America in the Kingdom Parables

C.O. Stadslkev - 1959

The Merchant Man Seeking Goodly Pearls

Matthew 13:45-46

   Verses 45 and 46 of Matthew 13 give us the following parable: "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold ail that he had, and bought it."

   If Israel (Anglo-Saxondom) is the treasure hid in the field, then they are also the pearl of great price. Goodly pearls and treasure hid in the field are very similar. And both of these parables set forth a truth repeatedly emphasized in the Old Scriptures but which is almost completely overlooked or ignored today. Namely this, that Christ died for the redemption of Israel, or the Isaac sons, as well as for the personal salvation of "whosoever will" in the field or the world.

   We must establish this fact in our minds for without it the kingdom parables cannot be understood: The Israel people are always spoken of as the kingdom people and redemption is for the Kingdom of God and without this redemption there never could be a Kingdom of God on earth.

   There are many passages in the Bible which deal with the redemption of Israel or the Anglo-Saxons. One such scripture is Isaiah 44:21-23: "Remember these, 0 Jacob and Israel; for thou art my servant: I have formed thee; thou art my servant: 0 Israel; thou shalt not be forgotten of me. I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee. Sing, 0 ye heavens; for the Lord hath done it: shout, ye lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing, ye mountains, 0 forest and every tree therein: for the Lord hath redeemed Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel."

   The redemption of Israel, or the Anglo-Saxons as they are now called, is such a glorious truth and its results and effects are so far-reaching and so blessed that the prophet Isaiah calls upon the heavens to sing and the lower parts of the earth to shout. He cries to the mountains to break forth into singing and every tree in the forest to do likewise "for the Lord hath redeemed Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel."

   The redemption of Israel is a study by itself but must be kept in mind as we continue our study of the kingdom parables.


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