24.3 Genesis 22: The Lord will provide

Series 24

Episode 3

Prologue

Brothers and sisters, today’s topic of Treasures for the Soul is “Genesis 22: The Lord will provide.” It’s so precious that God’s name is “The Lord will provide.” This name tells us that the infinite God has provided for us abundantly. Before the creation of man, God already created the whole universe and everything in it. Right after Adam and Eve sinned, God prepared for them garments of skins. Hebrews 10:4-7 tells us God prepared a body for the Lord. This tells us that the Lord would become a man forever and would be nailed on the cross for us. Before the Lord’s coming to the earth, God has prepared many sheep and oxen as sacrifices. This shows the preciousness of salvation. Everything provided by God shows how deep His love is towards us.

Message

I treasure God’s name: The Lord will provide. He will provide. I treasure that Jehovah, the self-existing and infinite One, will provide. I’m touched that the infinite One has provided everything down to the smallest detail, both in this life and eternity. It’s so stunning and abundant that God does not simply give us a lot of things; He gives Himself to us. Not only did He create the universe for you, but the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit also went through a lot. From what He provides for us, we see His heart towards us. Certain gifts might not seem valuable, but it’s the thought that counts. Certain events might seem insignificant, yet the impact can be great. What’s most important is the thoughts behind it. Needless to say, what God has provided is beyond words. How can you describe the greatness of this act when God gave His only beloved Son to us on the cross?

Genesis chapters 1 and 2 do not use the word “provide.” However, before God created man, He first created the great universe, including the galaxies, stars and the sun. A psalm says that God has established the heavenly lights and the sun. He provides everything we need to live, such as vitamins, minerals, etc. Moreover, He makes things tasty and gives us senses to enjoy them. It’s not like a car being filled with gas. His creation for us is perfectly established, very abundant. Although this world became corrupted after man sinned, and it has fallen far from the garden of Eden, it is still beautiful. This is amazing! From dawn to dusk and dusk to dawn, this world is filled with His provision .

Hebrews 10:4-6 reads, “For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, ‘Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body have you prepared for me; in burnt offerings and sin offerings you have taken no pleasure.’” God loves animals as well, especially bulls and goats. In order to let man understand salvation, however, He allowed many bulls and goats to be killed. These sacrifices were like a teaching aid, and God was very detailed in how he made use of it. He even described how to slaughter the animals and how everything should be laid out. These are very important because they help us understand the Lord and HIs crucifixion. Unless it was absolutely necessary, God would not have allowed such treatment to animals. What He wants us to understand is extremely important.

Hebrews 10:7 reads, “Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come to do your will, O God, as it is written of me in the scroll of the book.’”The scroll surely includes Isaiah and Psalm 22. The Lord did God’s will throughout His life, including His crucifixion on the cross. It is very precious, isn’t it? God prepared a body for His beloved Son. He became a man forever. Furthermore, the Lord has kept the riven scar of love on His body as an eternal seal. How precious! It’s already very precious that the Lord became a man forever for us, but He also went through a life journey on earth and experienced many things for us. Unlike Adam, when the Lord became human , He was born as a baby. Therefore, the scripture says: “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given.” (Isaiah 9:6a) This provision of God stuns and comforts our heart. The Lord has become a man forever! You might think that you are God’s creation and that God is the Creator; and that you are limited and He is infinite. Yet, the Lord came in person to bridge the gap! We really need this gentle Lord, who came to show how much He wants to be close to us.

The Bible tells us a lot. In Genesis chapter 3, right after man sinned, God prepared garments of skins for man. An animal, likely a sheep, needed to be killed to cover up man’s shame. God is our “garments” today; He himself is the one who covers our sins.

Series 24

God prepares for us

Message Date: 2020-04-05

One of God’s names is “God will provide.” This name is recorded in Genesis chapter 22, which says that Abraham and Issac walked together, and they went to the mountains of Moriah. As instructed by God, Abraham was to offer Issac as a sacrifice. When he was about to slay his son, God called him and stopped him. God had prepared a lamb to replace Issac, to be offered as a sacrifice. Through this, God illustrated to us that the heavenly Father had long prepared His beloved Son to be a sacrificial lamb for our sins. God loves us, and what He has prepared for us for this life and eternity are extremely abundant and precious; He even prepared Himself to be given for us. God not only prepared all things and the whole world for us, He prepared a body for the Lord so that He could accomplish the salvation. The Lord rose and ascended to heaven. He went to prepare a place for us, that is the New Jerusalem in heaven, our eternal dwelling place. He has prepared for us better things: blood that speaks a better word, a better covenant, a better country… All these are better, both in this generation and in eternity! He prepares feasts for us: when we were saved, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit threw a feast for us; They danced, made music and celebrated. He prepares a table before us in the presence of our enemies. In the future, there will be the marriage supper of the Lamb… The Lord Himself is our most precious feast; He is the bread of life. Having prepared all, what He desires most is for us to enjoy Him, and He to enjoy us.
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24.1 Genesis 22: Father and Son went together

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24.2 Genesis 22: For us, the Father gave His only Son

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24.3 Genesis 22: The Lord will provide

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Introduction

01 Introduction of Treasures for the Soul

Series 1: Being Heart to Heart with the Lord

1.1 The Most Blessed Generation
1.2 Message from John the Baptist
1.3 Abide in the Lord Always
1.4 Abide in the Lord’s Love at All Times
1.5 The Lord Speaks to Us and Helps Us in Our Hearts

Series 2: Being Heart to Heart with the Lord Throughout this Year

2.1 God’s Greatest Work Starts in Our Hearts
2.2 To Be Heart to Heart with the Lord Throughout the Year
2.3 Our Spirits can Feel God and Have Fellowship with Him
2.4 The Importance of Peace
2.5 Our Spirits Need the Words of God
2.6 Give the Lord Time and Space to Speak in Our Hearts

Series 3: Let Our Hearts be Influenced

3.1 The World Needs People Who Deeply Experience God
3.2 Just as His Anointing 
Has Taught You, 
Abide in the Lord
3.3 Be Influenced 
by the Lord Throughout 
this Year

Series 4: The Importance of Peace

4.1 Enjoying God’s Peace in Your heart
4.2 Let Not Your Hearts be Troubled, Neither Let Them be Afraid.
4.3 How Should Our Spirit Respond to the Lord?

Series 5: Our Spirit Being Able to Enjoy the Lord

5.1 Our Spirit is Satisfied Only When We Worship God and Deeply Experience Him
5.2 How to Worship God with Our Spirit
5.3 Looking at the Lord with our Inner Eyes
5.4 Our Spirit Needs to Enjoy the Lord Himself
5.5 The Song of Solomon Often Mentions About “Eyes”
5.6 Realize Being Heart to Heart with the Lord in Singing and Worship

Series 6: Live out the Life of being Heart to Heart with the Lord

6.1 Living a life of union with the Lord in a stable pattern every day
6.2 Enjoying the Lord and not being disturbed
6.3 The Importance of Seeing Him with Our Spiritual Eyes

Series 7

7.1 Learn to Protect Our Spirits From Virus Prevention
7.2 Our Spirit Can Hear, Think, and See
7.3 How to Live a Life of Faith
7.4 The Importance of the Mind
7.5 David’s Eyes Beheld the Lord Always

Series 8: During the last supper, the Lord spoke about the essence of the blessings of the new covenant.

8.1 The Lord established with us the eternal love covenant by His blood
8.2 The Lord Treasures the New Covenant and Break-Bread Meeting the Most
8.3 Love Encounters
8.4 Before His Crucifixion, the Lord clearly explained the essence of the blessings of the new covenant: the fourth blessing
8.5 Before His Crucifixion, the Lord clearly explained the essence of the blessings of the new covenant: the first blessing (1)
8.6 Before His Crucifixion, the Lord clearly explained the essence of the blessings of the new covenant: the first blessing (2)

Series 16: We Have Come to Mount Zion and the Heavenly Jerusalem

16.1 See that the Lord is at the right hand of the Father
16.2 Coming to Mount Zion (1): the meaning of Mount Sinai
16.3 Coming to Mount Zion (2): the difficulty in forgiveness of sins
16.4 Coming to Mount Zion (3): to Live in Grace
16.5 Having Come to the Heavenly Jerusalem
16.6 What is in the heavenly Jerusalem (1)?

Series 9: Being Heart to Heart with the Father

9.1 Being Heart to Heart with Abba (Part 1)
9.2 Being Heart to Heart with Abba (Part 2)

Series 10

10.1 The Love Desire in the Depths of Abba and the Lord’s hearts
10.2 Fruit of the Lord’s Crucifixion: Eternal Life
10.3 The Lord Came to Manifest the Father’s Name
10.4 The Father Sent His Only Begotten Son
10.5 Reminders on enjoying heart to heart with the Father
10.6 The Father’s Desire for Me is Forever Steadfast

Series 11

11.1 The preciousness of the Letter to Philemon
11.2 The most profitable; the most accepted.
11.3 Charge That to My Account
11.4 The Father made the Lord our eternal High Priest by an oath (1)
11.5 The Father made the Lord our eternal High Priest by an oath (2)
11.6 We are the Lord’s darling love

Series 12

12.1 The Lord’s Words at the Last Supper
12.2 Apart from the Lord, we can do nothing.
12.3 What is true faith?
12.4 Look upon the Lord in glory
11.5 Trust and Peace (1)
12.6 Trust and Peace (2)

Series 13: The Lord’s Gentleness and Humility

13.3 The Lord’s Gentleness and Humility (Part 2)

Series 14: Manifold evidence

14.1 How does the infinite Lord see us?
14.2 We are the ultimate and final love of the Lord
14.3 The Lord is forever a Man; He once died for us
14.4 The Lord’s manifold love evidence (Part 1)
14.5 The Lord’s manifold love evidence Part 2

Series 15: Understand How Our Spirit Works And Be Heart To Heart With The Lord Continuously

15.1 We Can Only Enjoy God By Faith
15.2 His Words Abide In Us
15.3 Live With The Lord
15.4 Seek The Things That Are Above
15.5 Understand How Our Spirit Works: Will, Mind And Feelings
15.6 Guard And Uplift Our Mind

Series 17: Know that the Church is the Firstborn

17.1 Know that the church is the firstborn
17.2 The Blessing of the Firstborn (Part 1)
17.3 The Blessing of the Firstborn (Part 2)
17.4 The Lord redeemed us to be the firstborn (Part 1)
17.5 The Lord redeemed us to be the firstborn (Part 2)

Series 18: The Blessings to be the First Born

18.1 Israel is God’s Firstborn Son (Part 1)
18.2 Israel is God’s Firstborn Son (Part 2)
18.3 To be united with the Lord and become the Firstborn
18.4 The Lord is the Firstborn
18.5 The Blessing of the Firstborn: Kingship
18.6 The Blessing of the Firstborn: a Double Portion of the Blessings

Series 19: Coming to Mount Zion to Appear Before God

19.1 The Lord is the way, and the truth, and the life
19.2 Live in Grace. Enjoy the Father and the Lord
19.3 Mind the things that are above (1)
19.4 Mind the things that are above (2)
19.5 Appear before God in Mount Zion

Series 20: The final destination of our spirit and eternity is the heavenly Jerusalem

20.1 The Lord Desires Most for Us to Draw Near to Him (1)
20.2 The Lord Desires Most for Us to Draw Near to Him (2)
20.3 The Lord Becomes the Way so that We can Come Before God with Confidence
20.4 The Heavenly Jerusalem, Destination of Our Spirits and Eternity (1)
20.5 The Heavenly Jerusalem, Destination of Our Spirits and Eternity (2)

Series 21: Live Out the Life of the Firstborn: Be A Priest

21.1 The Father made the Lord the High Priest
21.2 Priesthood: One of the Blessings of the Firstborn
21.4 The Precedents of Priests in the Bible (2)

Series 22: When Believers Die, They Will Go to the Heavenly Jerusalem

22.1 The Heavenly Jerusalem is paradise (1)
The Heavenly Jerusalem is paradise (2)
The Spirits of the Righteous Made Perfect

Series 23: New Jerusalem is a real city

God has prepared a heavenly home for us
Is the heavenly new Jerusalem a real city?
Satan causes man not to be clear and assured about the things in heaven
Are physical substances not spiritual?
New Jerusalem is a real city (1)
New Jerusalem is a real city (2)

Series 24: God prepares for us

Genesis 22: Father and Son went together
Genesis 22: For us, the Father gave His only Son
Genesis 22: The Lord will provide