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

Series 8

Episode 6

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 (2)” It’s so precious that we have received the blessings of the new covenant. The Holy Spirit has come, and dwells in us. The Father and the Lord are also in us. John 14 tells us that Abba and the Lord will manifest Themselves to us. The most important is that we are united with the Lord so that we experience His presence, guidance and enlightenment. His words will enlighten us. The true experience of the blessings of the new covenant is to have fresh nourishment from the Lord. The Lord will guide and teach us, and put His laws in our heart.

Message

The Lord’s desire and the blessings of the new covenant have been fulfilled on us. I can truly see Him. It’s impossible not to see Him every day. I see Him when I leave the house, get off the bus, or lie on my bed. He also appears to me. I have experienced His appearing many times in different situations and intensity. His appearing is not static. His appearing causes me to know Him better and feel Him more. I see Him more clearly. I might not be saying anything but His words are in me. He dwells in me and His words are in me. The Scriptures are not outside of us. He speaks to me in my heart. Once He speaks to me, His words will make a difference in me. His words shine in me and go deeper into my heart. His words nourish my spirit. The encouragement is stronger because He is living. He told us that night that He will make known to us His will and put His words in us.
John 14:20 reads, “In that day”: that means the day when the new covenant is fulfilled, the day when the Holy Spirit comes. “You will know”: this is a new knowledge, the knowledge in our experience. “…that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you…”: the disciples experienced for the first time the Lord in them when the Holy Spirit came on Pentecost. They had experienced the Lord by their side before, but then they realized that when the Lord was living in them, that surpassed He being by their side physically.
The Lord later told Thomas and the disciples that Thomas believed because of what he saw. Those who believe without seeing are more blessed. We haven’t seen the Lord with our eyes but we believe in Him. We are blessed. It’s to our advantage that He went away.
John 14:21 says, “Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him…” I really treasure these words.
John 14:23 reads, “Jesus answered him, ‘If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.’ ” Previously the Lord said that He would come to us. These words are all connected. It’s very clear that the Father will manifest Himself to us. It’s true that the Lord manifests Himself to me. I experienced His manifestation a lot. He does speak to us, and we do need Him speaking to us. You need to consider His words on that night. For example, the fourth blessing is: He abides in me. I’m sure you remember the last sentence of His prayer “…and I in them.” We just read that the Father and the Lord will come to us and make a home with us. The Holy Spirit came to dwell in the disciples’ heart. When we believe in the Lord, the Holy Spirit also dwells in us forever. In reality, the Father and the Lord are also in us. This is the evidence that our sins have been forgiven. The Holy Spirit does not just come and go, ever since He came on the Pentecost. This is impossible unless our sins have been forgiven. It’s so precious that His love desire has been fulfilled and He will not leave us. He wants me to have a part in Him and enjoy His provision. That’s why He said again and again that we are in Him and He in us.
John 15:7 reads, “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you…” This is true. When I’m heart to heart with Him, even though I might not be reading the Bible at that moment, the Bible verses I read in the past can still enlighten me. He can teach me at any time. This is my experience. I wrote down what the Lord taught me and some of them became song lyrics. A lot of the lyrics are based on the Lord’s word. My new songs are often the results of seeing the truth when the Lord opens His word. He guides the church. We really need Him. His timely guidance is far more than what I can share. Given the situation in Hong Kong, how can we continue to rise up and move forward? He also has given us many messages. Not only does He guide us through many situations, He helps us to better understand Him as well. He feeds His flock among the lilies. You are a lily. I’m just a vessel, a coworker. Through me, He speaks to you. He is living. He confirms that His presence is with us. His mercy and love are new every day. He feeds us with green pasture. The Lord is my Shepherd. He is the Shepherd of the flock. We don’t lie down on the dry or withered pasture, but on the green pasture. We can leisurely lie down and feed on the green pasture. Where else can you find such a precious “bed”?
The first blessing is His laws in us. We have been born again and the Holy Spirit dwells in us. Before His crucifixion, the Lord made it very clear to us that the Father, the Lord and the Holy Spirit will be in us. He makes His home with me. My body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. I once wrote a song saying, “My heart is His heaven.” Because of love He wants to be closest with us. His desire has come true. The first blessing has been fulfilled on us. The Lord is in you. What the Lord told us is real. If the Lord was merely a man, it would be hard to imagine how He could live in another person. But He truly lives in us! What the Lord told us about two thousand years ago is still true today: apart from Him, we can’t do anything. We might have experienced “leaving Him”, and then coming back to Him again. You were restored; you asked Him to save you and He did so. All these are our true experiences. We really need Him at all times.

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)