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30.4 Overcome the deception from the devil by the truth, and trust that God loves us the most

Series 30

Episode 4

Prologue

Message

Prologue

Brothers and sisters, today’s topic of Treasures for the Soul is “Overcome the deception from the devil by the truth, and trust that God loves us the most.

The devil uses a lot of false teachings such as original sin, and various wrong concepts in this world to mislead us into thinking that God has reservations in His love towards us. Man failed because of his doubts in God’s love. We need to be transformed by the renewal of our mind. To do so, we must trust in God’s word, and use His word to replace the wrong concepts in our minds and thoughts. Listening to the gospel and believing in the Lord resulted in a glorious change in our life. However, we need to continue to pursue and understand the truth clearly, so that we are full of faith and have no doubt in God’s love. We should also know that God is our all-knowing friend. Hence, our spirit will be set free, full of desire to draw near to Him, and our spirit will rise up and be victorious.

 

Message

I’ve spent a lot of time tackling the influence of Satan’s work in my life. Although I experienced the Lord deeply since I first believed, Satan still wants to drag me down. There are lots of wrong teachings even among Christians. We can only have discernment when we rely on the Bible. I was once affected by the wrong teachings of Christians such as confessing sins. I’m not saying that we don’t need to repent after we sin. But, their teaching about confessing sins is incorrect. “Original sin” is also widely accepted and taught among Christians. It claims that babies have sin since the moment they were born. How could it be possible?! They don’t even know what sin is. It’s also believed and taught that sin can be inherited. This kind of teaching is ridiculous! I’ve read many books, but I seldom recommend any of them to you because there are wrong doctrines in these books, even though there are some useful elements in them too. Just one wrong teaching can harm you greatly. Wrong teachings can also be found in well-known books. I can only thank God for saving me and giving me the spirit of discernment. Satan is very wicked. The extent of the slanders we faced was ridiculously severe. I’ve endured being slandered thousands of times. You should know how wicked the devil is. He also disturbs you every day so that you will not be attracted by God’s love.

It’s written in Genesis the schemes of the devil and how he deceived man. His goal is to trick you into thinking that God has some reservations in loving you, even though you know that God loves you very much. He doesn’t want you to believe with full confidence that God loves you very deeply. Indeed, when you can fully trust in God’s love, nothing can affect your heart, and you will be very assured of His love to you. In such a state, you can rest and rejoice in His bosom, enjoying His love. You know for sure, without a tiny bit of a shadow, He loves you. This is the state you should reach.

The devil often comes to disturb you with many distractions and wrong concepts. You need the truth to undo the damage of these wrong concepts. The Bible tells us “..not to be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of our mind…” (Romans 12:2a) What’s in your mind, what you see, think and know should align with God’s word, that is, the truth. Then you won’t be affected by the wrong concepts in this world. Many evil concepts from the devil have already entered into this world, and into people’s minds. These wrong messages are surrounding us and man’s sense of value is seriously twisted. Such concepts and messages have entered into your life since you were born and before you believed in the Lord. Therefore, you need God’s word to replace them so that you can be transformed.

See! You have changed greatly after you believed in the Lord. Knowing the truth when you believe in the Lord has forever changed your life and eternity. So, the truth is very important. The gospel is the important truth that led you back to God. This was the first step. No one can believe in the Lord without hearing the gospel. Therefore, the gospel is the first truth you need to face. It helps you to return to God, and removes the barrier between you and God. Thus, you can experience God, receive His teachings, have your eyes opened, and experience that your heart knows Him. The truth removes the hindrance for you to believe in the Lord, which the devil puts in you. This has a huge impact on you. However, a lot of wrong concepts still remain in your memory. Therefore, you need to continue to pursue the Lord. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of truth. By the truth, He tackles the devil’s lies to you.

The Lord Himself came to the earth to destroy the works of the devil. He came personally to let you see God clearly. He lived to manifest God. He spoke many precious words to correct man’s misunderstanding of God, and to let us see more clearly God’s glory, that is, God’s love. You cannot solely rely on me to help you. I have shared many messages in the past, and a lot of them have been published in books. You need to equip yourself, know God’s heart toward you, and be able to discern what tricks the devil uses to undermine your relationship with God. I have shared a lot in past messages, and there are books about it, but I can’t cover them all. Once you grasp the main points, the Lord will teach you. You should also ask Him to teach you. Your spirit needs to be set free to enjoy His love without any shadows. Don’t let the enemy discount your trust in the Lord’s love; be drawn by Him.

Man failed because he doubted God’s love. The devil came between God and man, and caused man to stumble. Now, the only way to rise up is to trust in God’s love. We should trust in Him without any doubts. Those mentioned in Hebrews chapter 11 are people of faith, who trusted in God and God’s love toward them. They faced many challenges. Sometimes they were asked to do God’s work, which was impossible to finish without God’s help. They were able to overcome all things because they trusted in God—in His love, His presence and His help. This applies to us as well, there are no alternatives. He’s real and He will surely help you. He also loves you very much!

But the devil wants to affect you so that you don’t want to draw near to Him as much. If you felt that God does not love you as much, you would be less likely to be attracted to draw near to Him. Even if you do, you would not enjoy Him as much, because you feel that He doesn’t love you so much. And you would think: yes, He still helps you, but with reservation. Your mind is affected by how people treat one another in the world. They hold grudges when they are mistreated. So, when you stumble, the devil leads you to believe that God treats you the same way. Automatically, we project these feelings from man to God. If God were like that, He would not need to love you in the first place. If God were to go against us, He wouldn’t have to move even one finger. Had it not been His love, I wouldn’t have existed. His love toward me is amazing. I sinned against Him, but He sent His Beloved Son to defend me, and to solve all my problems. He gave it all. He has known me from the beginning, yet, He still loves me. It’s very precious!

There’s a Chinese saying which I find right: Having gained a dear friend, one has no regret if he has to die. It’s very precious that He knows everything about me. I don’t need to explain myself. He knows I love Him. Though I have failed, He knows that I love Him. He knows that I love Him the most in the whole universe. He knows that I love Him more than anything in the whole universe. He knows my failures and my struggles. He knows that I love Him, and that I will overcome. He also knows the devil, my enemy. The Bible says that He desires mercy. He is my priest forever. He prays for me. No matter what happens, He can help me to overcome it. Those who truly believe in Him will win forever! He knows it all. He knew that Peter would turn back and be able to strengthen his brothers. We don’t need to look at ourselves. We should know our true self, the real me. We may fail when our true self is not in condition. But the Lord has already caused us to be born again. We are the most compatible with Him. This is your true self; it’s just that you are not living in that condition at the moment. The Lord has already said that you’re altogether beautiful, and so you are! We are the new creation, by the greatest work of the Holy Spirit. This is the real me. He made no mistake in choosing me. The Father and the Lord didn’t make a mistake in choosing me. From the eternity past, I have been His greatest, most beautiful love dream. I’m His first love, and forever love. The Father makes no mistake in giving me to His Beloved Son, whom He loves with an infinite love. I’m the most precious gift the Father can give to His Beloved Son. We satisfy the Lord the most, and we are the most precious to the Father.

Series 30

The core things we need to see when we behold the Lord

Message Date: 2020-05-31

It is extremely important for us to behold the Lord; it is the way to our transformation–glory upon glory, sweetness upon sweetness, and joy upon joy. We must use our faith to come before the Lord. Faith is based upon the truth, which is God’s word. The devil’s main focus is to deceive us, so that we do not trust that God loves us the most, thus we would not be attracted by God’s love. The most important thing in beholding is for us to see God’s image, how He treats us, and His countenance towards us. We must pursue Him diligently, solve the problems regarding our spirits, and know God more. The truth will set us free. We must clear up all of our doubts about God’s love for us, and know that we are the Lord’s first love and eternal love. The Lord calls us His perfect ones, above reproach, altogether beautiful and without blemish.
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30.1 Trust that God loves us the most

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30.2 Faith is based on truth

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30.3 The focus of Satan’s deception: making us not to believe that God loves us the most.

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30.4 Overcome the deception from the devil by the truth, and trust that God loves us the most

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30.5 See the image of God; See that He loves us and delights in us the most.

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30.6 Pursue diligently, see the truth clearly, and trust that the Lord loves us the most (1)

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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)

Series 32: Amazing – the Lord is a man forever

32.1 Amazing – the Lord is a man forever (1)
32.2 Forever amazed that the Lord became a man (2)
32.3 The Offspring of the woman
32.4 For to us a child is born (1)
32.6 Immanuel
32.7 The Lord was born in Bethlehem.

Series 33: Use the bible to enjoy god’s love

33.1 Deeply trust in God’s love according to the truth
33.2 The lord has loved us as the father has loved him
33.3 The father has loved us as He has loved the lord
33.4 How the father loves the lord