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

Series 8

Episode 4

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 fourth blessing.” Before He was nailed on the cross, the Lord explained clearly the content of the new covenant recorded in Jeremiah. In John 13, the Lord washed the disciples’ feet, which also tells us that we are clean and are always perfect before God. Should we sin again, we just need to wash our feet. That is, to go back to the Lord quickly, and rely on Him to rise again. This is the fourth blessing of the new covenant: He has forgiven all our sins. We also need to remain heart to heart with the Lord, and abide in Him. The Lord also commands us to wash each other’s feet, that is, to help brothers and sisters to remain heart to heart with the Lord.

Message

Jeremiah explained the covenant very clearly, and that there are four blessings. I treasure that the Lord, who established this new covenant by His blood, personally explained this covenant in detail. Before He established this covenant by His blood, and on the night before His crucifixion, He Himself explained in much greater detail and depth about the content of this covenant. This is so precious and unforgettable.
John 13 records the Lord washing the feet of the disciples. Peter found it unacceptable because he didn’t think he deserved it. He even said to the Lord, “You shall never wash my feet.” (John 13:8) It’s truly amazing. Peter once said, “You’re the Christ, the Son of the living God.” (Matt 16:16) Now the Lord, being his Teacher, washed his feet. It’s hard for the disciples to comprehend, because they didn’t think they deserved it. I’m out of words to describe the Lord. You can describe him in many ways. He’s full of grace, and He humbled Himself to the point of becoming a slave. He came to serve man. No words can fully describe His heart, and how He wanted to eliminate the false feeling of distance. It’s really not easy to express. John 13:8 reads, “Peter said to him, ‘You shall never wash my feet.’ Jesus answered him, ‘If I do not wash you, you have no share with me.’” Oh that cannot be! Then Peter said, “Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!” (John 13:9) He didn’t want to lose his share. We can see his heart towards the Lord, though he might not have had a good understanding of what it meant. Whether we have full understanding is not the most important – more important is the heart.
John 13:10-11 reads, “Jesus said to him, ’The one who has bathed does not need to wash, except for his feet, but is completely clean. And you are clean, but not every one of you.’ For he knew who was to betray him; that was why he said, ‘Not all of you are clean.’” Jesus knew that the eleven disciples were clean. They had truly believed in Him .
John 13:14 says, “‘If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.’” When the Lord said, “If I do not wash you, you have no share with me.” I feel that this is related to chapter 15, in which the Lord says, “Apart from Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5) In the New Year, I shared about being heart to heart with the Lord, and this time I shared it in a more concrete way: When I behold the Lord, I see that He’s in glory, He’s everywhere, and He’s in my heart. Also, I realize that I’m heart to heart with Him, and I take note of my heart’s condition, that there’s no hindrance for me to go to Him. Those who are saved know the state of their spirit. Your spirit can feel whether you’re in a normal state or whether you have problems coming before the Lord. When you continue to practice to be heart to heart with the Lord, you are abiding in Him. This is a concrete way to let you know of your condition. When we obey His words, we abide in His love. Abiding in His love is the same as abiding in Him. When we abide in Him, we abide in His love as well. If we don’t repent after sinning, we’re apart from Him, and we can do nothing. We need to return to Him and ask the Lord to save us. Rely on Him to stand up again. This is the fourth blessing of the new covenant. “‘For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.’” (Jer. 31:34) The moment we believed in Him, we became clean. If we stumble, we only need to wash our feet, meaning that we don’t depart from Him, and be connected with Him once again. Washing one another’s feet means helping one another to remove anything that pulls us away from being connected to the Lord. Staying connected with brothers and sisters helps us not to leave the Lord, and to quickly enjoy the Lord again. This is indeed washing one another’s feet.
The act of washing the disciples’ feet demonstrates the fourth blessing of the new covenant. Being clean means our sins have been forgiven. We are forever perfect. When we sin and stumble, we need to quickly wash our feet. It doesn’t mean we need salvation again. We can only be born again once. Most importantly, we need to be sure that we truly believed when we said we accepted Him as our Saviour. If we stumble, we wouldn’t lose our relationship with Abba, nor would we need to be born again. We are clean, and this is the fourth blessing. It’s so precious that the Lord illustrated this blessing through washing the disciples’ feet. In His prayer, He also mentioned that He would be in us. Please read John chapters 13-17 again when you have a chance. What I shared since the beginning of this year is to show you a concrete way to abide in the Lord. It’s also the key element of the vine and branches parable. When you abide in the Lord, you are truly experiencing the blessings of the new covenant. It’s all yours, and you can freshly experience it every day.

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)