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29.2 See that God meets me in His steadfast love 
and exults over me with loud singing (1)

Series 29

Episode 2

Prologue

Brothers and sisters, today’s topic of Treasures for the Soul is “See that God meets me in His steadfast love and exults over me with loud singing (1).” David wrote Psalm 59. Verse 10 tells us that God in His steadfast love will meet me. David knew about God’s affection very well. He asked the Lord for just one thing - to gaze upon the Lord’s beauty for his entire life. We truly need to see the help of God’s countenance. Zephaniah 3:17 tells us that God is the mighty one who will save. What’s even more precious is that He will exult over you with loud singing. God’s joy over us is so great that He desires to hear our voice. We will also hear His voice.

Message

Psalm 59:10 is a short verse, but it can help us greatly. Psalm 59:9-10 read, “O my Strength, I will watch for you, for you, O God, are my fortress. My God in His steadfast love will meet me; God will let me look in triumph on my enemies.” (Psalm 59:9-10) This short phrase “My God in His steadfast love will meet me” is very precious, and it helps me a lot. David was a person from the Old Testament. Why did he love God so much? It’s because he knew God’s love and God’s affection towards him. He often drew near to God. The closer he was with God, the more he knew about God. God also revealed many precious things to him.

God chose him when he was young. You might be young, but you could become someone who knows God the best out of everyone in the country . You can desire to be close to Him and ask Him about things you don’t know. I have inquired many times and He has opened my eyes. David once asked, “One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in His temple.” (Psalm 27:4) David treasured God’s presence very much. Gazing upon the beauty of the Lord, His beautiful heart, and glory will change you. Paul was the same. With an unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, Paul was transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another.

Beholding will transform you. You will see that the everlasting God, the Infinite One delights in you. He loves you the most and cares for you. He will not show you an expressionless face. On the contrary, you will find the most beautiful smile in the whole world on His face. He gave man the ability to smile.  He also created many beautiful flowers. He is so beautiful! His heart is so beautiful! His smile is so bright!

It’s right for God to tell us not to make idols. No description of His appearance can be found in the gospel books. It’s because no drawings can accurately depict Him. Any attempts would be too far from the truth, and might even result in wrong perceptions of Him. In the whole universe, nothing is more beautiful than the Lord. This is not external beauty. It’s the glory that comes from His infinite love and beautiful heart. One day we will see Him with our eyes. We’ll see His true image, His glorious resurrected body, and the scars that remind us of His love. He wants us to know that we have the deepest love relationship. He loves you the most. We will also see the Father.

Today, we learn about God from the Bible. From a person’s facial expression, you can tell what’s in his heart. The description of God in the Bible is wonderful. But you cannot use any facial expression to fully describe what’s in God’s heart. It’s written here that He will meet me in His steadfast love. He truly welcomes you! When you know God, you and your heart will change. When you know how much He loves you, you will not worry. Because of His love and His delight for you, you will have joy. Not only does He love you, He delights in you and rejoices over you. Little children do not know how much their parents love them. For example, a sleeping baby would not know about his parents’ love when they kiss him. Similarly, we know very little about the Lord’s loving heart towards us. We do not know how He takes care of us and His loving heart towards us. Neither do we know how much He desires us. But the Bible says, “Let me see your face, let me hear your voice.” (Song 2:14) He desires to see our faces and hear our voices. He really welcomes you, doesn’t He? You see, this everlasting God, infinite Lord, desires to see your face the most. He desires your heart for Him. He wants to hear you talk from the bottom of your heart. Tell Him anything and everything. He has given us free will. He loves to help us. But He doesn’t want us to feel obligated or pressured. In Psalm 42, David wrote, “I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance.” When they are in  danger, many people, especially sisters, will cry out, Mom! Young children do not know much. But when they cry out, their parents will immediately come to help them. Would God’s love be any less than parental love? This Bible verse is quite short, but it can help us tremendously.

We read a certain verse from Zephaniah last time. I consider this verse to be the jewel of this whole book. I’d like to give you this verse as a gift. Of course, it’s also a gift from the Lord. Zephaniah 3:17 reads, “The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you by His love; He will exult over you with loud singing.” (Zep 3:17) 

This verse uses different words—rejoice and gladness— to express how much joy the Lord has over you. When the verse says “He will quiet you”—it’s not that He has no words for us. Some translations use the words “rest in his love.” This tells us how much He enjoys the sweetest and closest relationship with you. He enjoys this love. God is more than joyful for us; He exults!

This verse is very special and includes many meanings. Some translations use the word “singing.” He sings because of His joy over you. I think it is more appropriate to use the word “singing” because the first part of this verse has already used the words “rejoice” and “gladness.” One word is not enough to express this. You see…the Lord is so joyous over the people of Israel. But His joy over you is much greater. I’d like to use this verse to tell you how precious it is that He is in our midst today. He has saved you from all the troubles in your heart.

This verse uses the words “a mighty one” to describe God. The Bible might use different translations as one word may not be able to fully express it. This verse is very precious. Cross-referencing with the original script, I found that some of the translations are very good. When you need help in your heart, He is the mighty one. He can save. Regardless of your spiritual condition, He can help. He is in our midst and He rejoices over you with gladness. In the presence of God, the Lord has fullness of joy. God is the most joyous in the whole universe. No matter how distressed I am, I’ll recover when I draw near to Him. God’s own joy is so great! We will change even if we touch Him just a bit when we draw near to Him. Have you had this experience? Isn’t He the most joyful? 

I want to hear God’s singing. He created birds and made their singing sweet to the ears—clear, interesting and lovely! When a person sings well, his or her voice will also be beautiful and impactful. Birds use singing and their voices to communicate with other birds. I love to hear animal sounds. I often draw near to the Lord in the hills. I can hear all kinds of sounds, even at night. I think you would enjoy these sounds. God created animals with different sounds. Some are very interesting and different from human sounds. I sometimes find human sounds distracting. Hearing someone talk in a loud voice on the bus makes you feel annoyed! But animal sounds are very interesting. I sometimes miss these sounds. Unfortunately, human activities result in the destruction of wildlife. I was able to hear more sounds when I was young. These sounds were nice and they saved me from feeling lonely. Nonetheless, I desire even more to hear God’s singing. He exults over me with loud singing.

Series 29

How to behold

Message Date: 2020-05-24

It is very important for us to behold, which is closely related to our minds. When we think of a person, we will have that person’s image in our minds. So, what we see and what we think are closely related. It is helpful for us to come before God and to see clearly how He treats us. The devil will use many ways to obstruct us, especially with accusations and shadows. Again and again we must see clearly God’s love for us according to what the Bible says. For example, it says, “My God in His steadfast love will meet me.” (Psalm 59:10) “The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you by His love; He will exult over you with loud singing.” (Zeph 3:17) The Lord’s love for Peter had not changed, even though He already knew that Peter would deny Him three times. Upon His resurrection, the Lord especially appeared to Peter and asked him three times, “Do you love Me?” He also commissioned Peter to feed His lambs. The Lord spoke of a parable of the prodigal son. When he returned home, the father ran to him and fell on his neck, covering him with many kisses. He laid a feast, made music and danced.
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29.1 Behold the Father

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29.2 See that God meets me in His steadfast love 
and exults over me with loud singing (1)

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29.3 See that God meets me in His steadfast love and exults over me with loud singing (2)

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29.4 See how the Lord loves us (1)

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29.5 See how the Lord loves us (2)

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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)