Before His Crucifixion, the Lord clearly explained the essence of the blessings of the new covenant: the first blessing (1)

Series 8

Episode 5

Prologue

Brothers and sisters, today’s topic of Treasures for the Soul is “Before His Crucifixion, the Lord clearly explained the essence of the blessings of the new covenant: the first blessing (1)” John 14:16-19 tells us that the Holy Spirit has come to dwell in us, so has the Father and the Lord. We need to frequently look at the Lord attentively. He helps our hearts to be alive. Psalm 22:22 reads “I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will praise you.” The Lord continuously reveals the Father’s name in our hearts, and praises Abba through us in the meetings. When two or three gather unto His name, His special presence will be with us. The Lord gives us life in our hearts and nourishes us. He has become our daily help.

Message

John 14:16-17, “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.”
It’s so precious that the Holy Spirit forever dwells with us and is in us. The Father, the Lord and the Holy Spirit are “One”; They are inseparable. Therefore, the Spirit of the Father and the Lord are also in us. Christ in us is the hope of glory. Christ lives in us.
John 14:18 reads, “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” The Lord will come to us, to our hearts.
“Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me.” (John 14:19) I see Him every day. That’s why I told you to behold the Lord, and to realize that He’s in glory and in our hearts at the same time. Songs of Solomon makes many references to eyes. It’s so precious that our eyes overwhelm Him. When we love the Lord, our minds will be on Him as well. The eyes of a dove always focus on its companion. Similarly, we fix our love gazes on Him; behold and look upon Him. Therefore, our eyes are very important when beholding Him. Our minds will be on Him. We will be able to see our relationship with Him. When we attend to Him, our hearts will be at peace without disturbance. We’ll also be more in tune to His will and guidance.
The last part of John 14:19 reads, “Because I live, you also will live.” When He comes to us, He helps our hearts. He doesn’t only dwell in us; He causes us to be alive. The saints in the old testament had God’s Spirit in them as well. But the difference is the Holy Spirit could leave them. It’s not the same as the indwelling of the Holy Spirit nowadays. He dwells in us forever. The author of Psalms 119 mentions eight times that God gives him life. He treasured not only God’s words, but also his heart’s relationship with God. He wanted life in his heart. You should know whether you have life in your heart, or if it’s dry and in despair. Apart from Him, we’ll be like a withered branch.
Psalm 22 talks about the Lord’s crucifixion. He endured the greatest pain. Yet, it’s very precious that the first sentence spoken by the Lord was “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me.” (Psalm 22:1) We’ll never fully understand what happened amidst the Trinity God, and the suffering that’s endured. Later in the Psalm, it talks about the victory of the Lord. God would answer Him. God would deliver His soul from the sword and the mouth of the lion. I think this relates to Hebrews 9:14 “…who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God,” The Lord was able to endure the pain on the cross with the help of the Holy Spirit. Being without blemish, He offered Himself to God, and He accomplished the perfect salvation. He had offered for all time a single sacrifice. He endured great suffering and gained great victory.
The Father had answered Him, and the church appeared. “I will tell of your name to my brothers;” (Psalm 22:22) So precious that we are the top priority in His heart when He went on the cross. After His suffering, He immediately talked about us. We are the reason why He went to suffer on the cross, and He gained the victory.
“I will tell of your name to my brothers;” (Psalm 22:22) This was the first time He called the disciples brothers. He is the first-born. We are co-heir with the Lord and will inherit all with Him. Furthermore, this is a life union. He’s not ashamed to call us brothers. Isn’t it so precious?
“In the midst of the congregation I will praise you.” (Psalm 22:22) The congregation is this assembly. David wrote Psalm 22 about three thousand years ago. It’s a psalm of prophecy. He prophesied that He would praise God in the congregation, which is the church meeting. How does the Lord praise Abba now? The Lord dwells in us and shows us the preciousness and love of the Father. The Lord continues to reveal the Father so we will praise the Father. When we see the preciousness of the Father, we voice out our praise to Him. The Lord praises Abba through us and with us.
When two or three gather unto His name, His special presence will be with us. Today, we enjoy His special presence. He’s also in our hearts. He reveals about Abba, and opens His heart to us. He speaks to us and reveals His words. And His special presence is with us. When we gather in His name, put Him as our center, He’ll be in our midst. In addition to living in our hearts, His special presence is with us. This 3000-year-old prophecy has been fulfilled. When the Lord cried out “It’s finished,” the fruit of salvation has come upon us. What the Lord spoke that night has been fulfilled on us.
The Lord is more than a historical figure. His words didn’t just come to pass. He’s more alive than anyone. He’s the eternal God. He lives in your heart. He can uplift us from any situation. And He gives us life. He’s the eternal life. All forms of life come from Him. He becomes our glorious life in us, and He can help us everyday. We can’t leave Him for any length of time, not even for a blink of an eye. Apart from Him, we can’t do anything –we’ll stay in sins and won’t be able to rise again. He is the true vine and we are the branch. We need to be united with Him and in Him. The branch needs nourishment from the vine or it’ll die. In the same manner, He nourishes us and we live. We all know that a branch will wither and die when it breaks off from the plant.

Series 8

During the last supper, the Lord spoke about the essence of the blessings of the new covenant.

Message Date: 2020-02-02

During the last supper, the Lord spoke about the eternal covenant of love that He set with us by His blood. Moreover, he set up the break-bread meeting for us to remember Him. The Lord values both the new covenant and the break-bread meeting so much; He especially revealed about that evening to Paul. Prior to His crucifixion, the Lord explained in depth the content of the new covenant during the last supper. We can clearly compare from what the Lord said in John chapters 13 to 17, to the four blessings of the new covenant.
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The Lord established with us the eternal love covenant by His blood

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The Lord Treasures the New Covenant and Break-Bread Meeting the Most

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Love Encounters

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Before His Crucifixion, the Lord clearly explained the essence of the blessings of the new covenant: the fourth blessing

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Before His Crucifixion, the Lord clearly explained the essence of the blessings of the new covenant: the first blessing (1)

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Before His Crucifixion, the Lord clearly explained the essence of the blessings of the new covenant: the first blessing (2)

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Before His Crucifixion, the Lord clearly explained the essence of the blessings of the new covenant: the second and third blessing

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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)