, rareness, or possibly an object filled with sentimental meaning. Treasure…battles have been waged over it, empires toppled for it, and lives sacrificed for it! Treasure can be a testament of love or an idol one worships. It can be gold, silver, precious gems, Federal Reserve notes, or digital currency. What gives something monetary credibility is the value we place on it. Our belief in its value gives it power in the marketplace.
Jesus said, “…the Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found, and hid. In his joy, he goes and sells all that he has, and buys that field.”— Matthew 13:44
When it comes to the prophetic word both the written canonized scripture or a present day prophetic utterance, the value you place on the word determines the power you receive from it. Often times over abundance is the quickest way to diminish the value of something. You don’t necessarily need more prophetic words, you may simply need to steward the one’s you’ve already been given.
“The Bible says, “He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophets reward.” Matthew 10:41 What is a prophet’s reward? The ability to see and hear. Jesus stood before a crowd and shouted, “HE THAT HAS EYES LET HIM SEE, AND HE THAT HAS EARS LET HIM HEAR!” Jesus was speaking as a prophet.Everyone who valued Jesus as a prophet and received the words He shouted had the ability to see and hear. A grace was released with His words that opened their eyes and ears.” Kris Vallotton
When you value something, you keep it close to you, safe, secure, and you care for it. Mary treasured up these things the Angel had spoken and pondered them in her heart. She placed value upon them. Valuing the word of the LORD means we make time to hear Him. Moses turned toward the burning bush before He heard the voice of the LORD.Turn towards the LORD and He will speak.