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24.4 God’s preparation for us

Series 24

Episode 4

Prologue

Message

Part 1

The Book of Revelation mentions “the Lamb who was slain.” It mentions many times about the Lamb and gives an account of “the marriage supper of the Lamb.” The Lord became the Lamb and brought forth the marriage supper of the Lamb. Furthermore, New Jerusalem is like the Bride, who will dwell with Him forever. It is the most beautiful abode prepared for us by the Lord. Before His crucifixion, the Lord already told us about His death, resurrection and ascension to heaven. He said, “In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.” (John 14:2-3) The Lord has prepared for us the New Jerusalem!

Part 2

Let’s read Hebrews 12:22 and 24: “But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem,…and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood…” Chapter 11 talks about God’s preparation of a better country. Concerning Abraham, Hebrews 11:10 reads, “For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God.” Of course, we know that the city refers to New Jerusalem. The Lord said He goes to prepare a place for us. Hebrews 11:16 reads, “But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.”

Part 3

For our eternity, God has prepared a city, a better country, and that is also God’s tabernacle. Hebrews 11:40 reads, “Since God had provided something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect.” Hebrews also talks about these better things, especially the better things we can enjoy now and through eternity. These better things include the better country and the better covenant. He is the mediator of the new covenant and His blood speaks a better word!

Part 4

Revelation chapter 19 talks about the marriage supper of the Lamb. Matthew chapter 22 tells a parable: a king gave a wedding feast for his son. Although the word “prepare” is not used, this passage is related. Other Bible passages also talk about God laying a feast for us. 1 Peter 1: 5 reads, “Who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” Luke chapter 2 talks about the salvation prepared by God, which is so precious that words cannot describe. In Luke 2:29-33, Simeon said, “Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel. And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him.” He prepared this salvation for us. The Lord is the Saviour. He has the name of a man, Jesus. At the end of Revelation, it is written: “His Bride has made herself ready.” (Revelation 19:7)

Part 5

“The Lord will provide”—this is the preparation by the Infinite One. Isn’t this precious? The Lord used a parable to describe the day when we were saved. The Father is very happy and He lavishes a feast. In Psalm 78:19-20, the people of Israel spoke against God, questioning if God can spread a table in the wilderness, or provide meat for His people. Indeed He was able! I think of the Lord feeding several thousands with five loaves and two fish when He was on earth. We are familiar with Psalm 23, in which it says He prepares a table before us in the presence of our enemies.

Part 6

Brothers and sisters, regardless of the circumstances, the feast for our spirit is the Lord Himself. This is the most precious feast. The Lord said that He is the bread of life. Furthermore, those who are thirsty can come and drink from Him. Not only can our thirst be satisfied, there will be a spring of water welling up from us. Song of Solomon 5:1 says, “…drink, and be drunk with love” The Holy Spirit helps us to deeply experience and enjoy the Lord and the Father. The Lord calls us again and again to come before Him.

Part 7

Hebrews also tells us to draw near to the throne of grace, and to draw near to God with confidence. The veil has been torn! By Abba’s preparation, the Lord died for us to lead us into the holy place and to be face to face with Him. This is what I have been sharing with you: we come before God in New Jerusalem—the most precious and forever glorious destination in heaven and on earth. There, God’s will and His household abide. When we gather together, His special presence is with us, it’s the most perfect. He prepares all for us because He desires us to deeply enjoy Him, and He enjoys us. We relish it very much when we are drawn by Him. But the Lord adores even more! He says in Song of Solomon 2:14, “Let me see your face, let me hear your voice.” You ought to draw near to the Lord! 

Part 8

When you consider, you will know how much the Father loves us. No father on earth can be compared to Him. What the Father prepares for us is for this life and through eternity! He has prepared Himself and His beloved Son. This is the deepest affection and the most beautiful love. Infinite blessings with the Father, infinite blessings with the Lord, infinite blessings with the Holy Spirit, we enjoy God’s family together! It’s so precious that the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are with us! 

Part 9

Please review the scriptures we just read. May the Lord open your spiritual eyes. He is wholly worthy of our hearts. No other beloved has provided for us as the Lord has. When He talked about the city, He did not just briefly mention it. He said its designer and builder is God. The Lord said He goes to prepare a place for us. It’s truly amazing that He Himself prepares it for us!

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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24.4 God’s preparation for us

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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
24.4 God’s preparation for us

Series 25: The Father and Son Affection

25.1 The Lord Came to Make Known the Father
25.2 The Father and Son Affection (Part 1)
25.3 The Father and Son Affection (Part 2)

Series 26: We are a royal priesthood

26.1 God who alone does wondrous things
26.2 The Lord is the High Priest
26.3 We are a royal priesthood (1)
26.4 We are a royal priesthood (2)
26.5 The life of a priest

Series 27: Who are you in the infinite one’s loving heart?

27.1 Meditate on who you are in the infinite Lord’s loving heart
27.2 Meditate on who you are in the infinite Lord’s loving heart (2)
27.3 Meditate on the infinite Lord’s words at the last supper

Series 28: The conclusion and climax of the book of Hebrews

28.1 Sing praises at Easter (1): The defeat of death
28.2 Sing praises at Easter (2): The risen Lord has swallowed up death
28.3 The important purpose of Hebrews and the help we get from it
28.4 Confirming the importance of drawing near to God

Series 29: How to behold

29.1 Behold the Father
29.2 See that God meets me in His steadfast love 
and exults over me with loud singing (1)
29.3 See that God meets me in His steadfast love and exults over me with loud singing (2)
29.4 See how the Lord loves us (1)
29.5 See how the Lord loves us (2)

Series 30: The core things we need to see when we behold the Lord

Series 31: Set the Lord and His Love Always Before Us

31.1 The Lord is my all-knowing, all-loving true Beloved (1)
31.2 The Lord is my all-knowing, all-loving true Beloved (2)
31.3 The Importance of Love
31.4 Set the Lord and His Love Always Before Us (1)
31.5 Set the Lord and His Love Always Before Us (2)