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28.3 The important purpose of Hebrews and the help we get from it

Series 28

Episode 3

Prologue

Message

Part 1

What I’m sharing today is very essential and precious. Let’s read Hebrews 12:22-24: “But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.”

Here the translation can be clearer. We can simply say: “There is a festal gathering of innumerable angels.”

“Who are enrolled in heaven” means there are names recorded in heaven. 

“Assembly of the firstborn” refers to the church.

Part 2

I find this passage very precious, and it’s the conclusion and climax of the Book of Hebrews. I treasure this book very much; I have such a great need. Today, I’d like to talk about this book. Hebrews chapter 1 tells us that the Lord Jesus is the Son of God; chapter 2 tells us He became a man. I found this extremely precious and irreplaceable. For me, the Lord became a man forever. Because He is the most High God, the infinite and everlasting One, I cannot fully express how precious it is for Him to become a man for me.

It’s so precious that the Father made an oath, and will never regret appointing His Beloved Son to be my high priest, meaning that The Lord Jesus would become a man forever and die for me. Hebrews tells us that He became a man, a mediator, a priest and even the sacrifice. He redeemed us not by the blood of a goat, an ox or a sheep, but by His own blood. He betrothed us by His blood so that we can be deeply united with Him forever.

Part 3

I like to look at the mountains when I draw near to God. The lyrics of the “diamond hymns” refer to the death of the Lord on the mountain. In Shatin, you can see Ma On Shan. Its elevation is about the same height as the mountain where the Lord was crucified. I also like to look at Needle Hill. Lately, I’ve been singing songs about “Venus.” The crescent moon at the beginning of the month seems to be smiling at us. At this time of the month, the crescent moon is the closest to Venus. It gradually moves away as time passes. When I sing hymns, I like to look at the mountains and Venus, which make a magnificent scene. I wish I had a camera to capture it. It’s like a spectacular painting! Buildings at the foot of the mountains cause me to think of the Lord becoming a man for me; the mountain reminds me of the Lord dying for me. Venus is the brightest and most unique planet in the sky. It can easily be spotted: just look towards the direction of the setting sun, and you will see what appears to be a very bright star; that is Venus. Venus can appropriately represent that we are the bright star of His love dream. Embellished with the trees, the scenery is so beautiful. I wish that someone could be there to capture this scene for me. Through this, I see how the Lord became a man for me, died for me and made me the bright star of His love dream. His love dream has come true!

Part 4

Hebrews talks about 12 “betters.” One of them is in Hebrews 12:24: “and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.” This should be the last “better” mentioned in Hebrews, and I treasure that it is included in this passage. Hebrews tells about the Lord’s ministry. He is the priest, the mediator of the new covenant, as well as the offering. He bled for us. Where was He leading us to? “Coming before God” is written multiple times in Hebrews. This passage is also the last one to make reference to this point. He continually leads us forward. What destination is He leading us to? A destination that is the most beautiful, that never ceases to improve and always progressing. It’s so precious that this is the goal and destination of your life and mine now through eternity. And this is what I’d like to share with you today. 

Part 5

I sought for the meaning of life in the past. This passage tells us the meaning. Within the core of God’s plan and His precious purpose, there is the “core of the core”. Yet, they are one. The Bible shows us by many different ways what God desires most. It’s so precious that what He wants the most is also what we need the most, which can completely satisfy our hearts. His will has become the meaning of my life. His greatest desire is also mine. From the Bible, we know that God treasures His will and its core. He treasures you and me because we are the main character in His love dream. When we are clear about this, our sense of value will change. We will also change the way we spend our time.  We will not waste our time and life on the futile things of this world.

Part 6

This chapter is very precious. It tells us very important truths, and it corrects the misconceptions that affect how we draw near to God. This passage is short but extremely important. It clearly tells us where the saints go when they fall asleep. A very precious sister recently has gone to the Lord. Someone asked me, “Where did she go?” This passage makes it very clear to us that she has gone to New Jerusalem in heaven, because that is where the names of the firstborn are recorded. It is the gathering of the church. Jesus is also there. Paul once said that it is far better to leave this world and to be with the Lord. The Lord is there and we will be there with Him. This short passage is very clear. 

Moreover, these truths help us to see our position—the position of the church in God’s heart. It clearly says that we are the assembly of the firstborn, the most honourable and glorious in the whole universe. The Father will lead many sons unto glory. This is truly precious! New Jerusalem is the ultimate destination for our life and eternity, the destination of our spirit.

Part 7

This passage also helps us to mind the things from above. It’s written clearly in Colossians chapter 3 that to overcome our flesh, we need to mind and seek the things from above, where Christ is, at the right hand of God. Some brothers and sisters might not know what to think about sometimes. From this passage, we know what is in New Jerusalem. This enriches our meditation on things that are from above. Our mind is very important. To overcome our flesh, we need to protect our mind and avoid bad thoughts. Furthermore, we need to think of the Lord and mind the things related to the Lord, as well as Christ at the right hand of God. Romans chapter 8 also writes about minding the things of the Holy Spirit.

Part 8

This passage helps us tremendously because it tells us who will be in New Jerusalem. It tells us the most precious truths, helping our mind not to be empty. This helps us to gain victory. It gives us joy when we behold, and our eyes of faith can also see other truths. You need to know that New Jerusalem is a large city. Its length exceeds the distance between Hong Kong and Beijing. Its height is also extraordinary. In fact, it is a garden city with mountains, a river and flowers. Revelation chapters 21 and 22 give an account of the city. And the Lord is in the city!

Series 28

The conclusion and climax of the book of Hebrews

Message Date: 2020-04-12

While it was Easter, two songs about the Lord’s resurrection were shared. It is so precious that the Lord has swallowed up death eternally. From the current world situation, we know that the Lord will return soon. We will for sure have a resurrected body and inherit God’s kingdom. The worlds of love will expand endlessly. There shall be no more death, and at last, death will be destroyed! We can live with hope. It can be said that Hebrews 12:22-24 is the conclusion and climax of the book. God’s purpose is for us “to be in love with God and to live out and build up God’s family.” The last part of the message shows us many Bible passages that confirm to us the importance of drawing near to God. God Himself is our true goal, eternal purpose and rest.
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28.1 Sing praises at Easter (1): The defeat of death

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28.2 Sing praises at Easter (2): The risen Lord has swallowed up death

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28.3 The important purpose of Hebrews and the help we get from it

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28.4 Confirming the importance of drawing near to God

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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)