Be Influenced 
by the Lord Throughout 
this Year

Series 3

Episode 3

Prologue

Brothers and sisters, our topic for today is “Be Influenced by the Lord Throughout this Year”. May we have a good environment to draw near to God. May we enjoy Him in all cases, whether reading the Bible, singing and worshipping, or staying quietly before Him. We can be very flexible when we practice all these, and not rigid at all. We need to be influenced by God’s words, and enjoy how He and His words nourish our spirits. The devil will input thoughts into our minds to disturb our relationships with God, but these are not from our true self, the new creation. We just need to ignore them. Most importantly, we must stay focused, and continue to enjoy the Lord. May you be influenced by the Lord and His words in each of every day in this year.

Message

The “environment” inside your heart is very important. It should be suitable for you to talk with God, to have fellowship with Him, and to sense what He intends to say. Let Him talk to you, and not just you talking the whole time. Let Him talk to you. We truly need His words of comfort. David once said that if God didn’t talk to him, he would be like a dead person, meaning his spirit is as good as dead. But it is good that most of us give Him opportunities to speak to us. For example, when we read the Bible, He can speak to us through His words. He explains and talks to us more deeply, and His words are fresh each time. Sometimes, He helps you think of other Bible verses to explain to you the ones you are reading, and opens your spiritual eyes to make you understand. His words shine in your heart and give you inner strength. This affects your entire being. Our hearts are then influenced by these living truths that He directly speaks to our hearts.

We also sing the two “diamond hymns” (“Who Affects the Father the Most” and “Love Like a Rainbow”), which are full of very important Bible truths. When you sing these hymns, you’re giving Him an opportunity to let you understand more deeply. So even though I’ve been singing them for so long, I continue to understand more and more deeply the love of the Father and the Lord towards me. The enjoyment continues to deepen, and you can add more songs to those two as you continue to enjoy. These songs include a very wide scope of many aspects about God’s love. They contain a lot of Bible truths within them. Through these, He’ll open your spiritual eyes and help you to understand more deeply. He will also help you associate these to other Bible verses. Moreover, He will appear to you so that you may truly know His love for you. You will understand more and more deeply. These experiences of drawing near to Him will increase your faith in these truths. As a result, you will be full of faith towards God’s love. You know for certain that the Lord has opened your spiritual eyes, and let you see and understand. You are drawn by Him and His love, which in turn attracts you even more. I wrote a song with lyrics that said, “When You kiss me, I forget the world.” You won’t even think of your “father’s house” (ref. Psalm 45)!

So a good internal environment helps. If your heart is not at peace, just turn to Him and continue to draw near to Him. As you do so, your heart will feel more and more quiet. (If you have sinned, repent and obey Him.) Same for prayers. Don’t try to rush your prayers to finish them. When you sing those two diamond hymns, it’s okay not to finish the whole song. The most important is that you can enjoy the Lord, because as you enjoy more deeply, it takes time, and you may not be able to finish the whole song. Feel free to adjust and be flexible. It’s not rigid at all. Don’t be anxious, thinking: Oh I can’t finish the song. I’d rather you be able to experience the Lord and cannot finish it, than to finish the whole song, but cannot experience the Lord much. Don’t be accused. Time is limited, what’s most important is that you’re able to experience and enjoy Him, and that your heart is attracted to Him. Sometimes He is attracting you, but you are too rushed to pause and realize it.

When you stay quietly before Him after worship, your heart shouldn’t be blank, because you already have a certain understanding of Him, and He can talk to you through the Bible passages that you’ve read before. Also, you were being affected by the truths while you were singing hymns or reading the Bible; so your heart shouldn’t be blank. Just continue your enjoyment, and you will enjoy it even more deeply, and receive more from Him. It’s good to write down your gain, because as you do so, you express that you treasure it. If you don’t write it down, you might forget. And sometimes while you’re writing, the Lord may give you more because you treasure it, and they continue to come. It also helps you to be more focused.

I hope you see the importance of peace and your “internal condition”. God speaks to us in a gentle whisper. That’s why peace is very important, and it is also the reason the Lord has left us peace. A peaceful heart gives you a good condition to listen. David’s heart was also settled and quiet. Peace is so important. “In quietness and trust we gain strength.” (Isaiah 30:15). “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:7) As you can see, it’s very important that He talks to us. Many people in the Bible were affected by God’s words. Psalm 1 says, “Blessed is the man… his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water.” Such a person can enjoy nourishment from God. He wasn’t just reading God’s words, but he delighted in them and was influenced by them.

I’ve said that we should be heart to heart with the Lord throughout this year. We should also let our hearts be influenced by the Lord throughout the year. We are influenced by His words and He Himself. Our fellowship with Him is real. You can truly develop a very deep friendship with Him. The Bible talks about people’s relationships with God through many generations, about their fellowship with Him, and the gain they had from God. God was very, very real to them. People in history truly experienced God greatly. And some of them experienced great events with God. Likewise, we will also experience Him greatly. The Bible isn’t just about history. The God who holds history is living! He exists from eternity to eternity.

One more thing I need to remind you: because the devil wants to disturb your heart, he’ll give you many thoughts. We don’t have to mind them too much if they haven’t affected your willpower and your heart. If you are always fighting them, you just end up being distracted. Those thoughts aren’t the things that your true self has decided. They’re just thoughts inserted into your mind. You’re a new creation, not a wicked one. It’s the devil who wants to disturb you through these thoughts. So ignore them and focus on enjoying God. When you are enjoying God, you’re the most normal.

Series 3

Let Our Hearts be Influenced

Message Date: 2020-01-10

This world needs people who deeply experience God in their spirits. Nothing can replace this first-hand experience with God. When we read the Bible, it is important that the Lord works in our hearts, letting His words shine through and influencing our hearts. Therefore, we should know how to have fellowship with the Lord. Besides looking for a good environment to draw near to God, we also need to have a good inner environment, suitable for having fellowship with Him, because it is our spirits that are united to the spirit of the Infinite One. Having peace in our heart creates a good environment for our spirit to have fellowship with God and to listen to His words. We should also abide in the Lord, just as the Holy Spirit works in our hearts (as His Anointing has taught us). Whether we read the Bible or sing hymns, we are letting the Lord speak to our spirits, where our hearts can be influenced, attracted and know how to quiet ourselves before Him–our spirits are not blank, but we enjoy more deeply, and receive more from Him. Having fellowship with the Lord can truly help us to deepen our friendship with Him.
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The World Needs People Who Deeply Experience God

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Just as His Anointing 
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Be Influenced 
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this Year

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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?
New Jerusalem is a real city (1)